Locate water, gas, and electricity shut-offs
Yevhen Prozhyrko/Shutterstock Finding the water, gas and electricity shutoffs should be among the first things you do when you move into a new home. They should be near the top of your list at locating when a hurricane is forecasted. Wait to turn off your gas until local officials tell you to do so. Don’t miss what those hurricane categories really mean.
Prepare windows, doors, and garage doors
SeDmi/Shutterstock If you live in an area susceptible to hurricanes then it’s best to prepare the home for those conditions with shutters. Brace your doors and secure your garage door, which has a likelihood of blowing away in a storm. Prepare for unexpected disasters like floods and fires by following these tips.
Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest setting
showcake/Shutterstock That way if the power does go out your food will stay cold a little longer. If your fridge is on the fritz, check out these quick fixes you can do yourself.