With the passing of Hurricane Matthew, it’s possible you may have seen the damage done in North Carolina and worried about the situation surrounding your own home. The entire east coast is vulnerable to these storms, and is entirely up to the mercy of which direction it chooses to move in. So, in order to protect your home, you need to take careful precautions. Here are a few tips and tricks you should be following in order to protect your home from hurricane damage.
1. Know Your Evacuation Route
First of all, your safety is more important than your home. Before anything else, be sure you’re aware of the evacuation route in your area so you can get to it quickly. Many others will wait around to be told where to go, and will be caught in evacuation traffic. To beat it, during a storm or the beginning days of a storm, be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
2. Make Your Refrigerator Colder
If electricity goes out, the food in your fridge is subject to going bad faster than it normally would. When you turn your fridge to a colder setting, you’re preparing for the power to go out by keeping your food colder for longer. Keeping the door closed as often as possible is also a great idea that will keep the cold air inside.
3. Cover Windows
Knowing your home is in the direct path of a storm is actually really beneficial for a number of reasons, because you can know exactly how to prepare. Covering windows is vital. Strong winds can blow through windows in a mere instant, or debris could fly into them and shatter them. To keep yourself and your family safe, board these up with protective plywood.
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