How to Prepare for a Hurricane

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Hurricanes are some of the most destructive natural disasters that have the ability to uproot entire communities and destroy the places that they call home. There is no sense in trying to stop a hurricane, but you can be prepared. Below you’ll find a brief guide of what you can do to brace yourself and your family for a hurricane.

Plan Your Evacuation Route Ahead of Time

Evacuation during a hurricane is a definite possibility for anyone in the event of a major storm. Before the storm hits, have a plan of where you need to go and when to make the evacuation transition smoother for you and your family. Don’t forget to take into account the needs of your pet(s) in your plan, to ensure they aren’t left behind during a disaster.

Emergency Supplies

Whether it’s food or a small toolset, preparing supplies for an emergency is crucial. Whenever a hurricane warning is issued the first thing that people usually do is rush to the store to buy the supplies they need. It would be in your best interest to be ahead of the crowd and have your supplies prepared beforehand. Some supplies you’ll want to consider:

  • Flashlights

  • Batteries

  • Gas lamps/candles

  • Matches

  • Prescription drugs

  • Perishable foods

  • Portable NOAA Radio

  • First aid kit

For Your HVAC System

The best way to prepare your system for a hurricane is to shut the power off that leads to your unit. Doing so will protect your unit from any power fluctuations or surges that occur in your area.

One other step you can take to protect your unit is to purchase a cover that protects it from any debris. With average sustained winds of at least 74 mph, flying debris can be extremely unpredictable, and a cover for your unit is the least you can do to protect it. If you are interested in purchasing a cover for your unit, feel free to start here on amazon.

There are several factors to consider when it comes down to being prepared for a hurricane, but the best piece of advice we can give is to remain calm. Doing your best to keep a level head is the best way to get through an emergency and prevent additional panic. If you do find yourself in need of repair after a storm, we’re here to help. Contact us through our website, or give us a call at (919) 355-9880.

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