With hurricane season quickly approaching, it’s important to take precautions to ensure the safety of you and your family. Make sure you have a contingency plan ready, and that you have a stock of supplies like water, food, and batteries. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, be especially prepared this year. Stay in touch with local weather reports and evacuation instructions, and feel free to evacuate if asked. Having a plan and following the instructions can help keep you safe during a hurricane.
Residents of coastal communities are preparing for the possibility of severe weather. Hurricane preparedness includes stocking up on supplies, making sure your home is in good shape, and making an evacuation plan. Hurricane season typically runs from June 1 to November 30, with peak activity occurring from August to October. The Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be above average this year, with 16 specific storms expected. Hurricane names are excluded if the storm is particularly destructive, so this year’s list includes some familiar names like Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. While no one can predict exactly where or when a tornado will strike, it is important to be prepared for the possibility of severe weather. Taking steps to protect your home and property can help reduce hurricane damage, and knowing what to do in the event of a hurricane can help keep you safe. With hurricane season approaching, now is the time to make sure you’re prepared.
Forecasters predict an active year. Hurricane activity usually peaks between August and October, so it’s important to be prepared. Coastal communities are particularly vulnerable to hurricanes, but even inland areas can be affected by torrential rain and flooding. There are some simple steps you can take to help reduce the impact of a tornado:
– Know your risks. Check the National Hurricane Center’s hurricane risk map to see if you live in an area at risk of hurricanes.
– Stay informed. Make sure you have a NOAA weather radio or other way to receive alerts from the National Weather Service during a hurricane. Keep up with local news reports to stay up to date with the latest information.
– Make a plan. Know what to do if a hurricane is on your way. Make an evacuation plan and make sure you have all the supplies you’ll need, including food, water, and medicine.
– Stay safe. If a hurricane approaches, follow the instructions of local officials and evacuate if asked. Stay indoors during a storm and away from windows. Be careful when returning home after a hurricane as there may be broken power lines or other hazards.
While no one can predict exactly where or when a tornado will strike, it is important to be prepared for the possibility of severe weather. Taking steps to protect your home and property can help reduce hurricane damage, and knowing what to do in the event of a hurricane can help keep you safe. With hurricane season approaching, now is the time to make sure you’re prepared.
Contact the Voss Law Firm if you need additional information or advice on hurricane insurance claims.