Hurricaneville Taking Steps To Being Prepared

Good afternoon once again. I spent much of Wednesday doing some tasks to get prepared for the upcoming hurricane season, which gets underway on Friday, June 1st. First, I wrote a letter to the Middlesex County Office Of Emergency Management concerning having municipalities in the county become certified as StormReady by NOAA. Next, I traveled down to the local library here in my hometown to get some books to read for an upcoming book review, which has become a staple of the web site over the past several years.

One of the books I acquired after getting my new library card was historian Douglas Brinkley’s The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Brinkley, who has recently written a book on President Reagan, currently serves as director of the Theodore Roosevelt Center for American Civilization and Professor of History at Tulane University, which is located in New Orleans. After that, I traveled to the town’s Office of Emergency Management, and picked up some literature on how to get prepared for hurricane season including information on how to take care of your pets, have a disaster plan, how to clean up after a flood, and storm safety tips. I hope to post this on the web site soon, and include it as part of the Hurricane Safety Tips and Downloads section.

Finally, I went to the local drugstore, and purchased a First Aid Kit. So, as you can see, even though I haven’t been online with new content, I’ve been still very immersed in the aspects of getting ready for this hurricane season. If you would like to get started yourself on the season, download the Hurricaneville Survival Kit.