Real Estate Agent with Chevaux Group, PLLC



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!



Copyright 2014 Paula McDonald


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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!
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
Cherise Selley
Colorado Springs Realtor
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC


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
Carla Freund
Your Raleigh - Cary Relocation Specialist
Keller Williams Preferred Realty


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

August 14, 2012 04:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

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
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi
Palm Harbor Florida Residential Real Estate
Charles Rutenberg Realty

It is that time of year again and everyone needs to be ready in advance!

August 14, 2012 08:05 AM

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