Show 3: How to Prepare for Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Typhoons


Hurricane_alex2_2004This week on Ready Radio, Doug and Amy discuss Hurricanes, Tropical storms, and Typhoons. In the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan, and the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the end of this year’s hurricane season is only the beginning. Learn about that you can do to be better prepared for storms and get a scoop on the Eton FRX2 emergency radio. All this an more today on Ready Radio!

TruPrep Product  of the Week:  Eton FRX2 Radio: Solar or hand crank. AM/FM/Weather. USB smart phone charger – $39.99

Show Notes:

Hurricane Katrina

  • August 23, 2005
  • New Orleans Louisiana most heavily hit
  • At least 1,833 people died
  • total property damage was estimated at $81 billion
  • some residents of New Orleans who remained in the city began looting stores.
  • Reports of carjacking, murders, thefts, and rapes in New Orleans flooded the news


Hurricane Sandy (Superstorm Sandy)

  • October 2012
  • At least 286 people were killed along the path of the storm in seven countries
  • over $68 billion in damage
  • In the United States, Hurricane Sandy affected 24 states, including the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and west across the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York.
  • New York City, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city. Damage in the United States amounted to $65 billion.
  • New Jersey hospitals saw a spike in births nine months after Sandy, causing some to believe that there was a post-Sandy baby boom. The Monmouth Medical Center saw a 35% jump, and two other hospitals saw 20% increases.


Typhoon Haiyan (hurricane) in the Philippines last week

  • The typhoon was 3 ½  times more forceful than Hurricane Katrina
  • No electricity. No food. No water. Houses and buildings leveled. Bodies scattered on the streets. Hospitals overrun with patients. Medical supplies running out.
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross said it is fairly realistic to estimate that 10,000 people may have died nationally, because many areas are unreachable by organizations.
  • In Tacloban, the search for food and water led to increasingly desperate efforts.
  • Video showed people breaking into grocery stores and cash machines in the city.
  • Another dire scene played out in the city’s only functioning hospital. Doctors couldn’t admit any more wounded victims — there wasn’t enough room. Some of the injured lay in the hospital’s cramped hallways seeking treatment.
  • The northern part of Bogo, in the central Philippines, suffered a blackout Sunday, and authorities said it will take months to restore power.