I just found this site on the internet. I think it could be useful for homeowners, especially in Florida and the south where our weather can sometimes be severe.
The site is called Flash.org (Federal Alliance For Safe Homes) and it is a non-profit organization that has the goal of helping residents be prepared for natural disasters that can occur. They cover such topics as: hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, power outages, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Now, here in Florida earthquakes are not a big worry. However, when a hurricane "comes a calling", everyone takes note.
What I like about this site is that they not only have written instructions that you can print up, they also have videos online that you can view to see how best to protect your home and family should the situation call for it. For example, just a click of your mouse will show you how to install plywood sheets to protect your windows from high winds.
Now is the time to think about weather related issues. Do not wait until the weathermen start warning us 3 days in advance. By that time the plywood, batteries, drinking water, and other items will be disappearing from the stores' shelves. So take a moment to visit this site and see if you can learn a new trick or two. I sure did.
To visit Flash.Org CLICK HERE
John Elwell - REALTOR
Bill Nye Realty, Inc.
Licensed in Florida