How to Prepare for Hurricane Season, Part 1
Last week, we got a helpful list of hurricane preparedness guidelines from our resident broker, Ted Brown. We have had lots of positive responses to the article, so we decided to dole out some additional resources (with the help of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA).
The following advice featured as part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, and we will distribute this guide in two parts.
Determine Your Risk
Hurricanes bring many hazards to US coastlines and inland areas, including storm surge along the coast, inland flooding due to heavy rainfall, tornadoes, strong winds, rip currents, and large waves. Make sure you are fully aware of the risk of each of these potential dangers in your area. Your preparation plan should feature anything that might impact you and your family.
Develop an Evacuation Plan
Make sure you find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone – last year, hundreds of thousands were forced to leave their homes during hurricane season. Plan where you will go and how you would get there. Leave immediately if ordered to evacuate and make sure your pets are a part of the evacuation plan!
Assemble Disaster Supplies
Get your supplies before hurricane season begins. For example, have enough food and water for each person for at least one week. Make sure to fill your prescriptions and have medicine on hand. Radios, batteries and phone chargers are also very important. Make sure you have gas for your car and have some extra cash on hand just in case.
We will be back on Wednesday with part 2.
Have a great week, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our local experts for more information!