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Hurricane Preparation & Survival Guide

Welcome to the Hurricane Preparation and Survival Guide we created this guide and website to help the families in our community prepare themselves for the upcoming hurricane season and beyond.

In this website you will learn everything you need to know about hurricanes season and how to plan early  for you and your family’s safety during and after the storm. You will also learn how to secure and protect your property from high wind and flood damage. This website is all you need to find South Florida evacuation routes, shelters, gear and resources to remain as safe as possible when a storm strikes. We continually add resources to this website as new and better methods appear to improve and make it easier to experience when a storm.

Preparing Before the Storm.

Preparing for hurricane season is crucial for the safety and well-being of yourself and your loved ones. While we always hope for the best, it is essential to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Hurricanes are powerful and unpredictable natural disasters that can cause significant damage to homes, infrastructure, and even loss of life. By taking the time to prepare in advance, you can minimize the potential risks and ensure your security during and after a hurricane.

Preparing for hurricane season involves several key steps. First and foremost, it is important to stay informed about the latest weather updates and warnings from local authorities.

Red Cross Hurricane App

Sign up for emergency alerts through your community’s notification systems, and keep a battery-powered radio or weather app on your phone to receive updates during power outages.

Stay tuned to reliable sources of information, such as the National Hurricane Center or local news channels, for accurate and timely updates.

By understanding these aspects and being prepared for what to expect during a hurricane, you can take control of your own security and increase the chances of staying safe throughout the storm.

Remember, preparedness is key, and taking proactive steps can make a significant difference in your ability to cope with and recover from a hurricane.

What is a Hurricane?

Learn more about what causes hurricanes.

Creating a Plan

It is important to start planning for you and your family now.

Picture of a sign of the evacuation route

Planning Your Moves

Knowing your evacuation route is important.

Woman preparing for a Hurricane

Hurricane Kit

Pack a Go Bag with the essentials just in case you have to evacuate.

Image of man putting up hurricane shutters

Protecting Your Property

Determine the best supplies for protecting your home.

Personal Safety During and After the Storm

During a A Storm
No matter how many hurricanes you have been through it is a pretty scary experience. Here are a few tips on what to do .
Stay Inside
Stay inside your home during the storm unless there is a good reason to go outside. The wids are strong and will be blowing debris that can seriously hurt you.Learn more
Find a Room

Find a room in the center of the home where you can be safe from falling debris or high winds. Learn more

Evacuate If instructed
Listen to the authorities and if they advise that you evacuate move sa soon as possible Learn more

Protecting and Securing Your Property

Research Insurance Options

Research Insurance

Finding affordable insurance can be a daunting task in the state of Florida. Take your time and start your research now.

Home

Based on the Homeowners insurance website Policygenius‘ analysis of the most widely available insurance companies in the state, State Farm, Security First Insurance, Tower Hill, Universal Property, Frontline Insurance, Citizens, and Slide Insurance are Florida’s best homeowners insurance companies in 2023

Renters

Most renters insurance covers your personal property of a renter if their property it is damaged or stolen, medical and legal bills if you are found liable for damaging someone’s property or injuring them, and temporary living expenses if your rental home is currently uninhabitable.  Money Geek 

Vehicle

Be sure that you have comprehensive auto insurance and check your policy to be sure that it covers hurricane and flood damage.

During the Storm

Insurance

Protect your property from the storm with insurance.

Home

Based on the Homeowners insurance website Policygenius‘ analysis of the most widely available insurance companies in the state, State Farm, Security First Insurance, Tower Hill, Universal Property, Frontline Insurance, Citizens, and Slide Insurance are Florida’s best homeowners insurance companies in 2023

Renters

Most renters insurance covers your personal property of a renter if their property it is damaged or stolen, medical and legal bills if you are found liable for damaging someone’s property or injuring them, and temporary living expenses if your rental home is currently uninhabitable.  Money Geek 

Vehicle

Be sure that you have comprehensive auto insurance and check your policy to be sure that it covers hurricane and flood damage.

After the Storm

After the Hurricane

Depending on the damage made bby the hurricane you may want to consider if you want to venture out to acces the damage done.

Listen to the News

Many times the local news will advise you of the conditions of your local news in order to get the latest on the conditions in your area. 

Use Sound Judgement

Many times there are conditions in your neighborhood that the news may not know about, keep your eyen on what is happening outside of your window.

Make Contact

Make contact with neighbors and friends about their conditions and if there is emergency help needed.