During this Hurricane Season, we want to keep you safe!  That is why our homes are built to the latest hurricane standards, to protect you in the event of a storm.

Here are some hurricane safety and planning tips to prepare your home in the event of a storm.

Family Hurricane Plan:

  • Locate the safest room are area in your home
  • Determine escape routes from your home
  • Have an out-of-state contact
  • Make a plan for your pets, and have cages ready to transport them comfortably
  • Post all emergency numbers where you can easily find them
  • Put together a First-Aid kit
  • Review your insurance policy and keep a copy in a safe, water-tight place
  • Have at least one phone in your house that does not need electricity
  • Fill up your vehicles with fuel and have a basic tool kit and maps stored inside
  • Have cash available in case you need it
  • Charge your cell phone and have an extra battery or car charger
  • Remove any outdoor items that could become airborne
  • Strongly anchor anything you cannot take inside
  • Videotape your home and contents in case you need to make an insurance claim
  • Check batteries in smoke detectors

Hurricane Supply Kit:

  • Water – At least 1 gallon, per person, per day for 4+ days
  • Non-perishable food items to feed you for 4 days – look for foods high in calories and nutrition that can be eaten from their container
  • Outdoor grille or camp stove and charcoal, propane or other fuel to cook with
  • Cooking and eating utensils, and a manual can opener
  • Food and water for pets
  • One or two coolers of ice
  • Clean your bathtub and fill it with water for backup drinking water or for flushing a toilet
  • First aid kit, medicine and prescriptions
  • Special items for infants (diapers, formula, etc.) or the elderly
  • Toiletries, hygiene items, moisture wipes and hand sanitizer
  • One flashlight per person and extra batteries
  • Candles and waterproof matches or a utility lighter (if no children or pets in the home)
  • Radio with extra batteries
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Bug repellent and sunscreen
  • Heavy duty extension cords