Recent advancements in technology have enabled forecasters to better predict these storms and engineers to better protect us against them. Local building codes establish minimum requirements for the construction of new homes, and billions of dollars have been invested in levee systems that protect the communities where we live. However, we must still remain aware of the risk that these storms present. When purchasing a home, we advise all of our clients on securing the appropriate types of insurance to protect their investment before a hurricane threatens.
When a hurricane threatens, homeowners should have a plan of action prepared. If you decide to shelter in place, have supplies prepared that will last 2-3 days. Establish an evacuation plan, if you plan to leave the area. Be sure to familiarize yourself with evacuation routes. Take any prescription medications that could be necessary. Before evacuating, take basic precautions to secure personal belongings and property that could be blown through the air by high winds.
Additional information regarding hurricane preparedness for homeowners can be found at the National Hurricane Center‘s web site.
Still have questions about protecting your new home against the threat of hurricanes, contact us today.