Preparing for a Hurricane
June 29, 2010 Leave a comment
Hurricanes that make it up the east coast tend to be either fast and furious, or they run out of energy before they reach our shores.
Hurricanes require warm water to sustain their energy. If they are slow moving, the cooler water from New Jersey and north will take a big bite out of their strength. But it isn’t the weakened tropical storms that residents really need to fear. It’s the fast moving storms that come to the coast full speed, with full force.
A storm that whistles past North Carolina can be in New York 8 hours later, and in Boston 3-4 hours after that. And these are the storms that can make real preparation the difference between life and death.
The norotious “Long Island Express” of 1938 was one such storm. That storm caused 700 deaths, destroyed 4,500 homes, and knocked down 20,000 miles of electrical and telephone lines. Be prepared for such a storm.
Visit FEMA’s site on Hurricanes for more, and click on the links there for a family preparation checklist…
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