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How to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Posted on: September 6, 2017 Baymeadows Moving and Storage October 5, 2017

Hurricanes are always unpredictable. Hurricane Irma is now classified as aHurricane Preparation | Baymeadows Moving and Storage Category 5 storm and could potentially reach the Florida coast. If you are in (or could be in) the path of the storm, the best thing you can do is prepare for the worst and hope for the best. At Baymeadows Moving and Storage, we’d like to share a few tips to help you hunker down for the storm.

  • Be prepared to evacuate. If you are ordered to evacuate, know where to go and make a plan for where you will stay.
  • If you are not ordered to evacuate and you stay in your home, be prepared to lose electricity and water. Be sure to stock up on food and water as you could be up against flooding and roadblocks.
  • Put together a go-bag containing items such as flashlights, batteries, cash, first aid supplies and any medications you may need.
  • Reinforce your roof, windows and doors as best you can to minimize storm damage. Also be sure to trim any loose branches and clear debris from gutters to prevent water damage.
  • Have a plan for communicating with family and friends before, during and after the storm.
For more detailed information, you can visit https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes or http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/index.shtml . Take all of the necessary precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe.