Previously we began discussing how to shelter your home in preparation for a hurricane. We discussed the importance of making sure you can secure any loose outdoor items, including but not limited to furniture to trees and shrubs. We also discussed clearing your gutters and securing your windows and doors. In this second part, we will continue discussing steps you can take to prepare your home during hurricane season!
When it comes to securing your home, what you do on the inside can be just as important as the outside. If you know a storm is coming your way soon, shutting off your gas, electricity, and water preemptively can prevent potential hazards. Similarly, making sure electrical equipment is elevated can prevent certain hazards especially associated with water damage.
Inside your home, make sure you have emergency supplies stocked such as non perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, and medication. You should also have a safe room on your lowest floor, preferably without windows, where you can go when the storm picks up. Making sure you stay connected and up to date will help tremendously if you need to leave for shelter or anything else.
We hope you found this second part about how to shelter your home during hurricanes to be helpful in getting you prepared this hurricane season! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!