August is considered by some to be the beginning of the busiest part of the hurricane season, and yet, it’s old news in Florida and other states in along the East Coast. Tropical Storm Katrina is gearing up to make landfall some time along the eastern coast of Florida within the next day or so, but residents are not necessarily preparing as they should. Gas stations are busy, and people are buying up supplies of canned food and bottled water, but most residents in the predicted storm track are blasé about an “event” waivering between tropical storm and category one hurricane. Some schools have closed, but MTV isn’t even cancelling its pre VMA festivities in Miami.
For more on how to prepare for inclement weather, see this month’s TFM article, “Surviving a Rough Hurricane Season,” by Bill Begal.