Hurricane season begins June 1. It is important to understand your Florida home's vulnerability to storm surge, wind and even flooding. Below we have give you a checklist of things to do BEFORE the official Florida Hurricane Season begins.
- Know Your Zone: If you live near the gulf or Atlantic coast, you need to know your evacuation area by contacting your local emergency management office or government agency. You can even check
- Emergency Kit: Having a basic emergency kit (https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit) such as flashlights, generator and storm shutters is a necessity.
- Family Emergency Plan: It is important to sit your family down BEFORE an emergency and go over how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go and so fourth. Keep a copy of this plan in your
emergency kit or somewhere easily accessible during a disaster. Start at the Ready.Gov emergency plan webpage.
- Review Insurance: Reviewing your insurance policies ensures you have adequate coverage for your home and personal property.
Download a copy of this hurricane safety brochure for more tips.