These six steps will help you prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters. These precautions will save you time, money, and heartache when disaster strikes.
1. Check your insurance coverage, make sure all policies are up to date on the current state of your home. Check to see if it will properly prepare for potential disasters in the particular area you are in. For example, you may want additional flood coverage in an area where water damage might occur, or mudslide coverage in a mudslide prone area.
2. Do an inventory on all the property in your home. Double check to make sure that you are including all items of value. To do this, you can survey the house using a camera or other home inventory tool. Keep receipts for all valuable items, scan and back them up on a hard drive for safe measure. Consider additional insurance coverage for valuable items.
3. Protect your home and your assets installing Hurricane fabric to cover the doors, windows, and openings of your home. Hurricane Fabric will provide a flexible, sturdy cover for your home and all of your property. It is the only hurricane protection method that can be cut and customized to fit uniquely shaped doors, windows, and openings. It is lightweight. Weighing in at only 11 ounces per square yard, installation is a breeze. You can even install it yourself, eliminating installation costs that occur when you go with other more complicated hurricane protection methods. Hurricane Fabric is sturdy and flexible, able to deflect flying debris flying at high speeds, repelling objects like a trampoline. Best of all, Hurricane Fabric is discernibly most affordable hurricane than other protection methods on the market. With this efficient, practical, and affordable option to protect your home and property, it only makes sense to choose Hurricane Fabric over other hurricane barriers. Hurricane Fabric will help protect you and your property and keep it safe when disaster strikes. Although things are just things, and people’s lives are invaluable, losing irreplaceable valuable property is heartwrenching.
4. Prepare and keep an emergency supply kit stocked with basic necessities and first aid items. You will want 2 weeks worth of food and supplies for every member of your family, including pets. If you have to evacuate, you want to prepare an additional 3 day supply kit for every member of the family, compact and separate so you can take it on the road.
5. Establish an evacuation route for worst case scenarios. If you do not have a car, make outside arrangements that can accommodate for everybody in your family, including pets. In case your family gets separated, establish an out of state contact or family member for a meeting place. They should be located at least 50 miles inland.
6. Most importantly, be calm in the moment when case disaster strikes. Be rational, don’t re enter a home in a danger zone when you have been instructed to evacuate to bring material possessions. Things can be replaced, life is irreplaceable.