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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

In Ball Ground, GA you are not likely to be hit directly by a hurricane. That doesn’t mean you won’t be pelted with strong wind and heavy rains. This is one of the most dangerous times of the year, so to protect your family and your property investment, make sure to take advantage of these preparation tips offered by The Sanford Group. It is always best to practice precaution, no matter how strong the storm. 

Remove Tree Limbs

Look over your property. If you have any dead trees or limbs on the last leg of life, it is time to remove it all. When the strong wind hits these become deadly projectiles. Remove all of this before the storm hits. It is best to look over your property during the hurricane off-season and prep property at this time. 

Cover the Windows

The area most likely damaged on your home are the windows. While you might remove the dead trees and limbs on your property, it doesn’t mean everyone in the neighborhood did. Plus, strong enough wind can turn almost anything into a projectile. Cover each window with plywood. Instead of using nails to attach the plywood, drill holes into the wood 18 inches apart. This way, it can secure into your home (nails can strip out based on the strength of the wind and are easier for you to remove after the storm). It is best to use 1/2 inch plywood. 

Does Your Home Flood?

Some homes are more likely to flood. This might be based on the location of the home or simply the foundation of the home. If it floods due to the foundation, this is something you need to have looked into during the offseason. In the immediate future, fill sandbags and place in lower areas of your property. This helps prevent water from running into the sunken areas, pooling up and flooding into your home. 

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