How to hurricane proof your home

In Florida, the rain will come and go, but sometimes it can actually turn into a hurricane. In Fort Lauderdale FL, hurricane preparedness is a must. There are many things that you can do to hurricane-proof your home. The first thing to do is protect your windows and doors. Some windows are impact-resistant glass and some have shutters, whatever the case may be it is important to protect them from flying debris. Another thing to prepare is to clean up your landscape and make sure there is nothing that can be blown around, such as outdoor furniture, toys, and other loose items.

Next, keep the power on and have a standby generator to produce electrical power.  Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting so the food will last longer if the power does go out. If you have a propane tank, make sure to turn it off and unplug small appliances. It is very important to check your disaster supplies and restock if needed.  So you are aware of what is happening during the storm it would be a good idea to have a battery-powered radio or television and enough batteries. Also, don’t forget flashlights for in case the power goes out. Agents at Coastal Wealth Insurance, LLC know more tips to hurricane proof your home from hurricanes. 

Remember that standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding and it is important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes. That’s why you can call Coastal Wealth Insurance, LLC in Fort Lauderdale FL to work out additional coverage that will provide even more protection when disaster strikes.