It’s just about that time again – Hurricane Season. Roughly speaking, the Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June through November, but this is not a hard and fast rule. In fact, we’re already seeing some tropical activity here at the end of May with subtropical storm Alberto. You can’t predict nature or set rules for it. That said, we can get a general idea of what’s ahead based on observation, science, and history.
What’s 2018 looking like? Well, scientists are predicting an average to above-average hurricane season. That would mean 10-16 named storms, with 5-9 hurricanes, and 1-4 “Major” (i.e. Category 3 or higher) hurricanes. No matter the number of storms, one fact remains, however. It only takes one to wreak total destruction on an area. Just look to Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
When tropical storms of any degree hit, from a depression to a full-on hurricane, they can bring adverse or highly unsafe weather conditions, downed power lines (and power blackouts), along with all the other damage from the force of the storm. It’s scary to think about, but it makes it all the more imperative to protect your home and your loved ones in the case of disaster. To that end, it’s a good idea to get together your emergency kit, know where it is, and make sure you have access to it when disaster strikes. What should you include in your kit?
- Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
They may seem mundane, but these items can mean a lot if the power goes out and the storm is wailing outside your window. Just think of the comfort a hot, homestyle meal would be! We can help with that. Our meals are pre-cooked, shelf-stable, self-heating, and ready-to-eat whenever you are. Anytime, Anywhere – No Power, No Problem.
Don’t want to take our word for it? Just see what Jim Cantore (yes, THAT Jim Cantore) has to say about us:
You can’t go wrong with the peace of mind a hot, homestyle, ready-to-eat meal when disaster strikes. Your family is protected, your belly is satisfied, and the world seems a little more peaceful, no matter how chaotic it is outside. We make it easy with our line of MRE Emergency Meal Kits, packed with our classic shelf-stable, self-heating, ready-to-eat meals. So what are you waiting for? Get protected today. Don’t wait until the storm hits – and Mother Nature loves to surprise. With Chef 5 Minute Meals, you’re never off-guard.