How mean Hermine?
We live in Florida; we know the drill. Yet, this might not be a drill but the real thing. At the time of this post (early afternoon on Thursday), the National Hurricane Center forecast had Tropical Storm Hermine extending her reach along our coastline. You can be glued to the TV watching weather reports – or you can be a person of action.
Check your emergency supplies. You should have a three-day supply of food and water for every member of your family. Have food on hand that doesn’t need to be cooked, and a manual can opener. A first-aid kit and flashlight with batteries are also important. While the power is still on, fully charge your cell phone. Fill up the tank with gas, as gas stations may be without power to pump. Get gas for the generator. When was the last time you ran the portable generator? They don’t do well sitting around, so get it primed and ready to use. Remember that generators must be at least 15 feet from the house. And, you’ll want to find a way to secure it, as they are prime targets for thieves (portability works both ways….).
Check our hurricane awareness checklist for more tips. If you don’t have to evacuate, stay home and off the roads. Hunker down. Be safe, and let’s hope Hermine won’t be mean.