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What to do before a hurricane hits...

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

The most dangerous natural disasters in the world are hurricanes, and they can affect our homes in many different ways. It is our experience that there are ways we can avoid or perhaps, be more prepared for these events.

A hurricane and other potential disasters can be stressful, especially when there is a Coronavirus Disease Pandemic. Hence, planning and preparedness go hand and hand, since it involves protecting yourself and others.

If you are living in an area prone to hurricanes, you may want to take some precautions, and although we cannot prevent a hurricane, we can be prepared to protect ourselves and our families.

We took some time to put together these tips to protect your home, family, and community before any hurricane reaches us. Check it out:

  1. Have a disaster plan.

  2. Have a pet plan. Before a storm threatens, contact your veterinarian or local humane society for information on preparing your pets for an emergency.

  3. Install Shutters, there are many types of shutters that can be installed, such as storm panels, accordion shutters, and Bahama shutters, just to name a few. They can be rolled down when not in use.

  4. You can install hurricane Glass, heavy winds can be handled by this, as can flying debris that comes along with strong winds.

  5. Reinforce Roofing. A properly-nailed gabled roof is very important. Invest in hurricane shutters that prevent the roof from being torn off by storm winds.

  6. Board up windows.

  7. Bring in outdoor objects that could blow away.

  8. Make sure you know which county or parish you live in.

  9. Know where all the evacuation routes are.

  10. Prepare a disaster supplies kit for your home and car. Have enough food and water for at least 3 days. Include a first aid kit, canned food and a can opener, bottled water, battery-operated radio, flashlight, protective clothing, and written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas, and water.

  11. Have an NOAA weather radio handy with plenty of batteries, so you can listen to storm advisories.

  12. Have some cash handy. Following a hurricane, banks and ATMs may be temporarily closed.

  13. Make sure your car is filled with gas.

We know that dealing with disasters can cause stress and strong emotions, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It's normal to feel stressed and anxious, but remember, a little preparedness always helps with that! ;)

Stay safe and get in touch with your local roofer, or give us a call at 833-766-3932 ⁠ and set up a FREE inspection now or send us an email to You can also use this button right here and we will start working on your request right away!


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APD Roofing Houston

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