Positive Effects Of Operation Hurricane Preparedness

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Hurricanes affect a large population of people here on earth. Many people become displaced for years, lives and homes are lost all due to one catastrophic event. In some countries, citizens prepare for hurricanes all year round praying that the natural disaster dissipates though preparations are in commencement. During the time of hurricane season families are usually brought closer together depending on their strength and unity to survive. Yet college students do not have such luxury. Being away from their homes and families, if they have any also, lacking the means to up and visit close relatives when necessary. I personally believe that Operation Hurricane Preparedness gave me insight on how crucial the impact of a hurricane can be to a …show more content…
Operation Hurricane Preparedness demonstrated how hurricanes could negatively impact college students. Due to the fact that some institutes do not cancel classes until the very last minute or when the state enforces it, students are left to make last minute hasty decisions. Imagine a student who wakes up at 10:00 am for a class at noon and realizes that school has been canceled. Then they try to call their parents who are at work and cannot wire money to their child right away for a bus ticket. Once they can get into contact, bus tickets are sold out and the student is left in an empty apartment with soda, a few bags of chips, a quarter tank of gas and access to $25. Resources such as shelter for refuge are given to women and children first leaving a college male to fend somewhere else for assistance. Once the hurricane finally hits the student cannot focus on completing assignments or effectively studying because of the lack of electricity along with hunger. Now a couple of days pass, …show more content…
Through periodic seminars and trainings students can learn to survive and somewhat thrive while under harsh conditions. Learning skills from making fried eggs in a can to starting a fire under a tree in the rain. These seminars are equipped to ensure the students are capable of handling any situation no matter the circumstance. Seminars are hands-on, engaging, and informative. Letting the students know of food banks such as Farm share locations to stock up before the tropical storm hits. As well as providing knowledge of recovery programs that help people restock their homes with food after much loss of the natural disaster. For example, Publix Grocery store will give you free groceries after the hurricane as long as you can provide proof of purchase. So, the student will only have to save a few receipts. On campus, will have sites open to receive available supplies and get answers to any possible questions anyone may have. Useful tips will create a more comfortable hurricane position for a collegiate. To illustrate filling your bathtub with water to use later on to flush the toilet after the power has been out for long periods of time. Hurricane education is a year-round education process where the student can take an active roll in and receive certifications and community service hours. For instance, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and service hours for food collections. I

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