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What to Expect in the 2020 Storm Season

5/10/2020 (Permalink)

Though West Palm Beach is still dealing with difficult and uncertain times amid COVID-19, hurricane season is around the corner, meaning Floridians will need to begin preparations. The Atlantic hurricane season beings on June 1st and will last until November 30th. Many forecasts are predicting this season will be an “above average” year, having already named 16 storms. There is close to a 70% chance that at least one storm, will be a major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S.

The number of predicted storms, 8 predicted as hurricanes, should be a reason for many Floridians to begin preparing. Here are a few recommended steps:

  • Begin purchasing needed supplies including non-perishable foods, candles, flashlights, batteries and water. Have enough supplies that will last yourself and your family at least two weeks, if not more.
  • Make any necessary home improvements to safeguard your home. If there are any leaks or holes in your home’s foundation or roof, make sure these are patched before heavy rains. If hurricane shutters are what you use to protect your windows, have those readily available for when the time comes.
  • Organize and clean your home and any storage spaces in the case that any patio furniture or items outside your home will need to be put away.
  • Make and seal copies of any important documents. Store them in either your supply bin or to-go bags that your family has prepared.
  • Most importantly, have an evacuation plan for your family. Be sure to have at least on bag per family member packed in case your area is evacuated with a plan as to where you will stay until it is safe to return.

Ahead of any potential major storm, always be sure to pay attention to your local news and follow local authorities warning. Keep your family safe and prepared this 2020 storm season.

If you are in need of further preparation tips and want to learn about SERVPRO of West Palm Beach’s ERP for your home or business, call us today.

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