Early Summer Hurricane Preparedness Checklist 2023

Hurricane season began on June 1 and runs through November 30. Before we even receive warnings that a hurricane is imminent, now is the time to prepare.

  • Prepare your home and yard:
    • Clean out the ground floor. For suggestions, click here.
    • Inspect and secure your property. Click here for details.
    • Obtain sandbags. Click here for locations.
    • Fill propane tank and have it inspected for hurricane readiness. Click here for details. 
  • Gather and protect important documents. Click here for ideas.
  • Protect your treasures:
    • Pack up stored items into plastic containers with secure lids.
    • Consider digitalizing photos and family videotapes.
    • Move documents and rarely worn jewelry to safe deposit box.
    • Back up computer photos and files to the cloud or external hard drive. 
  • Prepare for possible insurance claim:
    • Take a video of the contents of your home with your cell phone.
    • Check coverage levels with regard to any renovations or new acquisitions.
    • Gather receipts and model and serial numbers of high-priced items. 
  • Buy storm supplies. Click here for suggestions.
  • Make sure your pets’ shots are current and microchip data is up to date.

Our Hurricane Hints can be accessed at any time on the Tidelines website. Use the Hurricane Hints dropdown menu.

Remember, be prepared, stay safe.

Tidelines Editors