The Atlantic Hurricane Season ends on November 30th this year and you should be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
What should you do to prepare for hurricane season?
Research – Find out if you live in an evacuation area and research your home’s vulnerability to storm damage, flooding and wind. Make sure you have the right insurance coverage based on your location and vulnerabilities.
Contacts – Keep a list of local contact information: Emergency Management Office, law enforcement, hospitals, local utilities, insurance agent, etc.
Take Inventory – Record a list of all major household items and valuables. These records are critically important when filing insurance claims.
Plan for the Worst – Plan and practice an evacuation plan. Business owners should create emergency workplace plans.
Plan for Pets – Pet owners should have plans to care for their animals in case of an emergency.
Boat Care – Prepare your boat and be aware of marine safety if you are on or near the water.
Protect Documents – Keep copies of irreplaceable documents in a dry, safe place.
Supply Kit – Put together a basic hurricane kit and consider storage locations for different situations.
Online hazard and vulnerability assessment tools are available. Check your hazards risks with FEMA’s Map Portal