Hurricane Prep Tips

Be ready for hurricane season! Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for this year’s hurricane season.

If you live in hurricane-prone areas, be sure to complete these simple preparations.

Determine Your Risk

  • Storm Surge
  • Flooding and Rainfall
  • Strong Winds
  • Tornadoes
  • Rip Currents

Develop an evacuation plan

  • Do you live in an evacuation zone?
  • Follow evacuation orders if given
  • Plan several routes
  • Plan for your pets
  • Have a go bag for supplies

Assemble Disaster Supplies

  • Food & Water
  • Keep gas tank full
  • Radio, batteries, phone chargers
  • Have cash on hand
  • Medicine and prescriptions

Strengthen your home

  • Cover windows
  • Trim trees
  • Move your vehicle to a safe location
  • Secure all doors
  • Secure loose outdoor items

Get insurance checkup

  • Check with your agent
  • Know your policy
  • Keep documents with you
  • Consider flood insurance

Help Your Neighbor

  • Help your neighbor prepare
  • Check in after the storm passes
  • Help your neighbors evacuate

Complete a Written Plan

  • Keep critical documents together for quick access
  • Share your plan
  • Have a contact list
  • Have at least one contact outside of the impact area

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