June 1 marks the start of the annual hurricane season, and for the next five to six months we will be looking out for storm watches and hurricane forecasts. In the meantime, why not get your home prepared for the season? Here are a few tips to get your home ready to weather any storm:
Disasters can come at any time, so it's important as a homeowner or tenant to have an emergency home safety kit at hand. Hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes are the most common disasters that affect the Caribbean, according to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), but droughts can also result in loss of shelter, inaccessible or limited food, water and other basic amenities. That’s why it’s important to create home emergency kits that can help you and your loved ones through unfortunate events.
Every household with a bundle of joy knows it's important to keep a baby safe. Maybe bubble wrapping the whole house is not a viable option, but leaving your house a danger zone is just as problematic. So how can you effectively baby-proof your home? Here are a few tips and tricks:
You’ve done it! You’ve bought a house, and now you are the proud owner of a home. But how can you maintain the value of that house you worked so hard to buy? Here are a few tips: