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It’s Hurricane Season

Get ready, be prepared.

I just hired my contractor to get rid of any trash, debris etc. everything becomes a flying missile. Strap everything down or be prepared to. Buy lots of batteries, flashlights and have plenty of water on hand.

Make sure you have enough nuts, bolts, wing nuts for your hurricane shutters. Buy at least a weeks worth of food and have a gas grill.

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Take being prepared seriously. Comment in and suggest other things to do to be prepared.

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2 Comments »

  1. June 4, 2014 @ 7:58 am

    Kelly Starling Said,

    Hi Scott,

    These hurricane season communication tips from AT&T can help all wireless users on St. John stay connected during the hurricane season. Have a wonderful day!

    • Keep your wireless phone batteries charged at all times. In case of a power outage, have alternate means of charging your phone available, such as an extra battery, car charger or device-charging accessory. Sales tax holidays are a great time to stock up on cell phone accessories for your household.
    • Keep your wireless phone dry. The biggest threat to your device during a hurricane is water, so keep your equipment safe from the elements by storing it in a baggie or some other type of protective covering, such as an Otterbox phone cover.
    • Have a family communication plan in place. Designate someone out of the area as a central contact, and make certain that all family members know who to contact if they get separated. Most importantly, practice your emergency plan in advance.
    • Program all of your emergency contact numbers and e-mail addresses into your mobile phone. Numbers should include the police department, fire station and hospital, as well as your family members.
    • Forward your home number to your wireless number in the event of an evacuation. Because call forwarding is based out of the telephone central office, you will get incoming calls from your landline phone even if your local telephone service is disrupted at your home. In the unlikely event that the central office is not operational, services such as Voicemail, Call Forwarding, Remote Access call forwarding and call forwarding busy line/don’t answer may be useful.
    • Track the storm and access weather information on your wireless device. Many homes lose power during severe weather. If you have a working wireless device that provides access to the Internet, you can watch weather reports or keep updated with local radar and severe weather alerts.
    • Camera phones provide assistance. If you have a camera phone, take, store and send photos — even video clips — of damaged property to your insurance company from your device.
    • Take advantage of location-based mapping technology. Services such as Navigator and FamilyMap can help you seek evacuation routes or avoid traffic congestion from downed trees or power lines, as well as track a family member’s wireless device in case you get separated.

  2. June 4, 2014 @ 7:59 am

    Kelly Starling Said,

    Hi Scott – So sorry! I meant to type St. Thomas. The tips are good for all USVI residents.

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