Hurricanes have a way of sneaking up on you and suddenly you are caught off guard. Getting your home and your family ready for hurricane season isn’t as easy as just boarding up the windows and taking off. Here at Prepared we want to make sure you are ready for any disaster that comes your way. Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Use these helpful tips to be Prepared for whenever a Hurricane strikes.
Ten must have supplies for Hurricane Season:
- Water: 1 gallon per person per day for 2 weeks. Don’t forget water for cooking, cleaning, and your pets (if you have any).
- Evacuation/Emergency plan: Be sure to create an evacuation plan for when a storm or hurricane hits.
- Food: Have non-perishable canned and packaged food for at least 7 days.
- Waterproof Containers: Store important documents such as social security card, driver’s license, birth certificates, etc.
- Money: Have cash on hand in small amounts, including some change. At least $50.
- Can Opener: Make sure to have a manual can opener in case of power outages. You’ll want a way to get into your canned food.
- Matches: Store regular matches in a plastic container to keep them safe and dry.
- Essential Kits and Medications: First-Aid Kit, Emergency Kit, prescription medications, etc.
- Light and Communication: Make sure to have a battery-operated radio, flashlight, clock, or wind-up clock. (Pack extra batteries)
- Flood Insurance, Home and Property Insurance: Consider flood insurance, if you don’t already have it, to cover damage in case of a storm/hurricane. To prevent people from purchasing a flood policy once a storm or flooding is imminent, insurance companies have a 30-day wait policy until your flood coverage goes into effect. So be sure to talk to a Prepared agent today to update your policy before it is too late.
Learn your carrier’s procedure to quickly file a claim. Prepare yourself for any unexpected costs by making sure you have the proper coverage and funds to help with any potential damage during a storm or hurricane.
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