State Farm Agent EJ Roberts Outlines 7 Hurricane Survival Safety Solutions

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The peak of hurricane season begins in August and although Gulfport is 10 years disaster free since Katrina, State Farm Agent EJ Roberts outlines seven hurricane survival safety solutions to embrace.

EJ Roberts

With August 28th and 29th being the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it is a good time to take a moment, to not only be thankful for how far we have come, but to make sure we are always prepared during this season, each and every year.

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“With August 28th and 29th being the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it is a good time to take a moment, to not only be thankful for how far we have come, but to make sure we are always prepared during this season, each and every year,” EJ Roberts said. “There are seven hurricane survival safety solutions that I recommend.”

The first solution, according to EJ, deals with shingles.

“A roofing professional can evaluate your roof, and, if needed, set additional roofing cement under each tab to help keep shingles attached during a high wind event,” Roberts said, before adding that the second tip he recommends is to use polyurethane sealant and stainless steel screws to secure individuals’ soffits to the walls and fascia to prevent them from blowing off.

The third solution is all about seals.

“Any cracks or holes where cables, pipes, or wires enter the home should be sealed with caulk,” Roberts pointed out. “The fourth tip is to simply look outside the home and secure your surroundings to prevent damage from flying debris.”

EJ noted that the fifth tip is to focus on windows. He recommended that individuals install impact-resistant permanent shutters that meet local building code approved standards. Individuals, according to Roberts, can also install permanent fasteners so protective panels (such as 3/4 inch plywood) can be quickly put in place.

The sixth solution addresses doors. All entry doors, he said, should have three hinges and a deadbolt lock with at least a one-inch bolt throw in length.

The seventh solution is the garage.

“Consider installing a hurricane-resistant garage door, or have a steel bracing kit installed to help support the door against wind pressure,” Roberts said. “The peak of hurricane season begins in August however the season runs June through November. State Farm encourages homeowners to take action to protect their property and family.”

About EJ Roberts
EJ Roberts has been a State Farm Agent since 1984, and is licensed by the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance. Roberts is the recipient of the National Sales Achievement Award, National Quality Award, Chairman’s Circle Qualifier, Legion of Honor, Life Honor Travel 30 years, and Golden Triangle. For more information, please visit: http://ejroberts.net/, or call (228) 832-3333. His office is located at 12207 Highway 49, Gulfport, MS, 39503

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