Central Florida Builder Shares Hurricane Safety Tips

Posted: July, 29, 2010 | Categories: General Info
By Highland Homes

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.\n\nHere are some hurricane safety and planning tips to prepare your home in the event of a storm.\n\nFamily Hurricane Plan:\n

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  • Locate the safest room are area in your home
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  • Determine escape routes from your home
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  • Have an out-of-state contact
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  • Make a plan for your pets, and have cages ready to transport them comfortably
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  • Post all emergency numbers where you can easily find them
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  • Put together a First-Aid kit
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  • Review your insurance policy and keep a copy in a safe, water-tight place
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  • Have at least one phone in your house that does not need electricity
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  • Fill up your vehicles with fuel and have a basic tool kit and maps stored inside
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  • Have cash available in case you need it
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  • Charge your cell phone and have an extra battery or car charger
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  • Remove any outdoor items that could become airborne
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  • Strongly anchor anything you cannot take inside
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  • Videotape your home and contents in case you need to make an insurance claim
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  • Check batteries in smoke detectors
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\nHurricane Supply Kit:\n
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  • Water — At least 1 gallon, per person, per day for 4+ days
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  • 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
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  • Outdoor grille or camp stove and charcoal, propane or other fuel to cook with
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  • Cooking and eating utensils, and a manual can opener
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  • Food and water for pets
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  • One or two coolers of ice
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  • Clean your bathtub and fill it with water for backup drinking water or for flushing a toilet
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  • First aid kit, medicine and prescriptions
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  • Special items for infants (diapers, formula, etc.) or the elderly
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  • Toiletries, hygiene items, moisture wipes and hand sanitizer
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  • One flashlight per person and extra batteries
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  • Candles and waterproof matches or a utility lighter (if no children or pets in the home)
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  • Radio with extra batteries
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  • Fire extinguisher
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  • Bug repellent and sunscreen
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  • Heavy duty extension cords
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