Keeping you ahead of Any storm. All the info you need in the event of a Hurricane/Evacuation
LOCAL EVACUATION SHELTERS AND PICK-UP LOCATIONS
IMPORTANT LOCAL INFORMATION
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One Hour Activities
- Create a Family Emergency Plan Plans should include copies of important documents including insurance policies, the deed to your home or rental agreement, evacuation information, a shelter-in-place plan, important phone numbers and a home inventory.
- Build a Storm Kit Kits should include items you will need for at least 72 hours after a storm. Always include water, nonperishable food, batteries, flashlights, a battery-powered NOAA weather radio, prescription medications and supplies for children, the elderly or pets.
One Day Activities
- Build a Home Insurance Inventory A home insurance inventory complete with descriptions and photographs of your property will be an invaluable resource should you need to file an insurance claim. Use theKnow Your Stuff resource available through the Insurance Information Institute (III) to help with this activity.
- Hurricane Proof Your Landscaping Take a day to make your landscaping more hurricane-resilient. Activities include replacing landscaping rocks with mulch or trimming back tree limbs that hang over your roof.
- Clean Your Gutters Your gutters will direct rainfall away from your home and prevent flooding, but only if they are clear and in good condition. Take the day to clear out leaves or any other debris. Make sure you don’t have any rusted spots, holes or openings as well.
- Strengthen Your Soffits Properly installed soffits should keep water out of your home. Take the day to make sure yours have suitable caulking and screws.
- Enhance Your Roof Sheathing Attachment Proper application of the right caulk can increase the wind uplift resistance of your roof sheathing by as much as three times. This one day activity should be started in the morning, as attics can become quite warm in the afternoon.
One Weekend Activity
- Measure for Temporary Emergency Plywood Shutters If you do not have pre-installed hurricane shutters, you should board up with plywood shutters. Temporary emergency plywood shutters can start at a cost of $275 up to $750. Measure all of the windows in your home, get the plywood cut and labeled to make installation easier when a storm is coming