We’ve talked about preparing your business for hurricane season, but knowing how to prepare your house for hurricane season can be just as (or even more) important. There are ten to sixteen named storms in an average hurricane season, including four to eight hurricanes. When winds reach over 155 mph, you’re going to be thinking about protecting your life and family when a hurricane hits, not your home. We’ll give you some tips in this guide so when the wind starts howling, your house will be safe.
Keep Supplies Handy
When the hurricane comes, you want to be prepared, know where everything is, and have a kit of emergency supplies. Keep some flashlights, batteries, and more in the kit so you don’t have to search for them in an emergency.
Trim Your Trees and Shrubbery
Tree branches can go through your windows like missiles during a hurricane; make sure you prune your trees and remove all loose branches from your trees.
Unplug All Electronics
Electrical surges are widespread in hurricanes. By unplugging your electronics, you minimize the risk of damage.
Seal Windows and Doors
Ensure that your windows and door stay locked and secured. If you have storm windows, ensure that they are properly installed and locked, as well.
Prepare for Long-Term Outages
It may be a good idea to purchase a backup generator. Then, if the power goes out, you still have options. Also, keep your bathtubs full of water in case you lose access for any length of time.
Review Your Insurance Policy
It’s best to do this before the storm, when things are still calm. If it’s been a while since you’ve reviewed your home insurance policy, you may not be carrying the correct amount of coverage. The amount may not be enough to rebuild your home if the worst happens. Get peace of mind and know you have coverage as you prepare your house for hurricane season.
How We Can Help
Vargas & Vargas Insurance is one of the premier local independent insurance agencies. We work for our clients and not the insurance company. We will customize your insurance coverage to your specific needs at the right price, and our team is here to answer all of your insurance questions. Contact us today.