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How to safeguard your home and family against hurricanes!

For many people, hurricanes are an unavoidable event that can cause a great deal of stress and upheaval. Indeed, the strong winds of a hurricane can not only cause extensive damage to property but put the very lives of those you love at risk. Fortunately, you can find out how to protect both your family and your home against the devastation that a hurricane can wreak in the post below.

How to safeguard your home and family against hurricanes!

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Invest in comprehensive hurricane insurance

If you live in a geographical location that is vulnerable to hurricanes it is essential to invest in comprehensive insurance. This is because if the worst does happen you will be able to claim back all the damages that the hurricane has caused.

The good news is there are many providers offering hurricane insurance for you to choose from. In particular look for insurers that provide comprehensive damage cover for a reasonable monthly price.

Should you need to make a hurricane insurance claim, you may also want to work with a public adjuster. They will be able to act as a mediator between you and your provider, which in turn can help you get the maximum return on your claim. Thereby allowing you to repair or rebuild your home and get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

Invest in a hurricane kit

A hurricane kit is another essential investment that can help make sure your home and family are safe. One of the most essential items is a battery-powered weather alert radio, which means you can stay on top of the latest forecast even if the power is out.

Other items such as shelf-stable food, water, and a medical kit can provide help to you or your loved ones in the aftermath of a hurricane while you are waiting for support to reach you.

Protect your windows during hurricane season

The high winds of a hurricane can easily break windows, sending shards of glass into your home which can be a risk to both your property and those living there. That is why it’s important that you have a plan in place to protect your windows during hurricane season.

One way of doing this is by investing in hurricane-tempered glass. Glass that goes through a special strengthening treatment that means it can withstand strong winds. If you haven’t got hurricane tempered glass then you will need to make sure that you use your hurricane shutters or board up your windows with plywood before the winds hit.

However, it is vital that you DO NOT duct tape an X across the glass of your windows. This is because it can cause larger and more dangerous shards of glass to occur, which can be a greater risk to the safety of the people inside.

Be mindful of falling trees before hurricanes hit

In a hurricane, one of the most dangerous things is falling or fallen trees. Indeed, they can injure and trap people, become a hazard to cars, and damage homes. With that in mind, making sure any trees surrounding your property are well-trimmed, so no old or loose branches break away is crucial for hurricane safety.

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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

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