June 1st…it’s that time of the year again. Hurricanes and tropical storms are no joke here in the southern United States. With Texas and Louisiana having been noted in the top 3 for states who’ve been hit the hardest, we are very familiar with the extensive damage that they can cause. So what better way to kick off hurricane season than by making sure you are prepared if/and when one of these storms should strike?
Tips for Hurricane Planning
When in a state of chaos, it is difficult to keep a straight frame of mind. It’s pertinent that you prepare ahead of time and stay ahead of the storm. We believe the following to be very helpful and important topics to discuss and handle beforehand.
> Map your evacuation route
> Purchase supplies
> Check insurance coverage
> Make copies of important documents
> Protect your home
> Back up your electronics
> Plan for your pets
Hurricane Planning Resources
Below are a few articles with helpful tips that we found useful.
And don’t forget: In these type of harsh storm conditions, tornadoes are also a large threat. No matter how much preparation takes place, hurricanes will always leave a path of destruction. Storm cleanup is expensive but a necessity, making it a money making industry. Large machines are used to maneuver and haul off the large debris. For quicker, more cost-effective clean up, heavy duty tractor attachments are used, such as excavator thumbs, dozer rakes, grapples and bucket forks. We keep a wide selection of these attachments on our yard and they are ready to ship in cases such of these.
In the case that you are involved in the actual clean up, the Red Cross offers a handful of suggestions from simply how to dress & what supplies to purchase to how to handle water & smoke damage. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has provided knowledge on how to clean up safely after a disaster more in depth about how to safely reenter buildings, infectious diseases and carbon monoxide exposure.
Please take care this hurricane season.