Dear Valued Customers,
For greenhouse owners, preparing for hurricanes and tropical storms is a crucial moment. High wind speeds can create severe damage to greenhouse structures. Bent bows and hoops, tears in poly film, damage from flying debris, to name a few.
Preparing for a Hurricane Hit
• Remove Greenhouse poly plastic and/or shade cloth if it is possible.
Removing roof covering is essential when hurricane force winds are expected. Ulltimate damage could be caused by debri being blown into the poly film covering and causing a parachute effect, ultimately resulting in structure damage.
• Fill portable containers with water
• Charge batteries and prepare generators
• Secure greenhouse vents and doors
• Move valuable crops into a secure indoor area
• Secure any items that could be picked up by the wind
• Secure any dead or dry tree limbs in the path of your greenhouse
• Recheck your inventory of all essential plants and chemicals
Once the storm is over and the area is safe to survey, be cautious and check for dangerous conditions such as electrical lines or wires displaced, gas leaks or flammable liquid exposure, etc. Contact your local authorities for assistance as needed with the damage. Begin the damage survey process with photos and documention. Contact your personnel designated for the salvage process, such as your insurance agency, emergency contractor crew and your clean-up crew. Maintain safety precautions at all times with proper supervision. Contact your greenhouse supplier to assess the repairs needed for your greenhouse.