24 hours before landfall Hurricane Ida was a Category 1 hurricane. Over the next few hours Ida gained strength rapidly and came ashore as a strong Category 4. With the gulf waters as warm as they are, storms can gain strength in a hurry.
As we are approaching the most active time of hurricane season, how’s YOUR storm preparedness? How are your HT batteries? Ida showed us the folly of depending on cell phones in an emergency. If you had to leave home, do you have any idea where you would go? Is your generator fueled up? Where are your important papers?
The time to plan for this is now! Don’t wait until a storm is bearing down…by then it may be too late.