Get ready for hurricane season – these 10 buys will help protect you and your home

With the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, hurricane season is truly here. These buys will help you keep your home – and your family – safe in the face of the extreme weather

Hurricane shutters on a home in south Miami
(Image credit: Getty)

With the arrival or Hurricane Dorian, It's truly hurricane season, and extreme weather situations should be taken seriously at all costs. If you've been advised that it's safe to stay put during the coming storms, but want to ensure your home's protected and that your family is safe, it's vital to be prepared with resources, food, water, blankets and more. 

Whether you've endured extreme weather situations before and are all clued up on the dos and don'ts, or it's your first time – these useful products will help you prepare. All of these products are sold on Amazon, so can be delivered tomorrow – subject to conditions.

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Check out National Geographic (opens in new tab)'s tips on things to do to keep yourself safe during extreme weather, too.

Norsk NSNW4PK (4) Panel Slat Wall Kit (opens in new tab)
This wall kit is hurricane-proof, easy to install (apparently it takes just minutes) and each one covers 10 square meters.

Strong Aluminum Security Roller Shutter (opens in new tab)
These security shutters are hurricane-proof; price depends on size. 

100-Watt Portable Generator (opens in new tab)
This portable generator is a smart purchase during hurricane season. It can power anything from a large fridge to a lantern light, and you can also use it to charge your phone, tablet or laptop if need be.

Quick Dam Water Activated Flood Barrier | $24.99 $18.05 (opens in new tab)
A quick and easy way to stop water from flooding your home, these flood barriers can be used indoors or outdoors and once opened, they grow to size in minutes. You'll need two or three stacked up on top of each other to do the job.

Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Jug | $39.99 $29.95 (opens in new tab)
This large jug features a spout for easy drink pouring, and it can hold up to five gallons of liquid inside. It also has handles for easy carrying, and it's insulated inside to keep your beverages cold.

O2COOL Battery Fan | $14.99 $7.64 (opens in new tab)
If the area you're waiting for a storm to pass is unbearably hot, here's a battery powered fan to help cool you down. It features two speeds and it's compact for easy transporting.

AmazonBasics AA 1.5 Volt (pack of 48) | $13.27 (opens in new tab)
It's best to buy batteries in bulk to ensure you don't run out. These will come in handy for things like torches and the battery operated fan above.

Vont 2 Pack LED Camping Lantern | $19.97 (opens in new tab)
With a battery life of over 30 hours, this pack of two lanterns is a smart purchase. They're also waterproof, indestructible, super bright, compact and lightweight. 

GearLight LED Flashlight | $21.99 $19.99 (opens in new tab)
These torches are a must-have. They're water resistant, more or less indestructible and they're ultra bright. They also come with a wrist strap and a pouch for safe storage. To work, they require three AAA batteries or a single rechargeable battery. 

YXwin Inflatable Lounger | $25.49 (opens in new tab)
This inflatable lounger can be used as a bed or as a place to sit if you've had to relocate from your home. It can be popped up in minutes, it rolls down to fit into its carry handbag and it's waterproof.

Picture, top: View of house with hurricane shutters over their windows at Coral Gables in South Miami on August 29, 2019. - Dorian was on a collision course with Florida on Friday as residents stocked up on food and water and battened down their homes to ride out the storm and others prepared to evacuate. Weather forecasters said Dorian, currently upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, could strengthen into a powerful Category 4 storm before it makes landfall but there was a great amount of uncertainty about where it would hit. Dorian is forecast to make landfall September 2. (Photo by Eva Marie UZCATEGUI / AFP) (Photo credit should read EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP/Getty Images)

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...

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