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Basic Preperations

Basic Preparation:

  • Make sure your roof is leak free
  • Install hurricane straps to your roof
  • Trim trees and bushes
  • Stock up on supplies – CLICK HERE FOR HURRICANE SUPPLIES
  • Reinforce doors
  • Organize valuables
  • Check with your insurance agent to confirm that you have coverage needed for storm season
  • Most standard homeowners insurance policy’s don’t cover flood damage
  • Flood insurance policy’s take effect 30 days after purchase date, don’t wait until last minute
  • Create a home inventory, it is needed for filing claims

When a hurricane watch is issued:

  • Raise valuables off the floor
  • Board up windows
  • Brace garage door
  • Prepare pool
  • Make arrangements for pets
  • Make ice
  • Crank up AC and settings on refrigerator
  • Plug roof vents

 During the storm:

  • Turn off electricity/gas
  • Make sure appliances and electronics are off and unplugged
  • Keep away from windows and doors

After the storm:

  • Turn on electricity/gas
  • Check for gas leaks
  • Make sure tap water is safe to drink

Blood Banks

Blood banks are always in need of donations, and even more so when natural disasters strike. If you can donate blood before a disaster strikes, it helps with quickly reaching those who need it in affected areas. For more information check out the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org/blood) and Oneblood (http://www.oneblood.org/).

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