Hurricane Preparedness Day 5

Written by on May 17, 2018 in Tropics

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
800 AM EDT THU MAY 17 2018
THIS WEEK IS NORTH CAROLINA’S HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK FOR 2018

Source

All week long the National Weather Service will issue informative messages to help you prepare for the
hurricane season. Today’s topic is strengthening your home.

If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane
building code specifications. Many of these retrofits do not cost much or take as long to do as you may
think. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors.
Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand the
winds.

Here are some tips for preparing and strengthening your home for tropical storms and hurricanes:

     • Keep trees around hour home trimmed well before a storm to prevent damage from broken
     branches.
     • Shop now for tested and approved window coverings to put up when a hurricane approaches.
     • Bring loose outdoor items, such as patio furniture, inside. They can blow around and cause
     damage to homes.
     • Secure all doors on your property. Remember that garage doors are the usually the most
     vulnerable.
     • Move your car inside a garage or to another secure location.

For more information about strengthening your home, please visit http://flash.org.

Other great web sites to learn more about hurricane preparedness include:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare
http://www.readync.org

Tags: ,

About the Author

About the Author: .

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed

Comments are closed.

Top