SW Florida Real Estate Hurricane Tips.
Have several flashlights with batteries
Buy plenty of dry food like cans and peanut butter
Charge cell phones ahead of storm
Keep children calm-Have games set for them to play
Remove for sale signs from yard
Fill up gas cans for generator
Generator- Be sure to change oil and make sure spark plugs are good and system runs before the storm
Add Stabil or gas additive to gas when fueling up generator
Batteries-Check all the sizes you need and purchase
Purchase a $10-20 Hi Definition antenna for your TV.
If you have hurricane shutters, roll them down or slide them and lock into place and test them out before the storm
Be sure to go around your yard and look for loose items. Pay particular attention to your lanai and bring items inside that could blow around. Don’t forget things like basketball hoops in front yard
Do not cut pool screens. Remove spline and the screen and save it for re-installation
Park your cars against your garage door inside your garage.
Purchase a Sawzall, also know as a reciprocating saw. These are very useful in cutting down debris after a storm. Sometimes debris can block your exit to your home, so it’s nice to cut your way out if need be
Keep an ax in your home in case waters rise to cut through your roof.
3-5 Days supply of drinking water. Plan on 1 gallon of water per person per day.
Fill up your car with gas ahead of the storm.
Remove Coconuts on palm trees
Fill Propane tanks for cooking on grill
Park cars in garage against or close to garage door
Stock on formula and diapers is you have little ones
Have your prescription medications
Basic Disaster Supply Kit http://www.ready.gov/kit
National Hurricane Center Hurricane Preparedness