The 2019 hurricane season witnessed several storms that cost millions in damages. For instance, the Bahamas were devastated by Hurricane Dorian this past September just to name one such occurrence. Consequently, the age-old expression “Tis better to be safe than sorry” definitely applies to preparing for the upcoming season. So, here are 4 essentials that every homeowner should be concerned with.
Basic supplies – having a minimum of a 3-day water supply is recommended, but it would be more prudent to have a week’s worth on hand. You should figure on having a gallon per person per day. Enough canned goods should be kept on hand so that you have something for 7-10 days. Try to keep enough of a variety of beans, veggies, and other items to last for 7-10 days. If you are taking prescription medications, make sure to get them refilled. Having a grill and fuel is recommended as is duct tape, a knife, mosquito repellent, rain gear, and rope.
Grab bags – one of the most basic essentials is a grab bag or kit containing everything you might need in case you have to evacuate quickly. While you may have your own ideas as to what should be included, V&V Windows suggests including the following:
- 2 or 3 changes of clothing
- cash in hand
- essentials such as a first aid kit, flashlight, phone charger, radio
- important documents including ID and passport
- prescription medications that you need
- small tool kit
- other necessary miscellaneous items that are light and easy to carry
Infant and pet supplies – be sure to pack baby wipes, diapers, and formula for your child as well as enough food and water for your animals. You should pack enough of these items to last a minimum of one week.
A protected home – protecting your home against hurricanes and tropical storms is by far the most important of these 4 essential concerns. Having impact doors and windows ensures that you and your family, as well as your valuables and other belongings will be protected during hurricane season. V&V Windows products feature two layers of impact-resistant glass surrounding secure glazing framed in heavy duty aluminum that protects against flying debris during this type of storm.
That is why if you are looking for quality products to keep you and your family safe within the precincts of your home, check out our available range of impact doors and windows. For additional information on hurricane and tropical storm preparedness, or to schedule an appointment for us to provide a free estimate, we encourage you to contact V&V Windows at your earliest convenience.