October 15, 2017

Hunkering Down with Hurricane Harvey – Update

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick update about how we’re doing since my previous post http://apartmentprepper.com/hunkering-down-a…hurricane-harvey/ ?.  Hurricane Harvey is now a tropical storm but it is still hitting Houston quite hard.  I am sure you are all getting up to the minute news from various channels, but I just wanted to give you my perspective, as someone who is in the midst of it. Though we have had some street flooding, we are fortunate our […]

Hunkering Down Awaiting Hurricane Harvey

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today…  As I write this, The National Weather Service has upgraded Hurricane Harvey to a category 3 hurricane.  It is now considered a major hurricane, capable of damaging small homes and buildings.  In contrast, Hurricane Ike, which got me started on emergency preparedness was a category 2 storm, and the damage was bad enough. We do not have an evacuation order, but businesses and schools have already announced closures […]

How to Get your Apartment Ready for Hurricane Season

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hurricane season begins June 1st, and lasts until November 30th, with the peak between August and October.  This year is predicted to be an active one:  the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts: 11 to 17 named storms five to nine are projected to strengthen to hurricane status two to four are predicted to become major hurricanes.  As long time readers know, I started this blog soon after I experienced Hurricane Ike, […]

Are you Ready for a Hurricane?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hurricane season began June 1st, and lasts until November 30th, with the peak between August and October. As long time readers know, I started this blog soon after I experienced Hurricane Ike, when I got caught up in long lines at the grocery and gas station, the day before the hurricane hit.  I never want to experience that craziness again, with wall to wall people racing against each other to grab the last […]

Backup Cooking Methods

Part of hurricane preparedness is having backups for cooking methods in the event of an extended power failure.  During our last major hurricane, Hurricane Ike, some of my colleagues did not regain their electricity service for one to two weeks.  Some folks who had money to spare stayed in hotels for the entire period, but that may cause you to burn through your emergency cash pretty quickly.  Several friends dealt with the inconvenience by staying with family and friends who […]

Hurricane Season is Almost Here

June 1st starts hurricane season and it’s just around the corner.  We were fortunate we did not have any major hurricanes last year but this year is predicted to be another active hurricane season.  With the rough weather going on around the country you just never know.  So once again it’s time to evaluate how we’re doing in terms of hurricane preparedness: We need to pick up a few more canned goods to replace the ones we’ve rotated through.  I’d […]