Miami-Dade issues a mandatory evacuation. It isn’t easy to hear that you’ve been ordered to evacuate your home. Knowing that we can’t take it all with us, I came up with the idea that we could move all of our stuff up to the second floor where a 10 foot storm surge wouldn’t get to it. This seemed like a good idea at the time and required lots of man power to get it up the stairs and organized. Taking it down after the storm felt like even more work. I don’t think we’ll be doing that again. Special thanks to the muscle, Mateo, Josiah, Silvano, other family members and friends.
Miami-Dade County orders a mandatory evacuation for Zones A, B, and some of C. We lived in B, so we packed up and moved most of our stuff upstairs to the second floor.
Packed up & Ready to Go
Everything from the garage, TV to picture frames was moved upstairs. The hardest part of this move was the stairs. Our family worked together and tackled the problem.
Young bloods like Mateo & Josiah used their manly muscles to help preserve our goods upstairs. Having a second floor comes in handy.
Have a Plan
- Camp Site
Gotta have Energy
Light and power are super important. During the storm we sat in darkeness even though it was daytime. The boarded up windows and steel shutters kept us in the dark. Headlamps are a great choice because they are small enough to keep with you. My Energizer Radio/Flashlight was fantastic. We heard the news, including the Weather band robots. Also had a hand crank batter charger built in.