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How to Keep the Debris from Messing Up Your Home during Hurricane Season

Debris is the garbage in the aftermath of a major storm – and it is often takes months to collect and dispose of which means a huge cost to property owners and government offices. Last year, Hurricane Matthew left Brevard County with 820,854 cubic yards of storm degree that took two months to clear and $12 million. According to contractors, the debris was mostly vegetation, fencing, and construction materials. […]

2018-01-08T17:48:47+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Blog, Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Keep the Debris from Messing Up Your Home during Hurricane Season

Quick FAQs on Hurricane Screens

  What are hurricane screens? Hurricane screens are tougher than your regular window and door screen. They can handle wind speeds of up to 276 mph, can block debris and hurricane strong winds and rain. These screens are perfect for large openings like storefronts, picture windows, lanais, and balconies. What’s the difference between hurricane shutters and hurricane screens? Hurricane shutters have to come down after a storm while the hurricane screens can stay installed but rolled up because they are [...]

2017-10-20T14:25:52+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Quick FAQs on Hurricane Screens

Secure an Insurance Checkup

Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don’t forget coverage for your car or boat. Remember, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you’ll need a separate policy for it, and it’s available through your company, agent or the National Flood Insurance Program at www.floodsmart.gov. Act now as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period. [...]

2017-10-20T14:25:52+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Resources|Comments Off on Secure an Insurance Checkup

Develop an Action Plan

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn’t live in a zone or unsafe home, and work it out with [...]

2017-10-20T14:25:52+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Resources|Comments Off on Develop an Action Plan

Determine Your Risk

Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing now for how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland. It’s easy to forget what a hurricane is capable of doing. The U.S. has not been directly impacted by a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) in more than a decade. However, hurricanes such as Ike, Sandy and Isaac [...]

2017-10-20T14:25:53+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Resources|Comments Off on Determine Your Risk

Exploring Trauma from Natural Disasters

Trauma, according to Peter Levine, a psychological trauma theorist, can be caused by “any overwhelming and distressing experience,” and it is only identifiable by its symptoms. Within the issue of trauma, there are several types of events that can lead to Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD). One type of trauma is caused by natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, forest fires, floods, volcanic eruptions, landslides, or tsunamis. What is specific to trauma from natural disasters is that it may traumatize a large [...]

2017-10-20T14:25:55+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Blog, Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Exploring Trauma from Natural Disasters

Last Minute Hurricane Protection Checklist: A Must-Have For All Hurricane-Prone Areas

“The best laid-out plans of mice and men often go awry” is an apt quote because many of the best laid-out plans tend to reveal loopholes even by those created and planned by experts and professionals. A great way to assure yourself and your family that everything is taken care of is by having a progressive and active last minute hurricane protection checklist that you can keep updating whenever necessary. Here are some ideas to add to this checklist. Make [...]

2017-10-20T14:25:55+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Last Minute Hurricane Protection Checklist: A Must-Have For All Hurricane-Prone Areas

Are You Ready For The Next Hurricane?

Most people don’t want to think about hurricane protection, storms, or storm surges. The aftermath of recent events like Hurricanes Andrew in 1992, Ike in 2008 and Katrina in 2005 linger, and it’s easy to see the benefits of proper hurricane protection such as storm shutters or impact glass. And yet it’s hard to get going and thinking about spending on reinforcements when many people have barely begun to relax from major repair or renovation expenses, and hurricane protection can [...]

2017-10-20T14:25:55+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Blog, Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Ready For The Next Hurricane?

How To Build Your Hurricane Shelter

If you are living near possible hurricane areas you should learn How To Build Your Hurricane Shelter. It can be ideal – the perfect spot to ride out a hurricane. And yet it may not seem feasible or likely that most people can have access to one because of funding, lack of space, and not enough time or knowledge. That doesn’t leave everyone out in the storm, though. For those who can’t build their own hurricane safety zone, there are new products on [...]

2017-10-20T14:25:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Build Your Hurricane Shelter

Hurricane Guide for Kids

The thing about hurricanes is that everyone is affected and everyone must be prepared, even the youngest residents. Children will eventually have to learn about hurricanes and hurricane protection, especially if they live in areas where the chance of hurricanes is moderate to high. Although they may already have firsthand experience with hurricanes, there will come a time when they have to be more proactive in helping the family handle a calamity. Here is a simple Hurricane Guide for Kids [...]

2017-10-20T14:25:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Resources, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hurricane Guide for Kids