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Rush Your Hurricane Preparedness

By Angie Meza

It’s that time of year again, when we all need to keep an eye on the tropics, to see what is brewing. According to the meteorologists, 2010 is likely to be a very active hurricane season and anyone who lives in the Gulf, or along the eastern seaboard must be aware of the damage that these storms can cause. Hurricane preparedness begins now and continues throughout the seven month tropical season.

You may watch the Weather Channel very often, but hurricane preparedness extends far beyond this. If a watch or warning is issued for your area, you had better be ready as we know from previous seasons how the storms can be extremely damaging and how they can affect you, even if you live quite a long way from the coast itself.

The amount of water that a tropical system develops is one of its greatest dangers. It’s certainly true that storm surge if you live in the immediate coast can be a devastating event, but rain driven by wind can be a great threat for your home, as well. Severe and widespread flooding is difficult to protect yourself against, but it doesn’t take a lot to stop water from entering your home if you are prepared.

Hurricane socks are designed to place around your doors and windows, most especially in the direction of the prevailing storm wind. A lot of the rain that would be driven into your home can be halted whenever a tropical system arrives. These are purpose made items which you should have on stock at all times. Individually they are designed to absorb up to a gallon of water at a time.

Nobody really knows what damage a hurricane can cause in a particular neighborhood, as it is dependent on so many factors. However, apart from clearing all the loose items from your yard and boarding up vulnerable Windows if needed, you can be sure that a lot of the damage potential does not infiltrate your home, as this is an essential part of hurricane preparedness.

Homeowners who live along the coast have a hurricane preparedness list which they check off as time nears. Hurricane socks are great front-line defenders and highly cost effective warriors in your battle. Made from polypropylene, they can be manipulated to fit any area.

Sometimes a tropical cyclone can sit and spin around for days at a time, dumping endless amounts of rain on a particular area. Chances are that you will be stuck in your home for this period of time, as often a curfew is imposed. Keep an eye on those hurricane socks and when they become full of water, simply wring them out into a nearby drain and replace to keep working.

You may not live in a vulnerable area and hurricane preparedness may be furthest from your mind, but you can use these absorbent products around your home, especially when an errant summer storm approaches.

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