June 1 is the start of Hurricane Season and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a near average amount of activity. That sounds great until you realize that for the past several years, we have had fewer than average amount of storms. In order to make sure you’re ready, here’s some things to remember. Taking the time to prepare can save you a lot of trouble in the wake of a disaster.
Have a plan.
Not only is it a good idea to have an evacuation route, but also know the location of emergency shelters. If you need more information you can contact your local Red Cross. You should have an emergency kit prepared. In it should be a first aid kit, medications, flashlight, extra batteries, cell phone chargers, blankets, cash, and baby supplies if needed. Along with those things, keep a list of emergency contact numbers.
Prepare your property.
Walk around and make sure any belongings that could be picked up and thrown by the wind such as patio furniture are secured. If you are in the path of the storm, get plywood and nails to cover the windows and doors. It might also be a good idea to have enough to make any temporary repairs, if you do suffer damage.
This is also a good time to review your insurance policy to make sure you have enough coverage in order to rebuild in case of the worst. Your home is probably the most expensive investment you will make, and with Hurricane Season looming now is the time to protect it and your family with homeowner’s insurance. Contact us for a free quote.