You may not have control over mother nature's tropical storms or hurricanes, but there are a few steps you can take now to better protect yourself and your family from future storms.
If you live in at-risk areas or high-velocity hurricanes zones (HVHZ), being prepared for hurricane season (June 1st to November 30th ) is a high priority.
Last-minute hurricane preparation can be stressful, but there are a few ways you can prepare to make it less stressful when a hurricane is headed your way.
Pre-Hurricane Season Tips
There are countless ways that you can prepare for hurricane season, and the following are just a few proactive steps you can take to begin preparing your home and family.
Gather Important Documents
Power outages can result from hurricane-force wind damage and can keep you from being able to access important information and documents, such as the ones listed below, when you need them the most. Take some time to print and properly store important documents in plastic bags or sealed plastic containers, such as:
Stock Emergency Supplies
It's also important to be sure and stock your home, car, and pet emergency supply kits. You may want to take a trip to the gas station and fill a few gallon containers with gasoline for the generator or car, should you need to evacuate.
Restock your pantry with non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food, water, medical supplies, and first-aid kits.
Don’t forget about your pet’s safety too. Restock their emergency supply kit, which may include:
Make A Plan
Set aside some time to create a plan with your family that details nearby shelters and include the possible routes you can take to get there. You can also map out potential evacuation routes and places to stay.
Remember, prior to evacuating, grab your emergency supply kits and take the items you need most, such as cell phone chargers, medications, IDs, and cash. You should ensure these items are stored in an easily accessible space.
If you have pets, identify in advance the pet-friendly shelters or hotels that you can evacuate to, which your local animal shelter may be able to help with.
Here For You Before and After This Season's Storms
Mother nature can be very unpredictable, and it is important to be prepared for hurricane season. Whether you need a professional pre-loss inspection or if you need an inspection after the storm passes, we are here to help.
At Reliant Insurance Adjusters, we can help you with a variety of services to ensure you receive proper compensation for your insurance claims now and in the future. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.