Moving to a new city can be tough. If you’re moving into Sun City, FL senior living, we’re here to help! We understand that planning for your future is one of the most important things you can do. That’s why we’ve created this Sun City, FL, senior living hurricane guide to ensure your transition and new life are as easy as possible.
Store An Emergency Kit At Home
If you need more preparation, now is the time to get your kit together. You may have heard that preparing for a hurricane takes time and money—and it’s true! The best way to do this is by stocking up on food and water (enough for 3 days), as well as any necessary medications. Make sure you have enough important documents such as insurance policies, social security cards, licenses, birth certificates, etc. This will help immensely during any confusion caused by the storm.
Another thing often overlooked when preparing for a big storm like this one is toys and games! Children or grandchildren living in your home will likely be bored once the power goes out, so making sure these are around might save some headaches later on. Blankets are also essential because it gets cold at night during hurricanes–you wouldn’t believe how many people die from hypothermia each year after storms hit land!
Stay Up To Date With Weather Conditions
Staying up-to-date with weather conditions is essential to hurricane preparedness. You should be aware of the latest weather reports, forecasts, and community emergency notifications. The National Weather Service published detailed information about hurricanes on its website, including storm tracks and projected paths, wind speeds, rainfall estimates, and other information relevant to your area.
Review Your Community’s Safety Plan
Review your community’s safety plan. If you’re at a senior-friendly independent living community that does not have one, it is important to take the initiative and make one! Assemble your family and/or friends who live with you in order to discuss what would happen if a hurricane were to hit. The plan should be easy to follow, even if people are scared or stressed out by the situation. Also, make sure that it will work in any situation—for example, if there is no power in Sun City, FL senior-friendly independent living community after a storm hits.
Keeping your insurance documents together is one of the best ways to make sure you’re prepared in case of a storm.
Keep Insurance Documents Together
Make copies of all your important documents and keep them in a safe place outside of your home, such as with a family member who lives out of state or in an off-site storage unit. In addition to having a copy of each document, take photos with your phone so that if you lose everything, you’ll still have some documentation on hand.
Have A “Grab And Go” Bag Packed With Supplies
In addition to having a hurricane preparedness checklist, it’s important that you have a “grab and go” bag packed with supplies. This bag should be stored in an easy-to-reach place, such as your car or under a bed; if you’re confined to your room during disaster conditions, make sure that your grab-and-go bag is also in that location.
We hope this guide has been helpful. Please reach out to us if you have any questions about hurricane preparedness in Sun City, FL, senior living communities!