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Hurricane Prep

Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. Potential threats from hurricanes include powerful winds, heavy rainfall, storm surges, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Pacific hurricane season runs May 15 to November 30. 

Best Satellite Phones for Hurricane Prep

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Iridium 9555 Kit:

The Iridium 9555 is the ultimate go-to satellite phone for all emergency responders. If you are looking for a satellite phone for your basic talk and text needs this is the best option.

  • Water-tight Hardcase
  • 2 Fully Charged Batteries
  • 12V Charger
  • Magnetic Antenna Mount
  • Wall Charger
  • International Adapters
  • Quick Cheat Sheet Guide

Explorer 710

At the forefront of a new era of high speed ultra-portable satellite streaming BGAN terminal, EXPLORER 710 is a sophisticated communication tool for broadcasting and other IP based industry applications. EXPLORER 710 provides streaming rates over 650 kbps out of the box, when using new high data rate streaming.With EXPLORER 710, you can leverage the fastest on-demand video streaming via satellite with guaranteed QoS to enhance the quality of live broadcasts and remote communication.

Cobham Explorer 710

Hurricane Prep CHECKLIST

  • Satellite Phone
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Medical records
  • AM/FM radio/NOAA Weather Radio
  • Extra Batteries
  • Medications for at least one week
  • Property records
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • And More...
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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

When any disaster strikes, whether it be a hurricane, flood, domestic terrorism, tornado, or fire, the situation has the potential to create chaos and confusion. Effective disaster preparedness helps alleviate some of the chaos wrought by the unexpected crisis. It is critical to have a written plan in place.

  1. Plan your evacuation route well ahead of time
  2. Keep non-perishable emergency supplies on hand
  3. Take an inventory of your personal property
  4. Review your insurance policies
  5. Take steps to protect your home
  6. Take steps to protect your business
  1. Canned foods such as tuna, salmon, vegetables, or fruits.
  2. Instant soup mixes.
  3. Peanut butter.
  4. Cereal.
  5. Apples.
  6. Boxed potatoes.
  7. Crackers.

one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

– Stay inside and away from windows, skylights, and glass doors. Find a safe area in your home (an interior room, a closet or bathroom on the lower level).

– If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.

– If you lose power, turn off major appliances such as the air conditioner and water heater to reduce damage.

– Do not use electrical appliances, including your computer.

– Do not go outside. If the eye of the storm passes over your area, there will be a short period of calm, but at the other side of the eye, the wind speed rapidly increases to hurricane force and will come from the opposite direction. Also, do not go outside to see “what the wind feels like.” It is too easy to be hit by flying debris.

– Beware of lightning. Stay away from electrical equipment. Don’t use the phone or take a bath/shower during the storm.

 

*A windowless interior bathroom –

A windowless bathroom that is away from exterior walls can be a good place because there will be plumbing pipes that can provide additional protection besides the heavy walls. Moreover, this is the place that weather authorities often recommend that people go to during tornado warnings – especially when there is no basement.

  1. Protect yourself from high winds and flooding
  2. Safe places during a hurricane
  3. Don’t leave shelter
  4. Don’t use electrical appliances
  5. Don’t take a bath or shower during the storm
  • To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Know your surroundings.
  • Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone. This will help you know how your property will be affected when storm surge or tidal flooding are forecasted.
  • Identify levees and dams in your area and determine whether they pose a hazard to you.
  • Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground.
  • Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate.
  • Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Reinforce your garage doors; if wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.
  • Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.

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Public advisories are issued for all Atlantic and eastern Pacific tropical or subtropical cyclones.

Public advisories for Atlantic tropical cyclones are normally issued every six hours at 5:00 AM EDT, 11:00 AM EDT, 5:00 PM EDT, and 11:00 PM EDT (or 4:00 AM EST, 10:00 AM EST, 4:00 PM EST, and 10:00 PM EST).

Public advisories for Eastern Pacific tropical cyclones are normally issued every six hours at 2:00 AM PDT, 8:00 AM PDT, 2:00 PM PDT, and 8:00 PM PDT (or 1:00 AM PST, 7:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM PST, and 7:00 PM PST).