As we all know, there are endless tips and to do list readily available every year around the start of hurricane season. Unfortunately, we couldn’t possibly fit all into one blog, therefore we decided to have a part 1 and a part 2 to ensure we touched on every area possible, leaving no stone unturned.
In our last blog, we would have touched on some of the major areas such as having survival kits, ensuring your insurance is up to date and making sure your home is well secured. Some of the information we will be providing today can be tied back to some of the main points, but we thought it would be a clever idea to expand on them some more.
At present, we are only two months into this hurricane season which means we still have sometime to go. Disaster can hit at anytime and it is always best to be ready and alert.
Cut Down Trees, Trim Branches
Trees can pose a serious threat to you and your home during the hurricane season. Even though you may love having that mango tree or that ackee tree to the front, side or back of your home, it is not always a promising idea. These trees can be uplifted easily when high winds start, and they can possibly either fall on your home or even your neighbor’s home posing a threat to them also. What we would advise however to those homeowners who opt not to cut down their trees, is to at least ensure the branches are cut and they are far away from any power lines.
Have a Plan (Know Your Evacuation Route)
In our last blog, we touched on knowing your hurricane shelters in the event you may need to leave your home as it may no longer be safe, but to do so, an evacuation plan must first be in place. Run all possible scenarios through your head and have an evacuation route to cover each one. For example, if you know you’re in a flood zone area, and after 15 mins of consistent rainfall, you’ll be stuck, ensure that after 4-5 mins, you have your family out of your home and to a secure location. With a hurricane, heavy rainfall can last for hours on hours and you don’t want to be stuck in your home with no escape route. Therefore, as mentioned before, run all scenarios through your head, discuss them with your family and ensure you guys are all on the same page and are prepared to evacuate when that time comes.
We also briefly touched on this topic last blog, but here, we want to mention how important having a portable radio is, along with a fully charged cell phone with weather alerts and additional battery packs. The portable radio will keep you abreast of the latest developments during a storm where most other mediums have failed. Having one along with a battery supply for at least 3 days is very vital in disastrous situations. Along with the radio, having a cell phone which is fully charged in addition to some battery packs to help it stay fully charged and to help keep in contact with family and friends is also important. The cell phone can also be used to provide you with the necessary updates that will be broadcasted. You can never have too many options when it comes to new alerts.
With the information provided above, we hope you take the necessary steps and precautions to ensure you’re hurricane ready. If you have any questions or queries relating to any of your insurance needs, go ahead and give us a call today at 1-246-537-0140 and we’d be more than happy to assist you. Don’t forget to also visit our website for your car, home or business insurance quotations today. – BestQuoteBB.com