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Short on time? No problem! Get your home ready by following these One Hour, One Day, or One Weekend DIY activities
One Hour activities
Patio and Yard Inventory:
Create a checklist of the items to bring inside during a high-wind event
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One Day activities
Home Insurance Inventory:
Build a home insurance inventory complete with descriptions and photographs of household items; it will be an invaluable resource when filing an insurance claim

Landscaping:
Make your landscaping more hurricane resistant

Gutters:
Clear out leaves, debris and check for rust spots, holes or openings

Soffits:
Use suitable caulking and screws so that soffits are fit for hurricane season

Roof Decking Attachment:
Improve your roof’s resistance to uplift by up to three times with the application of premium adhesive or spray foam to the underside of your roof deck
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One Weekend activities
Temporary Emergency Plywood Shutters:
Measure all of the openings that you’ll need to protect with plywood shutters; get your plywood cut accordingly and label for easy installation
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Family Fun activities
Home Hurricane Hunt:
Get the whole family involved in a wind inspection of your home! Gather everyone for a Home Hurricane Hunt. The information you collect will help you determine how well your home will stand up to hurricane-force winds

Community Block Party:
Plan a block party to check out the neighborhood for anything that could pose a risk during a storm. Remember, the wind doesn't care who the garden gnome belongs to; it could end up anywhere. This is also a great time to check on neighbors that may need some additional help getting their homes ready
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Visit FLASH.org for additional information about pre-storm preparation and tips.


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