Official landfall for Hurricane Laura occurred at 1 am, CDT in Cameron, Louisiana. Winds reached 150 mph and pressure of 938 millibars. While Laura is tied with a hurricane from 1856 as the strongest to hit the state of Louisiana, it is, fortunately weakening as it heads inshore. As of 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning, Hurricane Laura has been downgraded from a Category 4 to Category 2 and is expected to become a tropical storm sometime today according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Obviously now is not the time to make preparations for Hurricane Laura! The best time to prepare for a hurricane is well in advance of its arrival. That’s why Plyfastner, LLC offers the PlyFASTner Plus® Hurricane Protection System that makes it easy and affordable for homeowners to prepare their homes for storms well in advance. PlyFASTner Plus® offers the most economical solution for protecting your home windows and doors. Plyfastner Plus® makes it easy for homeowners to prepare for a hurricane by using pre-cut plywood panels placed on pre-installed Plyfastner Plus hardware. With PlyFastner Plus® in place, you can quickly have your windows and doorways covered without using tools. Hardware installation is fast and easy – see our short PlyFastner Plus® installation article for more details.

In addition to protecting your home, make sure you have adequate supplies should you be forced to stay in your home for an extended period of time. Pay attention to state and local authorities advisories as to whether or not you should evacuate. If they tell you to evacuate, do so as soon as possible!

If you live in a hurricane zone, it’s important to receive timely weather information. To track ongoing progress of the hurricane, perhaps one of the best things you can do is to have a hurricane tracking application on your phone. Android users can review 10 hurricane tracking apps here while Apple iPhone users can review hurricane app choices here.

Remember with respect to hurricanes, being prepared well in advance is the best thing you can do. That’s where Plyfastner Plus® comes in! With proper preparation in place, next you must be aware of real hurricane threats. Use a phone app to get notifications of imminent hurricane threats and to track their progress. You must also be prepared to evacuate should this prove necessary.

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