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We get a fair number of questions about supplies that we recommend or use during hurricanes. Here is a list of some. We'll be adding more to the list as time progresses. One that I'd like to try but haven't is the "Aqua Dam" essentially huge (6 feet or something) versions of this. They are more expensive than these smaller ones. These flood diversion tubes are alternatives to sand bags and easier to move, deploy and clean up later. There is a similar version down below. Both are helpful if you anticipate flooding.

Some supplies that we have found useful during storms - they are available from Amazon making it even easier. Some places for same day delivery. Take a look at theme and see what you think - and let us know in the forum area.

These flood barriers are easy to use and are similar to the flood barriers above - we used them during Hurricane Irma to help prevent garage flooding. You just get them wet (shouldn't be any problem!) and they expand to help block flood waters. They say they are reusable (e.g. you can dry them out and reuse them) but we haven't done so yet.
Gorilla Tape is handy to tape things down or seal things if necessary.
Empty sand bags - obvious.
Solar rechargeable light - handy if the power is out.

Batteries are obviously always useful:
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Atlantic Hurricane and Tropical Storm Information (Eastern Pacific below)

NHC Atlantic

Active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico

Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook-
ABNT20 KNHC 182307

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 PM EDT Thu Jul 18 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

Forecaster Blake

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.-No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:21:44 GMT

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Pacific Hurricane and Tropical Storm Information

NHC Eastern North Pacific

Active tropical cyclones in the Eastern North Pacific

Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook-
ABPZ20 KNHC 182313

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
500 PM PDT Thu Jul 18 2019

For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:

Shower activity associated with a tropical wave located several
hundred miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico is very limited
at this time. Environmental conditions could become a little more
more conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression
could form early next week before the system reaches cooler waters.
This disturbance is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward
at 10 to 15 mph, away from the coast of Mexico.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.

A broad area of low pressure located more than 1000 miles southwest
of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula is producing an
elongated area of showers and thunderstorms. This system has not
become any better organized since yesterday, and the chances for
tropical cyclone formation appears to be diminishing. The low
is expected to move west-northwestward or northwestward at 10 to 15
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.

Forecaster Avila

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.-No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:21:44 GMT
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