Protecting your Biggest Investment on the Gulf Coast… Family and your home
Posted on June 16, 2017
Hurricane Season officially started June 1st in NW Florida and we need¬† to be prepared on the Gulf Coast. In protecting our biggest and most important investments, we need to have a plan.¬† Two keys to weather safely are to prepare for the risks and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials.¬† These are essential pieces to protecting our families and our homes and communities.¬† Our gorgeous sugar sand beaches can feel some occasional weather.¬† Hard to believe, I know!¬† But, when and if it happens, we want our guests and families to be ready.¬† We have to gather important information.¬† Especially, Beachfront communities in Destin, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Orange Beach, and Gulf Shores.¬† We have to know the evacuation plan.¬† Firstly, know if you live in an evacuation area.¬† Assess your risks and know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.¬† Next, plan and take action.¬† Everyone needs to be prepared for the unexpected.¬† Your friends and family may not be together when disaster strikes.¬† How will you find each other? Will you know if your children or parents are safe?¬† Texting is a good tool to use as the phone lines might be saturated.¬† Furthermore, have a supply kit.¬† Put together a basic disaster supply kit and consider storage locations for different situations.¬† Help community members do the same.¬† That is what we do on the Susan Carleton Real Estate Team.¬† We prompt one another to do good and take care of one another in all areas of life.¬† Develop and document plans.¬† Protect yourself and family with a Family Emergency Plan.¬† Be sure to plan for locations away from home and business.¬† Business owner, Susan Carleton, survived¬† the massive hurricane 10 years ago and recalls the importance of the plan.¬† In all life scenarios, the plan is a guide. We hope we don’t have to use, but if you do, you find yourself responding and acting and taking care of one another.¬† http://www.southernrealestatesales.com/susan-carleton/meet-our-team/¬†
When waiting out a storm, be careful.¬† The danger may not be over yet.¬† Be alert.¬† Wait until the area is declared safe before returning home.¬† Remember that recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process.¬† The City of Pensacola has incredible resources for our visitors and residence from Alerts to traffic advisories to American Red Cross and additional preparedness.¬† Be safe!¬† Enjoy the City of Pensacola and surrounding areas.¬† We love that you are here and hope you have a sweet Southern Experience.
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