Most hurricanes and tropical storms occur between June and November, and the damage and destruction can be severe. Repair and cleanup from a single storm can easily cost billions of dollars. In 2019, weather forecasters1 are predicting 13 named storms, 5 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4, or 5).
Planning And Preparation Shouldn't Begin When Dangerous Weather Is In The Forecast.
Take steps now to ensure the safety of your residents, guests, staff, and property.
• Create an emergency contact list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses
• Use automated emails or text messages to keep everyone informed
• Provide residents and guests with shelter details and emergency response numbers
Strong winds and heavy rain from tropical storms and hurricanes can create a violent one-two punch, leaving tree limbs, broken glass, and other debris in their wake. When it's safe to start cleaning up, supply your team with:
Once the storm has passed and you've received the all-clear from the authorities, it's time to assess the damage so you can get your property back up and running as soon as possible.
• Management or a contracted partner should inspect all units
• Document damage with photos and videos
• Advise residents and staff when it's safe to return
• Keep residents and guests informed about repairs
• Review your emergency procedures for areas of improvement
Hurricanes put many properties at risk, whether they are located in the direct path or the surrounding cone. Being ready for any weather event can help keep everyone safe and minimize damage to your property.