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Hurricane Season begins June 1st and runs through November 30, 2021. Being prepared is key to weathering the storms. 
 

What is a hurricane?

A hurricane is a tropical storm with sustained winds of 74 miles per hour. Storms with sustained winds less than 39 miles per hour are called Tropical Depressions and storms with winds exceeding 39 miles per hour are called Tropical Storms. Although Hurricane Season is defined as the period between June 1st and November 30th, hurricanes may occur before or after this time period. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administation (NOAA) outlines predictions for the 2021 season on their website. Newcomers to Florida may not be used to dealing with these storms and may be fearful. It is certainly wise to be aware so you can prepare your home in the event of a storm, and make plans to evacuate if necessary. Unless your home is near the coast, in most cases there is no cause to be concerned with a storm surge. A storm surge is defined as an abnormal surge of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tide. Currently all HB Value homes are inland or in coastal communities, but not on any barrier islands. However, your home could still be in the path of a storm so being prepared is simply part of living in Florida.

Hurricane Shutters

Each HB Value home is built to meet the requirements of the State of Florida's Building Codes. These codes are among the strictest in the nation. The codes were updated substaintially following Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The Florida Building Code Commission established in the late 1990's, mandated a single, statewide building code that featured tough standards to ensure structures would withstand major hurricane-level winds. Each HB Value home is built with hurricane-resistant engineered wood trusses and come with storm panels for all glass openings where required by code. These panels make securing your home easy before a storm. Hurricane storm panels help to protect your windows from flying objects like tree limbs or other debris. Prior to any storm, you want to secure all outdoor furniture, trash cans, yard ornaments or any lose items you have outside, by bringing it all inside. High winds can pick up large objects and throw them into things where they don't belong.

Hurricane Supplies

Preparation for the storm is key in managing hurricanes. Your home may not sustain any damage, but you could lose power for an undeterminable amount of time. As the first day of the season approaches, it's a good idea to start stocking up on supplies. This is also a cost saving measure so you're not out at the last minute, panic shopping before a storm.

If you're without power, you'll need batteries to power flashlights. You may want to have a propane or charcoal grill for cooking or a camping stove. You'll want to have a sturdy cooler for your refrigerated items. You also want to have a very healthy supply of drinking water on hand. It's always a good idea to fill up a bathtub with water so you have enough water for flushing toilets. Also, make sure you have canned goods - food that will keep if not refrigerated because there's a chance you may not have access to ice. 

Tax free shopping days for hurricane supplies in Florida is slated for May 28th through June 6th. The state of Florida provides storm information and a list of items you need to complete your hurricane kit on their website.  You can find it here. 

HB Value Homes

HB Value homes are available in Florida's most desirable locations. On Florida's west coast you'll find us in Cape Coral, North Port, Port Charlotte and Lehigh Acres. On the east coast we're building in Port St Lucie, Sebastian, Palm Bay and Palm Coast. You'll find us in central Florida in Haines City, Poinciana and Ocala. And in northwest Florida, also known as Florida's panhandle, we are in Milton with new communities on the horizon.

HB Value homes range from three to four bedrooms, two baths and each has a two-car garage. All HB Value homes are CBS which means they are a "concrete block structure."  When it comes to hurricane season and all year long, you can feel safe and secure in your HB Value home. In the event of a storm, please heed the instructions of all local authorities and evacuate if ordered to do so. For additional information on HB Value homes, locations and pricing, please visit our website.