Hurricane season in Florida begins on June 1 and ends on November 30. It is important to begin preparations for hurricane season long before the threat of a hurricane occurs. Our blog explores the different actions you should be taking this month to prepare for hurricane season.
Evacuation planning is a critical part of hurricane preparedness. Do some research and find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation area, which is an area in which residents must leave their homes in the event of a hurricane. Local governments provide information about evacuation areas and evacuation plans.
It is important to buy supplies in advance and keep those supplies on hand in case you have to evacuate. If you wait until a hurricane is approaching, you will most likely end up waiting in long lines and encounter stores that have run out of supplies.
Create a Hurricane Kit
It’s a smart idea to have a hurricane kit on hand in case of an emergency. These kits should include food, water, clothing, and blankets. It’s also a good idea to add a first aid kit, battery-powered radio, flashlight, and batteries to your hurricane kit.
Review Your Insurance Coverage
Property owners and renters should insure their homes against flooding, something that many people do not realize is not covered under standard insurance.
Protect Your Home
It’s important to check your home for any damage that a hurricane could increase. Issues with overall structure should be repaired, including damaged roofs or loose shingles. Any problems with the roof or house can be especially vulnerable to dangerously strong winds. In addition, because hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, trim or remove damaged trees and limbs.
Make Copies of Important Documents
Make copies of proof of ownership documents of any property you own (e.g. house, car, boat) and store them in a safe place that cannot be damaged by a hurricane.
Protect Your Roof With Hercules Roofing
If you live in Florida, it is essential to protect your roof for hurricane season. Hurricanes can do some serious damage to your roof, especially if your roof is already vulnerable. Hurricanes can cause roof collapses and even tear off portions of your roof altogether. To learn more about how Hercules Roofing can prepare your roof for a hurricane, call us today at (561) 955-9889.