Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Homeowners Associations (HOA)
The Atlantic Hurricane Season is defined as June 1st through November 30th. It is essential that HOAs prepare a hurricane plan in advance of a storm to protect community residents.
Form a hurricane committee within each community to ensure that residents have on-site resources to coordinate hurricane preparedness efforts, such as inspecting the grounds and removing outdoor items which, in high winds, can become projectiles.
Review homeowner association insurance policies annually, meet with the agent, ensure the community has adequate coverage, and review exceptions to the policy. Take photographs to document the condition of the property prior to a hurricane and keep these photos in a secure location.
Contact vendors that provide key services to the homeowners association, such as elevator maintenance, to inquire about the relief services they offer in the event of a storm.