Storm Preparation Checklist

storm preparation checklistAs Fort Myers, FL’s most trusted name in storm preparedness, Alufab USA offers the finest home hurricane protection products on the market.

Our signature storm shutters, panels, and doors are built to withstand almost any amount of weathering and wind-blown debris damage. We can help you select the right aperture coverings for your home, and we carry a wide range of colors and styles to choose from.

We’re also happy to provide expert guidance on how you can best prepare your home and your family for an incoming hurricane or large storm system. Read below for tips on how to prepare yourself or call today for more information about our products and installation services.

What to do before a storm

If a hurricane warning has been issued for your area, be sure to follow all directives given by local news and government agencies. If evacuation is recommended, don’t hesitate to pack up your vital belongings and get out as quickly as possible.

Knowing where the closest evacuation center is located is important, and your family should have a plan to meet there if you’re separated. If you’re allowed to remain in your home, it’s best to keep your radio or television tuned to a reliable news station to hear updates on the storm’s progress.

Signing up for a community warning system is also a great way to keep track of what’s happening locally. If you have a few hours before a storm is expected to hit, you may want to go to a local market and stock up on water and canned food in the event of a power outage. If you have a generator, place it away from any windows. Once all family members are home, it’s best to remain there unless told otherwise.

If you have reliable storm shutters and panels, now is the time to use them.

Precautions you can take before a storm

storm precautions

While waiting for an incoming hurricane to hit, ensure you have enough food for at least three days. Below are some other precautions you can take before a storm.

  • Set your fridge and freezer to their coldest settings and keep doors closed as much as possible.
  • Gather medical supplies, bandages, and enough blankets for at least three days of use.
  • Backup any important computer files to a secure online source.
  • Declutter your property’s drains and gutters so backups don’t occur.
  • Ensure your home’s flood and storm insurance is up to date.
  • Close storm shutters and door panels if you have them; if not, use 5/8” or marine grade wood over them windows and doors.
  • Charge your cell phones and have flashlights, batteries, and candles accessible.

Be sure to monitor all local broadcasts so you can stay up to date on the storm’s progress, and review any emergency scenarios with your family, including where to meet if you’re separated. If you have sandbags, ensure they’re filled and surrounding all doors and entrances to your home.

Our comprehensive storm prep products and services

storm prep products

At Alufab USA, we understand how stressful storm preparation can be, especially when you have little time to prepare; that’s why we offer convenient and affordable storm shutter and door panel installations that are durable and will protect your home and family from weathering and wind.

All our products are made from the finest materials and rated for reliability. Our installation team is licensed and insured, and we can ensure your home stays secure in any weather. Don’t wait until its too late; secure your home with our hurricane preparation products today.

Protect your family and your property. Contact us today.