Undoubtedly, you have heard that there is a Category 4 hurricane headed towards the East Coast. Our state of North Carolina is in the direct line of the storm, leaving residents on the coast fearful and preparing for evacuation. According to CNN, the governor has already issued several mandatory evacuations, and urges residents to take extensive precautions as the storm moves in. The Charlotte area is likely to be affected, which makes it crucial for home and business owners to be prepared now for what can be ahead of us as Hurricane Florence makes its way towards North Carolina.
If you have time before your area is caught in the storm, there are preparations that you can make to secure your home beforehand if you have to leave quickly. You should bring all of your outdoor items like furniture, grilling equipment, and others inside so that they will not get swept away.
Additionally, you should do your best to reinforce your garage door if it is going to face the brunt of the strong winds; if it gives out and is attached to your main house, it could make the entire structure vulnerable to even more serious damage. You are going to want to make sure that your roof is in top shape ahead of time, as that is another easy way that the forceful. Winds greater than 130 mph can destroy your home.
Finally, you should board up your windows to protect from the glass breaking and having water and debris infiltrate your home. Remember that with hurricanes comes heavy rains, so watch out for potential water damage, flash flooding and take flood precaution as well.
For more information on what to do to prepare for Hurricane Florence, download our complete Disaster Checklist.
When it comes to hurricanes and other weather emergencies, there are bases that always need to be covered. If you have been monitoring the progress of the storm and you know your area is going to get severely hit, you should plan on evacuating early. Make sure that you have a full tank of gas and somewhere out of the hurricane’s path where to go, especially if you live near the water. Prepare your home as directed above, and get to safety.
These are some of the necessities that you should have in a hurricane whether you need to evacuate or not:
Hurricane Florence is not something to overlook. It should be taken seriously. We want to encourage you to constantly be monitoring the storm, as things can change unexpectedly; and to heed mandatory evacuation orders to ensure your safety.The most important thing you can do is keep yourself and your family safe, so take care, and know that Restoration 1 of Greater Charlotte is there to repair and restore your home once the disaster is behind us. Call us afterward for any of your emergency storm restoration or water damage needs at (704) 741-7511 . We serve the surrounding Charlotte, North Carolina area.