Be Prepared for a Hurricane
In the Northeast hurricanes happen more often than any of us would like. High winds can wreak havoc on power lines and can leave you stuck without lights, heat, or hot water. Not having these conveniences when you are forced to be in your home due to the weather, can make life extremely difficult. Especially for those that have children, work from home, or those that need power to ensure their health devices continue to work.
A home standby generator can give you the peace of mind as storms like Hurricane Matthew approach the Eastern Seaboard. There are many resources that can provide you with other great insights to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected.
Here are some specific tips from Ready.gov:
- Know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.
- Prepare before hurricane season starts. Pacific hurricane season starts May 15 and Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1.
- Create an emergency communication plan with your family before a hurricane.
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
- Check your insurance coverage, damages caused by flooding are not covered under normal homeowner’s insurance policies.
- Know your local community’s evacuation plan and evacuation routes and how to receive alerts.
- Listen to local officials.