June 1st is officially the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane season. That means preparation for any upcoming storms needs to start now. Even though the peak of the season isn’t until September, it is better to prepare ahead of time in case of any major storms. Here are just a few of the ways to prepare for hurricane season.
Stay in the Know
It is incredibly important to stay in the know during hurricane season. Keeping up with both local and national weather reports keeps you up-to-date on the latest storm developments. There are multiple resources available online and on your phone to help track updates. A few of those resources are:
The National Weather Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Florida Today Hurricane Tracker
It is also helpful to track the paths of oncoming storms to know whether or not you should implement your plan.
Prepare a Safety Plan
Living in Florida means you should always have a plan in place in case of a tropical storm or hurricane. Having an emergency kit or “bug-out bag” for every member of your family is highly recommended. These kits should be prepped with:
- Backup light sources
- Back-up chargers
- Stormproof matches
- Water-purification tablets
- Non-perishable foods
- Extra clothes
- Extra cash
And any other essential items needed needed for your family. Keep this kit in an easily accessible area so that you can grab it on the go during an evacuation. Remember–it is always better to be over-prepared than it is to be under-prepared.
Repair Your Old Fences
Even during a typical rainstorm, debris can be a huge issue. Large pieces of debris can cause major traffic accidents or damage to the home. Small debris can cause all kinds of issues to cars, roadways, homes, and even pets and children who could become exposed to loose wires, nails, or other dangerous materials. Repairing your old fences before hurricane season can help prevent the creation of debris from rotting or molded boards. It is important to have a strong fence that can withstand severe weather. Proper fencing can repeal the effects of sitting water and temperature fluctuations as well as help block your home from strong winds and flying debris and also potentially save you money from expensive repairs. Vinyl and aluminum are great fencing materials for Florida homes that deal with hurricanes and other severe weather. Both fence options give a beautiful look to any home, while also adding a layer of protection from strong winds, keeping out flying debris, and buffers for falling trees or powerlines.
At Best Fence and Rail of Florida, our materials are resistant to rust, corrosion, and cracking and are maintenance-free. Our in-house vinyl and aluminum fencing options are specifically designed to withstand Florida’s hot, humid, salt-heavy environment and will look beautiful for years to come. We manufacture everything in-house and use only our own trained professional installation crews to ensure quality products and services at a competitive price. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Start preparing your home for hurricane season today. Call us at 904-268-1639 or visit our website for more information and learn about how you can get a FREE quote!
For more emergency preparedness information visit Ready.gov
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