As we are approaching the official start of hurricane season on June 1, our friends at want us ALL to be prepared. Some of the things we can do in advance of a hurricane heading our way,are - Make a Plan, Build an Emergency Kit, Be Informed. also recommends making a family communication plan, and these helpful tips below:

  • Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground. Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate.
  • Make plans to secure your property:
  • Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” exterior grade or marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Another year-round option would be installation of laminated glass with impact-resistant glazing. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.

For a comprehensive look at what to do before, during, and after a hurricane, check out the 'READY' page at And be safe this hurricane, season, ya'll!