Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricanes are violent storms which can bring intense winds, heavy rain, a storm surge, floods, coastal erosion, landslides, and tornadoes. In the United States, peak hurricane threats exist from mid-August to late October, although the official hurricane season extends through November. Hurricane preparedness is key and this guide outlines methods property management can take to reduce the impact of these severe storms.

Plan Ahead for the Hurricane Season

Develop or Review an Emergency Action Plan

Inspect Resources and Equipment

Steps to Take When a Hurricane Watch is Issued

Steps to Take When a Hurricane Warning is Issued

Steps to Take After the Storm

Saffir-Simpson Scale

The intensity of a hurricane is measured by the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The scale is based on sustained wind speeds and potential property damage. Hurricanes reaching Category 3 and above are classified as major hurricanes because of their potential for loss of life and property damage.