Tampa, Fla.-(6/1/2014)-The latest version of the Atlantic Hurricane Season has arrived. The forecast calls for a less than average season, but we've heard that before. It was supposed to be a "light" season when Hurricane Andrew chewed up South Florida.
The best thing you can do, whatever the forecast, is to be prepared. Get the supplies stocked up just in case the big winds roll this way. It's the tax free holiday on hurricane supplies, so you'll save some cash by not paying sales tax on what you need to buy.
Make sure you have all the water, batteries and canned food you'll need to survive. The experts say to have at least three days worth of goods just in case you loose power during a storm. It's also a good idea to have a battery powered radio tuned to Newsradio 970 WFLA to get the latest news and advisories.
The Tampa Bay area is also vulnerable to storm surge. Storm surge is that wall of water that is pushed onto land when a storm makes landfall. Follow the directions if you are in an evacuation zone and the emergency management folks tell you to leave. Evacuation orders aren't issued unless you are in danger.
It is also a good idea to have important papers, medications and any other must have items together in case you have to leave in a hurry. It's also a good time to review your insurance policy.
The only good thing about hurricane season is that FOOTBALL SEASON is just around the corner. BE PREPARED!