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June 1 = the first day of hurricane season.

If you live in a hurricane prone area, what kind of steps do you take to get ready for the season?

Get the generator out and make sure it will crank
Get the chainsaw serviced, and buy an extra chain or two
Fill up the gas cans
Check AA battery stockpile
Check the flashlights and radios
Have some bottled water on hand
Update family contact phone numbers
Review homeowners insurance
Buy some 1 pound propane bottles for the coleman stove

Just some of the things I will be doing over the next few weeks.
 

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Thanks for the post. Even though I do not live in a hurricane prone area it gives me a heads up to what others will be going through during this summer season.
 

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-KEEP all vehicles at least 3/4 full of gas.
-Check weather forecasts very regularly,in order to get the earliest possible warnings.
-Purchase a few large tarps. Temporary roof covering could prove invaluable, and will quickly become unavailable before/after a major storm.
 

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June 1 = the first day of hurricane season.

If you live in a hurricane prone area, what kind of steps do you take to get ready for the season?

Get the generator out and make sure it will crank
Get the chainsaw serviced, and buy an extra chain or two
Fill up the gas cans
Check AA battery stockpile
Check the flashlights and radios
Have some bottled water on hand
Update family contact phone numbers
Review homeowners insurance
Buy some 1 pound propane bottles for the coleman stove

Just some of the things I will be doing over the next few weeks.
Very good points Kev. Also

  1. Check your supplies for 72 hours of self-reliance. Broward Co. FL has an excellent list of supplies.
  2. Check your storm/hurricane shutters, get new plywood. I always found some surprises in my shutters when I needed them.
  3. Make sure your cash supply is adequate. Banks don't have to have generators for their ATM's and phone lines may not work for credit/debit cards.
  4. Trim any dead limbs and clear brush that may be a flying hazard.
  5. Keep the car(s) at least half a tank, preferably filling at 1/4 empty. Especially when Advisory, Warning, or Watch is in place.
  6. Make certain you have the weather channel, local channel and internet government website available.
That's all I can remember right now.
 

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Anyone know when Florida may have the tax 'holiday' for hurricane suppies? And will most camping supplies fall under this holiday, or is it from approved items? I never looked into that before...
 
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