Hurricane Season - Think Ahead of Time
Hurricane season lasts approximately from June 1st until November 30th with its peak season from mid-August to late October. As Hurricane Isais has impacted the South Carolina coastline, it is now time to take steps to protect yourself and your family and prevent further consequences. You should keep in mind that this year it might be different to prepare for hurricanes during covid-19.
You should know by now that hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Always be up-to-date with weather forecasts and alerts. There are many apps that can keep you posted on weather predictions.
First things first, prepare emergency food and water supply. Be smart when making a list- go for foods that require little or no cooking, water, or refrigeration. Also, make sure it meets the needs of babies or other members that are on special diets.
Get the necessary medical supplies. Get medicines such as pain and fever relievers, antihistamines, antidiarrheal medications, as well as any prescription medications. Don’t forget to pack masks.
Clean up your yard and make sure there is nothing that wind would blow around. Also, consider parking your car on “higher” ground as your garage can easily get flooded.
Ensure that all important documents are up to date and secure. We suggest you make copies and/or keep them in a secure password-protected digital space.
Technology is an important part of our lives nowadays. Keep your cell phone charged when you know that a hurricane is in the forecast and purchase backup charging devices.
Review your insurance policies to ensure that you have adequate coverage for your home and personal property. Don’t forget to take pictures of your inventory; in case you need to file claim pictures will make it much easier.
Don’t ignore evacuation orders! Plan your evacuation on time. Check if any of your neighbors, senior adults, or any other who may need additional help, are secure and need your assistance. If you own a business, make sure you have a plan on how to operate if disaster strikes.
This has been a truly challenging year. Stay safe out there and be cautious!
Thanks for reading!
Farmers Mutual Insurance
749 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108