With a rise in strong winds in the state, it is important for you to protect your household. Any precautionary measure is better than none at all. Most people underestimate the power of wind, especially if they are traveling fast and hard. Make sure you are prepared for the worst when a large storm arrives in your area.
The safety measures that should be taken for strong winds are similar to those for any other type of disaster. Since the state also faces flooding and earthquakes, you may already have some of the right materials at hand. Here are some steps you should take for extra security:
- Build an emergency kit for your family in case you need to evacuate. This should include a three-day supply of water and non-perishable food for each family member, first-aid supplies, a portable radio, flashlights, cash, important contact numbers, and copies of important documents.
- Create and practice an escape plan with your family so everyone know what to do when strong winds strike.
- Tune in to local radio and TV stations for important weather updates.
- If you don’t have time to get out of the house, find the safest area, such as the basement or a small interior room without windows, and stay there.
- Roofing products with high wind resistance can be installed to reduce the amount of damage done to your property.
- To protect your home against flying debris, windows and glass doors can be made with impact-resistant laminated glass.
- Garage doors can be vulnerable to damage during high winds. Make sure the garage is fitted with bracing kits that the door panels are braced to ensure stability.
At Partner Agency, we hope these tips help you and your family stay safe during high winds in California. We understand that your family comes first, and since everyone lives in the same household, you should think about extra security for your home. Investing in our home insurance is a great and affordable way to have the coverage you deserve. We will make sure that you have the right level of protection based on your location and the unique risks you face.