Hurricanes are powerful storms that usually strike from June through November. They bring heavy rains and winds that can blow more than 150 miles per hour. They can knock over trees, flood towns, and destroy buildings.
Florida citizens aren’t strangers to these storms. In fact, Florida is hit by more hurricanes than any other state.
The girls noticed that classmates who had recently moved to Florida were especially anxious about hurricanes. Many had never been through one, and they and their familes didn’t know what to expect. That’s why the girls decided to make hurricane kits.
“We wanted to give supplies to help,” Lily says. “We also wanted to educate families on preparing for a hurricane.”