Hurricane Update: 6 Actions to Take When Conditions Warrant

Forecasters say the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season could be stronger than previously thought, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that coastal residents should have their hurricane preparedness plans in place and monitor the latest forecast. What was deemed in May to be a below average season with 10-16 named storms is now expected[]

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Managing Storm Water Control in Multifamily

The frequency of extreme weather events in some parts of the country has landscapers and water conservationists rethinking storm water drainage and landscape design. While excessive rainfall and heavy runoff or flooding has swept away drought, it has also left some landscapes tattered and in need of repair. Dealing with water control in property management[]

5 Tips to Help Apartments Snuff out Potential Damage of Wildfires

Drought is easing across the Plains and Midwest after a tumultuous month of heavy rains, but farther west the landscape remains dry as a bone. Lack of moisture in California and other western states has prompted public awareness campaigns to encourage property owners to conduct insurance policy reviews to determine if policies provide adequate coverage[]

Prepare Your Properties for Hurricane Season No Matter the Forecast

Just because the forecast calls for less activity doesn’t mean that the season should be taken lightly. In 1972, 1983 and 1992, three hurricanes – Agnes, Alicia and Andrew – caused more than $30 billion in damage. In 1992, Andrew left at least 26 people dead and $26.5 billion in damage as it tracked across southern[]

Severe Weather

Weathering the Storm: 7 Ways to Prepare for Severe Weather Season

According to ready.gov, about 10 percent of thunderstorms are classified as severe. These are storms that produce hail at least an inch or larger in diameter, have winds of 58 miles per hour or higher or produce a tornado. Many storms come with lightning as well. Homes and apartments can be damaged when thunderbolts strike,[]

Earthquake Preparedness Tips to Use at your Property

Recent and frequent earthquakes around the U.S. should get property managers to start thinking about preparedness measures. Moderate temblors are hitting areas relatively new to seismic activity, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Already in 2015, North Texas has been hit by unprecedented earthquake activity. On Jan. 6, a flurry of small quakes struck the[]

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