A Note From the Author

First, I would like to say thank you for purchasing this guide, I hope you find it valuable. I would also like to state that I am no “Dr. Steve Lions” or Denis Phillips (both of whom are great weather experts) or anything close. I am simply a Floridan with a deep interest in weather and hurricanes.

Growing up, I had a fascination
with hurricanes and I have rode out several large storms in my life.

Living in Florida, it’s accepted and expected to have to ride out a hurricane or two. Some take it casually and think it’s the price they pay in exchange for living in a tropical oasis. Residents have even become accustomed to throwing “hurricane parties” – sort of a Floridian snow day for grownups. But in 2017, Hurricane Irma was the wake up call that Florida needed. During many past hurricanes, one coast was able to evacuate to the other to safety, but in this case, an extremely unpredictable and large storm faced down the entire state and both coasts. In the days leading up to Irma’s landfall and the largest evacuation in Florida’s history, an overwhelming sense of dread quickly spread.

Many Floridians found themselves in a moment of panic, especially when all the major stores were depleted of food and water.

Looking back on the experience, there was so much information buzzing around – some helpful and some dangerous misinformation. It needed to be brought all together in one place so that valuable time was not lost during the next evacuation.

Thus, The Hurricane Guide was created. This guide will save you time and money this hurricane season. It makes the perfect gift for the storm lover as well! Thanks for your support and stay safe!