Hurricane Season is upon us. Be Prepared!

Real Estate Agent with BlueCoast Realty Corporation

Hurricane Season is upon us.  Be Prepared!


As Tropical Storm Andrea heads toward Wilmington NC, bringing rain and winds, some of us are realizing we still have a few things to do to prepare for Hurricane Season 2013.  It's not too late,Rain but if we don't hustle our bustle it will be!  In fact, as I write this the rain has really started to pour and the winds are picking up. 

First, please check your insurance coverage.  Even if you don't live in a flood zone you need to be certain that you have the right coverage to help you recover should the worst happen.  Your insurance professional can help you determine exactly what you need.

How about that list of supplies?  In my opinion the best place to start is with this Basic Disaster Supplies Kit.  It won't be everything you may need, but it'll get you started.  Be sure to have copies of your id's and insurance papers in a water resistant pouch as well. 

If you have pets, don't forget their supplies!  They'll need enough food and bottled water for 3 days.  Don't forget any medications they may need, bowls, leashes, and a cozy blanket. 

Be sure to secure all outdoor furniture and yard art.  The last thing anyone needs in the middle of a hurricane or tropical storm is one of your pink flamingos flying through their kitchen window. 

Hurricane from aboveI admit to being one of "those" people.  You know the ones.  We put on our rain coats and boots and head down to the beach the minute a storm is announced.  I love to watch the waves crashing -- it's  exhilarating!  But please, Please, PLEASE don't get in the water!  Not only are you risking your precious life, but the precious lives of the First Responder's whose job it will be to save you.  And if an evacuation order is made -- GO.  Grab your loved ones, your Basic Disaster Supplies Kit and JUST GO!  Familiarize yourself with the NCDOT Evacuation Maps , print a couple out and keep them with your Disaster Supply Kit. And while you're on the road, remember that everyone else on the road with you is just as nervous and anxious to get to a safe place as you are.  Please drive safely and respectfully. 

We are so Blessed to call Southeastern NC home, and with those many Blessings come a few not so great things.  But by being prepared, you can help insure you and your loved ones will be around to enjoy those Blessings for many years to come!


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Tish Lloyd, REALTOR®


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Realty World Cape Fear

1119-A Military Cutoff Road

Wilmington NC 28405



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Comments (8)

Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

Great and timely post!! We are getting some of the outer bands hitting us later tonight and over the next couple of days.

Jun 06, 2013 06:45 AM
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Tish ~> Be careful with the potential of a tropical storm heading this way. Thanks for the tidbits for safety!

Jun 06, 2013 07:41 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Be prepared..........I believe that was someone's motto.  Good information, be safe my friend.

Jun 06, 2013 08:20 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Gerard ~ Hope she barely touches you!

Karen ~ You all be safe as well!

Roger ~ You can count on it!

Jun 06, 2013 08:22 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Tish, this is a fantastic reminder for this time of year. It's no fun to be caught off guard. Good luck this season!

Jun 06, 2013 10:22 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Thanks, Eric!  Hope you and yours are doing well and have a wonderful summer planned!

Jun 06, 2013 10:49 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I can just see you down at the beach watching the waves during the storm. And then throwing a fit if CA or Zoe wanted to go! HA!! :)))

Jun 08, 2013 12:17 PM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Joni ~ Are you kidding?  Z leads the parade into the storm!  That kid is fearless.

Jun 09, 2013 03:01 AM