A 2020 storm forecast from Colorado State University predicted 19 systems will reach tropical-storm strength or greater, including nine hurricanes.
Strengthen your Home
- Keep trees around your home trimmed to prevent damage from broken branches.
- Have the right materials in advance for boarding up windows to protect them from flying debris.
- Bring loose outdoor items inside.
- Secure all doors. Don’t forget the garage door!
- Move your car inside a garage or to another secure location.
Protect your Property
Personal lines clients must understand their properties’ vulnerability to extreme spring and summer weather like storm surge, flooding, and wind.
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides protection and resiliency advice for homeowners, offering a checklist of things to do before hurricanes arrive.
- Know your zone.
- Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation area by contacting your local government/emergency management office or by checking the evacuation site website.
- Put together an emergency kit. Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators and storm shutters.
- Write or review a Family Emergency Plan. Before an emergency happens, sit down with family or close friends and decide how to get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what to do in an emergency. Keep a copy of this plan in an emergency supplies kit or another safe place where it can easily be accessible in the event of a disaster.
- Review insurance policies to ensure that there is adequate coverage for your home and personal property.