Hurricane Preparedness

Tropical Storm Danny or Hurricane Danny?

Tropical Storm Danny is forecast to be the first hurricane of the 2015 season in the Caribbean.  As the forecasted path of the hurricane has Providenciales and the Turks and Caicos Islands in its sights, GK Insurance Brokers Ltd, thought it would be wise to share some hurricane safety tips so that your home and loved ones will be protected.  Tropical Storm Danny/Hurricane Danny could hit Providenciales next week Wednesday the 26th of August or thereabouts.
Your first step should of course be to check to see that in your home insurance policy is in force. Once that is done, or if not please call us, the below steps should be taken.

Preparation

Enter the season prepared.
Know all evacuation routes and safe havens.
Have proper tools, supplies, and a first aid kit.
Have batteries and flashlights
Always non-perishable foods on hand.

When a Hurricane Warning is Issued

Leave low lying areas.
Protect windows with plywood boards, or storm shutters or tape.
Secure outside objects.
Make sure you have fuel and water.
Have several days supply of food and water for each family member.
If called to evacuate, do so immediately.

Before The Storm

Be ready to put your plan into action.
Pay attention to local weather reports on radio, television, or the internet.
Have house boarded up, or have storm shutters in place.
Have plenty of food and water.
Make sure all your tools, supplies, and first aid kit available for use.
Have a secure room available.

During The Storm

Stay in the secure room.
Stay away from windows.
Monitor Weather and Civil Service Bulletins on the radio.
Have supplies on hand.
Remain indoors when the eye moves over your area because the storm will resume shortly.

After The Storm

Make sure that all is definitely clear outside, and the storm has completely passed before going outside.
Report downed power lines, and stay away from them.
Use stored water and food.
Be patient. Things will take a while before they get back to normal.

 

Hopefully, Tropical Storm Danny will not become Hurricane Danny or if it does it will miss any populated areas. We however have to plan ahead to mitigate any potential loss and to protect our loved ones, God willing this will be another hurricane free season, stay safe everyone!