Disaster Planning Series – Part Four: Hurricane

Thinking about a disaster before it happens is important for anyone and that includes landlords and tenants. Founder/Managing Partner Lamar Hunt Jr. wants not just his tenants to be prepared but anyone reading this post. Hurricanes are a destructive force that can wreck havoc with large areas of properties and people. The first defense against hurricanes is knowing they are coming which in today’s world is much easier with technology. The National Hurricane Center has great data and forecasts with maps that tell you the likelihood of one hitting you. See http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ for the latest information. Next, know the evacuation routes should government officials instruct you to leave. Be ready to leave and not wait until the last minute as roads become crowded way too fast if you wait too long. Have bags packed of all essentials for you and elderly and special needs members of your family as well as pets. Make sure you have the medicine you will need for several weeks as officials may not allow you back into the zone for some time. Make plans to secure your property. Always keep shrubs and trees well trimmed so they are more wind resistant. If you are caught in a hurricane, know where your safe room is and have plenty of water, a portable radio with extra batteries and a flashlight. Proper planning can make all the difference in your survival and your property’s endurance. For more stories like this, see our blog at http://lorettoproperties.com/.  You can also call us at 913-236-2902 if you have a property to sell.