Nobody wants to experience a hurricane while enjoying a vacation but the fact of the matter is it happens. Hurricanes are inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst. Read on to learn what to expect if you should encounter a hurricane while on vacation.
Hurricane season lasts from May through November and those along the east coast are most at risk. With this knowledge in mind, plan accordingly. Get travel insurance if it’s an option. Become knowledgeable in what to do if a hurricane approaches you while on vacation.
What to Expect
A hurricane is basically a super storm. The elements — wind, thunder, lightning and heavy rain — arrive in more extreme measure and duration. Flooding may occur in areas close to sea level.
Stay tuned in to local media such as radio, TV, online sites and social media. Keep current with the news reports. Know that a hurricane can take out transmission lines so information may get cut off at any time.
How to be Prepared
• If you’re a guest at a resort, look to the management for guidance and follow their directions to safety.
• If you’re on your own, hopefully you’ve already prepared an emergency kit. Locate it and plan to evacuate to higher ground.
• Never drive through standing water if you’re unable to know how deep it is.
• A hurricane’s duration depends on wind speed and often it travels a circular route so you may feel the impact twice.
• The center of a hurricane is called the eye and it offers a respite from the torrential storm but it’s temporary. Stay indoors until the second pass moves by.
• Keep your passport and ID on your person.
• Help children, the elderly and infirm without putting yourself at risk.
If you have any questions or concerns about an upcoming stay with us at Sunset Reflections don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to address any issues you may be concerned about.