The hurricane season in the Riviera Maya is upon us and it’s important to be prepared. The rainy season lasts from June to November and with that comes an increased chance for tropical storms and hurricanes. We’ve been very lucky in the Riviera Maya to have not had a major hurricane since 2005, but it is always a great idea to have a plan and be prepared.
Here are a few easy tips to make sure you’re prepared for the hurricane season in the Riviera Maya.
1. Pay attention to the forecast.
Thankfully, we have a fair amount of warning for tropical storms and hurricanes that are heading our way. Although the forecast can be wrong or change quickly, it’s important to stay informed and watch what is happening, whether you call the Riviera Maya home all year round or just for a few months out of the year.
2. Have a hurricane kit ready
If you are living currently in the Riviera Maya, prepare a hurricane kit. Your hurricane kit should include flashlights, extra batteries, drinking water, non-perishable food that you can cook should you not have electricity, first aid supplies, matches, and candles, just to name a few things. Grab some extra cash out of the ATM and make sure your important papers – passport, residency cards, tourist visas, are in a safe place. Should a big storm hit, you don’t want to have to rush out to the grocery store to grab your supplies.
3. Make sure your condo is ready
Move patio furniture indoors and check that your hurricane shutters are in proper working condition – that they can close easily and there aren’t any repairs you need to have done. It’s also a good idea to check your insurance policy, to make sure coverage is up to date for this hurricane season. If you aren’t in the Riviera Maya, touch base with your property management company. A good management company will have a plan in place and be prepared, they will on your condo ahead of the storm to make sure all hurricane shutters are in proper working order and closed before any forecasted storm hits.
These are 3 simple things you can do this hurricane season to make sure you are prepared for any storm that might hit this year.