Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I just received an email from Disney Housing Operations that I thought I'd share with all of you. It's about hurricane season:

Dear Cast Members:

As many of you know, hurricane season will begin June 1 and continues through November 30. As Florida natives, we know there are some basic, proactive actions you can take to help ensure you’re prepared in the event of a hurricane:

+ Always have plenty of non-perishable food items. Remember, we may be without electricity for extended periods of time, so cooking will not be possible.
+ Keep on hand at least one gallon of water per person in your apartment.
+ Have a battery-operated light with fresh batteries. Glow sticks also work very well.
+ Have a portable radio with fresh batteries.
+ Have a supply of back-up batteries.
+ Make sure your renter’s insurance policy is paid up and current.

A couple of side notes:

+ During a hurricane it is imperative that you remain inside your apartment until the storm has passed over completely. We will notify you when clearance has been issued by local authorities.
+ Taping the windows is ineffective, so please don’t waste your time. Keeping the windows and blinds completely closed is the best course of action when wind speeds increase.
+ When a storm is within 24 hours of impacting our area, visitors will not be allowed access to any housing complex, and Program Participants will have access to their home property only. Security will stop accepting visitor authorization forms and will not allow anyone who does not live at that property to enter until the storm has passed over the area completely and we have been given clearance from the local authorities.
+ During a storm, you may experience water intrusion from the wind-driven rain. Protect all electronics and valuables from the possibility of a roof or window leak. It’s best to keep all personal belongings off the floor.
+ Because of safety concerns, our team will not be able to respond to maintenance requests, such as leaks, during the storm. Utilize something (like an empty garbage can) to collect the water and prevent it from spreading throughout your unit until we can assist.
+ Please remember to bring all items (including any furniture) inside that you may have out on your balcony or porch.
+ Although there may not be any current signs of a hurricane, it’s always best to be prepared and stock up while items are still available! More information will be shared as necessary through A-frames, fliers, e-mail, the Community Channel (Channel 49 at Vista Way and Channel 21 at The Commons, Patterson Court and Chatham Square) and more.

Price Management and Disney Housing Operations

So, remember to prepare accordingly!

1 comment:

  1. hahaha! i soo remember getting one of those. then my work buddy was like, "you don't need to worry about this because even if it's just a small hurricane, you're still coming over to my place so we can have a hurricane party!!" LOL!!!