The Atlantic hurricane season is here again. Want to send top up to friends and family in Mexico and Latin America? Check out this guide and find out how!
The Atlantic hurricane season starts (every year) on June 1st and ends on November 30th. The tendency is that each season matches or exceeds the storm activity of previous years. In 2021, hurricane Grace caused a great deal of damage in Mexico and Latin America. Luckily, there are simple ways to help during hurricane season. Wherever the people you want to help are.
Helping family and friends prepare for a hurricane
If you are living in an area that is affected by the hurricane season, there are many things that you can do to prepare. If you have loved ones living there, you will want to help them prepare and stay safe. Staying in touch and being able to call one another with updates (or being able to reach emergency services) is of course very important. To send top up is to help instantly.
Send top up from anywhere in the world
How can you help loved ones in hurricane-prone locations?
Help out from afar
From pet supplies and toiletries to canned food, hygiene products and backup charging devices to some candles, bottled water and more, your loved ones may need it. You can ask your friends or family in the US or in Mexico to create a list of things that you can order online for them. Online stores like Amazon offer a wide range of delivery options. Don’t have a credit card to pay for online shopping? Pay the easy way with one of the prepaid credit cards that we offer. Another great way to help loved ones during hurricane season is sending them a gift code or store credit.
Practical things your loved ones can do
Sometimes you can help during hurricane season also by providing practical advice from a distance. Cleaning out drains, removing garden furniture, tagging their pets with contact details and keeping copies of important insurance and ID documents in a packed weekend bag are some examples. Ask your loved ones to download the FEMA app for prepping information and weather alerts. It is important to have an evacuation plan and some bags packed with necessities. Especially if they live in a potential evacuation zone. It can be wise to have a small bag with important items stashed away in the trunk of their car.
Donating your data
Donating your phone data is a great way to help out those affected by one of the hurricanes predicted for 2021. The American Red Cross and the Mexican red Cross accept phone and data donations by text, phone or mail. Phone carriers such as T-Mobile started their preparations for the 2021 hurricane season early. Their website (as well as the website for the National Hurricane Center) will offer up-to-date reports on the current weather situation, phone network outages and more.