Disaster recovery efforts can be complicated even without a challenging insurance market. Valencia on the Gulf, a condominium community nestled on the normally picturesque beach in Venice, Fla., was among the many neighborhoods that got hammered by Hurricane Ian. Under the leadership of its community manager, Valencia is well on its way to recovery.
The past few weeks have brought multiple natural disasters to several parts of the U.S. Last week, tropical storm Hilary’s unprecedented landfall brought powerful winds and heavy rains, reminding community association leaders to evaluate their disaster preparations.
Community associations are at an increased risk of hurricanes and wildfires this year. Reviewing emergency plans is crucial to help your community prepare, recover, and rebuild in the event of a natural disaster.
Community leaders can take several actions to ensure their association is prepared for severe weather events—while also addressing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As natural disasters become more frequent and destructive, it’s important that community associations adopt a comprehensive plan to prepare, respond, and recover from these extreme weather events.