Hurricane Season Kicks Off Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the first day of hurricane season. Preparedness tips can not only save your property, but your life, too. Preparing in advance is ideal. What better time to reinforce and share hurricane preparedness tips than on the first day of hurricane season? Now is the best time to prepare – during the calm. Tomorrow marks the first day of hurricane season. Be prepared with the following tips.
Make Early Preparations for Hurricanes
To better help Floridians prepare for hurricane season, the state is allowing for a tax free period between Friday, May 31st and Thursday, June 6, 2019. During Florida’s hurricane sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. Now is a good time to stock up on batteries, flashlights, radios, reusable ice packs, candles, coolers and ice chests. Generators costing up to $750 are included in the tax-free holiday.
Hurricane Irma impacted Florida in 2017. And Hurricane Michael impacted the Florida Panhandle last September. Though given fair warning, many Floridians generally go unprepared. Unfortunately, though Floridians have been hit by hurricanes regularly throughout the years, they tend to take a lackadaisical attitude with regards to hurricane preparedness.
Moreover, the following two websites provide the latest details on final check list preparations. Both NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the National Hurricane Center offer useful tips to guide you with hurricane preparations. You may access this website here.
The U.S. government also provides excellent resources on how you may prepare your home in the event of a hurricane. You may access this website on hurricane readiness and preparedness here.
While much of the information on these two sites are the same, have a look at the most important factors to keep handy below:
- Prepare before hurricane season in Miami starts. The Pacific season starts May 15 while the Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1.
- Create an emergency communication plan with your family before a hurricane.
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
- Check your insurance coverage. Flood damages are not covered under normal homeowner’s insurance policies.
- Know your local community’s evacuation plan and evacuation routes and how to receive alerts.
Listen to local officials.
Hurricane season extends between June 1st and November 1st.
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