How to Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

Posted on July 14th, 2016 by Devine Bros

Emergency preparedness checklist and natural disaster supplies.

For residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut, hurricanes are a threat for half of the year. Many people think hurricane season only spans a couple of months, but it actually ranges from June 1st all the way through November 30th – according to the U.S. Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Labratory.

This means we are entering the heart of hurricane season. While there are currently no storms on the radar, that doesn’t mean we are safe. Hurricanes frequently appear with little to no warning, and we need to be ready when they do.

Use these tips from Devine Bros. to stay safe the next time a hurricane strikes your area:

Have a plan.

The first step in preparing for anything is formulating a plan. You should have a system for what actions to take before, during, and after a hurricane hits. Make sure to communicate with your family what to do in the event of separation, and research with your city’s evacuation routes in the event you need to retreat from the area.

Stock up on supplies.

Don’t wait until the day before a hurricane to stock up on supplies – by then, the stores will be hectic and most of the items will be gone. Instead, build your hurricane kit now, when everything is easily available. A good hurricane kit includes flashlights, a radio, plenty of spare batteries, a first aid kit, gallons of water, and at least three days’ worth of nonperishable foods for each family member.

Invest in a standby generator.

The best way to minimize a hurricane’s impact is by investing in an automatic standby generator. These devices can automatically detect power outages, and turn on within seconds to supply your home with electricity. They have enough energy to power your entire home, your appliances, and your electronic devices – meaning you won’t miss a beat.

If you live in Norwalk, Westport, or New Canaan, contact Devine Bros. for all of your power protection needs. Visit our website to learn more or give us a call at (203) 866-4421.

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