Dear FPM Properties Resident:
We know you get tired of reading this stuff: doesn't make it less important or potentially life saving. Please humor us.....
If you were with us this time last year and especially from September on, you already know two things: what an active storm season it was and how much communication we sent out during the storm(s) that most directly impacted us here in the Clay, Duval & St. Johns county areas. Maybe you recall what happened in the panhandle? We have a good property management colleague in that area and the biggest take aways they shared are outlined here:
Storm season 2019 is now well under way (so far, so good) and we want to remind you of some things now, before it escalates. If you have moved into your property since January 1, you have probably already received some information from us about protecting the contents of your home. Homeowner's policies for rental properties do not cover the contents. To put it another way:
The homeowner's policy covers the building and outbuildings-it does not typically cover the contents if they are not residing in the home. Thus the contents-your possessions as a renter-are not covered in event of storm, disaster, break in, etc.
This means you might want to investigate renters insurance (if you haven't already) ASAP, before a named storm. It typically takes 30 days to go into effect. If you need a referral to someone who can assist email us @ marketing
Research now if your property is in a flood zone and research your evacuation route-email us @ marketing if you would like assistance with that.
If a hurricane has the potential to threaten our area, you will receive information and updates via email, just like you receive this newsletter. There is also updated information on our website (FPMPROPERTIES.COM) during these circumstances. Below are key contacts:
Important Phone Numbers
To report an emergency: 911
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency: (904) 630-0500
FEMA Disaster Assistance: (800) 621-3362
Florida's 2-1-1 Help Line: 211
Florida Emergency Information Line: (800) 342-3557
Jacksonville Electric Authority: (800) 683-5542
Florida Power and Light: (800) 468-8243
State Volunteer and Donations: (800) 354-3571
American Red Cross (Jacksonville): (904) 358-8091
Price Gouging Hotline: (866) 966-7226
Jacksonville Special Needs Shelter Information: (904) 255-3110
National Weather Service Jacksonville: (800) 499-1594 ext. 1
City of Jacksonville: (904) 630-2489
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network: 89.9 WJCT-FM
Social Media Accounts
City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division:
National Weather Service Jacksonville:
It is your responsibility to secure the property as follows:
- Should you need to evacuate, please shut off, at the source, all power, gas and water lines such as breaker panels, hot water heaters, emergency gas shut valves, etc. At the very least, unplug small appliances.
- Remember to bring inside/secure any items on patios, balconies, etc. that could become projectiles. Leave NO loose items outside.
- As soon as possible after the event, contact FPM Properties and/or email@example.com to report any condition status needing attention and/or your whereabouts if out of the area.
- Lastly, visit our website to access the 2018 Preparedness Guide
Disclosure: First Place Management Properties, LLC is "not" a real estate brokerage and does not lease or sell properties.
All sales and leasing activities are conducted through FPM Properties, dba. & First Place Management, Inc. both are licensed Florida Real Estate Brokerages.
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