Hurricane Preparedness - Be Prepared - Must Do's for RI Real Estate

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Hurricane Preparedness- be prepared - must do's for RI Real Estate especially in the coastal part ofHurricane Irene coming towards RI RI.  It has been 20 years since hurricane Bob hit us in RI so residents are a bit rusty and complacent about what to do and how to prepare for a RI hurricane. The RI Department of Emergency Management has their site up and running.  So go down the check list of planning items today.  We are a couple of days away so it is best that all RI homeowners begin their preparations, pet preparedness, contact needs and house protection. 

Here is a quick list of RI hurricane preparedness items to do in the next day:

- 3 days of storm supplies on hand.  Water, granola bars, fruit and non refrigerated items

- Generator.  If you have one, get it ready with enough gas for it.

- Batteries and flashlights.  At least 3 sets of 'D' size batteries for each flashlight should last a week without electricity.

- Radio with batteries.

- Tarps. Broken windows, roof leaks are all possibilities here so have something that can go over them.

- Ziploc bags.  Put cash, license, insurance policy, house deed, credit cards, cell phone, computer and all important papers in water tight containers.

- Digital and video cameras.  Before the storm take a video tour of the inside and outside of your home, upload privately to YouTube or Photo Sharing private service.  You may need these to document any insurance damage and you will have it.

- Pet needs.  If you have to go to a shelter, you must make arrangements with another party to take your pets in for you so get food, leashes and pet crates ready.

- Plan.  Notify all family members who your contact person will be out of area if they can't reach you.  This is the person you will get in touch with if communication is not possible.  Have a center point location established that you will all meet at if the power and communication lines are down.  Our RI real estate is at risk with this one...let us be careful with our lives.

Now get going today to get organized. 
Hurricane Preparedness - Be Prepared - Must Do's for RI Real Estate.


Ginny Lacey Gorman is a North Kingstown Realtor who works and knows the RI geographic area of homes for sale, schools, happenings, important tidbits of information and businesses well.  Also, as North Kingstown short sale agents, she and her team helps clients navigate successfully the rough short sale waters throughout RI.  Waterfront, water view, ocean front, luxury and coastal RI homes are her specialty, so call Ginny for your buying and selling home
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

This is a great list.  I hope those that are within the path are taking the necessary precautions to protect their safety.

Aug 25, 2011 02:40 AM #1
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate



That is a thorough, and suggest worthy list. If I was on the coast, I would most certainly reblog it. After 70+ 100 degree days and a horrible drought, we are actually hoping for a hurricane to hit the Texas coast...but no such luck on the horizon

Aug 25, 2011 02:43 AM #2
William "Bill" and Karen Farragher
EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747 - Matawan, NJ

Ginny, great post, we all need to prepare for the storm.  Your ideas and tips are a good starting point of preparedness.  One of the things I didn't think about was the granola bars and such items.  I will put these on my list of must buys. ~Karen

Aug 25, 2011 03:19 AM #3
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Ginny, We were in Newport when Gloria rolled through in 85/6.  Fortunately had a friend with a room on one of the higher floors at the Naval Base BOQ, so stayed there until it blew through.  At least that wasn't like Hugo when we were in Charleston.

Aug 25, 2011 03:29 AM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Ginny,

This is an excellent post on getting prepared for the storm. I too hope those in the way of the path of the storm are taking these precautionary measures.

Aug 25, 2011 09:13 AM #5
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

thanks all, i kept getting the 'pear shaped' problem and haven't been able to doesn't look good for the east coast...I'm hoping that the trees stay upright!

Aug 25, 2011 10:22 AM #6
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Sells Real Estate!

Trees are my concern, too, Ginny. My husband is out buying those tall glasses in candles just in case.

Aug 25, 2011 12:23 PM #7
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Ginny.   I was just reading a book about the storm that hit your area in the 1938.   They lacked the knowledge of Doppler way back then and were devastated.   We are lucky to know in advance in order to prepare.  Your list is great.  I hadn't thought of the video idea.    Let's prepare for the worst and hope it was for naught.   

Aug 25, 2011 01:50 PM #8
EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat
Russel Ray Photos - San Diego, CA

My boss told me that we had a hurricane here in San Diego. I didn't believe him until he proved it to me. It was in 1858, and they named it the "San Diego Hurricane." Real original.

Aug 25, 2011 04:12 PM #9
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Nina, i'm 100 feet from the Bay & for the first time since living here I'm truly nervous about this hurricane.

Cal, I'm doing the video tomorrow & uploading to my channel on Youtube as private so the insurance company will see it has a true dated record of it!

Eric, well we are going to have a doosie for sure and we are preparing but I'm not sure it is going to spare us much.

Aug 25, 2011 11:13 PM #10
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ginny, I HOPE by the time it goes up the coast, the hurricane has been downgraded, and you are spared.   Stay safe, my friend!

Aug 26, 2011 02:30 AM #11
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