New to Florida? What Additions You Should Invest in for Your Home Before Hurricane Season

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If you are new to the Florida area, then you may not be familiar with hurricane season. Although there are some seasons when Florida doesn't get hit that hard, there are other seasons when it takes a toll. To make sure that you are protecting your greatest investment, this article will list a few additions you add to your home. Ready to learn more? Read on. 

Storm Impact Windows

Having a house full of shattered windows during and after a hurricane isn't ideal. Before you move into your home and definitely before hurricane season begins in June, make sure that you invest in some storm impact windows. These windows are designed to withstand even the strongest of winds so that you're not left with a house full of glass. When looking for storm impact windows, ask the professional if they recommend that you get them all around the entire house or only on certain floors, as this will help you save some money. 

Generator

If there is going to be a tropical storm or a hurricane, you are most likely going to be without power for an extended period of time, which means that you need to invest in a generator. A generator essentially stores energy so that you can use it later on to run things like your refrigerator, television, AC unit, or even some electricity to charge your phone and turn on an overhead lamp. When you are purchasing a generator, make sure that you buy one that is large enough and has enough power to really power your house. 

Food Storage

In addition to being without electricity during and after a hurricane, many grocery stores are closed, which makes it hard to get basic needs like food and water. Try to build up a food storage in your basement or crawl space that has jugs of water, food, and emergency supplies to last you at least one full week. When shopping for food, choose non-perishable food like canned vegetables, canned fruits, fruit snacks, cold cereal, beans, and canned chicken. 

Moving to Florida can be a really fun and exciting adventure, but when it comes to hurricane season, you really need to prepare ahead of time. If you need help with figuring out what to prepare, contact a disaster relief company near you or even reach out to your local county and ask them what they recommend. Remembering to invest in storm impact windows, a generator, and extra food will help you prepare for natural disasters.

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