When Disaster Strikes: Preparedness for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Written by Lena Borrelli, Bankrate.com Photo by Ralph W. lambrecht from Pexels If there is anything that 2020 taught us, it is the importance of being prepared. From coronavirus and wildfires to hurricanes and civil unrest, there has been a lot going on globally. While things are looking up in 2021, last year’s losses still weigh heavily on our minds. When disaster strikes, there is often little time to prepare. Losses … Continue reading When Disaster Strikes: Preparedness for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Hurricane Season Kicks Off – It’s Time to Assemble your Hurricane Disaster Supplies

The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st! Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a long recovery period, too. Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30 Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family … Continue reading Hurricane Season Kicks Off – It’s Time to Assemble your Hurricane Disaster Supplies

Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

As Volusia residents enter the month of September, the most active month for hurricane season, now is the time to consider any last minute preparations to secure property. Remember, any severe storm can be deadly or destructive. According to Volusia.org, more than 4,800 homes, businesses and facilities were impacted by Hurricane Irma (September 2017). Many of those were still recovering from impacts of Hurricane Matthew … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

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Comfort in a Storm

By now, Floridians have weathered many a storm. We have all gone over our checklists of basic survival supplies and know what to have on hand. But what about after that? With survival supplies covered, the days following a hurricane can still be miserable with long power outages. Here’s how to be a little more comfortable – before, during and after a hurricane.  1. Prep … Continue reading Comfort in a Storm

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Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

How to be ready to stay at home during the COVID-19 outbreak  Instead of panicking and buying anything and everything you can think of, be strategic and plan out the next couple of weeks so you are ready and prepared for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at home. Meal prepping isn’t as hard as you may think and can really help out during this time. Just … Continue reading Preparing Your Meals Ahead of Time

Hunker Down

Nature is a force to be reckoned with. I am good on reckoning with nature personally. Hurricane season is looming – commence some weather forecaster making us feel like it’s the apocalypse. I mean, yeah, it’s not good… but come on. If the forecast calls for NOT the apocalypse, then a hunker down may be in order. If the hunkering is the case, then you … Continue reading Hunker Down

Countywide Info: Sandbags and Other Hurricane Resources

This list will be updated regularly as more information becomes available *UPDATE: Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency as the latest Dorian track covers the entire east coast of Florida. Unincorporated Volusia County: Residents living in the unincorporated areas of Volusia County can obtain sandbags at the Volusia County Corrections building, 1354 Indian Lake Road, Daytona Beach. Sandbags will be available noon … Continue reading Countywide Info: Sandbags and Other Hurricane Resources

Floridians Advised to Prepare for Hurricane Season

*UPDATE: Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency as the latest Dorian track covers the entire east coast of Florida. A message from Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety: There are no advisories for Florida at this time, but we wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone to make sure their emergency plans are up-to-date. ✔️ Be sure to plan for locations … Continue reading Floridians Advised to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1 – November 30

The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st! Citizens are encouraged to be prepared for the first 72 hours after an event. Storms or natural disasters can have the ability to knock your power out for an extended period. During an outage, portable generators can offer temporary power, but there are potential risks associated with the use of these generators. Be sure to follow these … Continue reading Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1 – November 30