How To Prepare Yourself for The Hurricane Season and More!

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

We do not get hit by hurricanes particulary in PA, but this post by Kathy Streib is excellent advice for anyone in our area to be prepared for an emergency.


I particularly like having a video inside and out of your home for record purposes. I am sure you cannot name every single thing in your home.


Especially as many of our Main Line friends have shore houses in New Jersey or Delaware it never hurts to prepare just in case and it removes the worry that might go along with a news report of a coming storm knowing you are ready.


Always be prepared!

Original content by Kathy Streib

How To Prepare Yourself for The Hurricane Season and More!


You don’t have to live in a hurricane area to be prepared for natural or other disasters. 


Even though the 2021 Hurricane Season officially began on June 1, there are other reasons why it pays to prepare your home and your family for emergencies that could cause you to be without power, water,and outside resources or force you to leave your home. 


Those of us in Texas had no idea that in February we’d have snow and freezing weather that caused massive power outages and some shortages in stores and gas stations.  (more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power)


Fires or earthquakes in CA, tornadoes, or a gas leak in your community could force you out of your home. 


What to do…


Make a plan

Know where you would go and what you would take. Write it down and don’t just have it in your head.

Know what your insurance covers

Knowing what will and won’t be covered helps to alleviate some of the stress in these situations.


Gather your supplies

Most of us have non-perishables in our pantry but now is a good time to inventory what you have. Make sure that what you have would not require an oven or microwave! Don’t laugh at peanut butter or crackers!

Check to make sure that you have a can opener and utensils for these supplies. Check your First Aid Kits


Buy a case or gallon jug of water every time you go to the market. Remember-one gallon a day per person.

Check your flashlights, batteries, and any other emergency equipment you might need. If you’ve stored batteries in a flashlight that you haven’t used in a while, be sure to check that there’s no corrosion.


If you have external batteries for charging your devices make sure they’re charged and you know where they are. 


Note: Invest in a headlamp for hands-free lighting!


Take photos and videos of your home inside and out. 


Make sure that your devices and important information is backed up. 

This is not just for your personal information for what you need at work. Make it a habit to do so.

Have a printed list of numbers you need

If the internet is down, how are you going to access the numbers?  You’ll want numbers for the important people in your life, medical, insurance...whatever and whomever you need to contact. 


Prepare your car

Should you decide to evacuate, is your car reliable?  If you’ve been delaying certain repairs, now is the time to make sure that you and your family will be safe should you decide to leave the area.

Also make sure that your car has flashlights, a first aid kit, and a road map!)


Download Government and Emergency Alerts to Your Phone


Have an Emergency “To Go” Bag

What if you had to leave your home with only a few minute’s notice? Would you know what to take and would you be able to gather it quickly?

Medication? Glasses? Keys? Checkbook and credit cards?  



Don’t Forget to Prepare for Your Pets!

For example, some shelters will not take pets, and if they do, they need proof of vaccines. 


Chances are you will never have to use these tips...I hope not. But why not give yourself and your family peace of mind!



 Kathy Streib 

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Comments (7)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nick,  My sister lost her house in St. Agustine about 6 years ago from the weather but now she is 4 miles in and I worry about that.


Jun 03, 2021 08:14 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Will Hamm I think all of Florida is a tough area when the weather is bad, but being prepared is a first step, and kathy's list whilst extensive is an excellent guide.

Jun 03, 2021 08:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nick, I missed Kathy's post, but sure everyone on the coast needs to be prepared for hurricane season.

Jun 03, 2021 09:04 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nick- thank you for the reblog!  Being prepared is important no matter where you live!  It's not just about hurricanes, is it!!!

Jun 03, 2021 10:12 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nick.

Hurricanes are not a worry in my area, tornadoes on the other hand, well that' s another issue

Jun 04, 2021 03:30 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Oh yes Nick, good choice to reblog. Several of our family members were hit hard with hurricanes in the past.

Jun 04, 2021 04:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an excellent selection for a reblog.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jun 04, 2021 08:38 AM