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A Guide to Preparing for Hurricane Season 2023

A Guide to Preparing for Hurricane Season 2023 | Emergency Services | ParFab

Hurricane season causes recurring natural disasters, like tropical storms and floods, in many parts of the world, and it can be devastating, especially when we do not take adequate precautions. As a business owner, a resident, or a roughneck, it is essential to prepare for hurricane season to ensure that people and your property remain safe during hurricane season 2023.

When is hurricane season? The official season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October. With peak hurricane season 2023 just a few months away, start preparing early. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with tips on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.

  1. Prepare for Hurricane Season 2023 Graphic - ParFabEvaluate Your Building Structures
  2. Have an Evacuation Plan
  3. Stock Up on Essential Supplies
  4. Secure Outdoor Equipment
  5. Stay Informed
  6. ParFab Emergency Services

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Evaluate Your Building Structures

The first step towards preparing for hurricane season is to evaluate your building structures, whether that be your business or home. This includes checking the roof, windows, doors, and walls for any damage or wear and tear. It is recommended to repair any damage before the hurricane season to prevent further damage. Consider hiring a professional, like a structural engineer, to assess your home or business and make any necessary repairs.

Consider calling your insurance company and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough insurance to repair or replace your property. If you don't have flood insurance, make sure to call your local government for information on flood zones. Flood insurance is available through your insurance company, an agent or the National Flood Insurance Program at

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Have an Evacuation Plan

In the event of a hurricane, especially those who reside in areas known to flood (like hurricanes in Louisiana & Texas), it is essential to have a plan incase evacuation is needed. Make sure to have all necessary supplies packed and ready to go, including a first aid kit, non-perishable food, water, and an identified evacuation route and a safe location to stay during a hurricane (and your favorite true crime podcast downloaded). It is also imperative that you have a data backup plan for your computers, phones, etc. should you not be able to bring them with you.

If you don't have access to a vehicle or not sure where to find your evacuation route, try these resources:

Stock Up on Essential Supplies

Hurricane season can be unpredictable, and it is essential to stock up on essential supplies in case of an emergency. Remember to stock up on gas for vehicles and generators. Other items to consider are batteries, flashlights, and portable radio. Non-perishable food and water is also important incase of power outages or boil notices, like last year's hurricanes in Texas.

Try these other resources for more information on emergency kits:

Secure Outdoor Equipment

It is imperative to secure any outdoor equipment and furniture before a hurricane hits. Any loose items can become hazardous during a hurricane. Make sure to secure items such as outside tools, trailers, portable storage units, furniture, and other equipment to prevent them from becoming projectiles during a hurricane.

Stay Informed

Make sure to stay informed during hurricane season by monitoring your local news for updates and weather forecasts. Being prepared for a hurricane means understanding how the hurricane may affect your area. Listen to the advice of local authorities, and evacuate or take necessary steps to protect yourself and your property when instructed.

ParFab Emergency Services

By following these tips, you can prepare for hurricane season 2023 and feel confident that you are ready for any potential impacts.

In the event of a natural disaster emergency, like a hurricane, ParFab offers 24 hour callout for repair and replacement services. ParFab is the worldwide leader in end-to-end fabrication & field services and was awarded the 2023 Contractor Safety Achievement Award.

Click below to learn more about our emergency field services or to get in touch with our emergency call out team!

Not an emergency? We also offer scheduled turnarounds. Learn more about turnaround projects!

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