Hurricane Season begins June 1st – Are YOU Prepared?

The 2017-2018 Hurricane Season Begins June 1st, 2017. The International Hurricane Protection Association Wants You To Be Prepared.

The destruction of a hurricane can devastate a community. Being prepared for a destructive storm is critical.

It’s never too early to get prepared for a hurricane. Official IHPA Partner Global Weather Oscillations predicts we will see six named storms this season make US landfall. GWO predicts four of these storms will be hurricanes. This prediction shows the 2017-2018 storm season being the most dangerous season since 2005.

It’s a great idea to create a storm preparedness kit before a storm is on the radar. If you wait until the last minute, trips to the store in the days before a hurricane can be frustrating with lack of supplies and general chaos.

Here’s a short list of suggested supplies to help prepare you in the event of a hurricane:

· Batteries

· Drinking water (enough for 72 hours PER person)

· First aid kit

· Flash lights

· Map of shelters in the area in case of evacuations

· Non-electric can opener

· Non-perishable foods (72 hour supply PER person)

· Non-prescription and a supply of prescription drugs

· One complete change of clothing per person

· Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils

· Water for sanitation use

· Non-electric entertainment (board games, books)

The IHPA is a not-for-profit organization, which unites and represents the Hurricane Protection Industry.

We are comprised of suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, architects, engineers, testing laboratories, governmental agencies and code writers dedicated to the protection of life and property from the devastation associated with hurricanes.

We seek to insure the publics’ safety and welfare by endorsing the testing and approval of legitimate hurricane protection systems and through information and educational programs.