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2024 Florida Hurricane Resources

Florida Hurricane Resources & Safety Tips

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Get Ready, Florida – Hurricane Season Approaches!

With June 1st marking the start of the hurricane season, it’s time to brace ourselves. Predictions indicate that we can expect an unusually active year with storms that may be more intense than usual. At East Coast Windows & Doors, we’re here to help you prepare and protect your home against what Mother Nature has in store. Stay safe and secure with solutions that stand the test of storms.

Hurricane Safety Checklist

When a hurricane strikes, your safety and the security of your property are paramount. East Coast Windows & Doors is committed to helping you protect what matters most. Here’s a straightforward checklist to ensure you and your home are prepared when the storm hits:


  1. Stay Informed: Keep a battery-powered or hand-crank radio handy to receive updates from your local weather station.

  2. Secure Your Home: Close and lock all windows and doors. Install storm shutters or board up windows with plywood. Ensure that East Coast Windows & Doors products are properly secured and functioning.

  3. Emergency Supplies: Have a well-stocked emergency kit that includes water, non-perishable food, medications, flashlights, extra batteries, a first-aid kit, and personal hygiene items.

  4. Protect Important Documents: Place documents such as insurance policies, medical records, and personal identification in a waterproof container.

  5. Plan Your Evacuation Route: Know the safest route to a nearby shelter or a safe location. Keep your car’s fuel tank full if an evacuation seems likely.

  6. Communicate: Make sure your family knows the emergency plan, including where to go and how to communicate during the storm.

  7. Power Outages: Prepare for potential power outages by charging cell phones, gathering extra batteries, and considering a portable generator for emergency power.

  8. Stay Indoors: Remain inside, away from windows and glass doors, until the authorities declare it safe to venture outside.

By following these steps, you can significantly increase your safety during a hurricane. East Coast Windows & Doors is here to assist you in preparing for the season with reliable, storm-resistant solutions.

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  • Make sure that your windows are secure with storm protection such as storm shutters or even plywood, if you have not chosen to install hurricane impact windows and hurricane impact doors.
  • Check your roof & gutters for any opportunities to make repairs and remove clogs, ahead of the storm.
  • Check your greenery, trees especially to secure any loose branches, and in some cases, wrapping trees and shrubbery with material to help make them more wind resistant.
  • Secure any outside decor or furniture (e.g., wreaths, hanging baskets, lawn furniture, garbage cans) or bring them inside your home or garage.
  • Stock up on water for non consumption purposes such as personal hygiene, cleaning, first aid and flushing toilets (you can even fill the bathtub and other large containers for extra useable water).

Prepare for hurricane season with a well-equipped emergency kit. Here’s a guide on what to include, ensuring your safety and the integrity of your home with the help of East Coast Windows & Doors:

  1. Water: Store at least three days’ supply, with one gallon per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.

  2. Non-Perishable Food: Stock up on a three-day supply for each family member. Choose items that require no refrigeration, preparation, or cooking.

  3. Lighting: Include flashlights for each family member and extra batteries to ensure visibility during power outages.

  4. Communication Tools: Keep a battery-powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert to stay updated on hurricane developments.

  5. First Aid Kit: Pack a kit with essential supplies, including over-the-counter medications, bandages, antiseptics, and a week’s supply of prescription medications.

  6. Tools: Have a multi-purpose tool or a basic toolkit handy, especially for last-minute adjustments to home installations.

  7. Personal Hygiene Items: Collect sanitation supplies like moist towelettes, garbage bags, hand sanitizer, and plastic ties.

  8. Important Documents: Secure copies of important documents—insurance policies, identification, medical records—in a waterproof container. These are vital for post-storm recovery and claims.

  9. Charging Devices: Ensure you have cell phones with chargers, including a car charger and a backup battery. Communication is crucial during and after a storm.

  10. Home Protection: Call East Coast Windows & Doors at 954-545-0997, to learn more about impact-resistant windows and doors, to protect against high winds and debris.

By including these essentials, your hurricane emergency kit will be robust and comprehensive, aligning with the protection standards provided by East Coast Windows & Doors to keep your home secure during severe weather.

Essential Hurricane Preparation for Pets

If you must evacuate, never leave your pets behind as they are unlikely to survive alone without care.

  1. Pet Identification and Documents:

    • Attach collars with updated ID tags to all pets.
    • Ensure pets are microchipped, and verify that your contact details are current in the microchip registry.
    • Compile a pet information sheet with their photo, description, any medical needs, and your vet’s contact details. Keep this information both digitally and in a waterproof case.
  2. Pet Emergency Kit:

    • Pack a leash and harness to keep your pets controlled and safe.
    • Include calming aids such as pheromone sprays or anxiety wraps if your pet typically gets nervous.
    • Have a pet carrier for each animal, clearly labeled with your contact information.
    • Store a two-week supply of pet food and water to ensure your pets are well-fed in any situation.
  3. Accommodation Planning:

    • Identify pet-friendly accommodations both locally and in broader areas, including hotels, motels, and the homes of friends and relatives.
    • List nearby boarding facilities and vet offices that can host pets during emergencies, including their 24-hour contact details.
  4. Training and Behavior:

    • Maintain normal routines as much as possible to reduce stress for your pets.
    • Practice loading your pets into carriers and vehicles to familiarize them with emergency procedures.
    • Train your pets in basic commands like “come” and “stay” to aid in managing them during emergencies.

Additional Resources for Pet Owners:

These guidelines ensure that you and your pets are prepared for a hurricane, minimizing anxiety and ensuring safety for all members of your family, including the furry ones.

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With the 2024 Hurricane Season upon us we wanted to revisit and expand upon the many reasons installing impact windows may prove to be the single best investment a South Florida homeowner can make!

Those reasons include:

  • Hurricane Protection
  • Stops Intruders
  • One-time Installation
  • Improved Energy Efficiency
  • Increased Protection
  • Attractive Appearance
  • UV Protection
  • Noise Reduction
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