UPDATE: HURRICANE FLORENCE NOW CAUSING FLOODING CRISIS
Community association leaders and homeowners in the path of Florence executed disaster preparedness and recovery plans. Since it hit, over 343,000 people are without power in North Carolina and 37 people have died in storm-related causes, according to CNN. The focus now turns to the flooding crisis.
Please note, CAI encourages all communities and their residents to be ready for hurricanes. Check ready.gov (here) frequently for the latest updates on the storms.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR HURRICANE PLAN?
Many community associations activate an emergency plan as a hurricane approaches. But just how thorough is yours? CAI's award-winning magazine,
Common Ground, recently reported on a hurricane preparedness plan that your community can model in the article,
High Anxiety. The plan—from a Florida condominium—is written with military-style precision, featuring an Incident Command System complete with a flow chart of key steps to be taken before, during, and after a major storm.
>>Access the Hurricane Preparedness Plan here.
>>Access Best Practices for Natural Disasters (see pg. 28 for Hurricane Case Study) here.
Flood Preparation An influx of water that is not drained properly throughout a city can cause flooding. Learn how to prepare both before and after a flood
Community association residents like these are ready for #HurricaneFlorence. Watch how this North Carolina family has secured their home and prepared for every scenario this catastrophic storm may bring to their coast.