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How Much Water To Store For Hurricane Calculator

Trying to figure out how much water you should have on hand as you prepare for a hurricane or other disaster? According to FEMA, you should store at least a gallon a day per person for a 3 day period in disaster preparedness. After having been through more than a few hurricanes, we'd recommend storing a 10 to 14 day supply. If your municipality loses power, or flooding compromises the water system, tap water won't be safe to drink. Sure, water and ice will get trucked in by the government around 3-5 days after a disaster strikes.

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Lightning Distance Calculator

Calculate how far away a lightning strike is by counting the number of seconds from when you initially saw the lightning flash until you heard the lightning strike. A typical thunderstorm is about 15 miles in diameter and people usually begin hearing the sound of thunder when the storm is about 10 miles away (the distance lightning can strike from its parent thunderstorm). According to NOAA, there have been confirmed strikes as much as 50 miles away from the thunderstorm. So the rule of thumb is: if you can hear thunder, stay indoors!

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