Are you storm ready?

July 14, 2022 – The heavy rainfall of summer storms pales in comparison to what Mother Nature is capable of. Now is the time to ensure that your home is ready should a major storm come our way this hurricane season. The following tips can help storm-harden your home:

-Protect your windows with hurricane shutters or plywood.
-Trim dead branches from trees and shrubs around your home, avoiding those close to power lines.
-Clear your patio and yard of furniture, potted plants, toys and other debris.
-Anchor items that cannot be taken inside.
-Turn off and unplug the TV before lowering an antenna or satellite dish.
-Protect your electronics with surge protection devices.
-Reinforce your garage door at its weakest points.
-Inspect doors and add extra locks or slide bolts.
-Inspect and secure mobile home tie downs.

In addition to preparing your home for a storm, now is the time to make sure your family emergency kit and plan are ready to go if need be. For everything you need to know and do for storm preparation, download the LCEC Hurricane Guide from