Hurricane Season Preparation Tips
Springtime is a wonderful time of year where the temperatures are perfect and spending time outside is ideal. With every spring, however, inevitably comes summer and that means South Florida residents must aware and educated on looming hurricanes. Hurricane season begins on June 1st every year and spans through September, most often reaching its peak in the month of August. As such, springtime is the right time to begin storm preparation. Homeowners in South Florida are no strangers to hurricanes and the storm damage that they can cause. Therefore, having a plan in place is essential to keep you, your loved ones, and your property as safe as possible.
Hurricane forecasts are always frustrating. Early predictions can have the storm heading right towards your area and late forecasts can change the direction completely. As a result, hurricane preparation must involve getting ready for the unexpected. Keep these hurricane season preparation tips in mind this month:
- Make a realistic evacuation plan and make sure your family understands it
- Purchase supplies like water, food, clothing, and blankets now and store them in an accessible place
- Know your insurance coverage and change it if you are not covered for things like flooding
- Do a full backup of your most important electronic devices
- Keep extra chargers and batteries with your packed supplies
- Keep copes of important documents (financial, medical, legal, etc.) in a safe, secure place
- Check your shutters and generators now to ensure they are functioning properly
- Communicate with your family so they know the status of your preparation and the steps to take right before the storm hits
It may seem early so start thinking about hurricanes again, but being prepared now will alleviate a ton of stress come hurricane season. Plus, things like stock piling supplies will put you at an advantage when stores start to run out in pre-hurricane panic. If your home has suffered any storm damage, it is critical to fix it now, before hurricane season strikes again. Contact our SERVPRO storm damage and restoration team today to learn more!