Storms are a fact of life, and there is plenty you can do to prepare. We have included 6 articles below to help you prepare yourselves, your families, and your homes before the storm; what to prepare for during the storm (how to stay safe); what to do in case of evacuation (should you stay or should you go?); and even my experience + a video of clips I took during our 4-day Hurricane Florence in September of 2018.
Some of the most important things that you can do to protect your home are included in this brief list. Learn how to be prepared to clean out your yard, understand storm shutters, and protect your roof.
The hurricane season in the United States begins in June and ends in November, with peak activity occurring throughout August and September. Here are some essential tips to keep you and your family safe and aware when it comes to these seasonal storms.
When it comes to hurricane preparedness, it’s best to think like a Boy Scout: Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.
After years of living through hurricanes, some of these are tips we learned the hard way. Thankfully, you can learn from our experience. This list offers ten ways to help your home get through the storm as unscathed as possible.
In the article 10 Tips for Hurricane Preparedness we outlined different ways to give your home its best chance of surviving a hurricane. In case you haven’t seen just how rough a hurricane can get, check out our footage shot during Hurricane Florence to better understand how powerful a storm can be.
Depending on a storm’s strength and projection, as well as a family’s means, some people opt to remain in their homes during a storm. It can advantageous to deal with damage as it happens but also, leaving is not an option for everyone. Although you should consider leaving if there is an evacuation order, there are different ways to try and stay safe during a hurricane.
The hardest decision of all is deciding whether or not to evacuate; and everyone has strong opinions. There are no easy decisions. Is it better to go or safer to stay?
Sticking out the storm of public opinion can be brutal. There are no easy decisions to make during a hurricane and every hurricane is different. Whether staying put or heeding evacuation orders, there are advantages and risks on both sides.
In this article I’ve included screenshots of the weather and alerts leading up to Hurricane Florence, my experience both with prep and throughout the storm, and a video of footage taken over the 4-day hurricane in which we took a direct hit (in the upper right quadrant, if you know what that means, you know that’s the worst spot to be in).
No matter how many storms you and yours have weathered, everyone benefits from sharing different tips and strategies on how to prepare for and stay safe during a hurricane. These articles above have some of what I have learned about preparing for a storm but I’m eager to learn how you prepare for the worst. Write us and let us know!