If you live in a tropical storm-prone area, you must have a certain level of preparedness. Although you can’t prevent all damage, you can lessen the dangers and destruction caused by a hurricane. Injury, death, home damage, or home losses are all possible side effects of these storms. There are many things that can be done to prepare in advance, or just before the storm hits.
If you have homeowners insurance, or are looking for a new policy, consider what kind of storm coverage offered. Those who live in areas that are prone to natural disasters such as flooding, should always have weather-related insurance to avoid costly repairs.
When the news broadcast hits and there is a hurricane headed for your area, it’s very comforting to know that you already have things you need. You don’t want to shove your way through people trying to get supplies and groceries at the last minute. Here are some things to put away in case of any emergency, including a hurricane:
There are companies for hire who can “hurricane proof” your home. They have items such as shatter proof glass that will make your home safer and less prone to expensive damage. Having shatter proof windows help prevent injuries involving broken glass. Another option is to duct tape or board up your windows. Duct tape doesn’t prevent the glass from breaking, but it does prevent shattered glass from being blown about inside the house. Always be sure to stay away from windows during a storm, even if you have taken action to prevent breakage.
Knowing what you need and what to do during a hurricane will make your experience much more bearable. Sit down with your loved ones, and come up with a plan for your upcoming hurricane season.