Fort Lauderdale Water Damage Blog | Hurricane Season…Are You Prepared?

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Hurricanes are strong storms that have caused enormous water damage in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida destroying lives and property through flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.

Know the Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and Warning

Hurricane Watch - Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued.

Hurricane Warning - Hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.

What Should I do?

  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed.
  • Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).
  • Close windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.
  • Turn the refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting and keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.
  • Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances.
  • Fill your car's gas tank.
  • Talk with members of your household and create an evacuation plan. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.
  • Learn about your community's hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
  • Evacuate if advised by authorities. Be careful to avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.
  • Because standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flooding, it's important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the U.S. For more information on flood insurance, please visit the National Flood Insurance Program Web site at www.FloodSmart.gov.

No matter if its water, fire, wind or mold timing is critical ALL-FLORIDA is there to answer the call...ready to jump into action 24/7. Recognizing the trauma and emotional disruption that most people suffer, we work compassionately, professionally and quickly to contain the damage.

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