Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Preparing For a Hurricane When You Live in an Apartment

Cassie Damewood

 · Sep 24, 2020

Many annual events are anticipated with joy and plans for celebration, but hurricane season definitely isn’t one of them.

Power outages always seem to happen at the worst times: the hottest night of the summer, the dead of winter, or during dinner. One minute, your TV is blaring, the AC is running at full force and you’re hard at work on your computer … and the next minute it’s nothing but silence and darkness. Getting prepared for a power loss isn’t hard. The problem is that most of us don’t get around to it until we’re already in the dark.

Cassie Damewood

 · Oct 10, 2019

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

No matter where you live, there’s always a chance of bad weather. It could be a severe thunder or snowstorm, or it could be something much bigger like a hurricane. Regardless of what kind of bad weather it is, there are a few basic steps you can take to prepare your apartment for it.

Cole Nemeth

 · Oct 3, 2017

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

Last month some good friends nearly lost their home. They live in a duplex with one shared wall, and late one evening, their shared-wall neighbor rang the doorbell three times in quick succession; they knew something was wrong.

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · Mar 7, 2017

An essential step in practicing apartment safety is preparation for natural disasters. If you live in an area that is susceptible to earthquakes, have a disaster plan ready so you can spring into action in the event of a quake. Part of that disaster plan should be to stock up on an earthquake emergency kit, […]

Staff Writer

 · Jul 9, 2010

Having a survival kit in your apartment should be the cornerstone of your disaster plan in case of emergency. Whether facing an apartment fire, a tornado or a hurricane, your kit can help you stay alive. How to Store Your Kit Your survival kit should be stored in an easy-to-grab container, such as a plastic […]

Staff Writer

 · Jun 15, 2010

During an emergency, it can be hard to figure out which exit to take or what to grab. Living in an apartment can make it even harder: there might be more than one exit to choose from, or perhaps you live on an upper floor. But you can reduce the potential for problems if you create a safety escape plan.

Oh My Apartment

 · Oct 6, 2008