Have you ever been in a hurricane? Well have experienced hurricane Ivan which instead of leaving, I’ve chose to stay and ride it out. Ivan swept through the Gulf of Mexico landing near the Alabama-Florida border, as a category 3 with winds of 120 MPH on September 1 6th 2004 according to heartsickness. Org. It sounded like a freight train coming through as the winds pounded against the house. Small tornadoes whipped through which up rooted big tress and blew out windows in my area. It was a disaster area after the storm.
My heart fell out my chess thinking this was my last night. II. Reveal topic: As a survivor, I realized that I was not prepared for this hurricane and I didn’t have a lot of things like food, water, and personal items gather that I needed in order to last for the coming days, or weeks after this storm. II. Credibility: Personally having lived through this hurricane and doing some research, have found some good information to share with you in case you find yourself stuck in a situation like did. IV.
Preview: As I said before, I like to invite you to explore with me three ways you can better prepare yourself for a hurricane, First have a disaster kit put together, secondly you will have to seek shelter during the hurricane, and lastly after the hurricane, how you can recover from damages made by it. Body: l. Preparing the disaster kit before the hurricane such as food. A. According to Fem.. Gob a basic disaster supply kit you will need is household items. 1. You will need food such as non-perishables, granola bars, hard candies, nuts and dry cereal to name a few 2.
Choose food that your family will eat, examples are salt-free, whole grains, and can goods with high content are a good choice. 3. Other supplies will be needed like batteries, flashlight, first aid kit, manual can opener, cooking utensils, pots and pans, a grill with charcoal and fluid, generator on hand. Liquid lighter B. One important source you will need to have in a disaster kit is plenty Of water. 1. According to Fem. clean drinking water may not be available. It could be cut off and/or contaminated. 2. You should store at least a gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation according to Fem.. Transition) Next I will tell you ways you can evacuate or stay safe during a hurricane. I. Seeking shelter during a hurricane. A. Preparing to evacuate in the event of an hurricane. 1 . According to Fem. you should choose several destinations in different directions so that you have he option to know your routes to get to your destination. 2. When driving long distance make sure you have a full tank of gas because some gas station might be closed during an emergencies and unable to pump during power outages. 3.
Make sure that you have cash on hand because ATM machine will be down and you will not be able to get supplies you need. B. Preparing to stay during the event of an hurricane. 1. If you are staying inside your home a like I did, a few things to consider is going to the lowest part of your or building like a basement away from windows, outside walls according to FEM. house ND 2. Even though shelter other than your home may have water, food, basic supplies you should still take your supplies with you. Some shelters have limited give out own supplies to 3.