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- I’d certainly recommend filling up your gas tanks as one of your very first tasks in this process, as gas stations tend to become a mad house the closer the storm gets. Most stations don’t get restocked quickly with gas after the storm passes.
- Get flashlights ready, especially make sure you have extra batteries, and refill propane tanks if you have gas powered grills or generators.
- Stock canned foods, soft drinks, and water (if it’s still in stores). *Hot tip, you might be able to still order water on Amazon. That way, you can avoid the craziness of the store water aisles. Also, if you have a gas stove, you can boil water from any tap source in your household after the power goes out, and you will be totally fine to consume it.
- Put shutters, window and door protection in place if instructed by local officials. Also, in contrary to some narratives, it is not a good idea to trim branches or limbs from your trees. These could get picked up like twigs in a storm of this strength and thrown directly at your property by the wind.
- Locate the turnoff valves for electricity, water, and gas.
- Bring in your patio furniture, and any other outdoor items that could be picked up by the wind.
- Take out cash, just in case. Credit card transaction systems may be out after the storm.
- Here’s a good one – go and buy an extra refillable battery charger or two for your iPhone. It will definitely be worth the expenditure when it could be your only communication with the outside world. Charge them now, before the power possibly goes out.
- Refill all necessary prescriptions!
- I’d definitely recommend collecting not only your property insurance paperwork, but also your medical insurance information as well. It could also help to take an inventory of especially valuable or important personal property for future insurance claims.
- Please don’t forget about your furry friends! Ensure they have enough food and also take into consideration that they will need water as well.
With specific respect to my clients, you can always reach out to us with any other questions you may have on this topic. If given the word, we can take down signs, can advise you on the most sensible time to put up hurricane shutters, and much more. Stay safe everybody!
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