Preparing for hurricanes is crucial for individuals living in hurricane-prone regions, as these powerful storms can cause widespread devastation and pose significant risks to life and property. To protect your property, it is essential to fortify your home by securing doors and windows, trimming trees and shrubs, and reinforcing roofs and structures to withstand high winds. Installing storm shutters, reinforcing garage doors, and securing outdoor furniture and objects can help minimize damage from flying debris and strong winds during a hurricane.

Surviving hurricanes requires careful planning and preparation, including creating an emergency kit with essential supplies such as food, water, medications, first aid supplies, and important documents. Developing a family emergency plan that outlines evacuation routes, designated shelters, communication strategies, and meeting points is essential for ensuring the safety of your loved ones during a hurricane. Staying informed about weather alerts, evacuation orders, and emergency updates from local authorities is critical for making informed decisions and taking timely action to protect yourself and your family.

In the event of a hurricane, it is important to follow evacuation orders if instructed to do so and seek shelter in a safe location away from flood-prone areas and storm surge zones. During the storm, stay indoors, away from windows, and in an interior room on the lowest level of your home to minimize exposure to high winds and flying debris. After the hurricane passes, exercise caution when venturing outside, as downed power lines, flooding, and debris may pose additional hazards. By being prepared, staying vigilant, and following safety guidelines, you can enhance your chances of surviving a hurricane and protecting your property from the destructive forces of these powerful storms.

Extended Power Outages

August 13, 2022
A natural disaster, an emp, or residents overloading the grid is enough to cause a power outage. The level of severity of the power outage can vary. That's why no matter where you reside, knowing what causes a power outage and how to be prepared for it can help you and your family be one step ahead of the situation.
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Atlantic Hurricane Season 2017: Survival Stories

December 10, 2021
The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 is unforgettable. The season saw an astounding number of named storms and hurricanes, with an even more startling number of major hurricanes compared to other years.
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Fire Evacuation Challenge

December 16, 2019
It is important that preparation is coupled with practice to establish habits that become automatic when an emergency occurs. Panic can be your worst enemy in an emergency situation. Practicing your fire evacuation plan can significantly reduce panic and increase your chances of survival.
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Dealing with the Aftermath of a Tornado

October 25, 2017
The first thing you should do in the wake of a tornado is address any injuries. If you know of someone that injured call 911 and then tend to them immediately.
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Surviving a Hurricane

August 30, 2021
With these storms having the ability to bring on a deadly situation, it is silly not to take them seriously. As natives of Florida, the team members at Prepper Life are used to hurricane season and can often forget how unpredictable and dangerous they can be.
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No Water Challenge - 1 Day

June 23, 2021
Water is such a basic resource that to picture life without running water is a nightmare come true. However, one of the signs of a full-blooded survivalist is to be able to maneuver your way out of any situation you find yourself, no matter how nightmarish it may seem.
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Dealing with the Aftermath of a Hurricane

November 7, 2017
Despite the advanced warning you may receive, once one hits your area you may be pretty shaken up. Assuming the hurricane wasn't a category five, a good preparedness plan will lessen the severity of care needed after the hurricane passes.
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How to be Prepared for a Hurricane

March 12, 2017
Hurricanes are tropical storms that have graduated to a storm with a minimum wind speed of 74-75 mph. They form cyclonic storms with high wind speed, heavy rain and cover a large area when formed.
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Surviving A Flood

August 10, 2016
When flood conditions are present, you’ll want to rely on your evacuation plan to get you to a point of safety. While monitoring weather conditions, determine what triggering event will cause you to implement your plan. Will it be the issuing of a flood warning, or will you leave whenever a watch is announced?
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No Power Challenge - 1 Day

March 24, 2016
By turning off your power for one day, you will quickly learn that your survival supplies checklist is missing some items. Disaster preparedness requires research, gathering emergency supplies and practicing survival skills.
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