Triple Threats of Hurricanes & Hurricane Bug-Out-Bag

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For those of us who don’t live in a danger zone for hurricanes, the most significant threats posed by a hurricane include the following:

  • High Waves & Storm Surge
  • High Winds
  • Heavy Rain & Flash Floods

Waves & Surge- The most fatal mistake often made with regard to response by residents during a hurricane threat, is to not evacuate when initial warnings of evacuation are issued. The intensity of the storm, although it can be several hundred miles away from the coast, will cause huge waves & rising water levels that will arrive long before the storm reaches the shore. It is best to “go as soon as you know”. Don’t wait for catastrophe…it is a given that a percentage of people will always be stuck in trying to escape last minute. Don’t become part of that tragedy!

Winds- Winds are another major threat that destroy structures, make missiles of everyday objects, and leave debris in its wake. It’s best to seek refuge in a shelter away from the threats of winds & far from the havoc found in the wake. Stay indoors & avoid the “thrill seeking” that reporters often perform for entertainment appeal by standing exposed, leaning into the wind to test its strength.

Flash Floods- This type of flooding differs dramatically from slow moving waters that gradually rise over a period of time. The term “flash” refers to the almost instantaneous onset of water that brings debris & destruction in its currents. Enormous amounts of water & the accompanying “unknowns” that are swept into its grasp pose a health threat (water contamination) and structural damages that are devastatingly most visible after the waters subside. Unfortunately, the waters can disappear as quickly as they arrived or become stagnant and present disease & further contaminant hazards. Stay away from the waters and seek higher ground which is secure and well outside the reach of more floods.

Watch the video below for a great idea for a Hurricane Bug-Out-Bag!

Hurricane prepping video:

 

-TBG

5 Responses to Triple Threats of Hurricanes & Hurricane Bug-Out-Bag

  1. Cheryl September 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    We have been through two hurricane scares already this year. Where we live is fairly remote, there are only so many stores to hit to get water. I keep a supply but before a storm I always want to get more. Also I want one just to get clean drinkable water everyday, I have realized that the filter in my refrigerator does not do the job as well as I once believed

  2. Peggy September 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    I love the video! That helps so much! Thanks!

  3. Lauren September 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    I grew up having a limited supply of water in the summer. the well would always go dry. Now, in case of emergency like a hurricane (my area here in NY got slammed last summer with Irene) or a drought, a Berkey would be perfect. We could get water from a nearby stream or even the Hudson River (as nasty as that water is, I think the Berkey could handle it). My mom recently purchased a berkey and loves it!

  4. Anna September 13, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    My husband and I are trying to become prepared for any emergencies that may arise in the future. We have a stream right next to us that we could use the Berkey for. We would love to know that our water is safe in case of an emergency. We have friends who have one and they love it.

    • David September 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

      We will be happy to offer you a deal in purchasing a Berkey, Anna. Please call us to get started: 877-886-3653.

      -David

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