As a tropical storm, Ida is getting set to make landfall first in Alabama before swinging across Florida the Florida Peninsula Insurance company has released a number of different tips to help homeowners minimize losses and damages.
Tips to Help Prepare Homeowners For Hurricanes
As most homeowners know the basics of preparation for their home and preparing both emergency supplies and evacuation routes here are a few key pieces of advice that can help you substantially in reducing significant risks to both your home and your well-being:
- Reinforce garage doors with central supports and additional structural reinforcements. As about 80% of all residential hurricane wind damage is caused by the failure of garage doors to withstand large wind force and airborne objects proper reinforcement of the garage doors can save you substantial amounts of both time and money and help you prevent additional damage to your home and belongings.
- Remove anything from outside of your home that could easily become airborne. This can include playsets, lawn ornaments, gardening tools, or any others objects that could easily be picked up and blown about by the wind. Be sure to ask your neighbors to do the same as well as the greatest risk of damage when storms are not from the wind itself but from the objects that can be picked up and thrown about by it. Small objects thrown at high enough speeds during a windstorm can easily break windows, doors, or even the sides of some homes. Minimizing the number of objects that can do this around your house will help protect your own belongings from unnecessary damage.
- Finally, especially after the storm passes, stay alert. In most cases, more people are hurt or killed after a storm has come through than during it due to the fact that people let their guards down and began going about their daily lives despite what may be around them. Damage to power lines or other objects as well as sharp objects laying about and dangerous debris can pose serious risks of injury or death and are quite common after a storm. Don’t let your guard down about the dangers that may lay around you until after all debris and damaged items can be either removed or repaired effectively.
For additional tips or the latest information on home insurance coverage, plans are sure to check online regularly at various websites specializing in finding insurance providers in your area. These sites can help you save both time and money before and after dangerous situations such as tropical storms and should be referenced regularly to keep you up to speed on the later offers and happenings.