By Sirena Rubinoff, Networx

Your home is more than a simple shelter against the elements. It is where you keep the things and people you value most. In order to let your home do its job of protecting you, you need to do your part in protecting it -- especially when you live in coastal areas that lie in the path of tropical storms year after year. Hurricane season runs from June to November, so be sure to go through all of these safety precautions well before the weather starts to turn.