September is usually the most active months for hurricane. You might be new to a hurricane-prone area or an old pro. However, it is never too late and it is always wise to review your plans. Don’t have a plan to review? No time like the present to get started. This list is meant to help you get started, but is not meant to be all-inclusive or comprehensive.

  1. Plan home improvement projects that will make your home more resistant to water and flood damage.
  2. Review and revise, if necessary, your insurance policy for storm-related coverage.
  3. Remember that homeowner’s policies may not include rising waters; talk to your insurance agent about this; you may want to add flood insurance.
  4. Prepare an inventory of your belongings if you need to file a claim. (Photos and video are good, too). Just keep copies at a remote site… better yet save them somewhere in “the cloud.”
  5. Organize an emergency supply kit and stock up on non-perishable food and water.
  6. Create an evacuation plan, including ways to let your family know you’re safe after a storm.
  7. Compile a list of emergency numbers that includes family, friends, and neighbors.
  8. Make arrangements for your pets… especially in the event you have to evacuate. Plan what you’ll do in this worst-case scenario way before it becomes a necessity.
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