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How to Prepare Your Home for Hurricanes

Hurricanes are a fact of life around here, something that you hope doesn’t happen very often, but that you prepare for just in case. With recent news that a hurricane is likely to make landfall in the next couple of weeks, we thought it was a good idea to review some of the steps you can take to prepare. Read on to find out how to get your home ready for a hurricane.

Be Informed

The community needs to work together in order to limit the amount of damage a hurricane can cause. It’s extremely important that you know your home’s problem areas in relation to floodwaters, wind, and power surges. Know if you live in an area that needs to be evacuated during a hurricane, and what the contact information is for all the relevant offices you may need to call. This information could save lives, so make sure that you have access to it at all times.

Make a Plan

Right in the middle of a hurricane is a pretty horrible time to start deciding what you’re going to do. Long before the hurricane gets to your area, you should have a plan to deal with it. Are you going to stay, or go? Do you have a meeting place for your family to congregate if you happen to get separated? Know what you’re going to do before you do it, and you’ll be much safer.

Consider Installing a Generator

You can’t count on your home’s power grid staying up during a hurricane, assuming you’re staying in your home. So, you may want to consider installing a generator to keep the lights on in case of a power outage. Power during a hurricane is a whole lot better than sitting in the dark and waiting for it to be over.

Douglas Cooling & Heating offers generator services throughout Hoover, AL.

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