City Prepping

How to prepare for a hurricane (before, during, after)

In this video, we’ll discuss how to prepare for a hurricane:

This article is sponsored by Ecozoom.  They produce amazing rocket stoves which I personally keep in my emergency gear inventory.


The following are things you should be considering and implementing before the hurricane season arrives.

The first and most thing to do is plan ahead.  Planning and preparing can make a big difference in safety and resiliency in the wake of a hurricane.  The ability to quickly recover following a hurricane requires a focus on preparedness, advance planning, and knowing what to do in the event of a hurricane.  Start by signing up for local text and email alerts warning when a storm is coming and monitor local news and weather reports so you’re informed at all times.  Next, learn the locations of local shelters where you can go to if things get bad during a storm and your home is no longer safe.  If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay.  Pick a place you can meet in case you get separated from your family and have a phone number, like a friend or family member, everyone can call in the event you get separated.

Things to get now

What to do if a hurricane is approaching within a few days

Shortly before the hurricane hits

During the storm

After the storm


The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and ends November 30.  If you’ve prepared in advance, while enduring a hurricane will be difficult, you won’t be caught off guard when the hurricane season approaches.  Thanks again to Ecozoom for providing the sponsorship to create this video.  Ecozoom has a line up of rocket stoves, among other products, that are very useful after an emergency for cooking and boiling water.  If you enjoyed this article, please share on social media and always, please provide feedback in the comment section below as I learn so much from the Prepper community.

As always, be safe out there.