Hurricane Prep Timeline: What You Should Be Doing to Keep Your Family Safe – and When.
Pre-Hurricane Season (That’s Now)
Trimming down your trees and shrubs.
Get rid of dead or dying branches and make sure that all of your trees are in good shape. Trust us: you do not want to have to deal with a fallen tree (and the major damage it can cause) post-hurricane.
Get plywood boards for your windows.
These can go out of stock within hours when a hurricane is projected to hit your area. Circumvent lines and make sure your windows are covered by stocking up ahead of time and storing them in your garage.
Get a generator for your home.
The best thing you can do for your family’s comfort and productivity during a hurricane is to keep your power on. Contact a trusted generator provider to discuss your home’s unique generator needs and have one installed with plenty of time to spare. Trust us: a generator will make all of the difference in your hurricane experience.
Early Hurricane Season
- Water bottles
- Batteries and flashlights
- First aid supplies
- Portable chargers
- Canned foods and other nonperishables
- Water filters
These are some of the highest-demand items once a hurricane is announced, and they go out of stock super quickly. Grab what you need before it becomes difficult to find in-stores.
The Week of a Hurricane Hitting
- Perishable snacks
You should also check in on all family members who are in the hurricane’s path; make sure everyone has what they need and designate a check-in time once the storm is over. Check on your generator to make sure it’s running smoothly. Start time-consuming preparation projects around your home, like boarding up your windows and taking big furniture items inside.
One Day Before a Hurricane
Remember: the most important thing you can do right before a hurricane hits is to stay relaxed, know where all supplies are, and rest assured that you’ve taken all of the necessary to keep your family and home safe.
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