Hurricane Season has just started. Don't wait till the last minute to prepare for a storm. If you wait too long, it could be too late. Stay ahead of the game by following these steps that we have created for you. 

  1. Sign up for emergency notifications from your local news station.
  2. Understand the different types of watches and warnings and their meanings. 
    1. Tropical Storm Watch: Sustained winds of 39 to 74 mph are possible in your area in the next 48 hours. 
    2. Tropical Storm Warning: Sustained winds of 39 to 74 are expected in your area in the next 36 hours. 
    3. Hurricane Watch: Sustained winds of 74 or higher are possible in your area in the next 48 hours. 
    4. Hurricane Warning: Sustained winds of 74 or higher are expected in your area in the next 48 hours. 
  3. Once a watch has been set in your area, protect your house and property by reinforcing the windows and doors and by putting all small objects that could become airborne during the storm. 
  4. Know your evacuation zone
  5. Start buying emergency supplies if you have not already done so. We have listed a series of essential items to have with you during a storm. 
  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Non-perishable foods: canned meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables
  • Bread in moisture-proof packaging, cookies, candy dried fruit
  • Canned soups, juices, milk
  • Powdered milk or single-serve drinks
  • Cereal bars, peanut butter, and jelly
  • Instant coffee and tea
  • Flashlight (one per person) and extra batteries.
  • Glass-enclosed candles
  • Battery-powered radio or TV
  • Battery-operated alarm clock
  • Portable cooler and ice
  • Waterproof matches
  • Butane lighter

  • First Aid Kit including pain reliever, antibiotic cream, antacids
  • Prescriptions (one month’s supply)
  • Sunscreen (45 SPF recommended)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Mosquito Netting
  • ABC rated fire extinguisher
  • Bleach or water purification tablets
  • Cash
  • Photocopies of prescriptions
  • Photo identification
  • Proof of occupancy of residence (utility bills)
  • Medical history
  • Water and fireproof container for document storage
  • Backup of disks of home computer files
  • Camera and film
  • Pet picture and license documentation
  • Disposable diapers
  • Baby Formula, food, and medication
  • Grill or portable camp stove, and extra propane tank
  • Extra propane tank or charcoal, lighter fluid
  • Manual can opener
  • Disposable eating utensils
  • Plates and cups
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oven mitts
  • Tools: hammer, wrenches, screwdrivers, nails, saw
  • Trash bags (lots of them)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Plastic drop cloth
  • Masking or duct tape (for packing purposes)
  • Outdoor extension cords
  • Spray paint
  • Toilet paper
  • Entertainment: books, magazines, card games, etc.
  • Soap and detergent
  • Toiletries
  • Bedding: pillows, blankets
  • Sleeping bag
  • Change of clothing
  • Rain ponchos and work gloves
  • Extra glasses or contact lenses
  • Extra sets of keys
  • Dry or canned food
  • Water ( ½ gallon per pet per day)
  • Litter box supplies
  • Traveling pet carriers
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Back up of computer data/software
  • Accounts receivable
  • Client records
  • Tax records
  • Other important personnel and administrative documents.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Prescription medications
  • Baby food and diapers
  • Toiletries
  • Battery operated radio
  • One flashlight per person with extra batteries
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Identification and valuable papers
  • Cards, games, and books

3 Bin System 
1. NON-PERISHABLES: This bin stays under lock and key to make it more difficult to pilfer from it during the year. In this one store: batteries, rope, flashlights, radios, gloves, paper goods and such.

2. PERISHABLES: This is the stuff that won’t last more than one hurricane season. By the end of May, stock it with canned goods, shelf milk, cereal, peanut butter and jelly and other good stuff. At the end of the season, bring it into your kitchen or donate it to charity.

3. VALUABLES: This is a watertight bin with a good solid latch. In here, place any valuable documents, financial records, photos or other non-waterproof items that have not already been placed in a safe-deposit box (highly recommended).

All of us here at Moving Billions want you and your loved ones to stay safe this hurricane season. For any questions or concerns, contact us.