Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

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At this point, we don’t know exactly where she’s going but we do know that we’re going to get some wind and rain from her. We all hope that she miraculously fizzles out but that’s not looking too likely. With the devastation from Harvey still fresh in our minds, as Floridians, we won’t be taking this storm lightly. We’ve written several blogs about preparing your roof for hurricane season and what to do after the storm so today’s blog is going to be some links back to those and other things to keep in mind. We admit it’s not new information, but we hope it’s helpful.



Personal Preparedness

  • Get cash out of the bank – without power, ATM’s don’t work and neither do credit card machines.
  • Move yard decorations and porch furniture in your house or garage.
  • Put your important financial documents in waterproof containers or Ziploc bags.
  • Have a “go bag” ready with a change of clothes for every family member and your pet’s vaccination records. Be ready to throw in last minute necessities like your prescriptions and important personal documents.
  • If you don’t live in an evacuation zone and expect to be in your home for long periods of time potentially without power, fill your bathtubs with water for pets, flushing toilets, and cleaning.

Blog Resources

Since we’re a few days out still from the storm, start with this blog titled Preventing Roof Leaks. There are things you can do now that will help you avoid costly roof repair. We also did a two part series about the type of damage clogged gutters can do. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2, although it’s a miserable job, you still have time to clean yours and potentially prevent storm damage.

If this storm or any others do damage your home, this blog, Helpful Hints to File Your Insurance Claims, may give you some good information. We’ll do what we can to assist you a quickly as possible but we do have to wait until it is safe to send our crews to your homes. Take a look at our blog following Hurricane Matthew last year.

We’ve had a few comments from folks about how “lucky” we are as a roofing company in Orlando that a hurricane may be coming through. It’s not something we wish for or want. There is plenty of roof repair and roof replacement work to be done without major storm damage and we don’t want to see our employees, friends, neighbors, or customers in harm’s way. If you need a roofing company for storm damage repair or just because it’s time for a roof replacement, we hope you’ll consider Russ Noyes Roofing for your needs. We can be reached at 407-388-7700 during regular business hours or via our contact form on our website. 



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