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Hurricane Season Preparedness: Be Ready, Stay Safe with Wind Safe Shutters

The Atlantic hurricane season, known for its unpredictable nature and potential devastation, is upon us once again. By taking proactive steps now, you can transform worry into a sense of control and ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Here at Wind Safe Shutters, we want to empower you with the knowledge and resources to navigate hurricane season with confidence.

Building Your Hurricane Fortress: The Essential Emergency Kit

Imagine this: the storm rages outside, but within your home, a sense of calm prevails. This feeling of security is fueled by your well-stocked emergency kit. Gather non-perishable food items with a long shelf life, enough bottled water to sustain your family for two weeks (one gallon per person, per day), and any essential medications. Don't forget a first-aid kit, flashlights, a good supply of batteries, and a fire extinguisher. Having important documents like passports, insurance papers, and copies of IDs readily available in a waterproof container provides peace of mind during chaotic situations. Aim for a 14-day supply – it's better to be over-prepared than caught short.

Family Huddle: The Power of a Hurricane Plan

Communication is key during a hurricane. Discuss evacuation procedures with your family and establish a clear plan for everyone to follow. Decide on a designated meeting point outside your evacuation zone in case you get separated. This could be a trusted friend's house or a specific public location. Don't forget to include your furry companions in the plan! Having a pet carrier and a list of pet-friendly shelters nearby demonstrates responsible pet ownership.

Fortifying Your Home

Your home is your haven, and during a hurricane, it becomes your fortress. Conduct a thorough inspection of your property, looking for loose shingles, damaged siding, or any potential hazards that could become projectiles in high winds. Trim any overgrown trees or branches that could fall on your power lines or roof. Secure outdoor furniture, grills, and any other loose items that could become airborne. Consider investing in storm shutters to board up windows, offering an additional layer of protection against wind and flying debris. Sandbags placed strategically around your home can help mitigate floodwater intrusion, especially in low-lying areas.

Collect Disaster Supplies

If you have not experienced one, it's hard to imagine how destructive a hurricane can be. Those affected are without electricity, water, domestic gas, telephone, and even shelter. To be prepared, collect crucial items (medications, cash, flashlight with extra batteries, food; full list here) and store them so that they will easily be found in the event of an emergency — but not so easily that you end up depleting the supplies without realizing it. Some people store these items in a section of the basement or a closet that is used infrequently. Decide what will work best for you.

Knowledge is Power: Staying Informed During the Storm

Weather forecasts are your allies during hurricane season. Regularly monitor weather reports and pay close attention to advisories and warnings issued by local authorities. Sign up for emergency alert systems offered by your community. A battery-powered radio allows you to stay informed even if the power goes out. Knowledge empowers you to make informed decisions for your safety and well-being.

Understanding Your Coverage

Peace of mind is invaluable. Review your current homeowner's insurance to ensure it provides adequate coverage for potential hurricane damage. This includes wind damage, flooding, and any additional coverages specific to your region.

By taking these steps, you transform from a passive observer of the hurricane season into an active participant in your own safety. Remember, preparation is the key to weathering any storm. At Wind Safe Shutters, we are committed to being your partner in preparedness. We encourage you to visit our website for additional hurricane preparedness resources, and products to ensure your Naples, FL home is protected – and all around Southern Florida. Together, let's make this hurricane season a season of awareness!

 

Wind Safe Shutters
3887 Mannix Dr STE 621, Naples, FL 34114
239-209-1847
www.windsafeshutters.com