Welcome to the Storm Preppers website!
If you live in a tropical weather zone, then there is no dispute surrounding the fact that you must be prepared for tropical storms.
Don’t be scared and overwhelmed by all of the information that’s floating around about tropical weather systems. The aim of the team here at Storm Preppers is to weed out all of the misinformation and provide the hard, cold truth so that you can be adequately prepared for whatever comes your way.
This beginners’ guide is the first place to start for key information about tropical depressions, tropical storms, hurricanes and other tropical weather systems.
Common Tropical Storm Myths
One of the biggest issues with tropical weather systems comes from myths and misinformation. These inaccurate bits of information do not add value and may cause more harm than good. The truth is that these myths should be ignored, so that you can plan smartly for the tropical weather that may impact your area.
Myth 1: A tropical storm has never hit my area, so I am safe. The truth is that no area within the tropical storm belt is safe. Hurricanes have hit places that have never been impacted by a hurricane or even a tropical storm.
Myth 2: Tropical weather systems only happen in the summer months. If you’re familiar with the hurricane season, then you know that the season officially ends on November 30, which is into fall and on the cusp of winter.
Myth 3: Tropical storms only hit the Caribbean. In the last few years, this myth has been proven to be a lie. Tropical storms and hurricanes that pass through the Caribbean, almost always end up impacting the United States.
Myth 4: Tropical storms are not intense. Tropical storms can produce winds of up to 73 miles per hour. This wind, coupled with rain can devastate any area that is prone to flooding and mud slides.
Myth 5: The most dangerous element of a storm is wind. Storms have many variables that can alter their intensity, and wind is only one of them. People should be concerned about the impact of excessive rain, lightning and storm surge.
Myth 6: Only coastal areas are impacted by tropical storms. Tropical storms and hurricanes are not picky. Yes, the first impact point will be a coastal area, but the system can travel inland bringing all of its baggage with it.
Myth 7: All is well when the storm is over. When the storm is over, more severe dangers may persist. Flooding, mud slides and downed electric wires and poles are only some of the dangers that remain in the aftermath of the storm.
Myth 8: Only places in the direct path of a tropical storm will be impacted. Tropical weather systems have associated wind and rain bands that stretch for miles from the eye of the storm, which can impact areas miles away from the point of direct impact.
Why You Should Follow Storm Preppers
Preparing for a tropical storm is a serious task and my goal is to prepare you as much as possible.
Storm Preppers is for people who want to:
- Prepare for tropical storms
- Protect their family, pets and themselves
- Create an actionable disaster plan
- Build a robust tropical storm supplies kit
My team and I cover a variety of tropical storm topics related to these goals. Some examples of things we talk about include:
- Atlantic Tropical Storm Names
- Short Term and Long Term Forecasts and Outlooks
- How to Make a First Aid Kit
- Relief Funding and Aid
- How to Make a Food Survival Kit
- Tropical Storm Shelters
- How to Survive a Hurricane
Why are we Different?
In the last few years, many survivalist websites have been created to prepare people for almost every type of disaster. And, with so much information out there, we decided to create a resource that’s dedicated to one type of disaster – tropical storms. At Storm Preppers, we do the following:
- Break it down – Not everyone understands the nitty gritty about tropical storms. Sometimes the jargon is so confusing, that the message about the impending tropical storm gets lost. We break down the confusing jargon and explain it in an easy to understand manner that you can follow.
- Provide honest advice – We will tell you the truth about tropical storms. We do not want to scare you, but if you have a clear idea of the danger that you are facing, then you will be able to be better prepared.
- Offer a step by step approach – No two tropical storms are exactly alike, but they usually follow the similar patterns. We present our advice in a series of actionable steps that you can follow with ease.
- Understand that slip ups are normal – Not every storm is predictable and not every model will get the information right 100% of the time. We always respect the opinions of our meteorologists who keep us informed even when they are not 100% spot on with their information.
- Give an unbiased view – Some meteorologists are only concerned about a tropical storm when it’s guaranteed to affect their area. We strive to provide unbiased tropical storm advice, that can be utilized by anyone, from anywhere in the world that faces the wrath of tropical storms.
How to Use This Site
You can find our top guides on the home page and in the main menu bar. These guides, namely the Central Storm Station and the Tropical Storm Toolbox, are free for you to use and share as many times as you wish. For the latest storm news you can follow our blog, which also reviews products that can assist in your tropical storm preparations.
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