As we enter the 2010 Hurricane season, it’s never too late for the whole family to start planning. Everyone including children should have a role. As The Director of Security, I would like to provide you all with some safety tips and information.
To prepare for a hurricane, you should make plans to secure your home. Make arrangements for your pets. Clean your yard of any items that could pose a threat to you or your neighbors in hurricane force winds. Be sure that all trees and shrubs around your home are trimmed. Stock your home with supplies that may be needed during the emergency period. These supplies should include several containers of water, non-perishable foods, batteries, a radio, flashlights and candles.
Check your insurance coverage and take photos of your home contents for insurance purposes. Put important papers in waterproof container. If you have a generator, test it before the storm arrives to ensure it is working properly. Fill up you gas tank. These are just some tips to help ease the frustration associated with dealing with a hurricane.
As your security provider, we will have a Hurricane Command Center set up at the PGA National Resort & Spa. Our primary functions will be to provide 24-hour emergency assistance and perform community assessments. Our duties will include removing debris from roadways and clearing storm drains, as well as working alongside local law enforcement and Fire Rescue. Unfortunately for those residents that are away during the time of a hurricane and have not provided us with, a property check form, we may not be able to perform individual property assessments. It is a very busy time for security after the storm has passed and in most cases we are in emergency mood.
As always, our goal is to provide the residences of PGA National with superior service. Remember to set your alarm when you leave your home and make sure that all doors and windows are secure. Never leave valuables in your vehicle. Report all suspicious persons and activity to security at 627-1600.