The summer months are often the most convenient times to plan for a family vacation, yet their arrival signifies the beginning of hurricane season. Although you might be jauntily looking forward to traveling to your desired travel destination, it is important to first ensure that your home is properly prepared to withstand the effects of a hurricane.  Keeping in mind some basic home safety tips and employing preventative measures will help protect your house from destruction and provide you with a sense of ease when away from home.

A few things to take into consideration before departing on any travels include:

• Ensure that all exterior doors and lawn furniture are securely fastened or stored. Furniture left outside can easily be propelled in the winds of a hurricane, causing severe damage to anything that they may hit. Tightly closed doors minimize the likelihood that water or other debris will enter your home.
• Put up storm shutters if a hurricane is projected to come within close proximity of your area. This will reduce the risk of damage to any windows and will reinforce your house’s exterior structure.
• Purchase travel insurance that includes hurricanes and other natural disasters to secure reimbursement of any funds should you ultimately not be able to leave on your vacation.

As one of Florida’s top 10 largest home insurers, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company knows the importance of keeping your house safe. We strive to provide efficient, cost-effective, peace-of-mind protection for our policyholders. To learn more about the Florida Peninsula experience, please contact (866) 846-3060 or visit the “Get A Quote Now” section on our website.