Home Safety - Storm Preparation

With a hurricane you can expect high winds and a great deal of rain. Please take the extra time to be proactive in preparing your home for this event. Please consider the following reminders:


Care and Maintenance Tips

Storm Preparation

  • Make sure any areaway drains and overflow drains are free of debris.
  • Make sure the sump pump outlet and sump pump are working properly. Check often.
  • Secure any loose patio furniture, umbrellas or trash cans that can be blown around.
  • Make sure there is nothing impeding or blocking water flow from the exterior down spouts and drains.
  • If the power does go out, contact the utility company immediately. With no power, the well, sump pump, or ejector pits will not operate. In this case, do not use the basement bath.
  • Fill some containers or a bath tub with water for regular water use. Each toilet will have enough water in the tank for one flush. You can remove the tank lid and manually fill with water to the fill line for additional flushes.
  • Gas cook tops will still be operational by using a lighter when you turn on the burners to the ignite position.
  • Monitor the rain water in the areaway.
  • Unplug any exterior yard lighting fixtures plugged in to outlets.
  • Keep garage doors closed during the storm.
  • Have emergency kit available with flash lights and batteries.






* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.