For the good folk of Broward County, hurricanes are a fact of life, they may not get a biggie for years but you don’t need a big one for branches to break, electric cables to snap, and general disruption of life to occur due to rains. In order to prevent your house from getting damaged you need hurricane shutters installed. But that is not sufficient, you need to have a plan for meeting the hurricane season head on.
To begin with, you and your family need to be on the same page when it comes to conducting oneself during the hurricane season. You have to know what to do and what not to do if evacuation orders are issued. Keep in touch with your insurance company to ask them about what to do so that you are on the right side of these organizations. Have a ration kit ready, you also need supplies for your pets, medical stuff, clean water, batteries, sources of light and such things that you may need if you have to go a day or two without food.
Do mock evacuation drills with family members, each person should carry adequate cash, phone numbers of one another, and ID proof. Your pets need to be properly tagged and their vaccination has to be up-to-date. If you stay in a low-lying area, then you run the risk of getting your vehicle damaged if you leave it behind. Park it upland so that it is out of the reach of storm waters should such a situation arise.