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Natural Disasters Will Strike: Are Your West Lake Hills Residents Prepared?

Emergency Preparation Kit for West Lake Hills Rental HomeWhen a natural disaster admonishes, the refuge of our loved ones should be our utmost priority. But as the titleholder of single-family rental homes, you should also evaluate the refuge of your residents a top priority. Helping out your residents to prepare for a natural disaster is an imperative segment of supervising your West Lake Hills rental properties. Giving out a few simple preparedness tips can assist rental tenants to weather the worst that Mother Nature may bring.

During the course of a disaster, information is one of your most expedient tools. The American Red Cross offers a free emergency app for both the iPhone and Android phones that will place critical information right at your fingertips. During a natural disaster, the app will approve you to monitor conditions in your area and retrieve urgent particulars you may depend on in an emergency. The app also lets you notify others that you are safe and can even help you find help if needed. You should enliven your residents to get the app as part of their emergency preparedness plan.

Attending to your local news broadcasts and taking evacuation advice seriously is also a vital part of being unassailable in a natural disaster. Determinations about whether to stay or embark must should be made without hesitation, so having a strategy in place before you need one is critical. Should it be necessary that an evacuation order consists one or more of your rental homes, push your residents to quickly seek shelter or to make preparations to go with their friends, family, or a hotel outside of the emergency area? They should also be taught when to take important personal items with them, including valuables, jewelry, passports, and important documents, including their rental insurance policy information as they will need to find whether they have coverage for relocation.

If evacuation isn’t possible or required, residents must be driven to gather disaster supplies and to keep a basic emergency kit nearby. Getting at least three days of supplies on hand is impeccable, containing water, food, batteries, gasoline, pet food, and other necessities, such as diapers and medications.

Finally, the property itself should be prepared to weather the storm by gathering and storing outdoor furniture, bicycles, and other items securely. Windows and doors should be safeguarded, and if time permits have heavy shutters mounted. If there’s a power outage, the food in the refrigerator and freezer will be one of the first casualties, so make sure to turn both to the coldest settings and then keep the doors barred whenever possible. Residents should be provided with clear instructions in each of these errands, as well as supported with preparations as needed.

Making your tenants ready for adversity is just one of the amenities handed by professionals at Real Property Management Advisors. In an emergency situation, we will give support with all disaster preparations, reassure your residents to make evacuation decisions in a timely manner, and offer them the information they need to stay safe. Would you like to learn more? Please contact us online or by phone at 512-777-2597 for more information.

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