Posted by Eli on May 25, 2013
Posted under Flash Floods
, Severe Thunderstorms
It is raining in my city and there has been over 11 inches in a 24-hour period.
We are under a sever flash flood warning as I type. A storm warning, is, the event. Please, do not venture out when your area is under a flash flood warning. Call your job and tell them that you will be in late. It is a good idea, beforehand, to find out what procedures have been set in place by your employer for emergencies. Make and keep a copy at home with your important paperwork. I may just come in handy.
Low water crossings have been set in place for real reasons. Do Not Ignore those signs. People think they can cross where no other car has crossed because they must arrive at their destination. Everyone else has a destination to arrive at also. It will be better to be late than not get there at all. It’s not worth it to have your life endangered or have the engine and transmission of your car ruined because you have to “be somewhere.”
Believe it when your weatherman says severe flooding and stay off the roads.
Posted by Eli on May 23, 2013
Posted under You Need to Plan
Important papers are your identification and will become difficult to replace.
They need to be protected. Making an investment now, in a fireproof, waterproof box will save you heartache later.Make sure that before the alert to evacuate, that you have placed your fireproof, waterproof box in a safe place. You want to place it where Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Eli on May 21, 2013
Posted by Eli on May 20, 2013
Posted under Communication
, You Need to Plan
The least expensive thing, but at the same time the most priceless thing you can do for your family is planning. Planning will be your best friend.
Hurricanes; Tornadoes; Floods; Severe Thunder Storms; Snow storms; Fires; Heat waves; Freezing Temperatures.
Even though different emergencies may seem to need different responses, Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Eli on May 18, 2013
Posted under Hurricanes
May 18th 2013
June 1st 2013, marks the start of hurricane season. There are 21 names pegged for hurricanes this year.
In the middle of the devastation of the tornadoes that touched down in Texas this week, I often think how ready am I if some disaster struck where I live? When a hurricane is imminent, sometimes people from nearby coastal shores come to my city for refuge because we are inland. I am often reminded about the time, in the early1990’s when there was a hurricane coming up the gulf. What was scary was that meteorologists thought the hurricane could possibly come as far inland as the city I live in. There was a rush on every store in the city. People emptied the grocery shelves of canned goods, water, candles, even the pretty, scented candles, were gone. There were no more flashlights Read the rest of this entry »