By Timothy Gamble
This week, May 9-15, 2021, is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Although there are no hurricanes or tropical storms developing right now, hurricane season (June to November) is fast approaching. Here are some resources to help you prepare for the upcoming hurricane season:
National Hurricane Preparedness - Great hurricane preparedness information on the National Weather Service website.
Tropical Weather Outlooks - Forecasts and tracking maps for hurricanes, cyclones, and tropical storms for both the Atlantic and Pacific, by the National Hurricane Center
Downloadable Graphic and Forms (link opens a .pdf) - Download an Emergency Supply Kit graphic and Family Communications Plan forms, courtesy of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).
Hurricane Safety - Hurricane preparedness and safety information on the Red Cross website.
A quick, no frills, down & dirty guide to preparing for the End - My article giving an outline for general preparedness. It is not specific to hurricanes, but does make an excellent starting point for those new to preparedness.
The Prepper's Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster - Chapters 1-14: everyday disasters that have shorter-term effects: power outages, storms, injuries, and evacuations; Chapters 15-31: disasters that turn out to be much longer-lasting: economic collapse, long term power outages, and pandemics, to name a few; Chapters 32-56: the end of the world as we know it: providing food and water once supplies run out, security, retreat properties, and long-term plans.