A Year After Irene, Are You Hurricane Ready?
Patch wants to make sure you’re ready if a hurricane strikes this season.
A year after Tropical Storm Irene wreaked havoc in Maryland, Isaac is causing problems in New Orleans and in Florida.
When Irene hit Severna Park last August it caused flooding, power outages and traffic problems. Hopefully, we won’t see a hurricane this year, but in the event that we do, here are a few things that could help make sure you’re prepared.
The Red Cross released a new hurricane app, which features important safety information, real-time hurricane tracking and tools to let loved ones and friends know that you’re safe and well.
In May, Patch ran an article submitted by Vivian D. Laxton, the public affairs director for the Maryland Insurance Administration, that provided tips for making sure your home was hurricane ready.
Laxton discussed ways you and your insurance company can prepare for a hurricane. She recommends you take an inventory of the items in your home in case you need to file a claim in the future.
You can also take simple steps to make sure you’re prepared by stocking up on batteries, water and flashlights.
We all hope Severna Park will be spared from any damaging storms this season, but in the event that a hurricane strikes, don’t be caught off guard!