2023 Hurricane Season Preparedness Guide

Preparing for the 2023 Hurricane Season; A Comprehensive Guide to Safeguarding Florida’s Space Coast

August 02, 20233 min read

Hi there folks! So according to the experts, at NOAA, a division of the National Weather Service it seems that this years hurricane activity in the Atlantic is expected to be within the range. They predict 12 17 named storms, with 5 to 9 potentially intensifying into hurricanes. Since we're entering the peak of hurricane season it's crucial to be well prepared and ready.


Now if you're considering a move to Florida, you might have some concerns about how to handle hurricanes. I understand; hurricanes are an occurrence in the Sunshine State. Fret not, my friends! I'm here to guide you through a step-by-step process that will ensure your safety and preparedness. Let’s dive into it.


1. Stay Informed; It's essential to stay updated by relying on sources such as the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and local news stations for information about storm paths, intensity levels and any evacuation orders or warnings.


2. Formulate Your Emergency Plan; Gather your family together. Create an emergency plan that includes evacuation routes, designated meeting points and effective communication strategies.

Make sure you have a spot inside your house where you can stay safe during the storm.


3. Prepare Your Emergency Supplies; Prior to the arrival of hurricane season, it is important to ensure that you have all the emergency supplies. This includes food, a supply of water (aim for one gallon per person per day), batteries, flashlights, a first aid kit, any required medications, important documents, some cash and a battery powered radio.


4. Safeguard Your Home; It is crucial to take measures to make your home as secure as possible. Trim any bushes or shrubs near your house. Remove any objects that could become projectiles in strong winds. Secure your windows and doors. Consider installing hurricane shutters if feasible. If you reside in an area prone to flooding prepare flood protection measures such as sandbags.


5. Be Prepared for Possible Evacuation; If you live in an evacuation zone or a mobile home it is essential to have an evacuation plan in place. Determine where you will go. Whether it’s staying with friends or family outside of the evacuation area or finding shelter at a designated location. For residents on the barrier island on the Space Coast hurricanes frequently lead to evacuations.

It’s wise to secure accommodations early. Living on the barrier island, we typically get a pet friendly hotel in Orlando. Make it a family mini vacation and try to make the best of it.


6. Protect Your Important Documents; Keep your ID cards, insurance documents and medical records in a container. It's also a good idea to make copies or store them online.


7. Take Care of Your Furry Companions; If you have pets remember to include them in your evacuation plan. Prepare an emergency kit for them that includes food, water, medications and any necessary paperwork. It's helpful to research pet shelters or accommodations in advance.


8. Establish Effective Communication; During emergencies when power outages or disrupted cell phone services may occur having a communication plan with your family and friends is crucial. Designating an out of state contact person can be immensely helpful in coordinating efforts.


9. Review Your Insurance Coverage; Take some time to review your insurance policies whether it’s for homeowners or renters’ insurance to ensure you have coverage, for hurricane related damages. Familiarize yourself with the deductibles and the claims process.


10. Ensuring Safety Post Storm; Following a hurricane it is crucial to remain cautious of risks such, as downed power lines and scattered debris. It is important to stay updated with instructions from authorities regarding the safety of drinking water and when services will resume.


Remember, my friends being prepared is the key to staying safe during a hurricane. Stay vigilant, listen to guidance and always prioritize your wellbeing as well as that of your loved ones. This advice holds true for those residing in areas frequently affected by hurricanes, such as Florida’s Space Coast. Take care. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Also please consider sharing this information with someone who may benefit from it!

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Lourdes Sliwa

Lourdes Sliwa has been in the forefront of the Space Coast Real Estate scene for over 14 years. She is now Branch Leader at Avanti Way Melbourne, where she keeps working hard to bring the absolute peak of the Consumer Real Estate experience to the community she loves and calls home.

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