Storm Preparedness: How to Prepare for Power loss
If you’re living along the coast of Norwest Florida and Coastal Alabama then you know that from time to time, there will be a storm in the area. Don’t worry, our Pensacola property managers are dedicated to making sure your home is safe and secure. After the storm, you may experience a loss of power. In some cases, it can take a few hours or even a few days to get the power restored. Our property managers in Pensacola put together some tips to help you prepare in the event of a storm.
Before a storm hits, you will want to to go to the store and stock up on a few key items. Water, ice, batteries and non-perishable foods are a few of the items you will need. One gallon of water per person for each day is the standard. Ideally, you would be able to get a two-week supply because even when the power is restored, the store might not be restocked immediately. Also, fill your gas tank and any generators.
During the storm, stay inside the home and unplug all electronics. If you lose power, keep the refrigerator door closed. If you lose power for longer than two hours, you need to ice down your perishable food, cook it, or throw it away. Do not take a chance with spoiled food. If you are using a generator or any type of grill, do not use it inside the house!
After the storm, do not touch any downed power lines or damaged electrical equipment. Try to be patient while you wait for power to be restored. You can fill the time by reading a book or playing a board game with your family.
Our property managers in Pensacola want you to stay secure this storm season. Follow these tips and be safe!