Saturday, August 27, 2011

Let's Talk Hurricane Season

As Hurricane Irene makes her way through the Coastal Lines, we urge everyone to adhere to all warnings & evacuations.

To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical cyclone must have maximum sustained winds of at least 74 mph (33 m/s; 64 kn; 119 km/h) (Category 1). The highest classification in the scale, Category 5, is reserved for storms with winds exceeding 155 mph (69 m/s; 135 kn; 249 km/h). The classifications can provide some indication of the potential damage and flooding a hurricane will cause upon landfall.

Category 1 storms usually cause no significant structural damage to building structures; however, they can topple un-anchored mobile homes, as well as uproot or snap trees. Poorly attached roof shingles or tiles can blow off. Coastal flooding and pier damage are often associated with Category 1 storms. Power outages are typically widespread to extensive, sometimes lasting several days. Even though it is the least intense type of hurricane, the storm can still produce plenty of widespread damage and can be a life-threatening storm.

Emergency Hurricane Supply Kit:

Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
# Bottled Water
# First Aid Kit
# Flashlight
# Cell Phone
# Batteries
# Battery Operated Radio
# Antibacterial Wipes
# Address Book
# Prescription Medication
# Canned Food
# Sleeping Bag
# Pillows
# Waterproof Attire
# Swiss Army Knife
# Lighter or Waterproof Matches
# Plastic or Waterproof Bag

Be safe
Love ~ Light

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