Last Updated on August 27, 2020 by Gardens Home Management Services
Hurricane season in South Florida runs from June 1st to November 30th. Whether you are a permanent resident or vacation homeowner, your home needs to be prepared to weather hurricanes and other tropical storms.
Hurricanes are the Most Violent Storms on Earth
Scientists label them as tropical cyclones, depending on their location they may be referred to as typhoons or cyclones, but only those formed over the Atlantic Ocean or the eastern Pacific Ocean are called hurricanes.
When warm, moist air over the ocean rises up and away from the surface – swirling counterclockwise with growing clouds and wind, you need to have already prepared and planned to defend your home from the effects of a hurricane.
Peace-Of-Mind in the Eye of a Storm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that the steps needed to prepare your home for the dreaded storm include:
- Pack up your yard and secure all furniture that could blow around during the storm. Anything that may become airborne in high winds should be moved inside.
- Cover up windows, doors, and hurricane shutters. Protect your windows to avoid pieces of shattered glass.
- Prepare to turn off your power if there is flooding or downed power lines.
- Test the batteries in your carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.
If you own a vacation home in South Florida, the last thing you want to be doing is heading into a hurricane. For the peace-of-mind you deserve pre-, during, and post-storm, you need the help of a local to help you get your home ready for the storm season and keep you informed of any damage.
Gardens Home Management Services
Let Gardens Home Management help you weather the storm before, during, and after the hurricane hits. Contact us to sign up for the Hurricane Preparedness program, we will be sure that your home is prepared to weather the storm.