Plants
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Before the Event

(See Also Trees)

  • Bring all portable outdoor plants indoors and keep them from becoming a flying hazard during the storm. 
  • For large potted plants, lay them down with the container toward the wind.
  • Open the drainage ditches to help remove flood waters.
  • Remove all branches that rest on the roof of your home. 
  • Establish a structural pruning program before the hurricane season. This will allow wind to pass through the tree limbs without damaging the tree.

Updated April 2015