Last August, a tropical storm crept up the eastern seaboard and smacked right into Cape Cod. While the winds were fierce here on Cape Cod, the heaviest rains fell much further inland and there was much flooding. Western Massachusetts and Vermont got the worst of this storm.
I was surprised the our power was knocked out – and remained out for long time. It was annoying, and I was wishing for a portable generators. Sub-tropical storm Beryl, who formed before the 2012 hurricane season began, got me thinking that we may need to seriously consider buying one this year. And we need to do that soon – before a named storm is on the way and the prices go up.
When I lived in Florida, multiple hurricanes passed right over my home, yet I was spared the inconvenience of being without cable, air conditioning, and hot water. The reminder that we received last year was a good lesson, but one that I really didn’t want to receive. In Florida, I had a well-prepared hurricane kit (though it lacked a generator) and never used it. Since moving to Massachusetts, we haven’t bothered with a hurricane preparedness kit. This year, we will.
Do you have a hurricane preparedness kit? What’s in yours?
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