Reflections Summer Issue | Volume 17, Number 3 - Page 45

PREPARING FOR HURRICANE SEASON

We encourage you to follow you local officials ’ instructions and recommendations concerning evacuation plans and mandates . There are several things to think about while there are no storms threatening Richmond Hill .
1 . Trim your trees ! Look for dangerous branches and trees already in jeopardy of damaging your home , and safely remove them . NEVER attempt to trim trees near power lines .
2 . Purchase a portable charging station for phones , iPads , and computers now as these seem to be hard to find when in the cone of uncertainty !
3 . Understand your insurance policies . Named-storm deductibles and claims can be different from your normal policy procedures .
4 . Have a plan , especially if you have a medical condition that requires the use of electricity .
5 . Create a hurricane preparedness box : Candles , matches , lanterns , flashlights , batteries , non-perishable foods and bottled water .
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