Prepare for a Hurricane Checklist
Understanding hurricanes and staying prepared is key. Here is a helpful checklist to keep you prepared.
Get a FREE roof inspection from Best Roofing to determine the condition of your roof
prior to the storm.
Make a list of outdoor items, such as lawn furniture or yard tools, to bring inside during a hurricane watch.
Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed.
Make sure your gutters and drains are clear to prevent flooding during the long bouts of heavy rain that often accompany hurricanes.
Use permanent hurricane shutters on windows and doors. This is much safer and more effective than taping the glass, which does not prevent breakage.
Protect the outside of windows with shutters or plywood.
Check the news frequently to get storm updates
Develop an evacuation plan. Contact your local emergency management office or local chapter of the American Red Cross for information about the safest evacuation routes and locations of nearby shelters.
Have blankets or sleeping bags available in case you need to go to a shelter.
Determine in advance what you will do with any pets.
Have a hurricane kit ready by stocking up on disaster supplies such as flashlights and extra batteries, a battery-operated radio, a first aid kit, emergency food and water and a handheld can opener.
Invest in flood insurance for your home because homeowner's policies do not cover the damage caused by hurricane-related floods.
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