Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

What Not to Do in an Apartment Fire

Hana Ames

 · Sep 29, 2020

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Public fire departments responded to 1,318,500 fires in 2018, which was almost the same number as the year before. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation once every 24 seconds.

Thunderstorms are common occurrences in the summer months, especially in coastal areas. They can even turn into hurricanes occasionally, resulting in fatalities and a lot of property damage.

Juliette Moore

 · Sep 5, 2019

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Few things are worse than a fire breaking out in your rental or apartment building. You may be wondering how you could get out safely if one were to happen,

Juliette Moore

 · Jul 9, 2019

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When you move into a new apartment, you instantly start thinking about how you want to arrange your furniture, what new restaurants or bars you’re near, and what your neighbors are like. However, it’s not likely that you’re thinking about what could happen if your apartment got broken into or if your complex suddenly got […]

Ramona Branson

 · Aug 9, 2018

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Unfortunately, natural disasters happen. They’re a part of this world and there’s not much anybody can do about them when they hit except stay out of their way. Still, shouldn’t you be entitled to a refund when a natural disaster ruins your vacation? If so, how much?

Cole Nemeth

 · Jun 15, 2017

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If you live in a coastal community, you may have to take tsunamis into account when preparing your disaster plan. A tsunami is an emergency that cannot be taken lightly. In other emergencies, you can stay in your house and wait it out, as long as you’re well prepared. Problems such as bad thunderstorms, extreme […]

Daphne Mallory

 · Oct 26, 2010

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Cooking in the dark should be a consideration for a long-term disaster plan. Power outages have been reported to last for as long as three weeks, and you might want to vary your storage foods a little while you wait for the power to come back on. You may also have to cook some of […]

Daphne Mallory

 · Oct 25, 2010

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As you make your disaster plan, don’t forget flashlight preparedness. Buying candles alone is not a good idea, because you’ll need to light up an area well beyond the first couple of hours or nights. You may have to go outside in the dark, and a candle won’t stay lit if there’s wind, water from […]

Daphne Mallory

 · Oct 21, 2010

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Having a well thought out apartment disaster plan in place will reduce your stress level should a natural disaster occur. Part of any disaster plan is having an adequate supply of shelf-able food and water on hand. Emergency food will hold you over and keep you nourished until you can resort back to your old […]

Rachael Weiner

 · Oct 18, 2010

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A cornerstone of every disaster plan should be the first-aid kit. Knowing ahead of time what first aid supplies to include in your kit will ensure that you have everything you need during a disaster, without overloading your kit with too much. Putting Together Your First Aid Kit During a disaster such as an earthquake, […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 15, 2010

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