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.
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.
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?