Hurricane Preparedness Resources
As Florida prepares for the impact of Tropical Storm Idalia, multifamily owners and managers have a unique challenge to provide information and support to residents as well as to protect property. Here are some recommendations gathered from apartment associations and management companies that have experience dealing with hurricanes.
- Monitor local media for weather conditions and emergency information.
- Obtain emergency contact numbers for residents, and be sure they know what number to call for community information.
- Provide contact information for all team members and management contact persons.
- Ask residents to move furniture, plants, and other items from patios and balconies and place them indoors.
- Advise residents to fill bathtubs with water that can be used to flush toilets if necessary. Even residents who are evacuating may need water supplies upon their return.
- Ask residents who are evacuating to remove perishable food from refrigerators, to avoid having to clean out spoiled food in the event of a lengthy power outage.
- The drain pools about two feet. Move pool furniture, trash cans, outdoor seating, etc., indoors. Remove items from stairwells and walkways.
- Open property access gates that may become inoperable in the event of a power outage.
National and State Resources
- National Hurricane Center
- Florida Division of Emergency Management
- NAA Emergency and Disaster Library
- Help Creating a Plan - State of Florida
- Download the FEMA Mobile App (in English or Spanish)
- Florida Department of Financial Services free Emergency Financial Preparedness Toolkit
- Supplies and provisions recommended by the Florida Department of Emergency Management
Please contact your local affiliate for the most recent news, information, and emergency preparedness resources.
- Apartment Association of Greater Orlando
- Bay Area Apartment Association
- Capital City Apartment Association
- First Coast Apartment Association
- North Central Florida Apartment Association
- Northwest Florida Apartment Association
- Space Coast Apartment Association
- South East Florida Apartment Association
- Southwest Florida Apartment Association