Here we go again Los Cabos!
We haven’t even finished cleaning up from Tropical Storm Lidia and we are about to get hit by her nasty sister Tropical Storm Norma. Well, let’s hope Norma stays a tropical storm because there are predictions that she may turn into a hurricane by the time she reaches Los Cabos.
We at Cabo Premiere want to remind everyone that if you take the time today or tomorrow to prepare for the storm you won’t be caught off guard or standing in long lines at the store. Here are some suggestions from us to help you prepare.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
Hurricane + high winds (frequently) = power loss.
- Store enough supplies to last at least 3 days & if possible up to a week.
- Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
- Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio
- Flashlight or rechargeable portable light
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air
- Tarps or plastic sheeting
- Duct tape
- Moist towelettes
- Garbage bags and plastic ties
- Can opener
- Cell phone
- Charger cords and a power bank
- If you have pets – food & water for 3 – 7 days
To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
Other things to consider:
- During an extended power outage, ATMs & credit card machines will not work so make sure to have some extra money on hand.
- Fill your vehicle(s) gas tanks to at least half full.
- If your appliances run on propane make sure to have enough to get you thru a weeks usage.
- If you have electric appliances have a portable camp stove or charcoal bbq on hand for cooking.
- Coolers & Ice will help keep food & beverages cold during power outages.
- Do not get caught by dangerous flood waters, have an evacuation plan.
- Bring in outdoor furniture & anything else that is not tied down to prevent injury/damage from debris.
- Trim trees & shrubs. High winds can turn branches into projectiles during a storm.
- Reduce property damage in the event of a hurricane by reinforcing windows, and doors.
- Check in with neighbors to see how you can help each other out before and after a storm
- Please share tips with your community for staying safe before, during, & after a hurricane.
Here is a link to the National Hurricane Center for storm updates and information.
Please stay safe from all of us at Cabo Premiere Real Estate 😀 !