Hurricane season begun June 1st. Typically, June and July can be pretty quiet in the tropics. However, activity normally starts to increase late August into September. If you haven’t picked up one of our 2009 Super Doppler 10 Hurricane Ready guides, now is the time to get one for your family and workplace. Our 2009 Super Doppler 10 Hurricane Ready guides are now in stores and online. You can pick up a free copy at Farm Fresh, Geico locations, R.S. Andrews and Harrison’s Moving and Storage. You can also find out valuable safety information including hurricane evacuation routes on our website at: http://www.wavy.com/subindex/weather/hurricane.
I was looking at the results from one of our polls on wavy.com yesterday and saw that approximately 75% of viewers that participated in the survey said that they have no hurricane plan. Unfortunately this could be a set-up for disaster if a hurricane threatens Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. If most people aren’t prepared, a lot of people will be rushing around at the last minute. Grocery stores and hardware stores could run out of supplies and people could be stuck on the road in traffic when the first effects of the tropical system are felt. I’ve asked people why they haven’t prepared and some people think we won’t get a hurricane, others say they don’t want to spend the money now if they don’t need the supplies, and others tell me that they have too many other things to worry about. I believe that it is better to assemble your hurricane kit now than wait until the last minute… it never hurts to be prepared. But that’s only my two cents.
Does your family have a hurricane plan? Let us know and post a response here. Thanks- have a great day!
Meteorologist Cheryl Nelson