We are in Peak Hurricane Season – Do You Know What to Do If a Storm Hits Georgia?

Hurricane season

“The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and peaks from mid-August to late-October,” stated CNN.

Now is the best time to prepare for a possible storm. Before it happens. Benjamin Franklin obviously thought it was wise to be prepared. He wrote two profound quotes about the subject.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Let’s get you prepared.

Before a Hurricane

American Red Cross, FEMA or Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency all provide valuable information about how to prepare for emergencies.

“Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate,” reports American Red Cross.

Ready Georgia states “as a coastal state, Georgia is at risk for hurricanes that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage even hundreds of miles inland, so every resident needs to understand their risks and should plan what to do in the event of an evacuation”. Ready Georgia encourages people to Make Your Own Ready Kit to be prepared.

Pull together all of the supplies you may need before the storm hits such as water, fuel, toiletries, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries, cash, etc.

Contact your insurance company to verify your coverage in the event of any damage. Temporary relocation is frequently covered when your home is damaged.

If the weather predictions are saying you are directly in the storm’s path, strongly consider relocating your family and animals. Your home may sustain structural damages from a storm, or floodwaters in your area. It’s wise that you follow the advice of your local officials before or during a storm on whether to evacuate.

If you decide to evacuate, make sure you secure your property and gather important documents and valuables to take with you. Keep a record of your expenses and keep your receipts for a possible claim.

During a Hurricane

If you end up staying at home during a hurricane, stay inside and find an interior room, closet or bathroom on the lower level and away from windows, glass doors and skylights. Turn off the electricity at the main breaker if flooding looks possible.

After a Hurricane

Use extreme caution if you are outside. Fallen power lines and high water can be dangerous. During daylight, check your home and property to access the damage. If there is any damage to your property:

  • Contact your Insurance Agent
  • Contact a local Emergency Home Remodeling Company that is familiar with insurance claim work. They will follow up with an inspection, estimates and specifications to get you back on your feet.

About Georgia Home Remodeling

Georgia Home Remodeling is a Gwinnett-based remodeling and renovation contractor company that has been serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia since 1991. Originally created by company founder and president Chris Allen as a small painting company, GHR has since grown into a full service custom remodeling and home renovation provider.

Georgia Home Remodeling is dedicated to providing great service and quality work at a fair price. From the initial contact until the job’s completion, we will be prompt, courteous and communicative, and will always do exactly what we promise to do at the price we quoted.

We are fully licensed and insured home renovation contractor, and our diverse and experienced crews include carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, flooring specialist and HVAC professionals. Company president Chris Allen, who oversees and manages each GHR job, is also a Certified Graduate Builder, Certified Lead Carpenter and Certified Remodeler.

Contact us via email or call today 678-635-5429 to request a quote and let us help you make your dreams for your home a reality!