Get Prepared for the 2011 Hurricane Season

By: Nate Harrington Email
By: Nate Harrington Email

An average hurricane season features only two named storms before the month of August.

This season we've already seen four.

And we haven't even hit the busiest time of the season.

Parks Camp, National Weather Service Meteorologist says, "It's kind of a nervous feeling... in your stomach. We are starting to get to the heart of hurricane season now."

But despite all the warnings to get a plan in place in case a storm threatens, many people feel they don't need to worry.

Mercedes Castano, Tallahassee resident says,"I'm not in any danger as far as water. I'm in a pretty high area. We're just not that close to the coast, so I think that's one of the reasons we aren't so worried about it."

But no matter where you live, you should always have a plan and supplies ready.

You must be ready to survive at least a week on the supplies you have, including water, non-perishable food, and extra clothes.

Also, know where to go if you are forced to evacuate.

We've all see pictures of devastating storms like Andrew and Katrina, but it won't take a big storm here to impact our lives.

Parks Camp says,"Even with all the trees and green growth around here, it doesn't take a whole lot of wind to wreak a whole lot of havoc in the Tallahassee area."

We haven't seen a major storm in the Big Bend in over 25 years, but it only takes one to make us wish we were ready.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2011 at 09:23 AM
    Having lived through the aftermath of Dora in 1964 I usually keep an "evacuate in place" assortment of supplies all year long. Its not just the big storms - but even local T`storms that can and have kept power off for many hours. I am where it will not flood unless an ark full of animal pairs is floating by and it is cheaper and easier to have supplies to stay home rather than have to pay the inflated gouging prices that are charged if you have to travel anywhere.
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      by anonymous-jerry on Jul 30, 2011 at 07:06 PM in reply to
      sorry anonymous we are not going to send anyone out in this storm to get you crybaby. you were warned. ride it out and quit whineing.
  • by Anonymous Location: tally on Jul 30, 2011 at 06:27 AM
    Remember Kate?????
  • by judy on Jul 30, 2011 at 05:16 AM
    Does anyone remember KATE??? Boy I DO we were without power for a whole week. That was right here in good ole Tallahassee. I got pic of power poles snaped into. Also I remember seeing pic of the tornado path that came with her. It went right over our place and landed on Pensacloa st. Hit a house and keep on skipping. I want ever forget.
  • by kenny g Location: carrabelle on Jul 30, 2011 at 04:43 AM
    Well I can assure you that my insurance company is definitely preparing for the hurricane season. They are well prepared ,with a rate increase on my policy of over 30% for the third time.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2011 at 08:10 PM
    OH MY GOD!!! Its going to be the worst season EVAR!
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