Noreen tells us how to survive a hurricane, how to prepare for a hurricane, and how to help afterward. Hurricane Florence just went through North Carolina and Noreen's town was flooded. Noreen tell us what is was like to go through the storm, some of the ways they prepared, and how they are helping out survivors after the storm.
Noreen's Payal info to help survivors of the storm: https://www.paypal.me/noreenskitchen
So, how to survive a hurricane? Be prepared.
A weather radio is a must, because your TV may not work in a storm. Plus food, a variety of food is what Noreen suggests. You will get tired very quickly of hot dogs 3 times a day. A variety of ready to eat, or easy to cook foods is good.
Mac and cheese should always be ready, but also consider canned tuna or meats, plus canned soups. Go buy bags of ice and a large cooler. Use these to keep refrigerated items cold.
The deep freezer will start to thaw after 4 days without power. Pack the freezer before the storm, and don't open it when the power is out. It will stay cold for quite a while this way.
Put away yard items that can blow around and cause damage. Patio chairs can become airborne, a bad thing, yes? If you are in a low lying area, move your cars up to higher ground.
Before and during the storm, play close attention to the local weather. Leave your house if local officials call for it. While the storm is moving through you area, keep the radio on to get updates.
After the storm, if you power is out, use a propane grill or outdoor burner to cook food. Be sure to check on your neighbors and see what they need. Pool resources, not everyone will be as prepared.