Preparing for Hurricane Dorian.

What should I do?

  • Make sure you have 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 NOAAWeather 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 & lock 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.
  • Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
  • Fill your bathtub up with water so you can flush bathroom toilets.
  • 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.
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit.
  • Multi-purpose tool.
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
  • Cell phone with chargers.
  • Family and emergency contact information.
  • Extra cash.
  • Emergency blanket.
  • Map(s) of the area.
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, diapers).
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier).
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home.
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys.
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes.
  • Rain gear.
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen.
  • Camera for photos of damage.
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAAWeather Radio, if possible).
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids w/extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane).
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, lease to residence, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies).

What do I do after a hurricane?

  • Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding even after the hurricane or tropical storm has ended.
  • If you evacuated, return home only when officials say it is safe.
  • Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges.
  • Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company.
  • Stay out of any building that has water around it.
  • Inspect your home for damage. Take pictures of damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes.
  • Use flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles.
  • Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure it’s not contaminated.
  • Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out.
  • Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to avoid injury.
  • Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control.
  • Use the telephone only for emergency calls.

Emergency Numbers 

FEMA : 800-621-3362

Red Cross: 866-438-4636