Hurricane season is here. Being prepared for the possibility of disaster is the best way to come through it with more ease. Our home office has put together a checklist of ways to make sure you prepared to tackle the season head on.
Hurricane Preparation Checklist
What should I do?
Make sure you have current Renter’s Insurance!!! Be sure you have your policy numbers and claims
dept. phone number handy. Remember…the apartment community’s insurance covers our buildings…not your belongings.
Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Check your disaster supplies and restock as needed.
Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (lawn furniture on balconies, etc.)
Close windows and doors.
Turn the refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting and keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.
Unplug small appliances.
Fill your car’s gas tank
Talk with members of your household and create an evacuation plan.
Learn about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
Evacuate if advised by authorities. Be careful to avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.
What supplies do I need?
Water—3+ day supply; one gallon per person per day.
Food—3+ day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food. Flashlight.
First aid kit.
Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
Cell phone with chargers.
Family and emergency contract information.
Map(s) of the area.
Baby supplies (bottles, formula, diapers).
Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier).
Pet Documents, most shelters require proof of vaccines.
Tools/supplies for securing your home.
Extra set of car keys and house keys.
Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes.
Insect repellent and sunscreen.
Camera for photos of damage.