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1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Headed for a vacation destination that’s prone to Storms and Hurricanes?!

Vacations are a time for relaxation but what if an emergency strikes? It’s hurricane season and here at SERVPRO of Downtown Long Beach/Signal Hill, we are always looking out for our customers' safety and well-being. We've put together some tips for what to do if a hurricane strikes on your vacation and how to prep before you leave.

Before the trip:

  • Check the local news:

While this might seem like an obvious tip it is very important to be up to date with the local weather at your vacation location. We recommend checking a week in advance to keep yourself up to date so there are no weather surprises while away!

  • Get Hurricane Travel Insurance

When it comes to traveling, travel insurance is very important but specifically hurricane travel insurance during hurricane season is helpful. They’ll cover delays due to weather, accommodation cancelations, and going home early coverage, etc.

  • Make a paper copy of documents

It is always important to make copies of your documents before you travel just in case something happens to them, where it be theft or a storm damages them! Print and bring copies of your travel insurance, itinerary, and key phone numbers as well as your passport (if necessary).

During hurricane:

  • Identify a point of contact

It can be difficult to find cell service while on vacation so it is important to know where you can go to get in contact with others.

  • Identify Evacuation Routes

Once onsite at your vacation, it is important to identify what the proper evacuation routes are to get to safety. Ask your hotel, landlord, or locals what those might be.

  • Avoid any electrical wiring if you are wet or if the wiring is wet.

This will keep you from being electrocuted by any faulty wiring.

SERVPRO of Downtown Long Beach/Signal Hill wishes you a safe and hurricane-free vacation! We hope these tips have provided you the proper information to being ready and handling a hurricane emergency while on vacation. If you're in need of any assistance SERVPRO of Downtown Long Beach/Signal Hill is here to help. Call us at 562-591-1788

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