When is Hurricane Season?
Though tropical storms and hurricanes can form year-round, most brew during the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30 each year.
Inexpensive ways to prepare before hurricane season.
- Install a surge protector. Power surges are common during a storm and can damage appliances or electronics. Adding a surge protector will help protect your electrical panel at a low cost.
- Cover your air conditioner. If you have an outdoor unit, it’s possible that airborne debris can hit and damage your unit. Buying a manufacturer-approved protective cover can help save money in the long run. Avoid tarps or garbage bags which could trap moisture inside.
- Seal windows and doors. Leaky windows and doors can let in water during a storm. Make sure windows are properly sealed before storms.
- Remove debris near your home. It’s a free and easy way to protect your home. Lawn furniture, toys or low hanging branches can turn into airborne projectiles if not stored or removed properly before a storm.