- To learn about building an emergency kit, please look at the Red Cross website.
- To learn about safety and communication tips, please check out the Ready.gov website.
- To learn more about emergency preparedness and personal safety, please refer to USA.gov website.
- To get more detailed and up-to-date information about weather happening in your area, please refer to the Weather.gov website.
- Refer to your local news and government entities for additional directions specific to your situation.
- Keep rain gutters & downspouts clear of debris.
- Close all blinds, you may choose to board windows, to avoid shattering glass. Click here for tips on boarding windows.
- Place rolled towels along the bottom of all exterior doors & windows.
- When available, use sandbags to prevent flooding.
- It is important to know the proper shut-off for utilities long before a disaster occurs. This is something that should be a part of every emergency plan according to https://www.ready.gov/safety-skills - ‘Know How To Shut-Off Utilities."If you smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and get everyone out quickly. Turn off the gas by using the outside main valve if you can. Be sure to call the gas company from a neighbor's home.
- Caution: if you turn off the gas for any reason, a qualified professional must turn it back on. NEVER attempt to turn the gas back on yourself.
- Weather patterns and wildfires can move very fast. If you're asked to evacuate the area, do so immediately and know your local evacuation plan.
- As recommended by government agencies, the use of personal portable generators is not permitted due to the inherent dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, the increased risk of fire or electrocution, and the risk of electrocution to utility personnel attempting to restore services.
- Turn off all electric appliances and unplug small appliances.
- Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out. However, empty the refrigerator or freezer if the power outage exceeds 24 hours.
- WE highly recommend Renter's Insurance. As we do not cover loss or damage to personal property, please evaluate your insurance needs & coverage with your insurance carrier.
- Please preserve any patio furniture. Be sure to cover everything that's affixed to the ground, or that cannot be moved, on your patio, deck or yard to protect them from wind and weather damage. Store items that can be moved indoors or in your garage to prolong their shelf life and avoid other types of damage.
- To be further informed, brochures for individuals are available to the public (in multiple languages), please visit the Ready.gov website and search under the "Brochures" section.
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY FOR ALL EMERGENCIES (i.e fire) prior to notifying Suncoast Property Management