Did you know...
hurricane season runs June - December, September has the most severe hurricanes over every other month during hurricane season? Of course hurricanes can approach our area at anytime between now and the end of the year! You need to be vigilant anytime there is a hurricane watch and/or warning and being ready is the way to go! Here are some tips for you in case a hurricane comes:
Create an Emergency Plan: Develop a detailed plan with your family or household members. Determine evacuation routes, establish a safe meeting point, and designate responsibilities for each person. Ensure everyone understands the plan and knows what to do in case of an emergency.
Build an Emergency Kit: Assemble a well-stocked emergency kit that can sustain you and your family for at least three days. Include essential items such as non-perishable food, water, cell phone chargers, batteries, flashlights, a first aid kit, medications, important documents, cash, and clothing. Don't forget to include items specific to your family's needs, such as baby supplies or pet necessities.
Secure Your Property: Prepare your home to withstand the impact of a hurricane. Reinforce windows and doors with storm shutters or plywood boards. Trim trees and remove loose branches that could potentially damage your property during high winds. If you live in a flood-prone area, consider investing in sandbags or flood barriers to protect against rising water.
Stay Informed: Keep yourself updated with the latest information from local authorities and meteorological services. Listen to weather reports and pay attention to any evacuation orders or emergency alerts. Have a battery-powered radio or a reliable source of news to stay connected if power and internet services are disrupted.
Make sure your insurance coverage is up to date: Time to review your auto insurance policy for payments and coverage. Comprehensive coverage provides glass coverage, theft, vandalism, falling objects, wind, flood and fire (to name a few). For the home, it may be time for a look at the dwelling limit, deductible, endorsements related to food spoilage, and maybe even flood insurance. Thinking of a review? call us at 508-460-0800 to discuss this further.
Remember, hurricane preparedness is crucial, and it's always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. Stay vigilant, stay safe, and follow the instructions and advice of local authorities during a hurricane or any severe weather event.