Don’t Let Hurricane Season Catch You Off Guard: The 2024 Season Begins June 1st

May 29, 2024

The Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off on June 1st. While tropical storms and hurricanes can be unpredictable, a little advanced planning can significantly improve your preparedness and peace of mind. At Summit Broadband, your safety and continued connectivity are our top priorities. That’s why we encourage you to take these proactive steps:

  • Develop a Hurricane Plan: Discuss evacuation routes, communication strategies, and shelter options with your family. Consider the needs of pets and elderly family members.
  • Assemble an Emergency Kit: Stock up on non-perishable food, bottled water, first-aid supplies, medications, flashlights, and a battery-powered radio. Don’t forget cash and important documents like passports and insurance information.
  • Know Your Evacuation Zone: Familiarize yourself with local evacuation plans and designated shelters. Sign up for local emergency alerts to stay informed.
  • Fortify Your Home: Trim tree branches around your house, secure loose outdoor furniture, and consider hurricane shutters for windows and doors.
  • Review Your Insurance Policies: Ensure your home and belongings are adequately covered for potential storm damage. Consider flood insurance if you live in a flood-prone area.
  • Staying Informed During a Storm: As a storm develops, closely monitor weather forecasts from your local news stations and the National Hurricane Center. Local news outlets will also provide vital updates and evacuation orders if necessary.

In addition to your preparedness, we’ve invested in technology to minimize weather-related outages. While these measures can’t eliminate every disruption, they can significantly reduce the duration of service interruptions. This means you can stay connected with loved ones and access vital information even during a storm.

Remember, preparation is key. By taking these steps now, you’ll be better equipped to weather any storm that may come your way.

Let’s face hurricane season together, prepared and informed!