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