We enjoy working in Marion County. Ocala itself is a fun place to be. It has a lively downtown area full of interesting restaurants. There is also a farmer’s market and an art walk. Those who enjoy water fun might enjoy visiting Wild Water Park for a full day of fun, or the Splash Pad at Citizen’s Circle for a quick, inexpensive cool off with the kids. With just 56,517 residents it’s a small, safe community that’s a nice place to raise a family.
Storm Preparedness in Ocala
One of the nice features about living in Ocala is that it’s rare for residents to take a direct hit from a hurricane. According to the Ocala House Hunter website, the last time it happened was in 1968, when Hurricane Gladys knocked down power lines south of Ocala. Nevertheless hurricanes still spawn dangerous severe storms in Ocala from time to time, and there’s heavy rainfall throughout the year.
Rainfall in Ocala
According to Weather.com, Ocala sees an average of 50.93” of rainfall each year. This means it’s important to make sure that your home is fully equipped with gutters that have been properly fitted and installed. Gutters can help protect your home by directing water run-off away from your house. This protects your foundation, driveways, shingles, and landscaping, as well as your soffit and fascia.
Emergency Resources in Ocala
Since severe weather conditions are still a concern in Ocala, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you. For example, Vanguard High on NW 28th St. is a pet-friendly shelter that has prepared itself for trouble by installing a 600 KW generator.
- Find out about other Marion County storm shelters here.
- Read the Marion County Sheriff’s Guide to Hurricane Preparedness.
- Check for power outages online with the Ocala Utility Services Utility Outage Viewer Map.
- Get up-to-the-minute weather conditions with this Ocala, FL weather resource.
Prepare for heavy rains and severe storms by calling us today for a free estimate on new gutters and downspouts for your home. Your home is your most important asset. We’ll help you protect it.
Owner: Todd Dudkewic