Hurricane season preparations

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by havasu, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member

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    On another family forum, someone was concerned with what to do in the event you are in the path of a hurricane. Are you prepared to deal with your weapons?

    When you are evacuated for a potential hurricane or other natural disaster, do you know what to do?

    I will tell you from years of volunteering with the American Red Cross is if you are evacuated with your weapons, you will be denied from entering any temporary Red Cross shelter. Some believe they should remove their weapons from an evacuated house because of fear the looters will steal them, then the police would now be dealing with armed looters.

    This is a topic that should be discussed with all homeowners who may become evacuated. What will YOU do with your weapons IF you are forced to leave your home?

    Working Safety and Security for the Red Cross, we are prohibited from allowing unsecure weapons in a facility which have as many as 200-300 persons, many of which are small children. We will work with local law enforcement to allow you to secure the weapons in their facility so when the disaster has passed, you will be allowed to take them away.

    I understand the concern, so discussing what to do with your weapons beforehand is really important.
     
  2. UncleSarge58

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    Whatever You Do. Do Not Give your Guns to Local Law Enforcement.
    I Know. I Lived in Hurricane Country for 25 yrs.
    The Key is to Evacuate Inland & Take them With You.
    Katrina Was The Defining Event for just What the Authorities Will do with regard to Your weapons.
    If you Choose to Stay, You Are Giving them away.
    Whether you Want to or Not. They Will Take Them. Period.
    And, You may Never Get them Back.
    Just Look Back at what Was Done During & After Katrina.
    My motto was: If In Doubt Evacuate, Early & Quickly.
    Take your Valuables, Weapons & Important Documents With you.
    Invest in Lockable Hard Cases & a Portable Waterproof Safe.
    Take them With You when you Go.
    Better to be Safe than Sorry.
    UncleSarge58
     

  3. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member

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    Excellent advice Sarge.