The most important thing you can do as hurricane season approaches is to get yourself, your family, and your home prepared. By starting early, you’ll avoid the rush at stores and other venues typically crowded and often chaotic when hurricane watches and warnings are issued. Use these checklists to prepare before a hurricane strikes.
If a hurricane threatens your area, having a plan in place can reduce fear and anxiety. One of the first steps is determining if you live in a storm surge evacuation zone. If you do, you need to decide where you would go and how you would get there.
Increase personal safety and reduce your risk of lightning injury by following these essential tips.
Lithium-ion batteries power many electronic devices and vehicles, including electric cars, E-bikes, golf carts, scooters, and laptops. However, these batteries can cause fires or even explode if they malfunction, are damaged, or are submerged in water.
Stay safe during a power outage by following these recommendations.
Enhance your safety and comfort after an emergency or disaster by planning to be self-sufficient and meeting your basic needs.
This Family Hurricane Preparedness Guide will provide information to help you, your family, and your community prepare for hurricane season following the five key messages of #HurricaneStrong.
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, but having a plan for your pet’s safety is beneficial year-round.
This checklist represents Do-it-Yourself projects only. Please consult a licensed and insured contractor for more advanced projects.
You can protect your family and prevent devastating damage to your home caused by storm surge flooding and rising waters when hurricanes strike by planning. Follow these guidelines to make sure you are safe, and your home is protected.
An annual gutter inspection to look for holes, rust spots, or broken supports, along with routine cleaning, will ensure that your gutters are ready when heavy rains come.
Nearly any object can become a dangerous, flying missile in a high-wind event like a hurricane or tornado. Inspect your property and use this checklist to identify ways to make your landscape more high-wind resistant.
Protect your home from lightning strikes by following these simple recommendations.
Use this checklist to record all outdoor items that will need to be taken inside or anchored in before a hurricane.
Modern building codes ensure that your home is built using the latest practices and standards to protect against disasters like floods and hurricane winds...
If your home is not protected by impact-resistant windows and doors, wind- or impact-resistant garage doors, or tested...
If you are using a portable power generator, thoroughly read and follow all manufacturers’ instructions, and keep these safety tips in mind.
Prepare for power outages whether caused by a grid failure or severe weather like a hurricane.
Sandbags can redirect stormwater and debris flows away from homes and other structures if they are correctly filled, placed, and maintained.
More than 90% of damage to homes in hurricanes begins when garage doors fail.
Modern building codes ensure that your home incorporates the latest practices and standards to protect against disasters like floods and hurricane wind. However, older homes may not have all the latest innovations provided by current codes.
You can affordably improve your roof’s resistance to wind uplift from inside the attic without removing any of your shingles or other coverings.
A sealed roof deck provides a secondary water barrier or a supplemental way to keep wind-driven rain from coming through the deck joints or seams when the primary roof covering (shingles, etc.) and traditional underlayment are damaged, detached, or blown away in severe weather.
Selecting the right type of hurricane shutters depends on a variety of factors, including your budget, style, and ability to deploy the panels.
Properly installed and braced soffits resist wind forces and keep water out when the wind drives rain against the outside walls and up into the attic of your home.
If a hurricane damaged your home and belongings this week, would you have everything you need to file a complete and thorough claim?
Contact your insurance company or agent today and ask for an insurance review. Use the questions in this checklist to be sure you cover all the bases.
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