The predictions are in for another near-or-above normal Hurricane Season 2018 which officially starts June 1st and runs through November 30th. With one of the 10-16 named storms already soaking the southeastern United States and experts expecting 5-9 hurricanes this season with 1-4 reaching Category 3 or higher, it is never too early to start preparing you and your home for windstorm and flood related damage.

FEMA, the Red Cross, and the Disaster Center all have great hurricane preparedness tips we all should do in preparation for stormy weather.  Here are just a few tips:

  • trim trees and shrubs
  • clear your yard of debris which could become airborne and damage your home
  • clean you gutters to allow proper drainage away from your home
  • secure lawn furniture
  • have emergency supplies on had in case of power outages (batteries, flashlights, handheld radios, plenty of drinking water and food)
  • fill your car’s gas tank
  • download a weather alert app to your cell phone to alert you to threatening storms in your immediate area
  • charge your cell phone and electronic devices for your kids

If the storm reaches us inland, remember to:

  • check in with family members–text first if possible, it keeps phone lines available for emergency personnel
  • stay away from flood waters–“Turn around, don’t drown”
  • tarp or secure your home to prevent more damage as quickly as possible if it suffers storm damage from wind or fallen trees
  • take pictures of the damage for your insurance company
  • store your insurance agent and PHC Restoration’s phone numbers in your cell phone to report any damage and prompt our emergency response teams to assist you with your storm damage or water damage emergency

 

For over 47 years, PHC Restoration has helped rebuild our community following natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes.  We hope Hurricane Season 2018 doesn’t become as active as predicted, but remember we are always available 24 hours a day ready to respond to your residential or commercial storm damage emergency.