Staying informed and being prepared before, during and after periods of inclement weather is a key way to ensuring one’s safety. Though our Sunshine State is known for having tropical weather conditions throughout the year, our hurricane season poses the possibility for serious weather implications. We’ve just begun hurricane season which runs from June 1st through November 30th. Conditions are most favorable this time of year and the potential for such storms further increases during the peak of the season. Its important to have a plan in place as strong storms have been known to cause hazards situations. Power outages, torrential rainfall, flooding, wind gusts and debris are all possible and remaining alert and prepared is paramount.
Along with our fellow Floridians, we at Aqua Home Care know the risks involved when such storms arise. We are dedicated to promoting safety and well-being, and our referred caregivers are able to help their clients prepare and stay safe when dangerous weather is predicted. Our Sunshine State receives its share of storms outside of hurricane season, but, as we all know, these months are prone to more severe activity than others. In the event of a tropical storm or hurricane, in-home caregivers can help with:
- Gathering essential supplies such as nonperishable food, water, blankets, flashlights and batteries
- Monitoring the weather for changes
- Locating a shelter ahead of time should an evacuation be issued
- Refilling medications before the storm to avoid running out
- Helping make arrangements for pets should an evacuation be issued
- Designating a safe space in the home
- Restocking batteries in flashlights
- Calling for assistance to put up storm shutters
- Providing mobility assistance to get to a safe place in the home or to a shelter
- Providing companionship
Anticipating a major storm can cause stress and anxiety. For those who require daily living care, there may be additional concerns. Our team at Aqua Home Care along with our referred caregivers are here to help. We are staying vigilant throughout this time and we continue to pair those in need of everyday support with trusted caregivers. As we move through this year’s hurricane season, we wish all in our community and beyond safety before, during and after any storms that may come our way.