Hurricanes and tropical storms bring winds and heavy rain that cause physical damage, as well as knock out power and block roads. Preparing for such extreme weather conditions in advance is one of the smartest things you can do to ensure your safety. This means that you need to have a hurricane-safety checklist in place for emergencies.
Don’t you know what to add to your checklist? Don’t worry, we have got you covered with our suggestions for your hurricane-safety checklist.
Here are some of the hurricane preparation tips you need to add in your checklist:
· Create a Safety Kit
The first thing is to create a safety kit for hurricane emergencies. Make sure that you keep the safety kit in an easy-to-locate area such as a coffee table or your kitchen counter. Your home safety kit must have the following things:
- Water bottles
- First aid kit
- Phone chargers
- Duct tape
- Local map
- Sanitary pads or tampons
- Canned food
- Can opener
- Garbage bags
- Toilet paper
· Know the Evacuation Routes
Make an evacuation plan beforehand so that it’ll be easier for you to get out of the house when you need to.
· Keep Emergency Cash
During the hurricane season, it is important to keep some hard cash with you all the time. This is because a hurricane can disrupt the power and destroy the signal tower so you may not be able to use your debit or credit card to make a purchase.
· Set Up a Safety Room
It is essential to have a safe room or an underground hiding room for your protection. Make sure to keep that safety room fully stocked with useful supplies such as water, hand sanitizer, blankets, folding beds, cleaning masks, flashlight, and perishable foods.
· Keep an Eye on Your Pets
If you have pets, you need to make sure that your pet has identification on them in case you get separated during the hurricane. Make them wear a microchip or a collar for identification so that you can easily find them when they get lost. Also, keep an eye on your pet and don’t let it go out alone.
Keep these hurricane preparation tips in mind so that you are better prepared next time. And if you encounter extreme weather again, don’t hesitate to contact EE&G Restoration Services immediately. Get the help you need for a safer tomorrow!
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