In case you weren’t already aware, there’s a tropical storm hanging out in the gulf, just off the coast of the Florida panhandle. Tropical Storm Debby, as it is being called, is expected to turn into a Category 1 hurricane over the coming days and is predicted to travel west/northwest into Louisiana and East Texas. If the storm stays on track and is upgraded to a hurricane, it could spell disaster not only for New Orleans residents, but folks all throughout the region. During these times, our aquariums take the brunt of it. Power outages are the big killers, especially if the lights are out for an extended period of time. So, if you’re in the projected path of the storm, it’s time to get prepared. Gas up the generators, buy plenty of water, and get the battery powered air pumps ready beause there’s no telling how the storm will affect you.
For general tips on how to prepare for a hurricane, please visit our Hurricane Guidelines. Those guidelines are a good starting point for preparing your aquarium for power outages, hot weather, and other aquarium related disasters that can occur during a big storm. If you have questions or need help, feel free to email us at [email protected]. If you would like to track the storm, we’ll be posting relevant updates and feel free to visit Weather Underground: Tropical Storm Debby.