|Hurricane season is one of the main concern for associations across South Florida. Preparing before a storm hit us may represent a big difference in the safety of our fellow residents.
You should never be late to begin preparing for a hurricane, by the time a storm’s approach the danger is imminent, supplies you may need may be difficult to find, and you may not have time to prepare an emergency plan.
Ideas for a severe weather plan include reviewing Insurance Coverage to make sure you know what your policy will and will not cover, clearing out loose or clogged rain gutters and downspouts (if applicable), and learning safe routes inland in case you are forced to evacuate.
Also, children should be taught how to use 911 and where to tune a radio for emergency information.
It is important to know what to do during a hurricane. If a storm is likely in your area, you should:
- Monitor your radio or television for weather updates and instructions from public safety officials.
- Stay indoors, preferably in a room with few or no windows.
- Take your emergency kit and disaster supplies with you if you move from room to room.
- If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.
- Use flashlights, not candles or kerosene lamps, as your light source.
- If you lose power, turn off all major appliances.
- Avoid using the phone and do not take a bath or shower during the storm.
- Fight the temptation to go outside during the “eye of the storm”. There’s only a brief period of calm before hurricane force winds return.
- Keep children informed about what’s happening and watch for signs of stress.
- Keep animals in their carriers.
Renovations PROPERTY MANAGEMENT is committed to the well-being of our Associations, we are going to keep sending important information on how to prepare for a storm until the end of Hurricane Season. Stay tuned for our next newsletter and check our social media channels for more information on how to prepare to mitigate risk.