In the event of a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center recommends only two courses of action: Prepare for risks in advance and act immediately on any warnings issued from emergency officials. Hurricane preparedness is key to prevent serious damage in the path of a storm.In coastal regions of the United States, hurricane season is in full swing from roughly mid-May to the end of November, which means we are right in the thick of it. However, it’s not just coastal properties that are in danger. Even homes further inland are at risk for hurricane-related damage. What can homeowners do to prepare and protect their homes?
- Water, at least one gallon per person, per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered radio
- Extra batteries
- First Aid Kit