As Hurricane Irma gears up to impact the Florida coast, the team over at Rey Homes looks to ensuring the safety of our valued homeowners, our team, and all properties we help enhance. We do so by cleaning up all the on-going construction areas, and following the news and directives of the National Hurricane Center. Our field team makes sure that all loose debris and excess material is removed from the construction site; cranes are lowered to avoid the impact of high-speed winds; and all expected material is rescheduled for delivery.
Our homes are also meant to resist and counteract as much of the impact as possible. For example, every home is designed with continuous uplift, meaning that the complete construction is unified from the roofs to the walls. Roof tiles are screwed down; windows and doors are installed with instructionally designed fasteners; and the paint used is designed repel wind-driven rain.
However, we also encourage homeowners to take the necessary precautions to avoid any inconveniences during a strong storm, and to protect your lives and property:
While water may be scarce at your local stores, you can fill up your bathtubs with clean water for drinking, cooking or using to flush down toilets. You can drink the water by using a Brita filter or investing in a WaterBob, which holds up to 100 gallons of drinking water.
Keep your important documents stored away in a secure place. You can use a Ziploc bag and the safely store your documents away inside the dishwasher.
Freeze water bottles and bags with water that you can use to keep your food cool in the case of a power outage.
Make sure you have enough cash at hand.
Take pictures of your house inside and out as these can have value depending of the damage caused by the storm.
Remember your pets and keep an emergency kit for them as well.
Make sure you stock on the following basic items: perishables, clean water, batteries, external batteries, flashlights, candles, matches or lighters, and sanitation supplies.
Constantly staying on top of the news is vital to being prepared for whatever may come with this and the following storms. In the case of a flash flooding, immediately move to a higher ground; and follow the Stormtracker for a quick update on the storm’s path.