I. During Hurricane Season:
- Check your homeowners and/or boat insurance carefully to see what you will need to do to file a claim.
- Learn safe routes inland and plan where you would evacuate to.
- Inventory property….with video if possible. Determine what will need to be removed from patios and/or condo. Write down serial numbers for appliances, computer equipment, etc.
- Keep all legal documents such as registration, insurance policies, rental agreements in one secure, moveable container.
- Stock first aid kit, batteries, radio, non-perishable food, etc.
- Make sure emergency contact information is current and on file with Spooner’s Creek office.
II. When Hurricane Watch is Issued:
- Review/ test condition of emergency equipment; ie. First aid kits, flashlights, radios, generators, etc
- Remove ALL patio furniture from condo balconies.
- Complete stocking of emergency supplies:
- Battery operated radio
- First Aid Kit
- Non-perishable food
- Eating Utensils
- Manual Can Opener
- WATER- 1 gallon per person per day
- Pet food
- Insect repellant
- Extra garbage bags
- Fuel car and generator.
- Be sure all windows and doors are securely closed and locked.
- Remove items from refrigerator/ freezer- power will likely go off.
- Have enough cash for 4-5 days
III. When Hurricane Warning Issued:
If you are evacuating:
- Plan to leave early!
- Notify site manager you are leaving and provide temporary contact information.
- Turn off water to condo.
- Disconnect electrical appliances, except for refrigerator.
- Empty refrigerator of perishable items- expect to lose electricity!
- Bring all medications and special medical devices.
- Pack personal hygiene items, ie, soap, washcloths, towels, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, first aid kit
- Take all important legal documents with you (insurance policies, proof of residence, property inventory, etc.)
- Extra pillows and bedding.
- Plan for enough supplies to last each family member 5 days.
If you are staying in your Condo:
- Purchase all necessary emergency supplies.
- Fill bathtubs with water to enable you to flush toilets and purchase bottled water for drinking.
- Charge cellular phones.
- Have plenty of canned food with manual can-opener.
- Make sure you have enough supply of prescription medications.
- Have supplies of extra batteries.
- EXPECT TO LOSE POWER- Have flashlights close by.
- Make sure to know routes to stairs- elevators will be shut down before the storm.
- Fill a cooler with ice. You may want to consider purchasing dry ice for freezers and refrigerators in case of extended power loss.
IV. After the Storm passes:
- Don’t leave building until officials say it is safe to do so.
- Inspect unit for damage.
- Don’t call police or emergency officials unless you have a life threatening emergency.
- Follow curfews if they are put in place.
- Avoid driving as much as possible to leave roads open for utility and emergency crews.
- Take pictures of any damage to your unit and report claims to insurance company
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