Preparing for a hurricane isn’t exactly the most fun task in the world, and it’s probably not something that you really want to think about too often. But the fact is, preparation for a hurricane well in advance is one of the best ways to make sure that you keep your home and your family safe.
According to recent data, hurricanes have been known to reach 50,000 feet up into the sky and can travel as fast as 200 mph. Hurricanes can last for days — even weeks — and they’ve been known to cause more deaths on any given year than any other type of storm; they can be 2,000 times bigger than the average tornado, and hurricanes have been known to whip up and drop more than two trillion gallons of rain in a single day.
So what exactly can you do to prepare for a hurricane? The best preparation for a hurricane starts with a lot of organization so that you don’t have to plan things out at the very last minute. Here are just a couple tips:
- Installing the proper materials inside and around your home can ensure that the least amount of damage is done. Hurricane storm shutters and hurricane window film can provide a great deal of protection.
- It’s important to make sure that you have easy access to back-up supplies, especially during hurricane season. This should include water and food that will not spoil, as well as a battery-powered radio, first aid medical supplies, flashlights, and extra batteries. It’s important to make sure that this is stored safely away and that it’s ready and accessible in an emergency.
- Also make sure to have a clear plan with your family about what you’ll do when there is a hurricane warning. If you have kids, it’s important to make sure that they know how to be safe when a hurricane strikes.