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Do you live in a place that has tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, or has flood zones? If so, are you ready for these natural disasters? Do you have a stock pile of food or evacuation plans? If you have kids, do they know what to do?
Debby hit us pretty bad so now that Isaac is on his way and forecasted to hit us too I'm kicking into high gear just in case. We will know if our county is declaring a state of emergency tomorrow.
I keep our pantry pretty well stocked but I'm going out tomorrow to pick up another case of water and pull out some cash. My sil lives about 8 hours away from us so if things get bad we will drive up there. But for the most part we are ready...I think. We have batteries that will last us for some time. I just need to pick up some more flashlights.
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We are pretty prepared. We live in Florida too so have the same hurricane worries. Thankfully we live on an incline right next to an overflow canal thing so we hardly ever have to worry about flooding. We made sure to get a place with gas stoves so we could still cook if the power went out. We keep a stock of water, batteries, and canned food and have a generator. My grandmother lives 45 minutes inland of us (we have water on three sides within a few miles) so we can go there if things look bad, but not quite evacuation bad. We usually don't leave leave unless it's a Category 3 or higher.
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We used to live in S. Florida when I was a kid, we were there for Hurricane Andrew. Right now, we live about 3-4 hours from the coast, so the most we get from hurricanes are hard rains and winds. However, we do get tornadoes here a few times a year, even during "spring storms". And we have a few flood zones, fortunately we don't live near one!
We are probably very unprepared for such things at the moment. If we moved to a an area that I had to worry more about it, then we'd definitely stock up on certain items!
I'm in Florida too. I stocked up on water and stuff to eat in the event that we lose power. We are pretty central but apparently we are still in the zone that currently has a Tropical Storm Warning.
The last storm we had through here there was actually a tornado in my development!!! I just have to bring the table in from the lanai in the backyard and move the other car into the garage, other than that i think i'm pretty set.