Planning for the worst and hoping for the best is about all you can do when it comes to hurricanes. But there are many things you can do to help prepare your home, property, and the ones you love most to survive these storms and overcome whatever nature throws your way.
Preparing for hurricane season in advance and knowing what to expect when one hits is one of the smartest things you can do. Here are some useful safety tips on how to prepare for a hurricane, stay safe while it’s happening, and deal with the aftermath once the storm has passed.
- Before a hurricane locate a safe room in the safest areas of your home.
- Stock non-perishable food supplies, bottled water, a first aid kit, and a battery-powered radio.
- Before hurricane fill bathtubs and things with water to ensure you have enough to flush the toilet, cook, etc. in case of a power outage.
- During a hurricane monitor the TV and radio for updates and conditions.
- Stay away from all windows and exterior doors and seek shelter in the bathroom or basement.
- After a hurricane with the power returns to your home, do not start all major appliances at once. Turned them on gradually to reduce damage to sensitive equipment.
- Even if you have ventilation, never use a generator indoors. This includes garages, basements, and crawlspace.