The Sunshine State is still in hurricane season, and hurricane Michael is forecast to intensify as it tracks through the Gulf of Mexico according to a recent Weather Channel update.
Additional forecast reporting from the Weather Channel continues to warn against this storm, saying:
“Michael will threaten the northeastern Gulf Coast by Wednesday, potentially as a major hurricane. Storm surge, damaging winds and heavy rain are likely impacts along the northeastern Gulf Coast. Hurricane warnings and storm surge warnings have been issued along the Gulf coast of Florida. Heavy rain and strong winds will spread farther inland across parts of the Southeast after landfall. It will continue to intensify and is forecast to strike the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds and flooding rainfall.”
There are several measures homeowners can take to prepare for an impending hurricane, including:
- Reviewing your homeowner’s insurance policy
- Purchasing a generator
- Stocking your pantry with dry goods
- Buying bags of ice and gallons of water
You can also help protect your home by updating your windows and doors with impact glass alternatives or investing in high performance hurricane shutters. By taking these precautions, you are creating a tighter seal for your home and preventing any flying debris that could break through and allow your roof to be compromised and fly off.
6 Impact Doors to Protect Your Home!
All Eastern Architectural System doors are high performance impact glass and are designed to prevent devastating hurricane damage to your home.
If you’re looking to better protect your home from an impending hurricane, you should consider updating your home’s entry points with the following impact glass doors.
Additional Hurricane Michael Preparedness Tips
Floridians are accustomed to hurricane and storm surge warnings. We listed a few ways to prepare for an impending hurricane, but there are several additional safety tips to consider.
Ready.gov provides you with a plethora of resources to help keep you and your family safe during this hurricane season.
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