Hurricane prep

Real Estate Agent with Team TLC - Mihara & Associates, Inc

One of the questions I get asked the most from clients moving from out of state: what do you do about hurricanes?

Thankfully our area - Tampa Bay - hasn't had a direct hit in more than 100 years. But even when a storm goes north or south of us, we can have damage, lose power and experience issues with flooding.

So every year I like to post a new blog about hurricane preparedness. I have lived in this area and have weathered many storms. I've picked up a few lesser known tricks - like fill my bathtub with water. In case of a power outage the bathtub water can be used to flush toilets.

Hurricane supplies

Another thing I have learned: have a stockpile of canned foods and water so you aren't fighting with everyone you know for the last jar of peanut butter. And it is doubtful Home Depot will have plywood, generators and tarps when a storm watch is issued so prepare now.

Our blog on disaster preparedness

This year, along with the standard hurricane prep blog, we also made a hurricane prep checklist. We posted our blog when the state of Florida had their tax-free holiday on disaster prep supplies so our database and social media followers can save a bit on their supplies. And we'll have it handy for our new clients moving from out of state as well as locals if our area is under a storm watch. 

This is just one of the ways we help our clients who are moving from out of the area. What do you do to help your new-to-the-area clients?



Comments (4)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


Welcome to the Rain. Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as

follows. I would love the follow back. Bill

Jun 26, 2023 12:23 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lisa, great advice as hurricane season is upon us, and anyone living near water needs to be prepared.

Jun 26, 2023 12:43 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It will be upon us very soon and getting ready to protect from those destructive forces is a positive.


Jun 26, 2023 01:53 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Great advice, Lisa.

Out here on the Pacific Coast, hurricanes are not a worry - and I am so glad.

Jun 26, 2023 05:30 PM