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Preparing For Hurricane Season in NJ

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane Season: June 1st - November 30th

Hurricane season is fast approaching. Between June 1st and November 30th, tropical storms present a serious threat to properties along the East Coast. New Jersey is no stranger to the damage caused by such storms.

While you can’t control when or where a hurricane will hit, the best way to minimize potential damage is by staying prepared. Follow these hurricane and storm preparation steps to keep your home and loved ones safe before disaster strikes.

Make An Evacuation Plan. If evacuation is necessary, turn off all utilities and follow community disaster preparedness plans. Select a common meeting place for all family members. If you have pets, have a plan for their evacuation as well.

Secure Your Exterior. Trim large trees and shrubs and bring all outside patio furniture, potted plants, bikes and toys indoors. If necessary, secure outdoor sculptures with burlap or blankets tied with rope.

Install Storm Shutters. Protect windows, doors and skylights with storm shutters or impact-resistant glass. You can nail pieces of plywood to window frames as last-minute protection.

Move Your Car. Relocate cars to higher ground or park them in your garage against the garage doors. Do not park under trees, power lines or in low-lying areas.

Power Up. Fill your car’s gas tank, charge your cell phone, test your generator and have plenty of fuel ready in case of power outages.

Store Important Documents. Keep important documents, such as legal papers, birth certificates, marriage license, financial papers and insurance policy information, as well as valuables such as jewelry, in a safety deposit box or in a bolted safe in an interior closet in your home.

Prepare An Emergency Kit. Gather flashlights, a portable radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, bottled water, cash, blankets, clothing and toiletries.

Identify A Shelter Room. This enclosed area should be on the first floor, in the central part of the house with no windows. Avoid all unprotected windows and doors until the storm passes.

If your property is damaged by a storm, SERVPRO of Burlington Township & Mt. Holly can help. Visit for more hurricane preparedness information, visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes.

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