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Monday, August 07, 2017

Hurricane Season

Two weeks ago I posted about an annual holiday in the Virgin Islands, "Hurricane Supplication Day." It marks the beginning of the time when major storms develop in the Atlantic.

In the mainland United States, we don't think much about hurricanes until one is imminent. Here's the NOAA forecast for the 2017 season, it's best to be aware of the possibilities.

So how does one prepare for a hurricane? NOAA has some information here. Even more information can be found in Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family by Arthur T. Bradley [363.348 BRA].

To be prepared, start now and avoid the empty shelves at the stores the day before a major storm is due to hit!

If you need a reminder of just how devastating a hurricane can be, borrow When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts [DVD 551.552 WHE]. This three-disk documentary is a sobering look at how one storm, Hurricane Katrina, resulted in destruction and disruption that is still being remedied twelve years later.

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