HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS

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Real Estate Agent with Chevaux Group, PLLC

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS

Hurricane

Those of us living along the Gulf Coast always keep our eyes and ears open when we hear that a possible tropical disturbance appears to be heading in our direction.  Tropical Storm Ernesto is currently churning its way toward the Gulf today.  It weakened a bit overnight but is expected to gain strength over the next few days.

Although it is way too early to predict where it will land and how much steam it will pick up, but is is never too early to begin making preparations now.  Waiting until a real threat is out in the Gulf is usually too late.  Begin now to make a few plans should we have a storm heading this way.

Here are a few suggestions to begin to prepare for a tropical storm or hurricane:

    • If you home office, move your files to a safe place.  Put them up high and in a room where there is little chance for them to be damaged. 
    • Have a plan to move all computers, printers and other electronic equipment to a safe place away from potential water damage.
    • Back up your files!  Have a plan should your computer not be accessible for a few days.
    • Keep plenty of bottled water and other water containers in case the power goes out.
    • Buy a lot of matches.  Matches were the one thing that many people did not have after Hurricane Ike.
    • Stock up on canned foods, juice and other food sources that can be eaten if the power goes out.
    • If investing in a generator make sure that it can be vented properly while running.
    • Keep a first aid kit handy.  Make sure all medications are filled and up to date.
    • Put away any items outside that might become missiles.
    • Have a chain saw serviced and ready to go.  These were hot commodities during Ike.
 
Being prepared now will pay off big time should a major storm head in your direction. Take care to be prepared. Be safe!



 
 
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     Chevaux Group    

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Broker ~ The Woodlands, Texas 

 936-203-0279 Direct

Selling The Woodlands real estate and surrounding areas!

Paula@ChevauxGroup.com

 

 

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James Dray
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AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.

 

Morning Paula I lived in Houston for several years and during that time I don't recall us leaving due to one coming.  I was a little toe head then so we could have left and I wouldn’t remember it. 

August 07, 2012 04:56 AM #3
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As always, you have excellent timing, Miss Paula. I will reblog this tomorrow. Our local readers can use your great advice as well! ♥

August 07, 2012 07:50 AM #4
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Paula McDonald
Chevaux Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
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Good morning all. So many of us were not prepared for Ike. It is important to to plan ahead. So many of us were out of business for weeks. It was a mess.
August 07, 2012 08:13 AM #5
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent
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Wonderful hurricane preparedness tips. We have been watching the news here and thinking about all those in the path of the storm.

August 07, 2012 11:32 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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Good list of suggestions.  All of us should be prepared for storm damage.

Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

August 07, 2012 12:28 PM #7
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We know about that hurricane preparedness here in SW Louisiana too where storms knock on our doorstep!   Hope the storm weakens I have 3 closings next week and with a named storm in the Gulf insurance cannot be bound yikes!

August 07, 2012 02:54 PM #8
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Joan Whitebook
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It is good to be prepared and these tips are priceless.  Here is to a safe an uneventful hurricane season.

August 08, 2012 07:48 PM #9
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Learned something new about insurance (cannot be bound with a approaching named storm...well it makes sense) from Marilyn's response. 

Preparedness is always a good investment.

August 09, 2012 12:21 AM #10
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Paula, we are on the west coast of Florida (right on the west coast) and I was watching the hurricane train coming off the west coast of Africa this morning on the weather. The season is ramping up. Stay safe.

August 10, 2012 05:01 AM #11
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Frank Laisch
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Paula, great information on hurricane safety.

Get those policies in place for your closings, as they get closer, our carriers shut down markets for new policies until the storm passes. Stay Safe!

August 10, 2012 05:58 AM #12
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Paula McDonald
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Thanks all.  We were glad to see Earnesto take a turn to the west but now the tropics really appear to be heating up.  Lots going on out there.  This is when we all need to pay attention and get some things ready just in case.

August 10, 2012 06:54 AM #13
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Paula,

       Great points especially about the generator making sure they vent people do not realize that! I hope you are having week!

August 10, 2012 11:29 AM #14
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About to take off for the day and wanted to wish you a wonderful weekend in the sun!

August 11, 2012 07:15 AM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Paula great advice, I find it interesting every part of the country has some sort of Natural Disaster to be concerned of. Good to be prepared!

August 11, 2012 12:37 PM #16
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Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
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Paula, add to the list to get cash from the bank to have on hand. If the power is out, ATMs and credit card machines won't work!

August 11, 2012 01:07 PM #17
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Hi Paula, being prepared is definitely a must for any of us who could potentially be threatened by a hurricane but at least we get some advance notice to do so! Hope Ernesto's path lead away from your area!
August 11, 2012 05:58 PM #18
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Cherise Selley
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Paula,

This is unrelated to this post.  Hope you're enjoying your time in the sun!  Cherise and I have seen some of your fb stuff... g

August 13, 2012 01:53 PM #19
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Carla Freund
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Paula,

It's getting to be that time of year. Wonderful job preparing your community for hurricane season!

August 14, 2012 04:03 AM #20
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Roy Kelley
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The hurricane season has arrived and all of us need to be prepared for possible damages and power outages.  We have a lot of trees in Maryland and experience power outages when the trees fall on overhead power lines.

Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

August 14, 2012 05:46 AM #21
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It is that time of year again and everyone needs to be ready in advance!

August 14, 2012 08:05 AM #22
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