How to Prepare Your RV for a Storm
Here in South Florida, we have a poor weather forecast for today, Jan 22, and tomorrow, Jan 23. We have a severe thunderstorm advisory with a high wind (50 mph) advisory. We also have a tornado watch…..and it’s early yet. We’re sitting here in our beautiful park in a RV! So how do you prepare your RV and yourself for a storm so you sustain as little damage as possible? Here is my checklist:
- First and foremost, roll up your awning and secure it. You don’t want it torn off your RV!
- Stow away anything loose around your RV such as chairs, tables, rugs, and mats. Obviously, this also means candles, glasses, and everything outside.
- If you have a satellite dish, either secure it somehow or do what we do and take it down. Most importantly, protect the eyes of the satellite.
- Close the RV roof vents if they do not have covers.
- If you’re like me and you eat out a lot, get in some groceries. You might need to eat in for a day or two.
- Charge up all your electronics. Get them charged early so if the power goes off, you’re prepared.
- Make sure the wheels of the RV are secured and the RV can’t roll.
- If you use propane for heat or to run some of your appliances, make sure it is filled.
- Be sure you know where the bathhouses are if you are in a RV park. If there is a tornado, you will need to get into one.
- Be sure your car is gassed up in case you need to evacuate.
I hope this helps you. I will be back later today with another “Adventures” post, assuming I still have Internet! If you don’t hear from me, hang on. That only means the Internet is down here due to the storms.