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Tips on Preparing for a Hurricane

Living in Florida means getting to enjoy year-long summer weather and beautiful beaches. However, being located near the tropics and surrounded by warm saltwater also means that Florida is susceptible to hurricanes. Residents throughout the “Sunshine State” should always know which steps to take in order to properly prepare for a hurricane.

Anyone who would like to be prepared for a hurricane might want to follow these tips:

  • Make sure to keep flashlights and batteries in your home. Power lines can often be damaged by powerful storms, causing a loss of electricity for days. To avoid being in the dark, it’s important to have functioning flashlights and batteries to go with them.
  • Stock up on nonperishable foods, such as canned meats, soups, and beans, granola bars, and nuts. Hurricanes can cause grocery stores and restaurants to close, which is why it’s important to have ready-to-go food at home that can be stored outside of a fridge (in case a home loses power).
  • Pay close attention to local news. Local news stations are reliable sources for knowing how much a hurricane may affect an area. Individuals may also learn of evacuation orders through the news, in which case they should be prepared to travel to a different area if told to do so.

By following these tips, Florida residents will be more prepared for any upcoming storms – allowing them to spend less time worrying about hurricanes and more time enjoying the beaches, parks, and everything else the state has to offer. To learn about our apartments next to The Villages, FL, contact PepperTree Apartment Homes today.