2018 June

What to do After the Hurricane

2018-09-18T15:37:32-04:00June 7th, 2018|Blog, Hurricane|

The hurricane is over. You are filled with both relief and fear. What happens next? Here is a checklist of what you should do after a hurricane. If you have cell phone service and/or power, check in with family members and friends. Texting and social media are great options and won’t use as much battery as a phone call if you need to conserve your battery life. Listen to official news reports for instructions in your area. If you have evacuated, don’t return home until authorities have given the all clear. Be careful of downed powerlines and report them to your [...]

2018 June

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

2018-08-23T11:49:54-04:00June 7th, 2018|Blog, Hurricane|

Every hurricane season, we witness the catastrophic affects of hurricanes. Many people mistakenly believe that hurricanes are just a threat to coastal communities, but the truth is that high winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and even tornadoes can reach many miles inland and a have devastating impact. This is why everyone should take action now to be prepared for this year’s hurricane season. For starters, learn your zone. Evacuations are more common than most people realize, and familiarizing yourself with your area’s evacuation zones will give you a jumpstart if the time should come. You should also have a family communication plan [...]

2018 June

2018 Hurricane Predictions

2018-08-23T11:54:24-04:00June 7th, 2018|Blog, Hurricane|

2018’s hurricane season is expected to be an above-average season similar to last year. In 2017 we saw 17 named storms and saw three major hurricanes make landfall in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) predict a 70% chance of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher. Of those, between 5 and 9 could become hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or higher; and 1 to 4 are predicted to be major hurricanes of Category 3, 4, or 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher. This prediction includes a 35% chance [...]

2018 June

During a Hurricane

2018-08-23T12:04:46-04:00June 7th, 2018|Blog|

During a hurricane, it can be normal to feel scared. Being prepared and keeping yourself occupied can help give you the confidence that your family and home will be safe. Here are some tips to get you through the storm: When the hurricane is six hours away from landfall, and you are not in an evacuation area, stay in your home. You may also want to let your family and friends know you are staying in. Charge your cell phone now so that you will have a full battery, in case you lose power during the storm. If you have a [...]