Hurricane season for the Atlantic coast, which began June 1, and lasts until Nov. 30 has forecasters preparing for the worse. Federal government forecasters said last month that 2017 could potential be an above-average hurricane season. With these projections, you can be certain that preventative methods are necessary NOW to keep yourself, family, friends, fans and finances safe. We have listed a few key tips to prepare your event and or home before the unexpected strikes.
- Staying safe during and after a hurricane starts with the simplest step: having a plan. And just because you are far from the coastline, doesn’t mean you are “safe.” Even areas far from the coast can experience dangerous winds, tornadoes, mudslides, and floods from seasonal storms. A plan is needed in any of these cases. Your plan should detail evacuations, meeting places, contact information, medical needs, etc.
2. Emergency Supplies
-It’s important to have emergency supplies available as well, ideally placed in multiple locations throughout a dwelling. Some basic supplies needed according to Ready.gov are:
-A gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
-A three-day supply of non-perishable food
-A battery-powered or hand-crank radio
-A flashlight with extra batteries
-A first aid kit
-A whistle to get help
-Moist towelettes, garbage cans and plastic ties for sanitation
-A wrench or pliers for turning off busted pipes
-A can opener for food
-And cellphone chargers
-Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet. Keep note that if you owned a generator prior to a disaster and it was damaged, FEMA may provide assistance to repair or replace the damaged generator.
We hope that these tips were helpful. The tips stated are vital precautions, but even then you always run the risk of financial damages if you don’t properly plan your event. The cost of rescheduling of even cancelling might have you dish out more money than originally expected. Make sure that you find coverage options not only for your home but summer event as well. Contact one of our representatives at 888-882-5440 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.