The National Hurricane Center in Miami has just named Tropical Storm Earl in the Caribbean. As of Tuesday afternoon, Earl is moving west toward the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Earl will pass over the Yucatan Peninsula and re-enter the Gulf of Mexico early Friday morning. With such a threat entering the Gulf, we need to make sure our families and homes are prepared.
To get “Hurricane Strong,” the National Hurricane Center has a number of excellent resources. You do not want to wait until a major tropical storm or hurricane is a day away to make appropriate plans. For example, do you have a week of fresh water ready right now? Do you have flashlights? Medication? Food?
Please visit the NHC site here for useful tips on getting your family and home ready. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html
Here is another resource I found that gives a clear pre-disaster checklist: https://www.uscg.mil/d7/airstaBorinquen/docs/HurricanePage/Suggested%20Hurricane%20Supply%20Kits%20.pdf
As always, stay with Newscenter 23 for continuous Tropical Weather Updates.