Complacency is the worst enemy of a prepper. To be complacent means you have accepted the status quo and don’t believe there are looming risks. In this case, hurricanes. While the last hurricanes to make landfall in Georgia have been less than category three, it doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
Consider the article published in 2011 about Georgia being free from hurricanes for 114 years. While it does give a nod to category 2 hurricanes that did make landfall, the article lets on as if the damage was minimal. This is false.
In fact, people suffered and died; and property damage valued over $23 million in 1947. By today’s price index that is more than $233 million. Even a category two hurricane can be devastating.
What did they say about hurricane Sandy when it landed? Didn’t they call it the “storm of the century” and a “once in a hundred years storm”?
The truth is we can never know what the future holds, especially when mother nature is concerned. Preparing for hurricanes is simple, takes a small amount of time, and is worth the effort. Georgians should wonder if the more than a century of few storms is about over. It ended abruptly when Sandy raged through the region.
If you live near the coastal region, making plans for evacuation of family, pets and livestock, and precious property is important. Having such a plan will decrease stress levels when evacuating and returning to a hurricane disaster area.
The plan should include knowing how high the tidal surge in your region might be. For instance, the tidal surge might be 12 feet above normal tide levels. It will be important if you live at four feet above sea level to know water levels might be higher than you imagined. If you have wind storm insurance, it won’t cover flooding caused by the tidal surge.
Josh The Daily Prepper News http://dailyprepper.com