Top 10 Ways Houston Homeowners Should Prepare For Hurricane Season

Houston Hunker Down! Top 10 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home Before the Season Strikes

Howdy, Houston homeowners! Hurricane season is upon us, and while we hope for clear skies, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Here are the top 10 ways to transform your home into a hurricane haven:

1. Trim Those Tropical Terrors: Those beautiful trees swaying in the breeze can become dangerous projectiles in high winds. Trim back branches away from your house – think of it as a hurricane haircut!

2. Shutter Up for Safety: Board up your windows with plywood or invest in storm shutters. A little pre-storm prep can prevent major damage later.

3. Stock Up on Supplies: Don't be caught empty-handed! Create a hurricane preparedness kit with essentials like non-perishable food, water, a first-aid kit, and a battery-powered radio. Bonus points for hurricane-themed snacks (gummy sharks, anyone?)

4. Fuel Up Your Flashlights: Flashlight batteries are like magic – they always seem to disappear when you need them most. Stock up on fresh batteries and test your flashlights to ensure they're ready for action.

5. Download Disaster Apps: Stay informed! Download emergency alert apps from the National Hurricane Center [link to National Hurricane Center website] and local authorities. Knowledge is power (and peace of mind) during a storm.

6. Secure Your Outdoor Oasis: Patio furniture, grills, and those cute garden gnomes – they all need to come inside! Anything loose outdoors can become a flying projectile in a hurricane.

7. Check Your Insurance Coverage: Review your homeowner's insurance policy to ensure you're adequately covered for hurricane damage. Better safe than sorry (and financially strapped)!

8. Fill Up the Tub (But Not for a Bath!): In case the water goes out, fill your bathtub with clean water for essential needs like flushing toilets and washing hands.

9. Document Your Domain: Take photos and videos of your home and belongings before the storm hits. This will be crucial for insurance purposes if you experience any damage.

10. Don't Forget Your Furry Friends! Assemble a pet emergency kit with food, water, medications, and a crate or carrier for your furry family members.

Feeling prepared, Houston? Remember, a little preparation goes a long way. For more hurricane tips or Houston real estate insights, I'm always here to help!

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