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Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Disaster Information
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AIA National has resources and guidelines available to help you prepare. ­You can find this information in the AIA Handbook for Disaster Assistance Programs ­HERE.
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Basic Tips
  • Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) and have a plan for where you can stay.
  • Assemble a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information. Plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days. Be sure to charge your devices.­
  • Find out what alerts are available­ in your area by searching the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts."
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After a Hurricane
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  • Listen to local officials for updates and instructions and return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.
  • Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.
  • Watch out for debris and downed power lines.
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Photograph the damage to your property to assist in filing an insurance claim.
  • Take precautions to prevent further damage to your property, (e.g., putting a tarp on a damaged roof), as insurance may not cover additional damage that occurs after the storm.

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Refer to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA)­­­Ready.gov/hurricanes­­for comprehensive information.
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AIA National's ­Disaster Assistance Handbook­­is a great resource for architects looking to help their community after a disaster has occurred.­
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