Hurricane season in Maryland spans from June through November, and in 2023, there are up to 9 potential hurricane formations, with 1 in 4 contenders for becoming major storms. Hurricanes can produce storm surges, high winds, tornados, and flooding, all of which can cause devastation to many properties. How can you prepare your house for hurricane season? Let Shore-Line Construction walk you through it.
How to Prepare Your House for Hurricane Season
Keep up with Live Reports
One of the best ways to prepare your house for hurricane season is to stay abreast of upcoming and live weather reports. When you keep a close eye on the weather forecast, you can plan well in advance, taking much care in your considerations. As you listen to live reports on video or radio, you can know exactly when to act, what to do, and when the coast is clear.
Check Your Home’s Exterior
Well before a storm hits, inspect your home’s exterior to make sure it is free of leaks, debris, and any form of damage. Even if it is a brand new custom home built by Shore-Line Construction, it doesn’t hurt to look over your house. Ensure that the gutters are clear and the windows and doors sealed.
Prepare your landscape by cleaning up your yard and trimming trees so that no dead or rogue branches fly off in high winds.
Store away Loose Outdoor Items
Park vehicles in your garage, secure boats on dry land, and take in any loose outdoor items. These items would include garbage cans, potted plants, outdoor furniture, etc. Anything not bolted to the earth could become loose in a hurricane. Try to store all items on high ground.
Prepare an Emergency Kit
A hurricane is a common cause for power outages, should they ever happen in central Maryland. Prepare a survival kit in advance, should you need to wait out the storm in your home or out of your home. Emergency kit items might include the following:
- First aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches and lighters in a waterproof bag
- Charged cell phone and cell phone charger
- Extra gasoline and full tank of gas in vehicles
- Food and water
- Food, water, & medication for pets
- Important documents in waterproof seal
Have Home & Flood Insurance
Homeowners that build their house with Shore-Line Construction would have their home insurance (and flood insurance, if applicable) all set when they move in. If you do not have insurance, it is best to have coverage should anything happen.
Evacuate If Necessary
If your weather reporters are urging you to evacuate, it is best to be safe than sorry and head for high and dry ground.
Start with a Hurricane-Proof House Design
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At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!
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