You can’t control the weather. But it doesn’t hurt to have a plan.
Most natural disasters are unavoidable. Heavy rain, high winds, and flooding make hurricanes particularly problematic. While it’s impossible to slow down these storms, being prepared can help minimize the damage. But, most importantly, it can also keep you and your family secure.
That’s why we at Brent Young Agency LLC in Manchester, CT encourage our clients to have a hurricane preparation plan.
Here are five steps for keeping your homes and loved ones safe:
Set an excavation route
Start by knowing where you’ll go and how you’ll get there. Select a meeting place or designate a family member as the point of contact. Staying in communication is key.
Check the exterior
Before the storm, limit any outdoor items that might pose a threat. Trimming large trees or bringing furniture inside is a must. Glass is especially dangerous. Install shutters or impact-resistant glass. Plywood over all windows also provides last-minute protection.
Secure the interior
Store all important documents and valuables in a safety deposit box or safe. Unplug all electronics and appliances. Move as many of these as you can into an interior room or closet.
You might have to go off the grid for a few days. Fill up with gas, test generators, and charge all phones in the event you are without power.
Gather emergency supplies
Make a bag filled with the essentials. At a minimum, it should include bottled water, some non-perishable food, blankets, a change of clothes, flashlights, a radio, and extra batteries.
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Our team at Brent Young Agency LLC in Manchester, CT knows the value of having a hurricane preparation plan. Along with a personalized insurance policy, their team can help you weather any storm. Schedule an appointment today.