With hurricane season upon us, it is crucial that you take action to secure your home. But with so much to do, it’s hard to know where to start.
We understand the challenges you face. We’ve prepared for 47 hurricane seasons now, and we’ve got a pretty good handle on our preparation routine. That’s why we’ve created this quick guide to hurricane season and [[this checklist]] for you to download and keep in a handy place. With these tools in hand, you’ll be secure and ready for hurricane season in no time!
Understanding Hurricane Season
The term “Hurricane Season” refers to the part of the year when the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are most actively creating tropical cyclones that can turn into hurricanes.
As the ocean waters warm, conditions become perfect for these dangerous storms to form. Because of the unique geographical shape and location of Florida, we are particularly susceptible to hurricane impact.
Unique Challenges We Face
Florida has the highest ratio of coastline to total land area of any state, and as such, it is particularly vulnerable to hurricanes from both the east and west. In addition to that, Florida has flat terrain and low-lying coastal areas that make it prone to storm surges, flooding, and high winds.
Everyone in Florida from state and local authorities to you as a homeowner must do their part to prepare for this challenging time of year. Residents are encouraged to create emergency supply kits, emergency response and evacuation plans, and to stay informed of weather patterns developing offshore. Our article will give you some ideas on how to prepare your property for hurricane season. Or for a more in-depth guide, download our full guide to preparing your home and family for hurricane season, [[click here.]]
Strength of Community
Floridians have developed an incredible resilience to hurricane season. Communities support one another during the aftermath of a storm and provide assistance with cleanup efforts, shelter, and any other resources that might be needed. You can bring this strength home to your own neighborhood by coordinating with your neighbors to create multi-family emergency plans, or supply caches that are meant to support several families until utilities can be restored. Here at Perry Roofing, we are thankful to be part of such a strong and resilient community.
Preparing your home and your family for hurricane season requires careful planning and the right tools. Our [[Hurricane Preparedness PDF]] will help you lay out your plan. As a bonus, it will also help you plan out everything you need to do after the storm has passed.
Don’t wait another minute. Prepare today so you don’t leave the protection of your family and your home to chance!