Hurricane Irma: How to Prepare Your Corvette
Our forum members have sage advice for Floridian Corvette owners.
Protecting your beloved Corvette from the ravages of Mother Nature is a difficult task. When Mother Nature throws a Category 5 hurricane at you, the task of keeping your ‘Vette safe might seem insurmountable.
Hurricane Irma is making a beeline for Florida. We’re here to offer you Floridian Corvette owners help and advice from Corvette Forum members who have seen a hurricane or two.
Ahead of 120-mph winds and high flood waters, parking your Corvette on the side yard with a tarp over it is not going to cut it. Having just seen the effects of flooding in Houston, Texas, we also know that putting your Corvette on jack stands in the garage won’t be enough, either.
If you’re able to get out of there with your Corvette in tow, we highly recommend it. At the very least, beat feet and burn rubber to higher ground if possible. If you’re lucky enough to have access to a lift, we recommend lifting your car as seen above.
Even indoors on high ground, your car is still in danger. Check the structural rigidity of your garage, and be sure that the roof and structure are not likely to give way. With winds fast enough to break the speed limit, anything goes.
In fact, wind damage will be even more of a concern than flooding due to the speed of the storm. Hurricane Irma is expected to move much faster than Hurricane Harvey. Luckily Florida is generally better prepared to deal with heavy rain and hurricanes than other areas.
While this all paints a grim picture, we hope these tips help you to protect your Corvette. Most importantly, we hope you and your families remain safe through the storm.