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Hurricane Preparedness

The possibility of a hurricane hitting part of the Treasure Coast is very real during this time of year. In the event of a hurricane watch/warning, we urge you to take precautions for yourself and for the property that you currently lease. By taking care of the property you insure that you will have a safe and dry place to live after any storms have passed. We recommend that you do the following preparations:

 

If we have received a HURRICANE WATCH you should stay tuned to local news and weather for continued updates. If we have received a HURRICANE WARNING (that is a hurricane is expected within the next 24 hours):

 

  • If shutters have been supplied with the property, it is time to secure them in place
  • Move all furniture away from the windows, cover it or move it to rooms that are lease likely to receive damage

 

  • Bring in all outdoor patio plants, pots, chairs, tables, furniture, pool equipment and other items which may become missiles in a strong wind
  • If you are in a beachfront area, because of storm surge, you need to determine if you should vacate and proceed to the nearest shelter. Please notify our office after the storm has passed so that we know where to locate you or if re-location is in order we may be able to help. You need only leave a message on our voice mail, along with your phone number or location
  • If you live on the top floor of a condominium building, perhaps you will need to vacate because of possible roof matters
  • If you have a bathtub, fill it with water.       This water may be all you have for a while to bathe with or use to flush toilets if the power is off for few days

If you decide to ride out the storm at home, be sure

  • to have plenty of drinking water, a portable radio, flashlights, batteries (for the radio and flashlight), a full tank of gas in your car, personal or legal papers stored in plastic bags, first aid supplies and plenty of pre-cooked/packaged food (don’t’ forget a manual can opener!) Other helpful items that we have found useful are rolls of plastic, large plastic bags, cellular phones (make sure they are completely charged), tire repair kits, bug spray and sun block for after the storm. Camping equipment is helpful as well as coolers full of ice. If electricity is out for a while you may want to have extra cash on hand.

 

Posted by: realtyunlimited on August 28, 2015
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