Hurricane Season 2023: Getting Ready

Make sure you are prepared ahead of time

3 min readMay 26, 2023
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Hurricane Ian left a lot of devastation, but also left a lot of teachings, like getting ready for the season in time. Being prepared for the season can potentially save your life and those of your loved ones. Wether you are a local or a newcomer, this will help you understand some of the basics of what you will need for the 2023 hurricane season.

Hurricane season officially starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. This year, according to the WINK Hurricane Guide, predictions show a slightly below active season. Keep in mind that we can still be hit by a storm, so that doesn’t make it any less important to be ready.

2023 storm names: Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harold, Idalia, Jose, Katia, Lee, Margot, Nigel, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vine, and Whitney.

Hurricane preparedness tips

Develop an evacuation plan

The first thing to do is to create and evacuation plan and to make sure that everyone in your family knows it.
Know your evacuation zone: Research your flood and evacuation zone. Check here for the United States, here for Lee, and here for Collier.
Choose a safe location to evacuate to: Make plans of where you…