Hurricane Ian heads toward Florida
Hurricane Ian news is everywhere, and we are closely monitoring the progress of this storm as it approaches Florida. At this time, Ian appears to be holding to a track that will keep its heaviest impact on Florida away from Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The National Hurricane Center has NOT issued a Hurricane Watch or Warning for either county. We assure you that if this changes, we will notify you and provide additional information.
Your safety is important to us, so please call us as soon as possible if you can’t attend your scheduled visit due to the conditions. Any such call-offs will be excused and will not affect your performance.
Please reach out immediately if there is an issue impacting your safety or that of your client. If you or your client are at risk of imminent harm, contact emergency services right away.
We encourage you to stay informed of the latest local news regarding Hurricane Ian and be mindful of any local jurisdictional recommendations relating to storm preparations or travel limitations.
As a result of overwhelming media coverage, many grocery stores have had a run on staple supplies, so take consideration to address any of your needs for the week in advance of Ian’s arrival.
Here are a few reminders to keep you and your clients safe as this tropical weather passes:
- Stay indoors as much as possible and avoid any unnecessary travel.
- Slow down, use caution while driving and keep your gas tank full. Minimize time on the roads and give yourself extra time to get to your visits or other essential appointments.
- When encountering water or flash flooding on the roadway, turn around and do not drive through it. Turn around, don’t drown!
- While power outages are not anticipated, in the event of a power outage during your visit, please alert Honor so we can provide further guidance.
- Keep your phone battery fully charged.
- Stay tuned to local news and listen to community alerts regarding weather conditions.
- Do not leave the protection of shelter before there is confirmation that the storm has passed.
- Don’t walk, swim or drive through floodwater.
- Stay away from power lines.
- Do not eat any food that may have come in contact with flood or storm water.
- Follow the instructions of local Emergency Personnel. We will continue to monitor the situation and notify you if there are any changes in conditions.
Thank you for your assistance. We understand this can be a scary and difficult time for you, your families and your clients. Our team is here to help, so please reach out if you have any questions.