‘Tis the (Hurricane) Season—Are You Prepared?

    Hurricane season is a topic that’s very near and dear to my heart, so I’d like to give you some advice today as to how you should prepare for it.

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    Each year, hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and it’s a time that we should all be on high alert here in New Orleans. If a disaster were to strike, you’d want to be certain that you made preparations to keep yourself and your family safe and sound.

    Any well-designed plan starts with making a list, so begin by putting your plans on paper. First, decide where you’ll evacuate to, and no matter if you plan to stay with friends, family, or at a hotel, make sure you’ve made arrangements in advance of your trip.

    The effects of a hurricane can ripple out and affect areas that aren’t necessarily in its path, so I’d advise you to travel at least two states away so as to avoid power outages, water shortages, and any other negative consequence.

     

    Now that we’re in the midst of hurricane season, listening to advisories and following directions from local authorities and the like is a must.

     

    Wherever you go, it’s absolutely imperative that you have cash on you. The storm may very well disable the grid, and in that event, your only available payment method will be cash. It bears repeating that cash is king!

    To my earlier point, the likelihood that you’ll find a hotel two or more states away is dramatically higher than if you don’t travel that distance.

    Now that we’re in the midst of hurricane season, listen to advisories and follow directions from local authorities and the like. If you do that along with the other tips I’ve mentioned, you and your family have a much better chance of averting a crisis.

    If you have any questions about hurricane season preparation or if there’s a topic you’d like for me to cover in a future video, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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