Ways on How to Prepare Hurricane Season
Hurricanes come with several calamities. When the hurricane strikes, you need to be prepared well enough to face those strong winds alongside the flooding that comes with it. When it happens, you need to be prepared especially for people who are aware of the place of residence to be one of the vulnerable areas to hurricanes and storms. Discussed therein are the tips to consider when preparing for a hurricane season.
Be alert to know the direction the hurricane is headed might be your home area. For example know your evacuation routes by following a written evacuation plan. Create your hurricane survival kit. Pack all the important stuff you will need in case the hurricane strikes the home area. Involve your family members in the planning too and make sure they have their hurricane survival kits. Take time to prepare so that you don’t forget the important items that are important during the hurricane season.
Erecting Roof clips, storm shutters, can help secure and fasten the frame structure of your home against storms. Also, stock one room in your home with fresh water, non-perishable foods, flashlights, blankets, towels, trash bags, gloves, cleaning masks, your pet’s food and any other necessities. Weight and size of the door and the walls need to be erected in a way that they will strongly resist the hurricane wins without damaging the house parts including the walls the door and the rooftop. The force incurred by the hurricane can damage a lot of property.
Switch off all electrical appliances. This including powering up your phone. Make sure all the power is switched off during this weather. The weather authorities may need to alert and communicate people to evacuate, so it is safe to remain updates with news and radio so that you know what to do every time during the hurricane season. You need to prepare well enough since this is a natural calamity you may not be well aware of the extent of the hurricane disaster. Take time to listen to the news or radio and also check on your neighbors in case they might need help.
Head to a safe part of your home. Regulate the fridge temperatures to a minimum. Keep your family in the loop. Nothing is more reassuring than knowing someone is safe.
Make sure the car is fueled to capacity and also the car is working well. Always keep some money on you in case of such emergencies. Make sure your tires are road-worthy. The above-highlighted points are therefore important when dealing with or experiencing a coming tropical storm or hurricane.