Hurricanes can cause a lot of damage to your home. When a hurricane strikes, it puts your home and town in serious jeopardy. Fortunately, hurricanes are slow travelers and that gives you time to prepare for them before they strike. Below, we have some steps that you should take when a hurricane is heading your way.
Board Up Your Windows
If the hurricane that comes through is bad enough, it will likely cause damage to your house and windows. One of the main dangers of a hurricane is being hit by flying debris, worst of which is broken glass. You can avoid this by boarding your windows up before the hurricane strikes. Doing this will not only protect your windows, it will protect you from being struck by broken glass.
Preparing Your Home For Food Storage
You should take a trip to the grocery store and stock up on non-perishable food items like canned soups, nuts and dried fruit. Buy foods that will last a long time. Even if you don’t have to tap into your emergency food supply, you can save it for later this way. You should pack your refrigerator with as much stuff as you can fit in it. The less air space in your fridge, the longer it will be able to keep your food cold through a power outage.
If a hurricane hits badly, you could be stuck underground for some time until you are able to escape. This is why it is important that you have enough food and water to stay nourished during this time. Buy full gallons of water and fill any empty containers up with your tap to use as a backup reserve. You can also fill your bathtub up with water which you can use for drinking of flushing the toilet. Remember, water is the most important thing for survival in these situations
Prepare to Lose Power
You will likely lose power during a hurricane. There are a few ways in which you can prepare for this. Make sure you have plenty of candles and flashlights to use for lighting. Check to make sure the batteries are working and grab backups in case they drain out. If you have any stored meat, cook it first and freeze it. If your power goes out, this will extend the life of the meat as long as possible. You can purchase a generator that you can use for electricity during a power outage. This is a great way to ensure that you will at least be able to use the basics in the event of an emergency.
Turn to the Electricians at Mister Sparky® of Clearwater
When a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes, it is important to know who you can turn to in order to help repair the damages. The team at Mister Sparky provides 24/7 emergency electrical services that you can count on in even the worst conditions.