If you’ve been watching the weather channel lately, you know that Hurricane Dorian is going to touch down in Florida in the next few days. Make sure you are ready for a hurricane by stocking and shopping before everything runs out. We Floridians know how this goes, but just in case you haven’t restocked your hurricane kits or need some fun indoor activities to do to ride out the storm, here are some tips.
Of course, a nice barbecue on labor day weekend sounds incredible, but unfortunately, we want to prepare for the worst and expect the best. To prep for a hurricane, make sure to have things like:
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- Charged charging docks
- A gallon of water per day per person, according to hurricanesafety.org.
- Canned food such as beans, corn and tuna which do not need to be kept refrigerated or cooked to consume should be kept in a cool, dry place
- A zip lock bag or any waterproof container where you can store your valuables such as passports and cash
- All your medications like Advil, insulin, heart medications or anything that you know will need for at least two weeks. *Pharmacies tend to close during hurricanes and may be running low on supply upon returning to business
- Stock up on snacks, treats and drinks, as the days may be long and boring.
Indoor Workouts/ Activities to do
Surprise… the power may go out! This means you may not have the power on your phone to waste it on phone games. One great way to pass the time while you’re stuck inside is to do a workout! Write down your favorite at-home workout routines this week so you can have it just in case you’re power goes out.
Some activities you can do to kill time can be playing board games, card games, charades or even a dance party with no music. Find home activities that you will enjoy to ensure time does not seem endless.
Also, sleep! When was the last time you slept in? Enjoy a glass of wine and go to bed. Sleeping is great for your health.
Hurricanes aren’t fun, but you can at least make the best out of them while you wait for the storm to pass. Ensure that you’re prepared and ready for a hurricane, and you will see how a stormy experience can turn into a momentary rainbow.
by Isabela Rosa