Originally Posted by ksanders
I've never been to Florida. Certainly never boated there.
I was just thinking, that if you lived there you should have a plan. Something thought out in advance. Arrangments made in advance. A place to hide picked out in advance.
Thats just the prepper in me...
We have a plan. We have a home built and then modified to Miami/Dade standards plus. We have food. We have generators. We have the boats tucked safely away in a nice secluded area with an excellent dock. We even have RIB's in our garages. We also have access to Condos that are not in an evacuation zone and our office which isn't. We have a boat docked at the condos. We have each of our closest friends/family with plans and meeting tomorrow morning to confirm them all with all options. We will all work together for safety and protection. Also reminders of what to do, where to go in the house, how to protect oneself. Just because the plan doesn't seem like the one you'd make, doesn't mean it isn't a plan.
The only remaining things we have to do is move all outdoor furniture inside, which won't take long. Then at some point closer decide exactly which home we want to all be in.
We have friends who are yacht managers and have all the boats they manage secured and have hurricane windows, doors, and roof for their homes. Also, a sister with a home a little west of them.
There is no perfect plan. I can certainly see why it would seem illogical to someone living where you do. Huge areas there with few people and few boats.
Evacuation is done only for surge, not for wind. In the Keys all area is low so evacuation areas. All of Monroe county is an evacuation zone. Only relatively small parts of Miami/Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are. If everyone tried to evacuate you would have thousands stranded on the highways. You can't evacuate 7 million people so that's not what you plan.
Hurricane plans really are something you prepare for well in advance and then as one approaches you just choose from among your options you planned.
Just heard a good quote. "You hide from the wind, run from the water." That's our plan. Water wise we'll be safe and we'll hide from the wind.