Hurricane Water Damage - Innova

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricanes can shatter lives as well as damage property. Being prepared can help you, your family or your business minimize the impact of the storm. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Make a plan.

If evacuation is necessary, turn off all utilities and follow community disaster preparedness plans. Select a common meeting place or single point-of-contact for all family members. If you have pets, have a plan for their evacuation as well.

2. Secure the exterior

Trim large trees and shrubs and bring all outside patio furniture, potted plants, bikes and toys indoors. If necessary, secure outdoor sculptures with burlap or blankets tied with rope.

3. Install storm shutters

Protect windows, doors and skylights with appropriate shutters or impact-resistant glass. You can nail pieces of plywood to window frames as last-minute protection.

4. Move your cars

Park them in your garage against the garage doors. Do not park under trees, power lines or in low-lying areas.

5. Power up

Fill your car’s gas tank, charge your cell phone, test your generator and have plenty of fuel ready in case of power outages.

6. Unplug appliances

Move appliances and household fixtures away from exterior doors and window openings. Store them in cabinets or interior closets.

7. Store important documents

Keep important documents, such as legal papers, birth certificates, marriage license, financial papers and insurance policy information, as well as valuables such as jewelry, in a safety deposit box or in a bolted safe in an interior closet in your home.

8. Prep an emergency kit

Gather flashlights, a portable radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, bottled water, cash, blankets, clothing and toiletries.

9. Identify a shelter room

This enclosed area should be on the first floor, in the central part of the house with no windows. Avoid all unprotected windows and doors until the storm passes.

If you have any storm water damage? Give us a call at 407-630-7843

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