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How to Prepare Yourself for a Hurricane

by christopher@reilleygroup.com 2. June 2016 08:13

That moment when your local weatherman says that your city is in the way of a hurricane is a wake-up call that you have to be prepared at all times. Otherwise, panic sets in. So, what is the best thing to do? Prepare before you need to.

Here are some things that may help you prepare for hurricane season.

  1. Make sure that your insurance coverage covers what you expect in case your home suffers damage from the hurricane. If you can add a flood coverage and expenses coverage, do it. These two might add to your premium, but they may help cover your home in case of hurricane or flood damage that renders your home uninhabitable.
  2. Keep a record of all the things inside your home. In addition to a written down list, take a video or pictures of everything for undeniable proof of items you owned prior to loss or damage.
  3. Install storm shutters to shield your windows from strong windows. If you're in a cash or time crunch, screw plywood to your home to cover windows. If you have extra space in your home, create a panic room that is built with sturdy walls to keep your family and prized possessions safe.
  4. Uproot any dead or vulnerable trees before the hurricane strikes. The strong winds might uproot the tree into your home and cause major damage or injuries.
  5. Prepare first aid and emergency packs that include food rations, waters, and a stock of basic medicines and bandages. You will also need a flashlight, a lighter and a can/bottle opener.
  6. Know evacuation paths and plans. When you have to leave in a rush, there's no time to think. Know multiple evacuation routes so you can choose an exit path that is best for your specific scenario.
  7. Have peace of mind knowing that you have backup power ready at a moment's notice with a diesel generator. Diesel generators can provide standby and mobile electricity when you need it most.

It is always better to be prepared for the worse because when that time comes, you already know what to do.

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