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Hurricane Information

Attention Residents:

In the event of a hurricane, we ask for your cooperation in taking the following safety precautions if needed:

  1. Please remove everything (plants, chairs, doormats, etc.) from your patios, balconies and stairwells. These items must be placed inside your apartment or storage
  2. Fill your tub(s) with water to be used to help flush toilets in the event of little or no water
  3. Please remember you are responsible for your refrigerator. If electricity is out, or expected to be out, for more than 24 hours, remove all food from refrigerator.
  4. It may be possible the rental office is not been able to re-open immediately following the storm. In the case of an extreme emergency, call 911. In the event of power outage or downed power lines, call your service provider. See list below.*
    • ENERGY PROVIDERS*
      • Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge: Entergy 1-800 ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749)
      • Covington & Mandeville & Slidell: Cleco 1-800-622-6537
      • Baton Rouge (Regency Club & Lake Towers): Entergy 1-800 ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749)
      • Baton Rouge (Springbrook): Demco 1-800-262-0221
  1. As the hurricane approaches, monitor your local ABC, CBS and NBC television stations for news and updated advisories.
  2. Listen to local & State emergency management officials. They will advise if an evacuation is necessary.

Review the Hurricane Checklist below for further helpful information on hurricane preparation

HURRICANE PREPARATION CHECKLIST

  • ALWAYS HAVE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AT YOUR DISPOSAL DURING HURRICANE 
    • First Aid Kit
    • Medicine and Prescription Drugs
    • Insurance and Personal Papers
    • Containers of Water
    • Canned Foods/Juices/Soft Drinks (At Least a 3 Day Supply)
    • Manual Can Opener/Utensils
    • Disinfectants/Bleach/Insect Repellant
    • Battery Operated Radio and/or TV
    • Flashlight, Extra Batteries and Bulbs
    • Personal Toilet Articles and Sanitary Needs (Include Extra Diapers)
    • Bedding (Sleeping Bags, Blankets)
    • Portable Cooler/Ice
  • BEFORE THE STORM …
    • Prepare Yourself in case of Evacuation
    • Have a Hurricane Plan for Your Family
    • Keep Track Of the Storm
    • Note The Name Of Your Nearest Emergency Shelter
    • Know Where You Will Bring Your Pet(s) – The length of time you may be away is unknown; therefore we do not recommend leaving your pet in your apartment.

IN THE CASE OF EVACUATION, WE ADVISE YOU TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF LOCAL, PARISH AND STATE OFFICIALS.

  • AT A WATCH OR WARNING
    • Keep Your Gas Tank Full
    • Store Water
    • You May Want to Fill the Bath Tub with Water
    • You May Want to Empty Your Refrigerator and Freezer to Avoid Food Contamination Due to Power
  • Outage WHEN THE HURRICANE STRIKES 
    • Stay Indoors!

Beware Of The Eye! Once It Passes, Winds Rise Rapidly To Hurricane Force From The Opposite Direction and Flooding Can Occur

  • AFTER THE HURRICANE PASSES 
    • Cooperate With Your Emergency Management Officials. Listen for instructions regarding re-entry procedures
    • Drive carefully & Stay Out Of Flooded Areas
    • Avoid Dangling or Loose Wires
    • Prevent Fires – If Power is Out, You Should Have Battery Operated Lighting Available to Use. Candles Should Not Be Used.  Low Water Pressure May Make Firefighting Difficult
    • Check Refrigerated Food for Spoilage

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