How To Prepare for A Hurricane in Florida:

How To Prepare for A Hurricane in Florida:

Hurricane season is here … sadly. Hurricane season typically arrives the first week of June and lasts until late November. There are several measures that should be taken in times of a hurricane. Hurricane season is here … sadly. Hurricane season typically arrives the first week of June and lasts until late November. There are several measures that should be taken in times of a hurricane.

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Below are the top 5 to take precautions during a hurricane:

  1. Become familiar with your community’s disaster preparedness plan and know your evacuation route. Select a common meeting place or single point-of contact for all family members. If you have pets, have a plan for their evacuation as well.
  2. Prepare ahead of time if possible to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows; however if that is not an option, then board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood. All you have to do is cut it to fit your window properly. Sadly, tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
  3. Keep important documents, such as legal papers, birth certificates, marriage license, financial papers and insurance policy information, as well as valuables such as jewelry, in waterproof containers and in reach in case of evacuation.
  4. Carry enough water and non-perishable food for you and your passengers in case you become stranded.
  5. Charge electronic devices ahead of time – power-outages are common during a hurricane. Fill your vehicles up with gas ahead of time in case of an evacuation.

If you have recently had damage from a hurricane ServPro is there to help! Their team will come in and fix any damages you may have received to your house from a hurricane.

For more information on who to call and for more details on hurricane season, please click the document below!

Phil Aitken, Owner/Broker
Phil Aitken is the Owner/Broker with Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Phil Aitken Home Team and has over 13 years of Real Estate experience. Phil’s faith and desire for his family’s continued security fuel his business growth and leadership. The Phil Aitken Home Team continues to profoundly impact the people of Jacksonville via supporting several faith-based organizations. Phil gives back a portion of every real estate transaction to The Tim Tebow Foundation and Rethreaded. Find Phil's full story here.