Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season


Although Hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June, you can still get prepared for what lies ahead. Being prepared well in advance not only brings peace of mind, it gives your confidence knowing that your valuables are protected.

It’s no joke the devastation a natural disaster can bring. The most recent unexpected ice storms that left many people without power in the freezing cold showed us this could happen at a moment’s notice any time of the year. That is why making sure you have the necessary supplies and equipment before one strikes is essential. Perhaps the number one thing you can do is install a Gage home generator with Gage generator maintenance to protect your family and home.

We want to share with you a few tips on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

Get Your Family Prepared
We recommend that you make your family a safety kit. Get all the essential supplies you’ll need and put them in the kit. Include non-perishable foods, medical supplies, flashlights, water, a battery-powered or hand brand radio, and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert as well as extra batteries. Put the kit in a safe and easily accessible location. Share a hurricane plan with your children, so everyone is on the same page and knows what to do.

Call Your Insurance Agent
Find out what kind of coverage you have in your insurance policy. Make sure it covers hurricane and flood damages. Ask them to explain your plan in-depth to understand the entire scope of your policy.

Make sure you know your surroundings and have a designated safe place in your home for you and your family to take shelter. Plan an evacuation route to be safe. Making sure everyone knows where to go and what to do can potentially save lives.

Assess Your Home
Check with a home building inspector to ensure you’re up-to-date with codes for hurricane protection. Installing a Gage generator with Gage generator maintenance is an excellent way to guarantee your home has power even when there are power outages. Never underestimate the importance of having a sound generator.

Now some of these tips may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised by the number of people who find themselves without power when they need it most. By preparing now, well in advance of the actual hurricane season, you can rest easy if a hurricane strikes. Give Gage a call to request a quote and learn more about how we can help you prepare.