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If you live or own a home in Florida, Hurricanes are always a concern. Hurricane season starts this Saturday, June 1, 2019 and ends November 30, 2019.  Are you prepared? If not here’s some tips for you to consider:

 

Now/Prepare

 

Sign up for local alerts and

warnings. Monitor local news and weather reports.

Prepare to evacuate by testing your emergency communication plan(s), learning evacuation routes, having a place to stay, and packing a “go bag.”

Stock emergency supplies.

Protect your property by installing sewer backflow valves, anchoring fuel tanks, reviewing insurance policies, and cataloging belongings.

Collect and safeguard critical financial, medical, educational, and legal documents and records.

 

During/Survive

 

Follow guidance from local

authorities.

If advised to evacuate, grab your “go bag” and leave immediately.

For protection from high winds,

stay away from windows and seek shelter on the lowest level in an interior room.

Move to higher ground if there is flooding or a flood warning.

Turn Around Don’t Drown.®

Never walk or drive on flooded roads or through water.

Call 9-1-1 if you are in life- threatening danger.

 

After/Be Safe

 

Return to the area only after

authorities say it is safe to do so. Do not enter damaged buildings until they are inspected by qualified professionals.

Never walk or drive on flooded roads or through floodwaters.

Look out for downed or unstable trees, poles, and power lines.

Do not remove heavy debris by yourself. Wear gloves and sturdy, thick-soled shoes to protect your hands and feet.

Do not drink tap water unless authorities say it is safe.

 

To learn more about how you should prepare for the upcoming hurricane season in Florida check out more tips from Ready.gov here.

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“Last Friday in the Strand my husband and I witnessed an accident where a driver lost control and went across the median into the brush. Your driver pulled over and immediately ran to the car to help. Seeing that there was smoke coming from the engine block area and smoke was filling the interior, he immediately ran back to your van and ran back with a fire extinguisher. He put out the fire (looked like it was coming from the brush beneath the vehicle. My husband and he attempted to get into the vehicle and finally succeeded. Your employee was on the phone with 911 and they cut the air bags and talked to the man (greatly injured and bleeding, until emergency personnel arrived. Your employee showed great bravery and reaction time as well as the ability to make a quick decision which may well have saved the injured man’s life. He is a hero in my eyes”

-Mary from Naples

As you can see, Rodney isn’t just our hero for helping this man out but Mary was compelled to share her and her husband’s experience with us and we are thankful for her doing so. We are so proud of you Rodney, and your commitment to helping others in the time of need. This is what it’s all about.

 

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Summer in Southwest Florida can be brutal. Are you ready? Most importantly, is your AC Unit ready?

Don’t be surprised and left out in the heat this summer. We can come out and make sure your unit is ready for summer. Manufacturers suggest getting your unit checked twice per year to keep your unit under warranty.

In case you didn’t know, we offer maintenance agreements where we come make a house call twice per year to keep your HVAC unit cleaned and running properly. It’s just like your car, it needs love too.

If you have any questions about just what our maintenance agreements are all about, please feel free to live chat with us here on our website or by calling us anywhere in southwest Florida at 1-888-COLD-AIR.

We are proud to serve from Bradenton to Naples so let us keep you cool all summer long!