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Hurricane Preparation

Categories: Other | Posted: June 21, 2019

Hurricane season is once again upon us. Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30 but we see the peak of the season from mid-August to late October. We cannot control the weather, however, we can take the time and effort to prepare for it. What we all want to avoid is scrambling last minute to get supplies and making arrangements for a hurricane that’s already headed our way. In this month’s blog, we will discuss some helpful tips to best prepare homeowners for the 2019 hurricane season.

  • Plan your evacuation route. Although you will most likely receive instructions from your local government, it’s smart to have an evacuation plan long before a disaster strikes.
  • Have an emergency kit. This kit should include but is not limited to a three day supply of water, non-perishable food, any prescription drugs you or your loved ones may need, first aid supplies, a portable radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
  • Protect your home. This includes home maintenance such as replacing old garage doors and tracks, cleaning out gutters, caulking doors and windows, and installing storm shutters or precutting plywood panels for windows. This also includes landscaping maintenance like cutting down any weak branches or trees and keeping shrubbery around your home trimmed.
  • Review your insurance policies. Take the time to review your homeowner’s policy limit, hurricane/windstorm deductible and which disasters your policy covers and which ones it does not.

– Written by our Building Coordinator, Suzanah Hajrula