On : 7:58 pm | Category : Advice, Holidays, Seasonal

Mother Nature’s snow spectacular hit our area hard in the winter of 2013/2014 and although we do not expect such a severe weather as last year, some predict over 40” of snow fall for 2014/2015 winter.

Having a few emergency supplies on hand can save you tremendous amount of discomfort and trouble when a snowstorm arrives.

  • Shovel:  Even if you live in the apartment building, you should own a shovel as you may need to dig your car out after the sanitation plows you in.
  • Flashlights & Batteries:  Make sure you have them both and they work.
  • Non-perishable food:  Stock up on canned food such as soups and vegetables, rice and pasta.  Make sure you have enough to last for several days and do not forget that can opener.
  • Bottled water:  Make sure you have a few gallons of jugs on hand.
  • Blankets & Warm Clothing:  Such as mittens, wool socks etc. which you may already have on hand but keep in mind that building heating system may fail and getting an emergency crew out during a heavy snow storm may be a challenge.
  • Battery Operated Radio:  Keep yourself updated with the news.  Make sure your batteries are fresh.
  • Prescription Medications:  Always wise to have enough to last several days.
  • First Aid Kit:  Emergencies may happen that may require immediate in home care with bandages, disinfectant, antibiotic ointment, and pain killers.
  • Cell phone:  Make sure it is fully charged before the storm.  It is a very good idea to have a fully charged portable cell phone charger.
  • Other vital items for your home to have such as diapers, formula and pet food.
  • Car:  Make sure it is fully gassed and ready to go.
  • Withdraw Cash from your ATM in case power goes out.
  • Avoid elevators if possible.
  • During emergency, please exit building via staircase.
  • If the weather calls for high winds and your apartment include a balcony, please remove small items and secure large items.
  • Keep all doors and windows locked and stay away from glass.
  • Please be neighborly and help those in need and check on any elderly neighbors who are alone.
  • The buildings will be fully staffed during snow emergencies and have all necessary measures in place to secure all common areas to be prepared for any response.
  • Please be reminded that Goodman Management is available 24/7 through our 24 hour hot line at 718-796-5022.

Thank you!

By: Arthur Meltser, CPM®, CPCU®
Vice President

***The stressed out snowman was acting flakey…that was until he had a melt down and finally was indicted for having a slush fund***

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