What is the difference
- Tropical Watch and
- Tropical Cyclone
- Tornado Watch and
When you live in an
area all of your life, you "think" you know all that you need
to know and do to prepare for a Hurricane. In 2005,
the City of New Orleans, and the states of Louisiana and
Mississippi, after Katrina and Rita, additionally with
South Florida experiencing Wilma after she sucked up
Alpha, (named Alpha as the year had more storms than
named), proved that the failure to plan most
likely caused a permanent change in the
communities, families and lives that lived within
and without the area.
In 2004, Central Florida, after an
onslaught of FOUR consecutive storms that pummeled the Central
corridor of Florida over a 10-week period, learned what it was
like to live without power for over month, and how to survive
with no clean water.
In 2008, Tropical Cyclone Fay -- longer
in duration than anyone could believe -- held steady in
her place over the area, bringing more water to the
East Coast and inland areas of Central Florida than the state
Each storm resulted in hundreds homeless and
more with no supplies to survive! Reading blogs of the stories
of the survivors and those of critics who claim that "when
you live in a place that has storms... etc," no place on earth
is without a natural weather or geographical disaster.
The difference between survival and disaster
is really based upon being prepared ahead of the disaster. If
you want, you can hope upon the mercy of the government to step
in and help during a disaster but then you are dependent upon
someone, another person who may also be affected by the storm,
to help you in your life of crisis.
Being prepared for the storm season is about
mastering your disaster, way before disaster strikes. Even with
the highest diligence of preparedness disaster can be beyond
devastation. The world has seen so many disasters over the past
few years with tallies in the thousands that have died.
You are responsible for yourself and your
family. To you, your family is not a number that needs to wait
in line, but a priority to you. Think about the coming season
before you; are you prepared?
Don't wait until disaster strikes. You need
to make the preparations now for the storm ahead. Waiting, and
not preparing for the upcoming season, putting off what you
should do today to prepare you and your home or apartment, is
making a decision that someone else should prepare for you. Ask
yourself who that will be, then look around you now as our
local, state and federal municipalities struggle to stabilize
our economic disaster.
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