How To "Hurricane Proof" Your House

How To “Hurricane Proof” Your House

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Proof Your House

Now to talk about a subject that hasn’t received any attention all year: hurricanes (you’re correct, that was sarcasm). Right now if you scroll down a page of any of your social media, open the internet browser on your computer, or turn on the TV, you will likely see either the name Harvey or Irma, the two most recent hurricanes that had devastating effects on parts of the world.

If you read our most recent blog, hopefully, you implemented the helpful tips on how to prepare for a hurricane and got busy stocking up on water, batteries, non-perishable foods, and refilled any medications. As all of us in the Brevard County area continue to watch out for possible upcoming storms, make sure your house is prepped and ready to withstand the strong winds and rain hurricanes bring.

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Doors and windows

Unless the windows of your home are made of impact-resistant glass or hurricane shutters, cover them with plywood. Strong winds from category 4 or 5 hurricanes can hurl random objects against your windows that are as fast as bullets.

Clean up the trees

Get rid of any dead branches that are ready to fall off. Hurricane winds don’t need any help ripping them off the trees! Secure any heavy outdoor objects and bring items such as patio furniture, potted plants, toys, and bikes inside.

Gutter check

While it’s a good idea to always keep your gutters clean and free of debris, give them a check before an approaching storm makes landfall so the water is able to flow freely down and away from your roof.

Generators

With hurricanes as powerful as Harvey and Irma, there’s a very good chance you and your family will be without electricity and water for a little while. Invest in a generator that will be able to continue giving power where you need it.

For more information on Florida Moving Systems of Vero Beach, visit our website or call us at 800.283.6683. We all hope you and your loved ones will prepare for the worst, hope for the best, make smart choices, and above all, be safe this hurricane season.

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