If there is one thing that can quickly ruin any good vacation it is the weather. Rather than just hoping for good weather and going in unprepared you can do your part in avoiding bad weather complaints or at least knowing how to cope with it by spending a little time researching the weather and your destinations.
Weather in the news
If you are one of the many who enjoy travel to the Atlantic/Caribbean area in summer, you are more than likely aware that travel during this season can be unpredictable at best. As the 2012 hurricane season approaches and so does your vacation, it is imperative that you know how to be prepared during this time of the year in case of emergency.
Though all these areas do there best to make sure that they are prepared, there are a number of ways you can also do your part to prepare even if you are just visiting. Hurricane Season runs from June through November. If you are planning on traveling to this area during this time, know what to do to help you and your family be safe.
Register your trip with STEP
Understand how the ratings work
Know where the evacuation routes are located
When you are told to leave, do not hesitate, leave. Your safety is more important than your things
Make sure you can contact or your family can contact you if traveling.
Have an emergency kit just in case.
In the news
As of May 18th, the first tropical depression has already been named. Aletta is located far off shore and not considered much of a threat right now however, it is good to note that we are well before the beginning of the actual season making it even more important that you know what to do.
You can learn more between May 27th and June 2nd, National Hurricane Preparedness Week with hurricanes.gov.
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