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11 Things You Need to Do Now to Prep Your Home for Hurricane Season

Reader's Digest Logo By Kaitlyn Chamberlin of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: Do you know if you live in a hurricane zone? If you live in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, or Louisiana, the answer is probably yes. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), determining the likelihood that a hurricane will strike your home is the number one step in preparedness. Hurricanes often bring heavy flooding, winds, and even tornadoes, so don't just assume that you won't get hit by a hurricane if you don't live on the coast. "Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland," says NOAA. If you're wondering if a hurricane in headed your way, NOAA has awesome tracking tools that can show you exactly where the storm will be and around what time, as well as check out hurricanes that already occurred and see the danger zones. Here are the foods you should stock up on before a hurricane hits.

Determine your risk

Do you know if you live in a hurricane zone? If you live in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, or Louisiana, the answer is probably yes. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), determining the likelihood that a hurricane will strike your home is the number one step in preparedness. Hurricanes often bring heavy flooding, winds, and even tornadoes, so don't just assume that you won't get hit by a hurricane if you don't live on the coast. "Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland," says NOAA. If you're wondering if a hurricane in headed your way, NOAA has awesome tracking tools that can show you exactly where the storm will be and around what time, as well as check out hurricanes that already occurred and see the danger zones. Here are the foods you should stock up on before a hurricane hits.

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