REALTOR Alert: Hurricane Irene is HERE!
As you read this the worst hurricane in recent history is threatening the East Coast of the US. As a REALTOR, what can you do now to be of service to your community?
You now have the opportunity to be of service to your community when its most in need…
Disaster planners are preparing for massive power outages from the Carolinas to New England as Hurricane Irene begins to march north up the East Coast.
Extended blackouts can stop the water supply, shut down gas stations and slow recovery efforts.
The American Red Cross is positioning food and volunteers to serve 250,000 meals a day and could serve up to 1 million meals a day, if necessary, said American Red Cross President Gail McGovern during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
The effects of the hurricane will reach a “huge geographic area with lots of people,” said McGovern, who is coordinating a large network of organizations with more than 60,000 volunteers standing by to assist residents hit by the storm.
“This could take weeks, even months to respond to,” McGovern said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has positioned industrial generators, medical supplies and other emergency equipment at military bases in North Carolina, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
The storm is nearly 200 miles wide as it approaches the coast of North Carolina and even if the power of the hurricane dissipates, tropical storm force winds are “very likely” to be felt as far north as Connecticut and Rhode Island, said National Hurricane Director Bill Read.
“Power will go out over large areas,” said FEMA administrator Craig Fugate.
Federal officials have warned low-lying communities along the coast and also farther upstream along rivers like the Potomac that there is the potential for storm surge and flooding.
Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano spoke with mayors and governors in the storm’s path on Friday to discuss what help is needed.
Do what Harris Real Estate University student Jeff Quintin is doing…
Compile a list of all your trusted service professionals..
…plumbers, handymen, landscapers, clean up crews etc. Also, include the contact information for all your local community service providers. Including, the local churches, the senior centers and anyone else in your town who is there to help folks in need.
Next, the phone numbers for the major homeowners insurance companies. Google for their hotline/ emergency contact information.
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Bottom line, be of service.
Publish your information everywhere. CALL your centers of influence, past clients, family and friends and offer them your list of service providers. On Facebook, Twitter…etc…offer this information for FREE.
If you live in an area of the country dominated my vacation homes (like Jeff) where the owners are not local offer to take pictures of their properties post storm. The owners can use this pictures as an assurance that their property is in good repair and if there is damage..insurance claims.
This is your opportunity to truly be of service to others at the highest level.