Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9-15 this year. We have already posted some helpful tips this month regarding how you can protect your air conditioner unit during this stormy time of year in the Tampa Bay area. Besides maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, there are some important steps you should take to get ready for a possible hurricane.
Establishing your risk is a good first step. Find out if you are in an evacuation zone and what your route would be to leave. Next, make a list of items you will need for emergency supplies like water, batteries, pet supplies, medications, gasoline, and canned food. Finally, locating and safely storing all insurance policies is a good final step. These three simple steps can keep you organized and safe during the event of a hurricane.
Being ready before hurricane season begins June 1 is the best way to prepare for the possibility of storms and loss of power and water. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic this year, the CDC recommends that you also pack masks, hand sanitizer, and easily stored cleaning supplies like disinfecting wipes. This will give you and your family extra protection in case of evacuation.