Hurricane season is a season like no other in Central Florida. It is a time where everyone needs to take precaution and be prepared for the worst case scenario. If you are moving from out of state, then listen up, because this is much needed advice. You may ask yourself, what is a hurricane? For starters, a hurricane is a massive tropical storm which forms over the water and moves inland, threatening high winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and loss of power for an extended period of time.

Although Central Florida is not directly on the coast, we are still in a position where we feel the effects from a hurricane. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information. It is also important to create a supply kit that would include a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of personal information in case of evacuation. If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads. Here is a list of recommended items to insure your safety while at home during a hurricane.

Household/Utility Checklist:

  • Matches
  • Flashlights (extra batteries)
  • First aid kit
  • Rain gear
  • Scissors
  • Radio
  • Can Opener
  • Extra blankets
  • Bring loose outdoor items inside
  • Fill up gas tanks
  • Move furniture away from windows
  • Garbage bags
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper/li>
  • Map of the area
  • Change of clothes

Food/Water:

  • Water (1 gallon per person each day)
  • Bottled drinks
  • Coolers
  • Canned foods
  • Non-perishable items (dry fruits, nuts, etc.)

Taking a hurricane seriously is the number one step to insure the safety of yourself, and the home you reside in. If you have any questions on taking further action regarding a hurricane, please reach out to your team at Real Property Management and Realty.