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WPTV Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle provides tips to help you through the 2013 hurricane season.
Installing shutters, preparing your home and yard, family plans, supplies and checklists, and more
Powering up your generator, caring for it, shopping for a generator and what you need to know about safety
Hiring a contractor, flood insurance, price gouging and more.
What to know about power outages, yard debris, food safety, etc.
Download the 2013 WPTV Hurricane Guide, including tracking maps, evacuations, preparedness, recovery and more.
Preparing your home and family
Explanation of the difference in hurricane strength, from Category 1 to Category 5
Terms to know about hurricanes
Here is the list of storm names for 2013-2016. Six lists are used in rotation. Thus, the 2013 list will be used again in 2019.
Check for an estimate on power restoration to your neighborhood or report an outage.
Supplies and Checklists
You'll want a hurricane supplies checklist for you and your family, so you're not scrambling as a storm approaches.
It's important to secure important documents you'll need after a storm.
After the Storm
Know the first steps to take after a storm has passed.
The last thing you want to do is get yourself or your family sick after a hurricane.
If you sustained property damage and need to hire a contractor, here are some things to make sure you check before you make an agreement:
Charging exorbitant or excessive prices for necessities following a disaster is not only unethical, it's illegal.
If a hurricane destroyed your home, would your insurance cover the cost to rebuild?
Do you know your flood risk and if you need insurance?