Destin, FL (PRWEB) June 03, 2012
The first Atlantic tropical storm of 2012 was an eye opener for many complacent residents of the southern Atlantic coast. As first reported by weather forecasters, Beryl became a named storm with wind speed of 45 mph and wasn’t expected to increase prior to moving on shore (NOAA.org). Unfortunately, Mother Nature disagreed with the weather forecasters and Beryl increased in speed and plowed into Jacksonville with wind speeds exceeding 70 mph (just shy of a category 1 hurricane). These high tropical force winds caused power outages throughout the southern Georgia and northern Florida Atlantic coast line affecting more than 30,000 residents. Power has been restored but this event raised a red flag for those living in these Tropical Storm and Hurricane prone areas to be prepared for the next big storm.
Disaster Relief Supply (located in the northern Gulf Coast Community of Destin, FL) recommends preparation for any named storm regardless of the initial forecast. A weather radio is the first line of defense to receive the latest reports on the storm. Weather radios (also known as weather-band, or weather-alert radios) offer multiple channels of emergency alerts pertaining to weather threats. Having emergency supplies such as emergency power (generators or battery/inverters) is also a main concern for homeowners and business owners when a storm hits. An emergency generator will keep an affected person “out of the dark” if power is interrupted. Sand bags, emergency food supplies, flash lights, and filled gas cans are also things to be considered if a storm hits.
Disaster Relief Supply has hundreds of Emergency Preparation and Disaster Recovery Supplies for any storm related situation. Visit at http://www.drsupply.net.