Hurricanes are Mother Nature’s most severe storms. High winds, clouds and rain move around the calm center of the hurricane, referred to as the “eye of the hurricane”.
Surrounding the “eye of the hurricane” is the strongest winds of the hurricane. These winds are known as the Eye wall. These winds swirl around the eye in a counter-clockwise motion at speeds anywhere from 74 to 200 MPH. In the summer and late fall, the air over the ocean warms up considerably, picks up moisture and begins to move in a circular motion, forming a tropical depression. If the wind speed accelerates above 39 mph, then it is classified has a Tropical Storm and is giving a name. When the wind reaches 74 mph, then the storm becomes a hurricane.
Doing basic maintenance and having necessary items will reduce the damage of your home in the event of a hurricane. Insurance is also a great protective measure that is available to you.
- Flood Insurance.
- Have the equipment needed to secure property in the home such as bungee cords and rope.
- Identify potential hazardous areas which will cause the most damage and take preventative measures.
- Have boards for covering windows.
- Keep trees and shrubs trimmed
- Know how to reinforce garage doors and have the necessary equipment to do so.
- Keep rain gutters clear
- Know how to turn off utilities
Know what to expect
- Know your area's flood risk. Check with your local emergency management department for this information.
- If it has been raining hard for several hours, or steadily raining for several days, be alert to the possibility of a flood.
- Listen to local radio or television stations for flood information.
- Floods can take several hours to days to develop.
- A FLOOD WATCH means a flood is possible in your area.
- A FLOOD WARNING means flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area.
- Flash floods can take only a few minutes to a few hours to develop.
Prepare a family emergency plan
- Check your homeowner's or renter's insurance to see if it covers flooding. If not, find out how to get flood insurance.
- Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box or on a memory stick that you can take with you.
- Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit containing First Aid Kits, canned food and bottle opener, bottled water, rubber boots and gloves, battery powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
- Identify where you could go if told to evacuate. Choose several places, a friend's home in another town, a motel, or shelter.
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