About Hurricanes

In Canada, hurricane season usually runs from June through November.

Consult the Canadian Hurricane Centre to help make informed decisions about how to react to a weather system in your area. You will know it's time to react if Environment Canada or local authorities issue a watch or warning bulletin. There's also a plenty you can do to prepare ahead of time to keep your family and property safe. If a storm does hit, we can help you find what you need to help protect your home, and to get back up and running.

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Once a hurricane watch or warning bulletin has been issued, you may not have too much time to react so it’s important to take steps well ahead of time.

Your first priority is safety for you and your family. Have a plan and keep an emergency kit ready. To secure your home, be aware of its vulnerable spots and keep them well maintained. For instance, if you know that you’re vulnerable to flooding in your area, be sure to have sump pumps installed or at the ready. Here’s where to start to ensure you’re as prepared as you can be.

Once a hurricane watch or warning bulletin has been issued, you may not have too much time to react so it’s important to take steps well ahead of time.

Helpful Products Checklist for Hurricane Preparation:

  • 2x4s
  • Battery Back-up Sump System
  • Battery-Operated Water Alarm
  • Caulking and Sealant
  • Stones or Bricks
  • Door Mats
  • Door Sweeps and Weatherstripping
  • Extension Cords
  • Ladder
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Plywood
  • Roofing
  • Storm Doors
  • Saw Horse and Workbench
  • Screwdrivers
  • Construction adhesive
  • Hammers
  • Measuring Tape
  • Nails
  • Wood Screws
  • 2x4s
  • Battery Back-up Sump System
  • Battery-Operated Water Alarm
  • Caulking and Sealant
  • Stones or Bricks
  • Door Mats
  • Door Sweeps and Weatherstripping
  • Extension Cords
  • Ladder
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Plywood
  • Roofing
  • Storm Doors
  • Saw Horse and Workbench
  • Screwdrivers
  • Construction adhesive
  • Hammers
  • Measuring Tape
  • Nails
  • Wood Screws

Is your Family Disaster Kit ready?

Stay prepared:

Click here to download our Disaster Kit checklist.

FAQS About Preparing For Hurricanes and Other Emergencies

If you’ve been evacuated during a hurricane, it may be tempting to rush back in after the storm to assess the damage, but safety is your first priority.

It’s important to systematically assess the risks and begin clean-up with a plan. Here’s where to start.

If you’ve been evacuated during a hurricane, it may be tempting to rush back in after the storm to assess the damage, but safety is your first priority.

Helpful Products Checklist for Hurricane Recovery:

  • Broom
  • Buckets and Mop Pails
  • Camera
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Desiccant
  • Exterior Paint and Stain
  • Fans
  • Furnace Air Filters
  • Gasoline or Propane
  • Grill and Fuel
  • Insect and Mosquito Control
  • Interior Paint
  • Mould and Mildew Cleaners
  • Paint Brushes and Rollers
  • Plywood
  • Portable Generator
  • Portable Water Heater
  • Pressure Washer
  • Protective Clothing
  • Pruning Shears
  • Pumps
  • Rags and Sponges
  • Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • Broom
  • Buckets and Mop Pails
  • Camera
  • Cleaning Solutions
  • Desiccant
  • Exterior Paint and Stain
  • Fans
  • Furnace Air Filters
  • Gasoline or Propane
  • Grill and Fuel
  • Insect and Mosquito Control
  • Interior Paint
  • Mould and Mildew Cleaners
  • Paint Brushes and Rollers
  • Plywood
  • Portable Generator
  • Portable Water Heater
  • Pressure Washer
  • Protective Clothing
  • Pruning Shears
  • Pumps
  • Rags and Sponges
  • Wet/Dry Vacuum

Looking for More Preparation Checklists?

Stay prepared:

Click here to download our Hurricane Preparedness & Clean-Up PDF.

FAQ About Hurricane Recovery

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