Hurricane season in Florida occurs between the months of June and November. Unfortunately living in Florida places us in the path of a potentially devastating tropical storm or Hurricane. In September of 2017 Hurricane Irma ran rampant right up the middle of the state leaving in its wake over 130 people dead and $100+ million in property damages.
As of April 2020 the prediction for this year’s hurricane season is not looking good with a 30% increase in predicted named storms and double the predicted category 4 hurricanes. Being that the majority of us are stuck at home due to the novel Coronavirus there is no better time than the present to prepare as best as you can. Being prepared for a potential disaster can be the difference between losing everything and going through it with minimal hardship.
In this 4 week series we will go through step by step things we have learned from living through mulple
hurricanes including the most recent hurricanes, Irma and Michael.
We have put together a few quick, easy, and essenal steps to get you prepared.
Make sure all your essential documents are together and in an easily accessible place as you might need to grab them in a hurry.
Included in your essential documents should be:
Identification. I.D for all your family members this could be passports or a government issued I.D.
Your full Insurance Policy. You might need to file a hurricane damage insurance claim and will need your policy in order to file.
Medical Insurance cards. In case of a medical emergency.
Cash. Enough cash to last you a few days.
What we typically suggest is to take pictures of all the above and either email them to yourself or upload
them to a cloud base drive, something like Google Drive.
Stock up on at least one week’s worth of food and water. If Florida is hit by a category 5 hurricane it might cause a disruption in the distribution chain causing temporary shortages of essential food and water. Keep in mind to stock up on non-perishable food like canned goods and almond milk as these can typically last without refrigeration for extended periods of time. If you look back at all the craziness that has been going on since Covid-19 hit the U.S and all the ridiculous items being stockpiled for example toilet paper wouldn’t you be a little less stressed and panicked if you were a little bit more prepared before everyone else starts panic buying and stores start running out?
If you would like a list of recommended items to stock up on you can reach out to us directly and we will
be happy to send you a free copy.
By following a few of these steps we hope you have a safe and uneventful hurricane season. As the Scout Motto goes:
Until next week……