Hurricane Preparation

We are now in peak hurricane season! 

Here are important tips to keep your home and family

safe during a hurricane.


How to prepare your home and property:

  • Clear yards of all outdoor furniture, grills and all equipment. 
  • Tie down boats, canoes or anything that could become flying objects.
  • Cover windows securely with plywood. Do not use tape because it is easy to blow away by high winds.
  • Fill up your car gas tank and gas grill for an alternative cooking method
  • Fill up bath tubs for additional clean water supply

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Prepare in advance by creating Emergency Plans:  

Evacuation Plan

Family/Household Communication Plan   

Pet Owner Plan

Shelter Plan*Local Cape Cod Shelter Locations

(Read full descriptions by clicking on the links provided)


Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit that includes:

  • One gallon of water per person per day for at least 14 days for drinking and sanitation
  • At least a 14-day supply of non-perishable food and pet food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit

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During a Hurricane

  • Stay in doors no matter what including all pets. Hurricanes create high winds that cause debris to become deadly flying objects.
  • Stay away from windows and doors even if they are covered.
  • Remain on the first floor of your home and close all interior doors.

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After a Hurricane

  • Listen to local officials for updates and instructions.
  • Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media. (Phone lines might be down so texting and social media might be the best way to communicate.)
  • Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.

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E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc. provides full hurricane preparation services for our clients.

Before any hurricane approaches, we make sure our client’s homes are efficiently secured and protected from high force winds and flooding.


Contact us today to learn more!