12 Jun Hurricane Season Preparedness
The East Coast has certainly had its share of bad weather over the last few years. Unfortunately, this year we are predicted to see a slight increase in hurricane activity than normal. Keeping your home and family safe should be your top priority.
Here are four tips to help you prepare for whatever Mother Nature throws at us this hurricane season:
- Have a plan – When disaster strikes, it is always better to remain calm and follow an emergency plan you have already set in place. Mapping out evacuation routes, discussing who goes where during a hurricane, and running drills can make any hurricane situation less scary if it arises. Make sure everyone living in your home is on board with the disaster plan.
- Have emergency supplies – Making an emergency kit is not hard, but knowing what to include might be difficult. The Red Cross suggests you include the following items in your emergency kit:
- Water- one gallon per pay per person- three day supply
- Nonperishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Multi-purpose tool
- Personal hygiene items
- Copies of personal documents
- Cell phone with charger
- Family and emergency contact info
- Emergency blanket
- Map of the area
- Reinforce your home –a make sure your home can withstand strong winds and flying debris. Trim trees that might snap and cause damage. Walk the perimeter and secure all outdoor furniture and belongings.
- Check your insurance – without the right coverage, you may be in peril long after a hurricane blows away. Talk to us about what type of policy is needed to cover your home and family in the event that a hurricane causes damage.