Hurricane Season Preparedness

Atlantic Hurricane Season has arrived. From June 1st to November 30th, hurricanes will affect communities along the east coast and the gulf regions of the United States.

Hurricanes can cause severe damage to property and pose a major threat to public safety. They are accompanied by dangerous winds and storm surges and can result in flooding, wind damage, power outages, and much more.

Because of these dangers, we should all have a hurricane preparedness plan during this time of year. It is critical to know how the effects of hurricanes and have an action plan ready in the event of an approaching storm. Here are some tips to help you prepare for hurricane season:

Develop an emergency plan.

It is important to make sure that everyone in your family is on the same page when establishing an emergency plan in the event of a hurricane. This includes preparation, evacuation, and where to stay during the hurricane. You should be familiar with your evacuation zone as well as any possible alternative routes.

Assemble supplies.

Following a hurricane, it is possible that you will lack access to essential items. Prepare a stock of emergency supplies such as water, medication, a first aid kit, non-perishable food, etc. Make sure to take only what you or your family needs so that others can also have access to these supplies.

If possible, fill your car with gas before a hurricane is expected to touch down in your area. This way, if there is an evacuation in your area, you can leave more quickly and drive a greater distance to a safe area.

Prepare your home.

To protect your home during severe storms, hurricane shutters can prevent window breakage. Bring any outdoor furniture or decor inside, and also charge any electronics in case of a power outage. You may also want to clean your gutters to ensure that any rainwater is properly carried away from your home.

When You Need Help with Hurricane Damage

We hope these hurricane preparedness tips have helped provide you with greater peace of mind. If you’ve experienced severe hurricane damage, we can help you with disaster restoration. Contact us anytime to learn more about how we can help.