So often the focus when it comes to storms is on winter and the impact of snowstorms.
But for millions of Americans, a summer storm can be just as devastating. As we approach summer storm season, here are some home preparation items to help make you and your home storm-ready.
Generator: Whether it’s portable or a more expensive standby generator, having this backup power system can make the difference between being in the dark and having necessities such as lights.
Flashlights: Whether you need them for indoor or outdoor use, having a working flashlight is a necessity.
Power tools: Having a quality and full set of tools on hand will help you to be able to make any preparation easier.
Storm door: While it may not keep the elements out in the case of severe situations such as hurricanes, it can certainly help with protection.
Plywood: Plywood is key in the case of needing to protect potential window and door damage.
Chainsaw: Depending on if you sustain potential tree damage, a chainsaw may be necessary.
Tarps: Tarps may be needed to help protect outdoor objects and equipment from being damaged.
Batteries: Batteries are needed in a variety of instances and are especially critical during power loss.
Broom: A broom may be needed for post-storm cleanup.
Food essentials: Having sufficient food on hand, especially canned goods and bottled water, are always welcomed items to have and keep on hand.