Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

The compelling force of mother nature has a way of reminding us who’s in control. The most ideal approach to limit potential harm is to be ready. Hurricanes don’t only affect people living along the coast. They can cause damage hundreds of miles from the shore. You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect yourself and your family. Here are some tips to be prepared.

To prepare for a hurricane, plan for an evacuation, in advance. Look up your designated evacuation route and shelter.

Make a plan for each member of your household including children, people with disabilities, and pets.

Stock your home with emergency supplies. Including enough food and water for a few days.

Flashlights, a first aid kit, prescription medications, flares, and hygiene products.

Keep supplies in your vehicle in case of an evacuation and make sure your vehicle has at least a half tank of gas.

You should also take steps to protect your home and minimize damage from high winds and flooding.

Move loose lightweight objects like outdoor furniture and trash cans indoors. Cut back or remove trees that could potentially fall on your home.

Clear gutters and drains of debris. And consider installing check valves in your sewer lines so floodwater doesn’t back up into the drains.

Storm documents in a waterproof container to protect them from damage.

Check your property insurance policy to see if it covers flooding and consider buying flood insurance if it doesn’t.

You should also sign up for local emergency alerts and warnings so you can stay informed. before, during, and after a hurricane.

By preparing in advance and taking the necessary precautions, you can keep you and your family safe when a hurricane hits.

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