If you’re reading this, congratulations, you’ve not only survived a storm, you have electricity and telecommunications available in your area to access this post. But what if you’re one of the few that haven’t been hit by one? Allow me to give a few pointers.
Now, I’m sure there are plenty of storm survival tips out there, ranging from broad rules to intricate tips on internet forums. But this is an automotive blog, so that means I’ll try to give it a gearhead point of view. Nothing major (like making biodiesel). I’ll try to be as general as possible, but this write-up stems from my experiences of surviving a category 4+ hurricane rip through my country (no isolated incident here, every square inch was affected), particularly in a well-populated area very near the capital. The experiences lived by those outside this area, particularly in the mountains, coastlines, near bodies of water, below sea level or anywhere remote may be in stark contrast to mine -maybe even nightmarish- to the point of making these tips pointless. But I have to start somewhere, and you’re more than welcome to add your own on the comments sections below. Continue reading