What to do before a hurricane hits Parkville Maryland
What to do before a hurricane hits Parkville Maryland 10/2/2017
While Maryland doesn’t get as many tropical storms (or tropical storms as Florida) it’s still important to protect your property from damage. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane, here is a list of things to do before a hurricane to protect yourself and your property from flooding or other kinds of damage.
- Listen to NOAA Weather radio for critical information from the National Weather Services
- Check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed.
- Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bikes, lawn furniture, flags, toys)
- Close the windows, doors, and hurricane shutters. IF you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.
- Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances
- Fill your cars gas tank
- Talk with members of your household and create an evacuation plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
- Evacuate if advised by authorities. Be careful to avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges
- Because homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. It’s important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the us. For more info on flood insurance please call your insurance agent and know that flood insurance takes 30 days to get into effect.
- Make sure your sump pump is working!
We can’t stop disasters but preparing for the worst is what will save you time and money if a hurricane or tropical storm causes damage to your home!
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