According to the official NOAA annual outlook, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season should be “active or extremely active.” With Sandy freshly on our minds—and not to mention the devastating EF5 tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma last week—those in hurricane-prone areas should take heed to the message of preparedness.
NOAA is predicting 13 to 20 named storms, 7 to 11 of which could become hurricanes. Three to six of these could become major category 3 to 5 hurricanes. All of which makes for an above-average active hurricane season in 2013.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1, so the time to prepare is now. Compiled here is a list of preparedness tactics and lessons we’ve picked up over the years:
- Preparing Your Home For A Hurricane - By the time a storm hits, you should have all your preparation completed. If you prepare in advance and plan ahead, your life and home can be saved.
- How To Teach Your Children What To Do In A Natural Disaster - Natural disasters can be scary to endure, even as grown adults. Just imagine being a child in the center of the storm, and completely dependent on an adult to guide them. Would you know how to speak with your children about how to weather the storm?
- Revisiting Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help When Another Storm Strikes - Hurricane Sandy was one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in American history. Here we examine the response, recovery, and rebuilding that has take place in Super Storm Sandy’s wake.
- The ZoneGuard Weather Radio: Now Available! - Combining an AM/FM clock radio, NOAA weather alerts, S.A.M.E. technology, and—for the first time—visual light alerts, ZoneGuard is the ultimate weather preparedness radio for the home.
- Five Weather-Tracking Apps for your Mobile Device - If preparedness is you goal when tracking weather patterns, we have some suggestions on how to do it from the safety of your home or office.
Do you live in a hurricane-prone area? How are you planning to prepared for the 2013 season?