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Hurricane Season Sucks

Doubledee
doubledee 9 months ago

WHEN THE TROPICS IS NO LONGER TROPICAL

This year has been a interesting one for most people and total disaster for others ever since Hurricane season began. Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Tennessee. Irma destroyed several islands in the Caribbean and wreaked havoc on Cuba, the Bahamas, Florida and Georgia. Less than two weeks after and here comes Hurricane Maria.

While there really isn’t much we can do to stop Hurricanes, we can take certain precautions and implement preparations as best we can to increase our chances of surviving them.

PREPARATION TIPS

  • Get a few cases of water. Depending on your family size 3-4 cases would be ideal.
  • Stock up on non-perishable food like tuna fish, beans, soup, canned sausages, corn beef, etc.
  • Make sure to get a few LED flashlights and lanterns.
  • Stock up on batteries, primarily for your flashlight or emergency radio. AA and AAA batteries are typical sizes that normally gets depleted from stores first.
  • Get a weather alert radio (hand crank or solar would be ideal) and a pair of frs/grms radios.
  • Keep a powerbank nearby to charge your mobile phones and tablets. A 30,000 mah or higher would be ideal. Even if you have a portable generator a powerbank will still come in handy.
  • Fill your bathtub and/or buckets with clean water. You’ll need it when power goes and tap water is not available.
  • Don’t tape your windows. Security film may be a better idea.
  • Remove all debris from your yard.
  • If you have a grill, get an additional full propane tank.
  • Be sure to have a sharpen tactical knife, a hatchet, hammer, or some kind of tool you on hand that you use to break through windows, walls, or roof if the situation warrants it.



EMERGENCY APPS


Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
iOS | Android


FireChat 
iOS | Android


Marco Polo
iOS | Android


Voxer 
iOS | Android

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

POLICE / FIRE / MEDICAL
Call 24hrs, 7 days a week:

  1. 911
  2. E911

FEMA
Call 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, 7 days a week:

  1. 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362)
  2. TTY 1-800-462-7585.
  3. 711 or VRS 1-800-621-3362.
  4. You can also send an email from the Disaster Assistance webform.
  5. Or write to: FEMA. P.O. Box 10055. Hyattsville, MD 20782-8055.

Red Cross
Call 24hrs, 7 days a week: (800) 675-5799

DHS
Operator Number: 202-282-8000. Comment Line: 202-282-8495. TTY: Use the Federal Relay Service for either number above.

Coast Guard
Call 24hrs, 7 days a week: (800) 323-7233

EMERGENCY FREQUENCIES

Florida:
Frequency: 39.18000 Tone: 156.7PL Mode: FM
Frequency: 39.16000 Tone: 156.7PL Mode: FM
Frequency: 39.10000 Tone: 156.7PL Mode: FM
All frequencies

Georgia:
Frequency: 154.68000 Tone: CSQ Mode: FMN
Frequency: 765.43750 Tone: 156.7PL Mode: FMN
Frequency: 773/03750 Tone: 156.7PL Mode: FMN
All frequencies

South Carolina:
Frequency: 45.48000 Tone: 203.5PL Mode: FM
All frequencies

North Carolina:
Frequency: 155.28000 Tone: 203.5PL Mode: FM
Frequency: 155.38000 Tone: 203.5PL Mode: FM
All frequencies

Virginia:
Frequency: 155.20500 Tone: CSQ Mode: FMN
Frequency: 155.28000 Tone: CSQ Mode: FMN
Frequency: 155.34000 Tone: CSQ Mode: FMN
All frequencies

Alabama:
Frequency: 453.40000 Tone: 173.8PL Mode: FMN
Frequency: 453.65000 Tone: 173.8PL Mode: FMN
All frequencies

Mississippi:
Frequency: 45.92000 Tone:                   Mode: FM
Frequency: 45.96000 Tone: 173.8PL   Mode: FM
All frequencies

Louisiana:
Frequency: 39.50000 Tone:              Mode: FM
All frequencies

Texas:
Frequency: 155.46000 Tone: 114.NAC Mode: P25
All frequencies

Maryland:
Frequency: 44.74000 Tone: 110.9PL Mode: FM
Frequency: 47.66000 Tone: 100.0PL Mode: FM
Frequency: 44.90000 Tone: 110.9PL Mode: FM
All frequencies

New Jersey:
Frequency: 39.76000 Tone: 131.6PL Mode: FM
All frequencies

Pennsylvania:
Frequency: 453.35000 Mode: FM
Frequency: 453.52500 Mode: FM
All frequencies

New York:
Frequency: 154.69500 Tone: CSQ Mode: FMN
Frequency: 45.60000 Tone: 110.9PL Mode: FM
Frequency: 45.16000 Tone:                  Mode: FM
All frequencies 1
All frequencies 2

Connecticut:
Frequency: 45.52000 Tone: 114.8PL Mode: FM
Frequency: 45.60000 Tone: 114.8PL Mode: FM
All frequencies

Rhode Island:
Frequency: 155.19000 Tone: 118.8PL Mode: FM
All frequencies

Massachusetts:
Frequency: 155.95500 Tone: 100.0PL Mode: FMN
All frequencies

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