1. Hurricane Evacuation planning
The main reason people have to evacuate during hurricanes is from a storm surge, which is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm’s winds that can reach heights well over 20 feet and can span hundreds of miles of coastlines, according to the National Hurricane Center.
2. Buy hurricane supplies Gas up your car and have gas for your generator.
The most important thing is to have on hand 3 days ot supplies well in advance and keeping those supplies on hand should evacuation be required.
3. Check insurance coverage for hurricane coverage.
Property owners and renters should be sure to insure their homes against flooding from the hurricane. Most people do not realize it is not part of standard home and renters insurance. Tenants and home owners can contact their renters or home insurance provider to buy flood insurance, and they should do so even if they do not live right along the coastline.
4. Make copies of important documents for after hurricane passes.
Those living in or near hurricane areas should make copies of proof of ownership documents of any property not limited to their homes, cars and boats. These documents can be stored in the hurricane kit or in any safe location that does not risk being damaged during the hurricane. If a hurricane levels your house, you have to prove that it is your house to the insurance company. Shutters will help protect your home from the hurricane winds.
Residents and tenants should inspect their homes to confirm that there is no damage that a hurricane could increase. Putting up hurricane shutters is a high priority for getting ready.