Prepare During National Hurricane Preparedness Week
This last week was National Hurricane Preparedness Week! Although it’s rare that our area is struck directly by a hurricane, we often experience some of the effects. Scientists have predicted that 2020 will have an above-average hurricane season, so preparation is even more important this year. Here are a few things you should be thinking about:
- Consider your risk. Although we may not worry about a direct hit, depending on where you live, you may be at risk. If you live near Lake Hickory, for example, you may have flooding. If you are in prone areas, you should consider additional preparations.
- Assemble disaster supplies. This may be somewhat difficult because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but you should review your current inventory and determine what you may need. You can review a list of recommended supplies at Ready.gov.
- Review your insurance coverage. You never know what type of damage you could have, so it’s a good idea to review your coverage with your provider. At the very least, consider getting flood insurance, as hundreds of local homes have had flood damage in the past year.
In 2018, our team drove to Wilmington, NC to help clean up the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. While our area was lucky, we have seen first-hand how destructive hurricanes can be. We hope you’ll take the time to prepare, and if you would like to see what other steps you can take, visit the National Weather Service’s website!