2022 Hurricane Preparation Guide

2022-05-18 Hurricane Guide

Hurricane Preparation

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Page 29 STAFF REPORT So, you've just moved to paradise, and you've learned about a new season involving tropical storms. It's not a ploy to get you to buy shutters or supplies. Hur- ricanes are real, scary, nasty freaks of nature. Here are a few tips to get you through this season: PAY ATTENTION TO THE NEWS • You'll learn if one of these freaks of nature with human names is trying to move into your neighborhood. Also pay attention to any evacuation or- ders or other advice from emer- gency management officials. KEEP FOOD SUPPLIES ON HAND • Each time you go to the grocery store, pick up an extra case of water or an extra can of vegetables (take advantage of two-for-one deals). This will help you be well-stocked when a storm approaches. Other helpful supplies include gar- bage bags, paper landscaping bags, plastic/rubber gloves, first aid kit (you'll be sur- prised how many times you cut/scrape yourself ), bleach, paper towels and cleaning wipes. PROTECT YOUR HOME • Invest in shutters or storm windows. DO YOUR LAUNDRY • If a storm hits, you could be left without electricity for several days and loads of dirty clothes. Do you laundry before a storm arrives. FILL THE BATHTUB RIGHT BEFORE A STORM HITS • You might need the water to help flush your toilet (fill a one-gallon bucket and pour it into the toilet to flush it). FILL EMPTY TWO-LITER BOTTLES WITH WATER • Put those in your freezer. It will help keep your food frozen longer. HAVE PLENTY OF FLASHLIGHTS • Also, bring in some of those outdoor solar lights to help illuminate the inside of your house. INVEST IN MOSQUITO REPELLENT & SUNSCREEN • After the storm, your screens may be gone, and you may be without electricity so your windows will be open for whatever breeze is available. That means mosquitoes will be your new guests. You'll also be outside more so be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat. BE PREPARED FOR OTHER VISITORS • Snakes, rats, ants and other vermin will be displaced from their usual habitat and may try to share yours. DON'T GO SWIMMING OR SURFING IN THE GULF • After the storm there likely will be dangerous rip tide currents. PUT A FEW CANS OF TIRE SEALANT IN YOUR CAR • The roads may be littered with nails, glass and other sharp items for months. SHUTTERSTOCK Each time you go to the grocery store, pick up an extra case of water or an extra can of vegetables (take advantage of two-for-one deals). Advice for hurricane season rookies adno=3845859-1 adno=3794364-1 'SFF*O)PNF&TUJNBUFTPO%PPST)VSSJDBOF1SPUFDUJPO8JOEPXT 941-412-1883 • DoorDepotInc.com Residential • Commercial • Licensed and Insured • CGC1520837 Impact Windows and Entry Doors Impact Garage Doors Hurricane Shutters O v e r 60 Years C o m b i n e d E x p e r i e n c e THE AREA'S LEADER IN G ARAGE DOORS, HURRICANE PROTECTION, WINDOWS & ENTRY DOORS 2021 2021

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