After watching Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida,, you can’t help but stop and think, “I am prepared in the event of a natural or manmade disaster?”
I’m not a “prepper” or a “survivalist”, however, I have lived through 6 hurricanes in my lifetime, the worst one being Andrew in Miami. Even if you home fares well, be prepared to live for a few days without power. I was 2 weeks without electricity after Andrews. My one lesson was not to wait for 4 hours at a grocery store for ice that melts in 2. Way not worth it!
Some of the basics that you need to be prepared are…
- a radio
- canned or packaged, nonperishable food (don’t forget the can opener!)
- small BBQ or camp stove
- a full tank of gas in your car
Having at least these items will keep you sane, reduce stress and anxiety.
In this infographic from SafeSmartLiving.com has a complete list to be prepared…
The best advice I can give in whatever situation you find yourself in is:
Be wise and be safe.
By Giselle Aguiar, entrepreneur and hurricane survivor and currently lives in Phoenix, AZ (no hurricanes).