With the recent destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, we would like to send out our positive energy to the victims of such a disaster. Recently, one of our customers reached out to us to show us that his cover was the only cover to survive the storm. In moments like this we would like to show our gratitude to our customers for relying on us to cover their vehicles from whatever nature may plan. Aside from having a boat cover during a major storm we’d like to share a few helpful tips in case such a disaster were to ever occur.
Here are photos of the cover the saved our great customer Greg’s boat during the entire storm:
- First, you need to immediately evacuate the area if alerted by law enforcement. Some of us may choose to stay in our homes, but if we choose to do so we are helpless in the event of a massive flood breaching our doors.
- Stay Inside and far away from all windows and glass! The closet or basement are your best bet. If you have a emergency bunker on your property even better. Gather your essentials and make your way to the safest areas away from your windows.
- Don’t go outside unless you’ve been told by official sources that the storm has passed. Many times we confuse the eye of the storm as the end. There may be far worse inbound, and it’s a smart idea not to let that deceive you into venturing too far away from your home.
- Always keep a portable radio system with you. This will alert you to any important instruction from law enforcement and the Red Cross.
- It’s always a valuable asset to have a portable generator. This can be the difference between having light and complete darkness during the storm. Some important things to have in mind with the generator is to never operate them indoors, next to your window from the outside, near any door or vent. The reason for this is that these generators have carbon monoxide emissions that can be fatal if left circulating in your airspace.
What to Do After a Hurricane?
- After the hurricane is confirmed to be over according to law enforcement, return back to your home if you’ve left, or safely step outside of your home if you chose to stay.
- Stay away from loose power lines. Be very cautious of puddles wherever you step. The downed power lines could of made contact with the water puddles. The last thing you’d want is to survive the hurricane and end up being shocked to death by a puddle.
- If your windows were destroyed then you’d want to make immediate plans to have them boarded up. Vandalism is common amongst homes that were damaged in storms.
- If you’ve identified a damaged gas line then alert your utility company immediately. A simple match being lit anywhere near a broken gas line can be a complete disaster.
- Alert law enforcement of any spilled hazard containers you may come across in the aftermath of the hurricane. This can be a huge health hazard in the making if left unattended.
- Now may be a perfect time to document all the damage on your property for the apocalyptic battle you’re going to have with your insurance company. There are essentially two storms, the one by mother nature and the one with your insurance company. The more detail to damage you can provide the better your insurance company will be able to cater to repairs.
- Last thing, if your home was destroyed beyond repair then you’d want to contact immediate family for refuge until further can be done. Contact the Red Cross at 1 (800) 733-2767 and your local authorities if you require additional assistance or someone you know is trapped during or after the storm.
If you’d like to help donate to the victims of hurricane Irma then check out the Red Cross’s donation link to assist those in severe need.