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Strong winds, torrential downpours, power outages and floods — it’s officially hurricane season in the Atlantic!
June 1, 2018: it’s officially hurricane season in the Atlantic. This day begins a period of dramatic and dangerous weather that can strike unexpectedly and without warning. Plan ahead and avoid risk from the most life-threatening storms on Earth.
Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross:
- Talk with your family about what to do if a hurricane strikes. This helps reduce fear, especially for younger children.
- Make sure you have access to NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts. A battery, or hand-crank portable radio should be purchased and kept for emergencies only.
- Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. Less likely to be damaged if a hurricane causes flooding (pictures on an iphone or a flash drive can be used as back up).
- Stock up on supplies! A typical rule of thumb is a 3-day supply of easy to prepare meals and water (1 gallon per person per day). And, don’t forget items like diapers, first-aid kits, batteries, and medicine to get you through.
- Fill your car with gas, and have enough cash in case of evacuation.
- Flashlights, or battery-operated camping lanterns are essentials. Never use candles.
- Keep refrigerator & freezer closed for as long as possible. If power goes out, check for spoilage. When in doubt, throw it out.
- If authorities tell you to evacuate, be safe and follow directions.
Power outages leave you vulnerable to dangerous and life-threatening conditions brought on by Mother Nature. Now that it’s officially hurricane season in the Atlantic, it’s a perfect time to invest in a home generator for safety and peace of mind. The Consumer Reports article below gives a quick and easy overview about generator options, but when you have questions the folks at Northeast Generator are happy to help (203) 336-3031.