If you are a resident of South Florida, chances are you’ve noticed the weather start to change recently. Every year around this time the cool temperatures that we’ve come to enjoy over the winter months start to become increasingly rare. Temperature and humidity increases are an all to familiar reminder that the rainy season is approaching. This year it seems as it is coming a bit early as we’ve seen quite a few wet days already. All of us Floridians know that rain is simply something we have to deal with. We all know that during the summer months, rain will come. The only real question is, how much?
Luckily we have been able to escape any big storms for quite some time, 2005 to be exact. That year Florida was hit in late October and caused over 20 billion in Water Damage Restoration. It has been over 7 years since that natural disaster. Last year we had 2 close calls with Issac and Sandy just missing landfall. All of this crazy weather happening has everybody wondering, is Florida due to get hit by a big storm this year. Nobody knows for sure but if the heavy rain hat is happening right now in the early month of April is any sign, we might be in for a long hurricane season.
Other than living in another state, there is nothing you can do to avoid the possibility of these issues. For the people that make their living in the sunshine state, moving is an unreasonable option to avoid a little rain. What we can do is prepare for the possibility that a big storm does hit landfall. Here is a list of recommendations from FLA Recovery to make sure you know what to do in the event of a hurricane or strong tropical storm.
- If you are instructed to evacuate, please EVACUATE
- Board up as many windows/doors as possible
- Be prepared for extended power outages
- Buy a generator if possible
- Have a full tank of gas in your car and reserves
- Stock up on water and food that will not spoil
- Stay as far inland as possible
- Avoid going outside at all costs
- Get you home inspected prior to hurricane season
Hopefully we’ve opened your eyes to some steps that you can take to preparing yourself for this coming hurricane season. We sincerely hope that we are lucky enough to avoid any major storms altogether for at least one more year!