Is Your Home Hurricane-Ready?

Hurricane IconRecent weather updates report that Tropical Storm Colin has strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico and will bring the threat of heavy rain to parts of Florida and the Southeast as early as today or Tuesday. According to the Weather Channel, as of 11 this morning, with maximum sustained winds at around 50 mph, Tropical Storm Colin is located about 225 miles southwest of Apalachicola, Florida, or about 285 miles west-southwest of Tampa, Florida, and is moving to the north-northeast at 16 mph. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for portions of the Gulf Coast of Florida from Indian Pass to Englewood, as well as portions of the Atlantic Coast from South Santee River (South Carolina) to Sebastian Inlet (Florida). Heavy rain with up to 8 inches and tropical-storm-force winds, high surf and coastal flooding are also possible as early as this afternoon.
Stay tuned to these reputable sources for immediate storm & safety instructions:
National Hurricane Center
FEMA – Ready
Red Cross
Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season:
Leaving in their wake threatening thunderstorms, gusty winds and heavy rains, severe storm systems have a lasting effect on Florida homeowners and prove a strong reminder to get their homes prepared for hurricane season, June 1-November 30th. Follow these suggestions by Universal Roof & Contracting experts to get your household hurricane ready.

  • Get your roof inspected.
  • Check windows, doors and home exterior for points of water intrusion.
  • Trim trees and remove dead branches.
  • Secure or store outdoor furniture and lawn ornaments.
  • Prepare a family emergency plan and assemble medical and emergency kits.
  • Stock up on water and non-perishable foods.
  • Store important documents and paperwork for easy access.
  • Hire professionals to secure your roof and home exterior – before the storm hits.

Contact Us – your professional storm experts – and get your FREE Severe Weather Home Evaluation now! And during the month of June, Save 10% on any Exterior Home Repair following your Evaluation!
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