Tips to prepare your home for a storm

At the DJ Kauffman Agency, we want to keep you and your family safe. Creating an emergency plan for your family in case of a storm is a good idea. Make sure everyone knows the safe areas in the house and have a communication plan should you become separated. You can also devise a safety plan outside the home, such as having an alternative place to stay or going to a public shelter.

Once you have prepared your home, it is vital to ensure that any outdoor items, such as patio furniture, grills, and trash cans, are secured or brought inside. This will help ensure they do not become projectiles during strong winds and cause damage or injury to property or people. Additionally, be sure all windows and doors are securely closed and locked.

If you have a basement, it is crucial to ensure any items stored downstairs are secure and that the room is free of water accumulation. If standing water is in the area, remove any furniture or items from the space until it can be cleared up. It may also be beneficial to move valuables upstairs as an extra precaution against flooding.

Finally, if you live in an area prone to storms, consider investing in hurricane shutters or storm windows for your home. These can provide added protection against wind and debris damage during extreme weather events. Additionally, having a generator on hand with fuel ready to use can ensure you have power during a storm when necessary.

For more tips, call the DJ Kauffman Agency today. We proudly serve the Hutchinson, KS area.