Hurricane How-To In a Fashion Emergency
Aug 26, 2011 - by Samantha Lim
Holy crap. There's a hurricane coming. As city-dwellers who have no idea what to do when a natural disaster occurs (i.e. the other day when New Yorkers poured into the streets during the earthquake), we've compiled a short list of what a hurricane is and what you should do to safely, and stylishly, prepare for disaster. Here we go...
What is a hurricane? Basically it is a tropical cyclone with crazy intense rain and winds that blow around in a circle. The winds can blast off roofs hundreds of miles inland, form tornadoes, and cause massive flooding and power outages.
How do most people die? Off the coast, huge domes of water called "storm surges" form from the storm, and the heavy water crashing down destroys everything in its path. 90% of people killed in hurricanes are victims of storm surges. What does this mean? CANCEL YOUR TRIP TO THE HAMPTONS OR JERSEY SHORE.
What are your survival kit necessites? The standard "emergency go bag" needs to have at least 3 days worth of supplies. The checklist includes a battery-powered radio, cash, credit cards, flashlights, candles, matches, extra batteries, first aid kit, blanket, food, water, and clothing. We are obviously most concerned with the clothing aspect so here are our picks on what you will need.
Wellies for the rain, and sneakers for walking and keeping your feet warm; Extra socks, underwear, and tank tops (they pack the most items in the smallest space); A hoodie and tshirt for safe, warm clothes; A warm wrap that can double as a blanket; a waterproof, comfortable watch so you can keep track of time. Who said safe couldn't be stylish? Happy packing.