How to Prepare for a Storm

September 7, 2015
hurricane approaching florida and mexico


You may not be able to control the weather, but you can control how prepared you are for it – follow these helpful tips on how to prepare for a storm to keep you, your family, and your property safe this storm season:

Step 1: Bring in lightweight objects

  • Anchor securely or bring indoors anything that might blow away or be torn loose (garbage cans, lawn furniture, awnings, etc.)
  • If you live in a mobile home, check the tie-downs and leave immediately

Step 2: Secure your windows

  • Board-up or shutter large windows
  • Implement strong bracing for outside doors

Step 3: Tend to your pool

  • If you have a pool, add extra chlorine to it  to prevent contamination
  • Lower the pool’s water level to prepare for increase rainfall

Step 4: Secure your boat

  • Secure your boat to its trailer
  • Use tiedowns to anchor the trailer to the ground or your house

Step 5: Evacuate coastal areas

  • Get away from beaches or locations which may be swept by high tides
  • If passage to high ground is over a road likely to be underwater, leave early

For more helpful information about preparing for a storm or hurricane, visit WCVB TV website. If you have questions about protecting your home and property from storms, call us at 508.339.2951.