How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Floridians know how important it is to be prepared for hurricane season. Floridians are no stranger to life-threatening winds, flooding, and property damage. The first thing every homeowner should do is check your homeowner’s insurance policy before the hurricane season starts.

There are many steps to prepare for hurricane season which begins June 1st and goes through the end of September.

Here are some of the preparations for the home outdoors.

Remove outdoor items
Trim dead branches from trees
Board up windows
Fill gas tanks and extra containers
Get extra cash
Move furniture away from windows
Store important documents in waterproof containers
Extra supply of medicines
Prepare for the needs of pets

Other preparations are for safety in your home while riding out the storm. If you are not confident that your family is safe at home, make arrangements to go to a hotel or a local shelter. Here are some things you will need to do to be ready for the storm.

Here is a list of items residents should have on hand during any emergency.

Bottled water (1 gallon/person/day) 
Bottled juice
Two coolers: One for drinks & one for food
Canned foods
Manual can opener
Dry pet food
Medic-alert tags
Insect-repellent sprays
Feminine hygiene items
First aid kit
Prescription medication
Over-the-counter medication
Children’s medicine
Adhesive tape
Antiseptic solution

If you are having an actual emergency please dial 911 immediately. Please be aware of and publish all emergency contact numbers.

This article from the Insurance Information Institute shares more information regarding being prepared for hurricane season. Read Here


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