If you plan to ride out a hurricane in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand high winds.
Day 5 - Strengthen Your Home
The Florida Division of Emergency Management has an excellent Hurricane Retrofit Guide (Tutorial) to help you get you house ready for the approaching hurricane season. Whether you are handy or not, this tutorial has information to help you prepare.
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®) is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. Their website has several resources to help you prepare for hurricanes and other threats.
Protect Your Home in a FLASH
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- Print the DIY Checklist
- Create your family's personalized plan
- Build your personal family kit
- Know your zone
- Print your personalized checklist
- Build your home inventory
- Landscaping supplies & special considerations
- Gutter cleaning supplies & special considerations
- Soffit strengthening supplies & instructions
- Roof sheathing improvement supplies & instructions
- Full list of emergency board up supplies & instructions
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Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 15 - May 21, 2016