Get Ready for Hurricane Season: What to Prepare for the 2022 Hurricane Season
March 21, 2022
Hurricane season sneaks up quickly each year. While there is no certainty around whether we’ll see a storm, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Here, we’ve put together a handy guide to getting your home ready for the 2022 hurricane season.
Have Emergency Supplies Ready
You don’t want to wait until shelves are empty and stores are closed to make sure you have everything you need to weather a storm. We provided a quick list of items below, but please refer to an in-depth hurricane guide for a comprehensive list. A great resource for this is the Hurricane Guide from Wink News.
- One gallon of water per person, per day (plus additional water for food preparation & sanitation)
- Prescription drugs and a first aid kit
- NOAA weather radio
It’s also important to make sure your whole house generator has been serviced in the last year, so you can be sure it’s in proper working order for hurricane season! If you don’t own a whole home generator, make sure you have plenty of extras of the following items. (Even if you do have a whole house generator, it certainly won’t hurt to still have these items on hand!)
- Extra batteries
- Non-perishable food
Protect Your Home
Look around your yard and home and see if there is anything that could easily become a dangerous projectile during a hurricane or storm. You’ll also want to make sure all your windows and doors are hurricane proof, made of tempered glass, or have storm shutters installed over them before the storm hits.
Consider Installing a Whole House Generator
One of the best ways to ensure peace of mind during any storm or hurricane is by installing a whole house generator, also known as a standby generator.
A whole house generator immediately kicks on when the power goes out, meaning that even if you must evacuate your home — you can rest assured that your home’s electrical system (including wiring, electronics, and appliances) is all still in working order. A whole house generator can typically run for as long as needed and provide you with uninterrupted electricity.
Empowered Global: Titanium Kohler Generator Dealer in North Naples
Empowered Global is a local electrical contractor that offers whole home generator installation and maintenance. We specialize in the installation and maintenance of Kohler Generators and achieved Titanium Dealer status in 2021.
If you are interested in learning more about whole house generator installation, give us a call at (239) 330-4520 or fill out our online contact form.