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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Ready your home for hurricane season

Posted at 6:48 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 18:48:26-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — It's Hurricane Preparedness Week and we want to help you and your family prepare for a storm.

We are less than a month away to the official start of hurricane season and now is a good time to give your property and home a tune-up.

You can start by trimming and cutting any loose branches on your trees.

You should also inspect your home and make sure it is up to local hurricane building code specifications.

Also, make sure you have plywood or steel panels to board up windows and doors and remember, garage doors are the most vulnerable part of the home. It too has to withstand hurricane force winds.

A lot of these tips will save you money and cleanup costs in the long run.

So don't wait, get ahead of hurricane season before it's too late.