Staying informed and making a plan for you, your loved ones and your property can not only keep you safe during the storm, but also lighten the burden during the recovery process afterwards. Below you will find information on making a plan, preparing your home and staying informed for the hurricane season.
Ready.gov has multiple fillable PDF's you can use to make a plan for you and your loved ones, along with reasources specific to pets, children and medically fragile individuals.
Gather needed documents, keep them on you and upload them to cloud storage. Documents to gather;
-Personal Identification (Photo ID's, Birth certificates, SS Cards, etc.)
- Property Ownership paperword (deeds, titles, etc.)
- Insurance Coverage Paperwork
- Paperwork and receipts from past FEMA claims (if any)
- Emercency Contact list
- Medical information
- A copy of your Hurricane Plan
Take photos of your property. Including the ceiling, siding, and home contents. You may need these for insurance and/or FEMA claims later.
Ensure any ownership documents are in the correct name.
Do what you can to prepare your property to minimize storm damanage, some tips & tricks, are:
- Cover windows
- Trim trees and remove yard debris
- Secure loose outdoor items
- Secure all doors
- Move your car to a safe location
If you have flood insurance, check with your insurance company and make sure you have a copy of your current policy that you have read over.
If you do not have flood insurance, if possible, look into obtaining an affordable plan.
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