How To Prepare Yourself For This Hurricane Season

Posted on Jun 09, 2023
How To Prepare Yourself For This Hurricane Season

Hurricane season has arrived.

With looming tropical storms ahead this season, a responsible homeowner would want to do the best they can to prepare their home for stormy weather. By making the appropriate preparations, you can potentially save yourself by preventing possible damage.

Here are a couple of ways to prepare yourself for the incoming storms.

Prepare Your Home

You want to make sure that your home is ready to deal with the elements. Make sure that you have clean drinking water ready in case the water is shut off. If you have any trees on your property, have an arborist come and examine your property to see if any tree poses a risk of uprooting.

Regularly have your trees trimmed to avoid loose branches falling during a storm. If there are strong winds, be sure to cover up your windows and doors. Check your Carbon Monoxide detector’s battery. Repair any loose shingles or siding. Secure all outdoor property, including furniture, flags, and planters.

Make Sure Your Cars Are Ready

Always make sure your car is ready and reliable for stormy weather. Make sure your gas tank is full, and park your cars in your garage. Don’t drive through puddles! What might seem small when you are driving can turn out to be a disaster for you and for your car.

Keep Your Eye on Hurricane Warnings

Stay up to date with news warnings about hurricanes in your area. Do you know the difference between a Hurricane warning and a Hurricane watch?

A hurricane watch indicates that a storm is possible, while a hurricane warning tends to mean the storm is expected to make landfall. Be prepared to follow any protocols as well, such as a potential evacuation.

Have an Evacuation Plan Ready

Having an evacuation plan is crucial. Depending on the severity of the storm, you may be required to evacuate from your home.

In extreme cases like these, be sure to take any emergency supplies, important documents, and funds. Be sure to turn off any appliances and stay up to date with traffic reports to see if any roads are blocked off.

Did you know that it takes 30 days for Flood Insurance to kick in? If you’re concerned that your policies may not protect you from a hurricane, contact us!

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