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Friday, August 30, 2019

Don't ride out a category 4 hurricane

15 years ago Central Florida got hit by at least three hurricanes in a single season. The following year, Hurricane Katrina, a category 5 storm, hit New Orleans and did lots of flooding damage.

I remember one of my loved ones (who does not like to be quoted in public) after seeing these storms over those two years saying, if a category 4 storm was headed his way, it was time to go.

Category 4 hurricanes will flatten and flood what's in their path. They do catastrophic damage of historic proportions. They do not leave conditions habitable. Damaged homes, flooded roads, downed trees, downed power lines, and few supplies available are not suitable for a family.

It's good to prepare your home and be ready to ride it out.

It's also good to prepare to travel and be ready to leave if that times come.

Just because your neighborhood has never looked like images of those neighborhoods-turned-lakes one sees after a flood doesn't mean it can't happen to your neighborhood this time.

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