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(T. F. “Storm” Walsh)
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Greetings to everyone!
Please be aware, even though I do not post every night, rest assured I am continuously monitoring various areas for any significant weather. I will be taking Sundays off (family time), unless we have active systems that may be posing a threat (i.e. Tropical, Winter Weather, Coastal Storms, etc.).
I will be out of the office next week on vacation to visit my son in PA. I will be back on the 26th, and will try to update then.
Although the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is just a little over 5 months away, this is the second of my hurricane tutorials. This tutorial will feature short videos produced by the NHC in Miami. These videos are from older seasons, which you’ll recognize by older storm names. IF the NHC updates these this year, I will be updating the tutorial. This will be followed by a video showing how to board up your windows in preparation for the arrival of hurricane force winds. Even though hurricane season seems far enough off, I cannot stress enough, to begin putting the proper materials together far enough ahead of time to prepare when the time comes. This will help avoid any cost increase and shortage of supplies as a storm threatens, and everybody decides at one time they need materials. The videos from the NHC do not necessarily go through preparation procedures, however contain good information regarding various aspects of hurricane threats.
The video on preparing your windows will show you various ways to accomplish boarding up. JUST REMEMBER…DO THIS ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME!
In the event you are placed under a Hurricane Watch / Warning…DO NOT TAPE YOUR WINDOWS! Taping windows WILL NOT KEEP THE WIND OUT. PLEASE, install plywood shutters. Plywood is used vice taping to try and prevent windows from being shattered. Once your windows shatter, wind will enter your home, and most likely cause your roof to come off, causing your home to collapse around you!
NHC VIDEO…OVERVIEW OF A HURRICANE
NHC VIDEO…STORM SURGE
NHC VIDEO…INLAND FLOODING
NHC VIDEO…THE FORECAST PROCESS
NHC VIDEO…GET A PLAN!
NHC VIDEO…TAKE ACTION!
DHS PREPAREDNESS SHORT VIDEO
The following video should give you a fairly decent idea on how to install plywood shutters, polycarbonate panels, and metal shutters. Minimum thickness should be 5/8 inch plywood, and installed on the exterior of your dwelling.
LOWES HOME IMPROVEMENT SHUTTER INSTALL:
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Have a blessed evening!
T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST /SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
MEMBER WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA AMS