Whether you are preparing for an impending hurricane or you live in an area where preparedness against hurricanes is important, you will need to know what to prepare to survive. This is why we have created a guide of the things you can do to keep yourself, your family, and your home safe from the threat.
1. Have an evacuation plan
An evacuation plan is the best way of knowing exactly what you are set to do in case of an emergency. There should be a clear meetup location, as well as awareness from all members of your family of what the emergency items they need to take with them are. This will help make any possible evacuation faster. Within your evacuation plan, you can also plan for what your potential evacuation routes should be. This will be essential in knowing where to go while you try to escape.
2. Make an Emergency Kit
Having an emergency kit for every member of the family can be important. Your kit should include emergency supplies, some water, food, and potentially a waterproof bag for storing your electronics. When making your emergency kit make sure not to overfill the bags as you might need to carry those bags for hours. Therefore, choose bags that are comfortable to carry.
3. Get water
One of the biggest mistakes people make is that they don’t ensure they will have enough water. You should plan for at least 1 gallon per day per person. This will help ensure that you will have water even if tap water becomes unsafe to consume.
4. Know Your Insurance Policy
Depending on the area that you live in your insurance policy might cover different things. Most home insurances for example will not cover flooding. This can be a problem in hurricane situations. That is why you should review your policy and potentially buy additional insurance to cover your needs.