Florida is right in the middle of where the most severe hurricanes form, which is why it is crucial to have a plan in place in the event a storm strikes. Here are a few important ways you can prepare for a hurricane:
- Follow the local news: One of the most important things you can do is watch the news for any major updates that will surely arise throughout the storm. You want to have all of the information available in order to make the decision of whether to bunker down in your home or attempt to evacuate the area. The news will help you gauge the current conditions.
- Have an escape plan: Of course, it is essential to come up with an escape plan even before the storm begins. There will likely be chaos throughout a hurricane, so your family needs to know exactly what steps to follow in the event of an emergency. That way you will know each family member is as safe and prepared as possible.
- Purchase a generator: Having a generator in your home will be vital in the event that you lose your power, which is quite likely if the hurricane is severe. Purchase one that is big enough that it can withstand the elements and keep your home lit, as you may not have power restored for days.
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