Take a home inventory of possessions, important documents and photos to ensure peace of mind in the event of a hurricane. Protect your house from wind damage by boarding your windows and doors; water damage by sandbagging around your premises; and exterior damage by trimming bushes and limbs. For detailed tips visit,www.flash.org, www.knowyourstuff.org, www.plylox.com and www.ibhs.org.
Create a business disaster plan folder containing important documents, such as employee and client contact lists. Protect your building by boarding up windows. Create a recovery plan to provide your business with the tools and resources needed to get your company back on its feet. Visit www.ibhs.org, www.plylox.com and www.floridadisaster.org/family for more information.
Make sure your builder follows the most current building codes and standards to strengthen your home or business. Take steps to harden your roof, walls, doors and foundation to protect your house against natural disasters. Confirm with your insurance provider that your insurance coverage is adequate if repairs are needed after the storm. Go to www.ibhs.org and www.flash.org for more information.