Hurricane season is here and traveling during this season can pose an obstacle that many are not used to. When you stay with us at our hotels on Federal Highway Ft Lauderdale FL, you will be in good hands at The Link Hotel. However, to make sure that your travels are smooth and mother nature doesn’t spoil your getaway, we have a few helpful hints for traveling during hurricane season.
The first thing that should be done when planning a trip during this season is checking the weather. Though many of us have a habit of checking the weather daily to see if our plans work alongside mother nature’s, it can be a critical factor in your travels. Hurricanes never take us by surprise as we often have a week’s notice before they make it to shore, but it is essential to know what fronts are moving ahead of it and just how large each storm cell is.
Another critical piece of your plan should be getting travel insurance. This can help save you from any damages to rental vehicles, loss of valuables, injury, and more. A travel agent can also play a key role in making sure you have all of the necessary preparations.
When it comes to packing for travel during hurricane season, there are a few things that you want to make sure you have on hand.
Cash- Always make sure you have a decent amount of cash on you so that if the power is out in the region you are staying, you still have the ability to purchase the things you need.
Make yourself an emergency kit. This kit should include:
- Battery, solar, or crank powered flashlight and weather radio
- A physical map of your destination and surrounding areas
- A first aid kit
- Antibacterial wipes
- Portable charging for your phone
- Extra batteries
There are premade hurricane emergency kits that you can buy online or in some stores that will have all of these items along with a few other useful things. These items will help you in case you are not in your Fort Lauderdale accommodation here at The Link Hotel.
Create A Plan
If you are truly concerned about the presence of a hurricane while you are traveling, leave copies of your important documents like driver’s licenses, passports, and insurance papers with someone you trust back home. You can also sign up for a program called Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to stay up to date on storm information, safety information, and the program will keep you in touch with the US Embassy for travels outside the country.
When you stay with us at The Link Hotel, you can call us ahead of time to see what policies we have for our guests in case of a severe storm or hurricane. We want to make sure your travels to our hotels on Federal Highway Ft Lauderdale FL are smooth and safe so that you can enjoy the most of your getaway. Don’t let hurricane season discourage you from traveling and experiencing the incredible Fort Lauderdale area and our beautiful hotel. As long as you are prepared and stay aware of the weather, you are sure to still have a fantastic adventure with us at The Link Hotel.