Forecasters expect a relatively quiet 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which starts June 1, but it only takes one storm to change your family’s life.

You still have time to prepare.

The forecast, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and Colorado State University (CSU), the 2017 season should be “a near-average season” with 11 named storms, 4 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. CSU predicts a below-average possibility for major hurricanes making landfall along the U.S, coastlines or in the Caribbean.

When planning to keep your family safe during a hurricane, consider taking the following precautions:

By taking these precautions, you and your family will be better prepared if a storm hits. And, when you use Germania’s Home Inventory Checklist brochure, you could speed up the claims process. The checklist is a simple tool you may never need, and an invaluable one when catastrophe does strike. Remember, it only takes one storm to do tremendous damage to your land, your home, your belongings and your vehicles.