2006 Hurricane Season
As the 2006 hurricane season approaches many of us are still getting over the horrible affects of hurricane Katrina. Though the government is working to fix the problems that made hurricane Katrina so devastating, we also need to do our part to protect our family and property from hurricane damage.
One of the most important ways to prepare for the 2006 hurricane season is to develop a plan. Many people say that you can’t plan everything and they are right. However, if you don’t plan for anything you are going to be in sore shape. You have to plan for your family, property and pets.
In your plan for the 2006 hurricane season you should figure out what your family will do before, during, and after the hurricane. This is important because many people neglect the before and after parts which, as Katrina showed us, can be very crucial to your survival. Where are you going to stay, how are you going to get there, and other important questions need to be discussed and decided upon during your planning for the 2006 hurricane season.
Preparing for the 2006 hurricane season means either updating your old hurricane survival pack or preparing one from scratch. There are many organizations that will offer you a list of items to include. Items such as radios, batteries, flash lights, first aid kits, non-perishable foods, water, and other items are usually among those listed. These items also become very scarce when an actual hurricane is threatening the coast, so buy now and beat the rush.
When making plans for your family, you also need to make plans for your property such as your house and you need to make plans for your pets. Remember that these items can’t protect themselves and while property can be replaced, your pets can not. The same organizations that offer information about emergency supplies can also offer hints on how to protect your home. Animal groups may also offer hints on how to protect your pets during the 2006 hurricane season.