Please begin planning early. Find all your emergency papers now. Keep your car full of gas. Stock up on fresh water. Our office will be closed during the storm, but we will monitor phones if possible. For safety reasons handymen and other repair persons will not be available during or immediately after the storm. You will need to call 911 dispatch and the utility directly for help.
We will do our best to reach out to you before a Hurricane or Tropical Storm arrives to remind you have your insurance payments current and claim information ready for after the storm. If we know what your tenant's plans are at the time of our call, we will tell you. Do not expect the tenants to board up your property.
Our office will do our best to assist you with insurance after the storm, but please understand that communications may be a challenge, and it is highly unlikely that myself or any repair persons will be able or allowed to drive by damaged areas.
We realize that those of you that live out of state or country may be very worried about your property after the storm. Please do not leave multiple voicemails, as our cell phones can only hold so many at a time and we may not be able to clear them. We will be working from home once the storm arrives and we have a generator, but it is possible that phone and internet services will be down for days after, which means we will not be able to communicate. This may be a long journey with insurance claims. Take a deep breath and remember what is really important.
Pet friendly shelters in Pinellas County. (You must register ahead if you are bringing a pet, there is a limit)
-John Hopkins Middle School
-Oak Grove Middle School
-Dunedin Middle School
8/26/2020 Hurricane Laura will be passing well to the west of Florida, and is expected to make landfall somewhere near the border of Texas and Louisiana as a major hurricane. While this storm has passed us, please continue to monitor the weather throughout the rest of hurricane season so that you are prepared.
Our office began calling Tenants who are in properties which are likely to be affected by Storm Eta with specific information. Please let us know if you will be evacuating or leaving by calling the office at 727 216-6971 or you can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) your emergency contact phone numbers. This is very important.
Our office will be closed on Thursday, but we will be monitoring the after hours/ad line, which is 727-733-RENT(7368) and email, as long as there is electricity.
You will be on your own during the storm and a day or so after, as we cannot promise that repair persons will be available or even be able to drive around depending on the impact of the storm. Please use 911 dispatch for all emergencies and know your electric and water utility numbers.
Report in by email (email@example.com) after the storm if you can. We may or may not be able to retrieve voicemails, but at least the emails will still be something we can access later on.
Lic. Florida Broker Specializing in Property Management for The Tampa Bay Area
Central Pinellas Realty
( a DBA of Collman Properties, Inc. )
Weather Alert - November 11, 2020:
The Tampa Bay area is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch, due to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Eta. Eta is currently a Category 1 Hurricane. Please monitor the progress of this storm with the National Hurricane Center or Spectrum Bay News 9, so that you are prepared. We will periodically update this page as things develop.
While the impacts of this storm will be less severe that prior tropical storms we've experienced over the past few years, you should still take the necessary precautions, especially if you are near the water. Please be sure that you are prepared in case we are affected by the storm, including having adequate supplies of non-perishable food, drinking water, any necessary medications, as well as batteries and a battery powered radio in case the power goes out. Please DO NOT use candles or open flames for lighting!
If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911! If your property is damaged during the storm, please call us at 727-216-6971 to let us know. If you are unable to reach us at the office and you are experiencing a property management emergency (active roof leak, property damage, etc.), we'll be monitoring the after hours line at 727-733-7368 throughout the storm. We and our repair people live in the area and will also be affected by this storm, so please be patient as we may also be without power, not be able to get to the office, etc.
Please stay safe and stay alert.
Mark and Jill
Click here for weather updates from Spectrum Bay News 9.
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