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How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

Now is the time to star preparing your households for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. The height of the storms will form between the months of August and September, and will produce strong storms with heavy winds and rains that could cause damage to your home. And according tot he National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, this year's hurricane season will be above-average, meaning more storms than normal.

Follow these tips to make sure you are fully prepared for when hurricanes strike:

  • Gather Supplies - make an emergency kit that has essentials like bottled water, medication, and first aid kits
  • Help your Neighborhood - seniors and elderly neighbors may need help gathering supplies
  • Strengthen your Home - clear out gutters and collect lawn furniture
  • Make an Emergency Plan - discuss with everyone in your home what to do in case of an emergency and practice it.
  • Recognize Warnings and Alerts - download the FEMA app to get real-time alerts on how to handle the storm
  • Know your Evacuation Zone - listen to local officials on where you need to escape from
  • Review Important Documents - check your insurance policies and buy flood insurance if you think your home is susceptible to flooding

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