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Whether you are preparing in advance for the upcoming hurricane season or are making final preparations for an approaching hurricane, tropical storm, or flood, this book can help you prepare safer, more quickly, and for less money!
The author, Haskell Moore, has conducted seminars and taught courses based on the principles in “Hurricane Preparedness for the Home and Family” since 2005. He has been featured on local Houston television and CNN radio, and thousands have attended his sessions.
Preparing for a hurricane can be stressful, time-consuming, dangerous, and expensive. In his book, Moore emphasizes a “preparedness mindset” that walks you through how making to-do lists and shopping lists are the first and most important step to getting ready for a hurricane.
Though riding out a hurricane can be dangerous, most people don’t realize how perilous the days before and after a hurricane can be. Before the storm, there will often be a mad rush for supplies, cash, fuel and generators. After the hurricane has passed, there are numerous hazards you should be aware of, such as blown-off manhole covers, downed power lines, and displaced snakes. Moore explains these risks and how to better protect your family from them.
Though Moore teaches the importance of preparing for a hurricane long before hurricane season begins, the book is packed with useful advice for those who may be facing a fast-approaching hurricane. Moore provides practical preparedness tips, covering important topics such as:
- the four main emergency lighting options
- the importance of cell phones, and which portable charger batteries are best when the electricity is out for extended periods
- how a weather radio may save your life in an emergency
- special considerations for apartment and high-rise dwellers
- how to evacuate more safely and comfortably, and the things you should always pack
Moore also provides recommendations on generators he has found to be the most reliable, as well as a deep dive into generator selection, safe operation, maintenance, and how to calculate what size generator you may need.
This book also includes a chapter on how to talk to your children about an upcoming hurricane, and how you can help ease their fears and comfort them as the family makes last minute preparations. There is also a chapter dedicated to preparing your households pets for a hurricane, and steps you should take to before hurricane seasons begins to keep them safe and less stressed throughout the storm.
Much of the material shared in this book is based on Moore’s first-hand experience in dealing with hurricanes, tropical storms, and floods. Having lived in the Houston, Texas region since 1973, he’s experienced Hurricanes Alicia and Ike, Tropical Storms Allison and Harvey (and the subsequent flooding from both), and the agonizingly long evacuation during Hurricane Rita. The knowledge he’s acquired from countless hours of research, as well as his own lessons learned, allow him to provide valuable insight as you and your family prepare for the nature’s most furious and dangerous event!
Publisher:Hurricane Preparedness Training & Consulting, LLC (June 25, 2019)
Item Weight:8.8 ounces
Dimensions:6 x 0.3 x 9 inches