ENTER THE SEASON PREPARED

EVACUATION PLANNING

  • Know all evacuation routes if you live close to the coast. 
  • Make sure your home meets building codes for withstanding hurricanes, and they have storm shutters. 
  • Always have plenty of non-perishable foods. 
  • Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe.

CHECK INSURANCE COVERAGE

  • Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with ” marine plywood—cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
  • Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.
  • Trim trees and shrubs around your home to minimize the risk of broken branches and debris.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts to prevent misdirected flooding.
  • Determine how and where to secure your boat.
  • Fully fuel your vehicles.

BACK UP YOUR ELECTRONICS

Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate.

MAKE COPIES OF IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS