Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15 - May 21)
Hurricane preparedness week is here! It only takes one disaster to change the community you live in forever. Hurricanes are powerful and destructive so it is important to be aware of the necessary preparation. If you live in an area on the coastline it is important to be prepared and even areas distant from water can be threatened by flooding, winds and tornadoes.
This week it is important for you to prepare for potential tropical storms or hurricanes.
Check out the site below for daily tips and other links to ensure your prepared for any storm! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html
If a hurricane storm has affected your area and its time to rebuild, the Red Cross suggests calling in a professional when it comes to:
- Ensuring roof sheathing is properly installed.
- Ensuring end gables are securely fastened to the rest of the roof.
- Fasten the roof to the walls with hurricane straps.
- Elevate your home if it is near the coast and subject to flooding from storm surge.