• Wendy De la Garza

Hurricane proof**

Updated: Oct 9

Mandatory evacuation Zone B:

This time we drove past Orlando to the end of I-4 for Daytona, hoping to escape hurricane force winds. We could not escape the water though, and ended up almost knee deep inside our hotel, flooding half of the cars in the parking lot.

Luckily, we arrived home safely to an untouched Tampa Bay home wondering how we can continue to make sustainable choices as a family for our climate:

  1. Talk about the importance of natural shorelines like mangroves and oyster beds to protect the coast from wind and waves.

  2. Reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose, repair, rethink, refuse ♻️

  3. Conserve water with a rain barrel, plant Florida native plants, and reduce lawn management.

  4. Pick up litter and micro plastics from our watershed.

  5. Advocate for Florida green spaces and wetlands for carbon sequestration.

  6. Compost in our backyard.

  7. Think about permeable pavements, clean storm drains, and ways to prevent flooding in our neighborhood.

With Thankfulness.

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