Always Be Prepared!!!

As Hurricane Season is here, we want you to be prepared. We attended a Hurricane Preparedness Class in Lake County, and they had valuable information. Their mission was to prepare and provide for our health, welfare, and safety through preparation and planning. We have included the presentation.

Hurricane Trivia (answers in the presentation)

What is the most popular food item(s) purchased before a hurricane? HINT: you drink it.

What is the second most popular food item(s) before a hurricane? Hint: breakfast food.

What is predicted to be the scarcest commodity post-hurricane? Hint: not edible.

*If a State of Emergency is declared by the Governor…Florida’s price gouging law goes into effect for up to 60 days. Prices are frozen on essential commodities (ice, water, food, gasoline, lumber generators, and flashlights).

Hurricane Strength

Hurricanes are measured by the Saffir-Simpson Scale (The wind speeds are maximum sustained winds over a period of one minute).

Hurricane Naming

Tropical Storms vs. Hurricanes

The National Hurricane Center explains that names are only given to tropical storms that have sustained wind speeds higher than 39 mph. These names will stay with the storm as it reaches hurricane strength (maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or higher). The Atlantic Hurricane Season is officially from June 1st until November 30th. Here is a list of the first 15 names on the list for 2019:

  1. Andrea
  2. Barry
  3. Chantal
  4. Dorian
  5. Erin
  6. Fernand
  7. Gabrielle
  8. Humberto
  9. Imelda
  10. Jerry
  11. Karen
  12. Lorenzo
  13. Melissa
  14. Nestor
  15. Olga

Remember…there is great information in the attached article (besides the answers to the trivia questions) that help you prepare and plan for many situations. Whether it is just a reminder or the first time you are reading it, you will walk away with many useful ideas.