The hurricane season lasts from June to October and affects the entire Atlantic seaboard. This implies that people living along the coast should be ready for anything, which includes UNITS’ guidelines for this year’s hurricane season.

Prepare a complete disaster supply kit

In the case of a hurricane, the CDC suggests having an emergency kit on hand. Prepare three days’ worth of water and non-perishable food items, as well as first-aid kits, prescription drugs, and pet or baby essentials. You should also make sure you have:

  • personal hygiene items
  • flashlights
  • a battery-operated radio
  • a plan for evacuation
  • a family plan in case you’re separated

Secure your home

Keep in mind that your house is one of your most valuable assets during a hurricane. Covering your windows with shutters or plywood before a storm strikes will ensure that they are safe. Flying debris will be stopped from shattering your windows by covering them with shutters or plywood.

Purchase a backup generator

Many people are beginning to realize the importance of having a portable or standby generator. Power outages may last for several days, depending on the extent of the damage to the electricity grid. As a result, having a portable or stand-by generator is beneficial since it will restore electric service to some of your equipment, such as your air conditioner and refrigerator.

Remove or trim the trees around your home

Strong winds can push branches and even whole trees against structures. When one or more trees are uprooted, it may cause significant property damage. To avoid house damage owing to fallen and uprooted trees, you should remove any high-risk trees on your property, such as those that are old, damaged, or pose a danger to your home.

Elevate your home

The winds, rain, and flooding from a hurricane are only part of the problem; it also introduces several perils in its wake. It might take anything from four weeks to a few months to lift a house depending on the weather, site preparations, foundation type, elevation, and required repairs. Because hurricane season is the most dangerous between mid-August and mid-October, you may be able to have your home raised before the first storm strikes.

The experts at UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Central NJ have the knowledge, skills, and tools to help you prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. Please contact us today if you’d like to find out more about our portable storage containers or want a free estimate!

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