Well it’s finally here, hurricane season
Well it’s finally here, hurricane season. The first to hit Florida
slammed into the Keys and went up the west coast. We were lucky, so far.
The hurricane season has just started and none of us can take
anything for granted. Just because we got away this time, it doesn't mean that we can lower our
In 2004, hurricane Charley took the same track that Fay is taking, the only
difference is that Fay, being a much bigger storm system, would need a whole lot more energy to follow the curve
into Punta Gorda that Charley took.
Even though we may not feel the full brunt of the storm, please understand that
the fierce rains that we have been getting pose their own threat. Florida is known for the ease in which the
streets flood. Driving through one of these deep puddles at too great a speed can cause your car to stall causing a
situation in which a major collision can occur.
Also, just because it seems to be moving away from us, doesn't mean that Fey can't
change it's course and cause a landfall farther south or north and come right at us.
Remember, we are the ones that stand between life and death in the off chance that
we will be hit here by Fay. Check your gear and make sure that everything is in working condition.
Also, make sure that your stores are ready, enough water, batteries that are
fresh, lanterns, first aid supplies, etc.
Check these pages on this site for more information.PROGRAM RULES AND
WHEN PREPARING FOR A
Phil Ettinger: Team Leader