Hurricanes are one of nature’s largest and deadliest kinds of storms. These giant storms usually form during the warmer spring and summer months, and can have a profound effect on human lives and property. A hurricane forms over warm water, and changes in water temperature and air pressure cause it to grow in size and strength. The most recent tragic hurricane, Katrina, was one of the worst in United States history. In order to properly understand and prepare for how to deal with a hurricane, one must know the science behind them and preparation tips.
Scurich Insurance understands that sometimes it is harder to protect yourself from natural disasters than what it seems that why they want you to have these tips to help you stay safe! It is essential to stay safe during a hurricane, and there are several things people can do to be prepared. First, make sure your car has plenty of gasoline in the event of a mandatory evacuation. Prepare a hurricane readiness kit with a flashlight, handheld radio, plenty of batteries, prescription medication, fresh water, and non perishable food. Expect power to be out in your area for several days, if not weeks. Flooding is also a possibility so find out about your home’s insurance policy. Always have ice and food available to you in the event of an emergency storm. Stay away from windows and glass, and away from objects that can fall on top of you. Remain calm, and have an exit plan or a plan of what to do next in the event that a hurricane strikes your area. Speak with your homeowners insurance agency to see if they have a comprehensive guide available to help better prepare you and your home.
If you haven’t checked your Home Insurance coverage levels lately, now’s a good time to do it.
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