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Calm Before the Storm: Your Hurricane Preparedness Guide for South Florida

GDF Properties hurricane prep

As we step into the hurricane season in Southern Florida, the safety and well-being of our tenants are our utmost priority. At GDF Properties, we want to ensure that you and your loved ones are well-prepared for any potential storms that may arise. To help you navigate this season with confidence, we've put together essential tips and information in this comprehensive hurricane preparedness guide. Let's work together to stay safe and resilient during this time.

  1. Stay Informed: Knowledge is power. Stay informed about the latest weather forecasts and advisories from reliable sources such as the National Hurricane Center, local news channels, and official government websites. Awareness of any changes in the storm's path and intensity will empower you to plan and act accordingly.

  2. Create a Hurricane Emergency Kit: Be proactive and prepare a well-stocked hurricane emergency kit that can sustain you and your family for at least 72 hours. The kit should include vital items such as non-perishable food, bottled water (1 gallon per person per day), prescription medications, first aid supplies, flashlights, a battery-operated radio, personal hygiene items, important documents in waterproof containers, and cash (ATMs may be unavailable after the storm).

  3. Secure Your Property: Take measures to protect your home and belongings. Keep sandbags on hand to block doorways as needed, reinforce windows and doors with shutters or plywood, and secure outdoor furniture and other loose items that could become dangerous in high winds.

  4. Develop an Evacuation Plan: Know your evacuation routes and have a plan in place for where you will go and how you will communicate with family members in case you are separated. If authorities issue an evacuation order, follow it promptly to ensure your safety.

  5. Pet Preparedness: Remember to include your furry friends in your hurricane preparedness plans. Have pet carriers, food, water, and necessary medications ready for their well-being during and after the storm.

  6. Power Outage Precautions: In case of a power outage, unplug major appliances to avoid damage from power surges when the electricity is restored. Avoid using candles as a light source, as they pose a fire hazard. Instead, use battery-powered flashlights or lanterns.

  7. After the Storm: Exercise caution when returning home after the storm. Watch out for debris, downed power lines, and flooded areas. Take photos of any damage to your property for insurance purposes.

Throughout the hurricane season, we will be here to provide updates and support as needed. Our team is committed to ensuring your safety and well-being. Don't hesitate to reach out to our office if you have any questions or need further assistance.

Let's stay connected and supportive of one another during this time.

Together, we can weather any storm and emerge stronger.

Stay safe and take care.


The GDF Properties Team


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