There are so many things to do when preparing for a hurricane to potentially hit your area, and it can be hard to prioritize what to do and when to do it. Some of the steps necessary to prep for a storm are more time-sensitive than others, and some are more important. You want to make sure you give yourself as much time as possible to get ready. And as always, make sure you take care of yourself by staying hydrated and wearing protective clothing.
Before a storm threatens/off-season
Buy storm shutters or plywood for all windows and doors
Make any repairs or upgrades to your home, especially the roof
*Remember, when it’s hard to get service on your cell phone, a text will usually go through easier/quicker than a call
**Use your bottled water for drinking and cooking, and the tub water for anything else because it won’t be as clean, but also is filled before any boil-water notices may be issued