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April 12, 2024

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How to prepare for hurricane season

Precautionary measures can temper the ravages of these destructive storms

  1. Plan your evacuation route well ahead of time

If you live on the coast, you may have to evacuate in the event of a major storm. It’s wise to create your evacuation plan well before a disaster strikes. This way, you can know ahead of time about the nearest shelters, take your pets into account in your plan, make sure to take important papers

  1. Keep non-perishable emergency supplies on hand

When a hurricane warning is issued, people run for the stores. As much as possible, get ahead of the rush having the following on hand: Extra batteries, Materials and tools for emergency home repairs, A three-day supply of drinking water, Food that you don’t have to refrigerate, First aid supplies, portable weather radio, A flashlight,

  1. Review your insurance policies

If you have questions about what your current policy will cover or need to adjust your current coverage, contact your insurance Company

  1. Take steps to protect your home

Install storm shutters to protect your windows from breakage. Alternately, fit plywood panels to your windows, which can be nailed to window frames when a storm approaches. Cut weak branches and trees that could fall on your house.