We’re right at the start of the Atlantic hurricane season (which officially runs from June 1 through November 30 every year), but that doesn’t mean you still can’t focus on hurricane preparedness.
Now that a hurricane can strike Florida at any moment, causing complete devastation and potentially altering your life, it’s imperative that everyone knows exactly what to do in the event of a massive storm. If a hurricane is within 36 hours of arriving, it’s time to act. Here is how you can be fully prepared for a dangerous storm coming your way over a period of one and a half days:
- Start paying more attention to weather updates and emergency instructions — If you live in Florida or another part of the country where hurricanes happen often, you need to be paying attention to weather reports and receive updates at all times. But when a massive storm is actually approaching, you need to pay even more attention to these updates. These weather and hurricane professionals will be able to alert you and your family as to how damaging the upcoming hurricane actually will be, allowing you to prepare accordingly.
- Secure your windows and doors — Impact resistant windows and doors are key during dangerous storms. Hopefully, you’ve already consulted with professional sliding glass door manufacturers so your home’s doors and windows are prepared for strong winds, but if you have not, there is still time to act but you must act fast. There are ways to emergency hurricane-proof windows and doors but you need to do so quickly, thoroughly, and correctly. Again, it’s best to work with hurricane window and sliding glass door manufacturers prior to storm season, that way you can focus on other aspects of preparedness as the storm approaches.
- Restock your emergency preparedness kit — Just because a storm is approaching doesn’t mean you can’t run out to convenient store and stock up on essential items. You’ll need to ensure that you and your family have everything you’ll need in case of a serious emergency. Be sure to purchase enough food and water to cover at least three days. Additionally, get batteries, flashlights, cash, first aid supplies, and other medications.
- Review your evacuation plans — Make sure that your car has plenty of gas and is working properly in the event of you and your family having to evacuate. Additionally, go over nearby shelter locations and what you need to bring with you if your home is destroyed by the oncoming storm.
If you want to learn more about preparing and securing your home or business so you can safely handle a hurricane, as well as work with experienced sliding glass door manufacturers, give Engineering Glass Systems a call today. Good luck and stay safe out there.