Smart homeowners prepare for life’s unexpected moments like natural disasters. This hurricane safety guide will help you stay safe during/after the storms.
Did you know that out of 10 tropical storms, 6 usually become hurricanes? If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes or you are soon moving to a place like Florida, this blog post is for you. We have put together this hurricane safety guide to help you stay safe during and after the storm.
Keep reading for our top safety tips.
Before a Hurricane
You want to start preparing before a hurricane strikes in order to stay as safe as possible. Make sure that you have a disaster plan in place along with flood insurance protection for your home.
If you have pets, do not forget to include them in the plan. You can also contact your local humane society or your veterinarian for information about preparing your pets for emergencies.
Take the time to board up all of the windows in your home in case the wind knocks anything against them or to keep the wind from breaking the glass. Any outdoor objects or furniture, bring them inside or else they will probably fly away.
You also want to have food and water for at least three days. Canned food is a smart idea just don’t forget your can opener. Have a flashlight handy with backup batteries and a battery-operated radio on hand.
During the Hurricane
During any hurricanes make sure you stay away from any low-lying areas and under no circumstances hang out outside because the winds will blow things around everywhere. You never know if something will be blown your way from miles away.
If you live in a mobile home, do not stay inside of it, make sure you go to your local shelter to stay safe. You will also want to go to a shelter if your home is not on higher ground.
After the Hurricane
Make sure that after the hurricane passes you wait to come outside until it is safe to do so. Usually, you will have flooded streets which can be dangerous. The last thing you want to do is drive in flooded areas, it’s better to stay home and wait.
If you ever see any standing water, make sure you stay away from it because you never know if it is electrically charged from power lines that fell. Also, never drink any water from the faucet until you are told that it is safe to do so. The water lines might get contaminated from the hurricane passing through.
Time to Prepare With Our Hurricane Safety Guide
Now that you have our top hurricane safety tips, you can have peace of mind that you will be prepared for the next storm that rolls around. Don’t forget that if you are told to evacuate your area, follow any orders immediately. Do not put yourself or those you love in danger hoping that the storm won’t hit your home.
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