Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November, but it’s never too early to get prepared. As the season approaches, we encourage you to act and get prepared for a potential hurricane to avoid last minute stress. 

Basic steps that can be taken now include stocking up on emergency supplies, creating a family disaster plan, reviewing & updating insurance policies, and knowing your evacuation route.  

We recommend preparing an emergency supply kit that includes essentials to get you through the storm, and items that you may need in case of an emergency. Non-perishable items such as canned goods and bottled water are helpful in case of a power outage or a storm that requires you and your family to remain inside. In the event of a power outage, flashlights and candles will allow you to navigate safely throughout your home. More information and preparedness plan templates are available from FEMA’s ready.gov website.

Once you are notified of a potential hurricane, we recommend reinforcing your house and windows to avoid any serious damage to your home. Lastly, remove or bring in any debris or loose items that are outside your home. Strong hurricane winds can cause your items to be lost or damaged. 

In case of damage following a hurricane, Vantage Disaster Recovery services provide rapid disaster response and recovery that helps communities respond, rebuild, and recover. To learn more, visit https://vantage-contractors.com/disaster-recovery/.