Hurricane and Storm Prep Tips

Below Are Some Valuable Tips For Protecting Your Property From Severe Weather:

  • Secure major appliances to the wall studs or foundation of your home using “L” brackets.

  • Inspect your roof and repair any loose shingles to prevent leakage from water and winds, and remove debris.

  • Repair siding, awnings, gutters, downspouts and brackets if loose or damaged.

  • Clear yard of loose articles and debris. Keep yard tools, patio furniture, grills, garbage cans and toys stored when not in use.

  • Trim trees and shrubs to prevent branches from breaking off during high winds.

  • A disaster plan and basic emergency kit should be in place before a severe storm strikes.

Have A Basic Emergency Kit, Which Should Include: 

  • Water – one gallon of water per person and pets per day for at least three days.
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food for adults, children, babies and pets, along with a can opener.

  • Battery-powered or hand crank commercial radio and a NOAA Weather Radio.

  • Cell Phone with charger.

  • Flashlight

  • First aid kit – sterile dressings; antibiotic ointment; scissors; thermometer; non-prescription drugs such as pain relievers; prescription medications and supplies.

  • Copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in waterproof container.

  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.

  • Fire Extinguisher