Hurricane Irene is on Her Way: Be Prepared

Prepare to batten down the hatches, East Coasters. After a rattling earthquake earlier this week, Hurricane Irene is coming our way. The National Weather Service predicts that the hurricane will pass along the eastern coast of Florida tonight and begin to move up through the eastern states over the next few days. Everyone in the area should expect to experience hurricane winds and heavy rainfall.  To help you prepare and weather the storm, AARP’s Create the Good has published an …

Be like a Boy Scout and “Be Prepared.”

The Boy Scouts had it right. Their motto is “be prepared” and if the St. Louis tornado Friday taught us anything, it’s to try and always heed this warning. The tornado was the strongest the area had seen in 44 years. Its 200 mph winds leveled houses and destroyed the roof of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Thankfully no one was killed in its  22 mile path. But the disaster is a reminder that not only is hurricane season soon …

Prepare for Hurricane Season with the Operation Hurricane Prepare Toolkit

The 2010 Hurricane Season officially started yesterday and according to Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project, the activity this season will be above-average. “The December 2009 report estimates approximately 11-16 named storms, 6-8 hurricanes and 3-5 major hurricanes occurring during the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, which is more typical of years in an active era, such as the 1995 season.” Are you ready for an over-active hurricane season? Do you have a basic hurricane supply kit? How about an evacuation …