Hurricane Preparation 101

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey impacting Texas and resulting in heavy rains and flooding down here in SW Florida, I thought it prudent to put together a Hurricane Preparation 101 piece. I will keep this information current and relevant, so will link to the sources when possible. This way it can be used as an ongoing reference…

Hurricane season in SW Florida runs from June 1 – November 30 each year. And is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Do not wait till a hurricane is gathering strength out at sea before you start making preparations. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane…

Hurricane Preparation
Hurricane Preparation

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale (scale located towards bottom of page)
This chart breaks down and explains the rating levels for a hurricane. This will help you understand what the ratings are and why/when they decide to raise them as the storm develops.

The most important thing to do in order to prepare for a hurricane is to gather your important documents in a safe place and know your evacuation plan. The following links can help with this (all provided by the Florida Chief Financial Officer website):

Checklists for tracking personal belongings and medical information.

Resources courtesy of Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Wink News Hurricane Central, and People’s Choice Insurance.

Author: Ivy Cowgill, VIP Realty Group, Inc.

"You enjoy the sunsets, let me take care of the details..." Ivy Cowgill is a licensed Florida Realtor® who is passionate about helping you achieve the SW Florida lifestyle of your dreams. Ivy grew up in the Des Moines, Iowa area and is a graduate of Iowa State University and Jones International University; spending the first half of her professional career as a corporate woman focused on providing exceptional customer service in the training arena. Ivy is also a certified Interior Designer, home staging expert, has been in the property management business for 19+ years, and a member of the National Association of Professional Women, The National Association of Realtors, and the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association. After spending approximately a year looking for her own forever home in SW Florida and meeting challenge after challenge, Ivy decided to reinvent herself and become a Realtor® in order to help her clients experience a seamless process with exceptional customer service wrapped in an informative style. “Let me devote myself to the details so that you don’t have to in your pursuit of living your dream in sunny paradise!”

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