first_imgCoconut palms need special pruning. During a Hurricane Watch—‘Hurricane Conditions are Possible’ Reply Document items and contents in your home in photos. Fill vehicles with gas. 1 COMMENT See to know the flood risk in your area and see for information about risk and rates. Hurricane Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here There are many ways to strengthen your home against wind and wind-driven rain. FEMA’s Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings is a good resource. Place important papers and documents such as driver’s licenses, social security cards, passports, birth certificates, vehicle registration cards and insurance policies in a waterproof, portable container. Know what you and your family will do if there is an evacuation order. Disconnect electrical appliances. Trees with trunks larger than six inches in diameter should be far enough away from your house they cannot fall on it. Remove branches that hang over utility wires. Professional regular pruning done can create a sturdy, well-spaced framework of branches with an open canopy that allows wind to flow freely through. Don’t want to hear it, or think about it. Please enter your name here Activate your disaster plan. Check your disaster kit. Important items include flashlights, battery-powered radios, batteries, medical, accessibility and pet supplies, cash and first-aid supplies. Buy a National Flood Insurance Policy from your insurance company. Standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Only about half of Florida homeowners inside high-risk areas had insurance against flooding before Hurricane Irma made landfall Sept. 10, 2017. Consider elevating appliances such as water heaters, air-conditioning units and electrical equipment. Stay tuned to your phone alerts and TV or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions and evacuation orders. Severe weather information is also available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at Stayed tuned to phone alerts and TV or radio for weather updates. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 If you evacuate, turn off gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. The Anatomy of Fear Remove coconut bunches and bring the coconuts inside. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFEMAHurricane Season Previous articleHere Are All The TV Shows And Movies Coming To Netflix In AprilNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR During a Hurricane Warning—‘Hurricane Conditions are Expected Within 48 Hours’ For additional information on hurricanes visit; for information on floods visit who are deaf or hard of hearing may view a FEMA video on hurricane preparedness.For more Hurricane Irma recovery information, visit, or follow us @FEMARegion4 on Twitter and on FEMA’s Facebook page. Bring any loose items like trash cans, yard furniture—including items on your dock—barbecue grills and tools inside; store in a garage or sturdy building. March 26, 2018 at 9:32 pm Homeowners Can Minimize Hurricane DamageFrom the Federal Emergency Management AgencyThe 2018 hurricane season is approaching. Preparation means more than just creating a disaster kit and reviewing your family’s disaster plan, although these are critical first steps.There’s much more you can do to protect your home and family before hurricane season begins June 1. You can minimize potential damage from flooding and high winds by being prepared.Plan Ahead Download the FEMA app at The app provides disaster resources, safety tips, maps of open shelters and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. Go to for more details. Keep mobile devices fully charged. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more