It is advisable for tenants to maintain an inventory of emergency equipment to be used during severe storms.
- Flashlights and fresh batteries
- First-aid kits to treat minor injuries caused by flying glass
- Waterproof tarps can be useful in covering desks and filing cabinets
- Radios are useful for staying informed of weather conditions and driving conditions
If notified that a Hurricane is Imminent
The following office preparations should be taken two hours ahead of expected gale-force winds:
- Desk, tables and window sills should be cleared of books, papers or other items and secured in boxes or drawers.
- Furniture should be moved away from windows and covered with waterproof tarps.
- Drapes should be removed and stored in inside offices.
- All other machines should be stored in inside offices.
- Arrange for employees to leave work in time to secure their homes.
- Notify the Property Management Office of your intent to evacuate your space.
During the Hurricane
- During the storm, all leaks, fires or structural damage should be reported immediately to the Property Management Office.
- Hurricanes are often characterized by violent weather, a calm period and a resumption of violent weather. Do not assume too quickly that the adverse weather has ended.
- After the storm, all safety hazards such as exposed wiring, broken glass, etc. must be reported to the Property Management Office.
If the storm causes loss of primary power, the local power company will work to restore service via a standby source. Tenants with vital energy power requirements should consider auxiliary generators for their own use.
Telephone services may be disrupted. Local telephone companies may be able to install emergency service line to tenants with compatible switching equipment. Tenants should ask their telephone representative for specific information.