With the weather heating up, so is the water around Hawaii. We are seeing a lot of hurricanes in and around Hawaii. Hawaii is no stranger to hurricanes, but it is always good to be prepared. It is easy to let your guard down when you see a lot of hurricanes and intense storms, but Hawaii Disaster Restoration wants you to be prepared and safe in the event a hurricane hits our beautiful island. Below, we will discuss some ways to protect yourself and your home during hurricane season.
Dead Trees and Branches
If you have dead trees or limbs that overhang around your home, now is a good time to have them removed. Dead trees and low-hanging branches are a disaster waiting to happen. Strong winds can easily cause a tree or branches to damage the structure of your home.
If you have lower levels on your property, it may be wise to have sump pumps installed. These pumps automatically turn on in the event water enters the area. This can be great if there is a lot of heavy rain that is causing flooding.
With stronger hurricanes comes the need for a safety plan. It is important to have a bag packed in the event you need to evacuate the area. You should have clothes, medication, and other essential documents in your travel bag. It is also important that everyone in the home knows what to do if tornados or flooding occurs. By planning ahead, you have a lot less stress if a disaster does occur.
Hurricane Supplies Prep
It is vital to have the proper supplies for a hurricane. Generators may require gasoline. You will also want to have an ample supply of water, and other non-perishable food in the event power goes out. Make sure you have medication and other supplies like batteries and flashlights on hand.
Being prepared for a hurricane is important, but it does not mean you will not have damages to your property. If damages do occur, Hawaii Disaster Restoration is here to help restore your property. We offer storm cleanup, water removal, and tarp offs.