3. Secure your Home
Know how to safeguard your home and prevent dangerous conditions. High winds will turn loose objects into hazardous projectiles. Move objects that could hurl by high winds into the garage. Use rope to anchor items such as furniture and barbecue grills.
Windows are among the weakest parts of a house. Board up windows with plywood at least 1/2″ thick. Reinforce windows with masking tape to prevent breakage and injury from shattering glass. Secure roof rafters and posts with hurricane ties. It’s a good time to fasten other key structural points with steel construction ties. Tarps can be used temporarily to cover roof damage.
Trim tree branches if they pose a threat near windows. Ground anchor tall trees to avoid damage to the roof. (I recall, during Hurricane Iniki, seeing our papaya tree rock back and forth as though it was going to topple over any minute).
Mechanical garage doors pose a high risk of danger. Hurricane-strength winds can knock doors out of its opening. Your garage door should be structurally reinforced in advance.