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It’s That Time of Year…

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

Satellite image of a Hurricane with SERVPRO logo Plan ahead and Prepare for Hurricane Season 2022!

While winter, spring, summer, and fall are the most recognized seasons, there is one more that is all too well known in the Panhandle of Florida, and it is upon us now…Hurricane Season.  Preparing yourself, loved ones, and property for the possibility of gusty winds, damaging rainfall, and potential flooding is very important this time of year.  There are may different steps to be taken for Hurricane Season preparation, and numerous trustworthy resources to guide you through this time of year.

Have an Emergency Kit Ready:  Your hurricane preparedness kit should, at minimum, include at least three days clean drinking water per person, non-perishable food items, flashlight, batteries, radio, first aid items, and necessary medications.  Depending on your specific circumstances (homes with children, homes with pets, etc.) additional supplies may be necessary.  For a more comprehensive and detailed list check out the Ready.gov “Build a Kit” site.

Have an Evacuation Plan in Place: Evacuation can be both stressful and scary.  Having a plan in place ahead of time, that all family members are aware of, can help to reduce this if/when the time comes that evacuation is necessary.  Always follow the guidance of local officials to keep yourself and loved ones safe.  Factors to consider will be the projected direction of the storm, available resources in the area that you will be evacuating to, and your pre-determined evacuation zone rating.  Bay County Florida provides an evacuation zone map for our area here.

What About my Property? Always keep in mind, material things, including your home, can be mitigated, restored, and if necessary, replaced, but your life cannot.  While the priority must always be your own personal safety, there are some recommended steps that can be taken to help protect your property from the effects of a hurricane landfall.  Consider installing storm shutters to protect windows and doors.  Remove all outdoor furniture, decorations, and debris from your yard to reduce the possibility of these items becoming airborne.  Check rain gutters for any clogs ahead of any projected stormy weather.  Finally, have a trusted local professional chosen in case you do suffer property damage.  SERVPRO of Bay County offers a wide variety of storm cleanup and restoration services and will work diligently to return your home or business to its preloss condition.

Providing storm response throughout Northwest Florida, we have the resources, training, and experience to handle damages of all shapes and sizes.  Interested in learning more?  In need of assistance?  Give us a call!  850-785-1077; SERVPRO of Bay County is Here to Help!

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