In order to ensure your house, possessions and loved ones are well-protected during Florida’s hurricane season, it’s imperative that you create a hurricane preparedness plan.
Secure your property against potential damage. Install storm shutters to protect your windows during a hurricane. Or, alternately, cut pieces of 5/8-inch marine plywood ahead of time, sized to fit each of your windows, and board them up when a hurricane is forecast. Reinforce your garage door against wind to prevent structural damage. Trim any trees or shrubs to make them wind-resistant, and bring any outdoor furniture inside. Don’t forget to secure your roof to the structure of your house with clips or straps.
Know your area. Any good hurricane preparedness plan includes a strategy for evacuation. Know how vulnerable your property and the surrounding area are to flooding, what routes you can take and where to seek higher elevation. If your area is evacuated, routes will be broadcast on the radio, so have one on hand, with extra batteries, as well as a standby generator if possible.
Create an emergency kit. A good emergency kit includes:
- Drinking water to last your family seven to 10 days, at one gallon per person per day.
- Water for washing, flushing toilets, etc.
- Non-perishable, pre-packaged and canned foods and a non-electric can opener.
- Blankets and extra clothing
- Toiletries and hygiene items
- First-aid kit, including any prescription medications that family members are currently taking
Know what to do during the hurricane. First, get inside and stay there. Confine yourself to an inner room, away from any glass. Use the radio or television to get important information and updates for your area. Stay inside until you hear word that it’s safe.
Keep a list of emergency numbers, including those for FEMA and the Red Cross. They can help you if you’re separated from loved ones during the storm or if you need emergency housing or other aid.
For more tips on what should be part of a hurricane preparedness plan, contact our experts at Robert R. McGill Air Conditioning. We’ve served the eastern Palm Beach, northern Broward and southern Martin counties since 1979.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Palm Beach County, Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about hurricane preparedness and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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