In this article, we will discuss some hurricane safety tips for preparing your home for a hurricane.
1. Secure Items Around Your Home
Let’s start with the outside of your home. The biggest issue in any storm is flying debris. The debris could be tree limbs, lawn ornaments, or even furniture. You want to make sure when a storm is on its way, you have put all of that stuff away and secured as much of it as possible. If you have large tree limbs hanging near your home, you may want to cut those down before a big storm blows them right through your front window.
2. Hurricane Windows
Your windows are the next place to look. Do you have windows that are rated strong enough to withstand a strike from an item propelled at them during a hurricane? Now hurricane windows are not the end all be all of the hurricane safety for your home, as a lot of people may think. Don’t get me wrong they are a great start and a good thing that every home in a hurricane zone needs to have, but there is still more that needs to be done.
3. Hurricane Safety Supplies
The third important step to take is having the right supplies on hand and a plan in place that you and your family must practice a few times a year. The value of practicing your plan is not just the training and muscle memory it yields you and your family to be ready in the event of an actual hurricane, but it also allows you to test all your supplies. That means checking and replacing your flashlight batteries, your food and water supplies, and first aid supplies. Keep your plan well-rehearsed and your supplies in good standing and combined with the other two hurricane safety tips, you will be ready to handle anything.
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