With summer comes hurricane season, which peaks from late August through September and can leave many with property damage and in need of tree removal services in Cinnaminson, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Marlton, Pennsauken, and many more South Jersey areas.

According to a report by The Weather Channel, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will be more active than usual and the number of hurricanes should be higher than normal. It is not only important to be aware of your area’s hurricane risk, but being prepared for this type of severe storm is also crucial.

Here are some steps to help you develop an emergency plan in case a hurricane hits your home.

  • Know where to go

If you have to evacuate, know your local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency to learn more about your hurricane evacuation routes.

  • Build a disaster supply kit

Put together a kit that includes a flashlight, batteries, cash, first-aid supplies, and copies of critical information in case you have to evacuate.

  • Hurricane-proof your yard

Winds from a hurricane can cause trees and branches to fall and damage your property. If you know a hurricane is in the forecast, call our tree removal service to trim or remove damaged trees and limbs in order to keep your property safe.

  • Secure and unclog gutters and downspouts

To prevent water damage from happening to your home from the rain that a hurricane brings, secure any loose rain gutters and downspout, and be sure to clear any clogged areas they may have.

  • Purchase a generator

Having a portable generator or install generator can be one of the most useful items during a hurricane, particularly if your experience a power outage. Generators should be kept outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture.