Hurricane Season Begins Tomorrow

Hurricane Season 2011 begins tomorrow, June 1 and continues through November 30.

What will it mean for the East Coast? We haven’t been smacked by a major hurricane since Isabel in 2003.

If there’s a good side to hurricanes, as opposed to the devastating tornadoes we’ve seen recently, it’s that we get several days warning as the storm approaches. So there’s time to prepare. Time to plan.

Do you have a plan? Do you know what you’ll do if we’re told to evacuate? Or if, again like Isabel, we’re out of power for days, if not weeks?

You owe it to yourself to be informed.

National Hurricane Center Predicts Above Average 2011 Season
ABC News
Atlantic hurricane season begins Wednesday and the National Hurricane Center predicts that it will be an above average summer with 12 to 18 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes, which are Category 3 and above.
Read more.

Follow this link for information about how to prepare a Family Disaster Plan.

And, as always, you should have a plan to make your own Hurricane:

Ingredients:
2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
juice of a half a lime
1 Tbsp simple syrup
1 Tbsp grenadine
orange slice and cherry for garnish
Preparation:
Squeeze juice from half a lime into shaker over ice.
Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker.
Shake well.
Strain into a hurricane glass.
Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

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