Louisiana has a lot seasons. Sure there’s winter, spring, summer, and fall. Some of these last longer than others, but there’s also Mardi Gras season, deer season, baseball season, football season, and arguably the most important one to be aware of: hurricane season. Every year beginning on June 1st and lasting until November 30th, the increasingly warm waters of the Atlantic Basin are susceptible to tropical cyclones, known as hurricanes. While everyone in south Louisiana is familiar with the power and danger associated with hurricanes, this is a good time of the year to think about how to prepare for an impending storm along the gulf coast.

Preparing Your Home & Business for a Hurricane

There are a number of things you can do to prepare your property for an impeding storm. The winds generated by hurricanes and tropical storms mean that addressing elements on the outside of your home or business needs to be a priority. Trimming trees and bushes and removing vulnerable branches can prevent any additional damage. Gutters and downspouts on your structure should be cleaned, cleared, and secured. Windows and doors should also be reinforced to prevent damage from both wind and debris. One of the biggest concerns during storms like these is the potential for power loss. This is more than an inconvenience; it can also be a legitimate safety issue. This is where having a portable generator becomes important. A portable generator can provide the energy you need to keep food fresh, your home cool, your lights on and many other essential functions. A generator can even give you the ability to be open for business in spite of a power outage.

Prepare Your Supplies for a Hurricane

The supplies you have on hand can go a long way in ensuring your preparedness for both during and after a storm. These are the supplies and quantities you should have stored in the event of a hurricane: • One gallon of water, per person, per day for at least 3 days • Non-perishable food • Flashlights • Batteries • First aid supplies • Fuel for your generator and vehicles • Prescription medication • Pet food • Cash • Copies of important documents (identification, insurance documents, etc.) These are only some necessary supplies. Plan accordingly and begin to prepare as supplies can become scarce as a storm approaches.

Prepare for a Power Outage During and After a Hurricane

Being prepared for any potential power outage associated with a storm is important. It is also easier than ever. Generator technology is not only affordable and reliable, but it is more convenient than it has been in the past. Honda’s line of generators offers the perfect combination or power, comfort, and dependability to help you keep the essential areas of your home powered. Their efficient and quiet design means that your home or business can remain operational until power is restored.

While many of us are used to keeping an eye on the gulf during this time of the year, it is still very important to watch the forecasts and make preparations. Whether you own a generator or are in the market for one, the experts at Bozeman Distributors can help you determine what will meet your needs.