Destin, FL (PRWEB) May 24, 2012
The first Hurricane of the year is in the news, and “Bud” could very possibly be devastating to Southern Mexico and beyond. The currently Category 2 storm (accd. To http://www.nhc.noaa.gov) signals the unofficial start of Hurricane Season (official season runs June 1st – November 30th). With the first hurricane comes a realization that a severe storm can strike at any time, which leads millions of coastal homeowners and business owners to stock pile emergency food, batteries, generators, gasoline, and many more survival essentials.
Disaster Relief Supply, a disaster supplies retailer, is approaching its first hurricane season since opening in November 2011. “All of us here at Disaster Relief Supply are very anxious. We’re ready for anything, but it’s hard to know what to expect when dealing with possible large-scale events,” Says Mike Fisher, General Manager of the Destin, FL location. Although Hurricane Bud will fall short of hitting the Florida Gulf Coast, it still raises awareness of a possible storm in the near future. Fisher points out “Recently products like sand bags, weather radios, and water filters and storage containers have been in high demand both locally and nationally. We’re expecting to see this trend continue or grow stronger once Hurricane season officially begins.”
After a tropical storm scare off the coast of North Carolina, Americans do seem to be more conscientious regarding possible storms. NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) announced their prediction of “a 70% chance of 12 to 18 named storms – with five to nine hurricanes, of which two to five would be major – for that [the Eastern Pacific] region”. Many disaster relief experts and organizations, including the employees at Disaster Relief Supply, urge consumers to be prepared with at least a supply of food, drinkable water, a weather alert radio, and most importantly an emergency plan (i.e. possible evacuation destinations).