Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Please be safe if you are in the path of Hurricane Irma. As of this post, all post offices in Jacksonville, FL are open, and orders are going out as normal. I will update with any changes, via Facebook @AmberByAmanda.     -Amanda

Growing up in Daytona Beach, Florida, I would say I’m used to the threats of hurricanes. We always have food, water, and batteries available because that’s how we choose to maintain our home. But, preparing for natural disasters is more than having food, water, and batteries, especially when there are hurricanes coming directly at us.

I don’t want us to “hunker down”, if we don’t have to. The sounds of abnormally strong, howling winds and rattling walls during a pitch blackout will easily scare my children (and me!). Why put us through that if we have other options? On top of the scare factor, Traver will most likely be stranded at work for a week as an essential employee. Therefore, it would be me and the kids against the wrath of Hurricane Irma.

We have a couple “go west” plans, several “go north” plans, and, of course, a “hunker down” plan–all of which we are as prepared for as we can be. However, it is still too early to know how Irma will impact the northeast coast of Florida. Irma can still go up the west coast, straight up the middle of Florida, or go up the east coast. So, we are waiting to see Irma’s path before we decide which plan the kids and I will take.

As post offices remain open, orders at Amber by Amanda continue to mail out as normal. Thank you for your concerns and support while we prepare for Hurricane Irma. For updates on Hurricane Irma’s path, I personally find the National Hurricane Center’s website to be the most helpful.

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