Babies-Toddler Vivian | 28 Mar 2011 07:26 pm

Hurricanes, Power Outages and Toddler Care

For those parents who have toddlers and babies or newborns and face mandatory evacuations from their region due to a large category hurricane, which is about to strike; they need to understand that the chances of a power outage are 90 percent and the chances that water will be interrupted are over 50 percent. The chances on flooding go up drastically depending on how close to the ocean that they are.

Some storms which are low category can be much worse as they are going very slowly and can drop up to 30 inches of rain in a region and flood out your home. If you fail to evacuate with your young children you are putting them at risk, while they are in a very susceptible time in their life. This is your responsibility and I hope during the 2006 Atlantic tropical hurricane season that you will heed the warning of government officials and do the correct thing during mandatory evacuations, which are prescribed and required by law.

If you have toddlers or babies at home and you do not evacuate you are taking the risk with their lives and one which you should not take. It is essential that you do the proper and responsible thing and evacuate as told to do so. I hope you will seriously consider this in 2006.

Comments are closed.