Satellite images are painting an increasingly concerning picture as a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean Sea shows signs of better organization, according to the National Weather Service.
Over the next several days, conditions may support further development, and a tropical depression could form as the system moves over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. If you’re in Florida, keeping tabs on this unfolding weather pattern is crucial.
But for folks in Georgia, it’s also a wake-up call. While the storm’s trajectory remains uncertain, now is the time to take proactive measures to protect your home and loved ones from any potential storms that may find their way into the Southern U.S.
Securing items outside of homes susceptible to strong winds, trimming potentially hazardous tree branches, and clearing drainage systems are among recommended preparations. You’re not just setting up for this storm; you’re laying down the groundwork for future weather events that could wreak havoc in Georgia and its neighboring states.
After the winds die down and the waters recede, having a go-bag and a stockpile of emergency supplies is essential for self-sufficiency. A go-bag should be equipped with necessities like food, water, and clothing but tailored to your family’s specific needs—think pet food or essential medications.