5 Tips to Get You Ready for a Hurricane

2018 hurricane season predictions

Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage from storm surge, wind damage, rip currents and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge historically is the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States.

Don’t get caught unprepared. The Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season runs May 15-November 30, the Atlantic Hurricane Season runs June 1-November 30, and the Central Pacific Hurricane Season runs June 1-November 30.  And we’ve all seen that hurricanes can travel well inland – even if you’re a few hours from the coast there’s no guarantee you won’t feel the effects of a hurricane.

Plan Now.

We’ve got 5 tips to help make sure you’re prepared for a hurricane:

  • Establish a written emergency plan for your family and for your business
  • Review insurance coverage for your home and business. Don’t forget to look into flood insurance eligibility (homeowner policies don’t typically cover flood damage)
  • If you’re in a hurricane evacuation zone, know the routes in case you’re advised to evacuate
  • Agree on a place where family members can meet if separated
  • Test all emergency equipment (generators, flashlights, etc.) in advance


Hurricane Survival Kit

You should have a hurricane survival kit that includes the following:

  • At least a 3-day supply of water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Non-perishable food
  • Baby needs (formula, diapers, etc.)
  • First aid kit
  • Manual can opener
  • Medicines (prescription and non-prescription)
  • Cell phones and battery-powered chargers
  • Flashlights (and spare batteries)
  • Cash
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bags and blankets
  • Books, magazines, games
  • Important documents (insurance, medical, bank account numbers, etc.)

Additional Information: 

Here are a couple of great resources for further info:

NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Guide

FEMA Hurricane Page

Find information on BluSky storm damage restoration HERE.

Candace Johnson

Corporate Marketing Manager

Candace is a veteran marketer, who specializes in bringing out the best in companies. Responsibilities for BluSky include content creation and editing, brand management and consistency, website management, public relations writing, advertising, and social media management. Candace lives just south of Chicago with her husband Eric and three children.

Candace Johnson

Corporate Marketing Manager
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