Monday, April 27, 2020

5 Other Things to Prep For

With all of the talk about pandemic this and pandemic that, people may have forgotten that there are several disasters on the horizon that people should also prepare for as soon as possible including...

  1. Spring storms.  While I am basking in near 100 degree temps in the desert southwest, my daughter called today from Maine and said "It's snowing!"  Needless to say--for those who live in Maine at least--spring storms, even this late in the year, can still bring snow and winter temps so always being prepared for this possibility is a good idea, especially if you live in northern climes.
  2. It's still tornado season in a large swath of the country.  Again, if you live in tornado alley, being prepared for this eventuality is a given but tornadoes have been known to hit in other unexpected areas so everyone should have basic tornado preps on hand.
  3. Hurricane season "officially" starts on June 1st but hurricanes have also been know to hit before this date so everyone on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf coast should be prepared for a hurricane season which could be 'one of the busiest in years'.  
  4. Another natural disaster to prepare for is the increasing risk of extreme wildfire season which begins earlier in the year and lasts longer than in previous decades.  Again, if you live in an area prone to wildfires, you know to prepare early for this but no matter where you live, being proactive to keep fires--wildfires or a neighboring home on fire--from encroaching on your property is a good idea as well as having an evacuation plan for a worst case scenario.
  5. And back to the one knows for sure, but there is a distinct possibility that even if we can quell the coronavirus soon, there could be a resurgence of the virus in the fall.  Prepare accordingly.

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