2018 Hurricane Season Preparedness Plan

Hurricane Preparedness…are you ready for this year’s storm season? The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season was not only record-breaking, but catastrophic as nature delivered devastating storms back to back. The 2018 Hurricane Season is predicted to be above average and has already got an early start with Alberto.  The lesson learned is to be prepared in advance and have a plan.  Here is a quick checklist of things to have in your survival plan:

  • Water (1 gallon / person / day for 7 days)
  • Non-perishable food (3 to 7 days)
  • Manual can opener
  • Fuel for camp stoves, grills and generator
  • Disposable plates and utensils
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Wind up clock, flashlights, batteries and battery-operated radio
  • Clothing, rain gear, sturdy shoes
  • First aid kits, prescription drugs, personal hygiene toiletries, items for the elderly
  • Food and water for pets and possible arrangements for their care
  • Full vehicle gas tanks
  • Have an evacuation plan and make your emergency contact aware of this plan
  • Sign up for local weather and emergency text alerts
  • Cash and important documents like your Florida hurricane insurance policies, titles, deeds

Tips for Protecting Your Property

  • Bring in outdoor furniture, potted plants, yard art or anything else that is not tied down to prevent injury and/or damage from flying debris.
  • Trim trees and shrubs, paying particular attention to dead limbs.   High winds can turn branches into dangerous projectiles.
  • Reduce property damage by retrofitting or reinforcing roof, windows and doors.
  • When constructing a new home or upgrading an existing home, consider elevating the structure and using flood damage resistance materials to better protect against floodwaters and/or storm surge.  This is an important consideration when thinking about Flood Insurance in Florida.

Happy Family in Front of HomeSteps to Take to Protect You and Your Family After an Incident

  • Promptly submit your claim by reporting the loss details via the email or phone.
  • Protect the property from further damage.
  • Keep accurate records of all expenses such as temporary repairs and additional living expenses.
  • Itemize the damaged or stolen property including the manufacturer, brand name, age, place of purchase and purchase price.
  • Report burglary/theft claims to the appropriate authorities, so there is a police report on file.

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