Hurricane season runs from June to November. The damage these natural disasters can cause brings hysteria to the public, even more so now while we are going through a pandemic.
Securing your home before a hurricane is important to prevent further damages and losses.
Trees can be hazardous during a hurricane. High winds can cause trees to tip over and cause plenty of damage to surroundings such as cars and homes. Cutting down or trimming trees before a hurricane can prevent damage to your home. Make sure it is permitted in your neighborhood before doing so.
Getting a visual inspection of your roof ahead of time is important to make sure all tiles are securely spaced and to make sure there will be no leaks.
One should also always make sure to secure all windows. Though most windows today are hurricane-proof, making sure they are closed, and have any other form of reinforcement is crucial to prevent damage. Seel shutters can be used to make sure your windows are secured, and also can help cover small cracks or openings.
All objects one may have in their yard or patio should be stored. Removing any objects that can fly away with high winds such as umbrellas or light lawn chairs is recommended. Under the circumstance where outdoor furniture cannot be brought indoors, one should be mindful to lay them flat if permitted, and tied down.
These are simple tasks one can perform around your home, among others to help prepare for a hurricane. Preparing for a hurricane ahead of time can help relieve stress while the natural disaster takes place and can help protect you and your surroundings!
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