As hurricane season approaches, it’s important to start preparing early to ensure that you and your loved ones stay safe during the storm. Having a hurricane prep checklist can help you stay organized and make sure that you don’t forget any important items. Here are some essential items to include on your hurricane prep checklist:
Your emergency kit should include enough supplies to last you and your family for at least three days. This should include non-perishable food, water, a first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, a battery-powered radio, and any necessary medications.
If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes, you should have an evacuation plan in place. This plan should include a designated meeting spot for your family, a list of important contacts, and a plan for how you will get out of your home and to a safe location.
Secure Your Home
Before a hurricane hits, make sure that your home is secure. This includes boarding up windows, securing loose items outside, and trimming any trees or branches that could fall and cause damage.
Make sure that all important documents, such as passports, insurance policies, and birth certificates are stored in a waterproof and fireproof container.
Create A Communication Plan
During a hurricane, communication can be difficult. Make sure that you have a plan in place for how you will communicate with your family and friends during and after the storm.
Cash and Credit Cards
In the event of a power outage, ATMs and credit card machines may not work. Make sure that you have enough cash and credit cards to cover any necessary expenses.
Gas and Transportation
If you need to evacuate, make sure that you have a full tank of gas and a plan for how you will get to your destination.
Continue monitoring the news and weather reports. This will help you make informed decisions about whether to evacuate or shelter in place.
By following these essential items on your hurricane prep checklist, you can help keep yourself and your family safe during a hurricane. Remember to stay calm, stay informed, be prepared, and contact Noland’s Roofing to see how our experts can help get your home prepped and ready to take on any storm.