When preparing your home for hurricane season, the main goal is to keep wind and water out. IBHS has five important recommendations.
Weak and low-hanging branches can easily be damaged by high winds and can become flying missiles that strike anything in the surrounding area. Heavy rains also can weaken tree roots, causing large trees to topple over. Be sure to keep your trees properly trimmed, and consult an arborist for detailed instruction if you have questions about protecting your trees in hurricane-prone areas.