Hurricane season is upon us so keep these tips on hand to make sure you’re prepared.
General Hurricane Preparation Tips:
- Fill Ziploc-type plastic bags ¾ full of water and stuff them in every corner of your freezer. You want them to freeze while you have electricity. It might take a couple of days for them to freeze. Nothing is lost if you don’t get the storm.
- Fill up with gas
- Get cash
- Fill your prescriptions
- Wash your clothes and dishes
- Take photos of every room and the outside of your house. Upload them to the cloud, or email them to yourself in Gmail, Hotmail, etc.
- Also take photographs of important papers, ID cards, the information in your wallet and contact information. Upload or email those photos as well.
- Get a rabbit-ears type TV antenna so you can watch TV if the cable goes out. Try it out now. The antennas are cheap, and the TV is free.
- Gather up toys and games and put them in one place. In case you have to leave home, you will want them to keep the kids entertained.
- Know if you are in an evacuation zone. Contact your county emergency management office online or on the phone. Be aware that water near the coast along much of the Florida and southeast coast will be unusually to extremely high.
- Figure out where you can park your car on high ground or in a garage. Be sure your car isn’t a casualty.
Some hurricane preparation items to buy you may not think of:
- Big plastic sheets like you use for painting. Get a few.
- Anything containers you can fill with water. There is plenty of water in your tap.
- An LED flashlight or lantern for every room in the house and for every person.
- Duct tape for use after the storm.
- Rope or strong cord
- Car phone charger
Some other important hurricane preparation tips if you are leaving home:
- Empty your refrigerator of any foods that will spoil, turn it off and leave the doors open. Rancid food can contaminate your house.
- Bring important papers.
- Bring your hurricane supplies.
Stay safe, and keep our number in your phone in case you experience hurricane damages. 305-800-HOME.