In a couple of months from now, hurricane season will arrive and for all the cities around the Gulf of Mexico, it is the time of the year when they want to take a good look at their hurricane preparedness. Accordion shutters are a popular hurricane shutter choice in Miami, Florida. If you’ve installed these shutters then you’ve taken care of one big issue.
Read on to learn about what you can do to stay safe during a hurricane. Being aware of these dos and don’ts is important because while accordion shutters can save your property and also your life, ultimately it is your wisdom and planning that will keep you safe should a hurricane hit Miami.
Remember, it does not take a big Category 5 hurricane to cause extensive damage. Even a Category 3 hurricane that arrives riding a storm tide can be devastatingly dangerous. If you haven’t already installed accordion shutters in your Miami property, there is still time before the hurricanes begin arriving in June.
Do not wait till the final Hurricane Warning to put together a hurricane kit. The stores might run out of supplies or there might just not be enough time left to stock supplies. Matches, medicines, kerosene, drinking water should be stocked in advance.
Do not delay checking the windows and doors for proper functioning; do it during spring season before the rains come. There should not be any cracks in the doors. The hurricane shutter system installed in your Miami house should function smoothly. Broken tiles on the roof should be replaced early.
Gutters on the terrace should be cleaned of debris so that flowing rainwater has a clear channel to follow. Do not leave the generator in the basement as flooding below can render the machine useless. Do not run the generator indoors, as the fumes can be potentially dangerous.