Useful Tips

Useful Tips

Hurricane-force winds can easily destroy poorly constructed buildings. Debris such as signs, roofing material, and small items left outside become flying missiles in hurricanes. Extensive damage to trees, towers, water and underground utility lines (from uprooted trees), and fallen poles cause considerable disruption.

Secure your property…

» Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. Otherwise, Use 1/2 inch plywood, cut to fit each window–marine plywood is best. Bear in mind, tape does not prevent windows from breaking.

» Install hurricane straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.
Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed. Clear loose and clogged guttering, downspouts and drains.

» Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets.

» Fill water tanks, bathtubs, and other large containers with water.

» Consider building a safe room to serve as a hurricane shelter.

» Follow evacuation plans.

Recovering from a disaster is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being.
Here are a few recommendations to help ensure you survive the hurricane.

1. Listen to the radio or TV for information.
2. Know your Emergency Shelters.
3. Police, Fire and Ambulance – Emergency number: 999

Sources:

www.cdera.org
www.fema.gov
www.stormcarib.com

Realestate Property for sale

For sale! A beautiful property in Grants Lane, Goodwill. This property is fully furnished and comes with 16 rooms and lawn.

The Winifred Apartment Complex was constructed in 2004 with some of the finest materials and hardware items sold by E.H. Charles & Co. Ltd and subsequently furnished by specially ordered items chosen to suit a luxurious warm sheltered design. Built by the trademark professional standard set by Mr. Egbert Charles and illustrated through his exemplary services in Dominica’s developing building and construction industry, Winifred’s House gives you the sincere notion to crown it “Home”!

Your Disaster Supplies

» Flashlight and extra batteries
» Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries
» First aid kit and sanitary products (soap, bleach etc)
» Non-perishable (canned food) and water
» Essential medicines
» Cash and credit cards
» Sturdy shoes, warm clothes, extra towels and blankets.
» Extra tools for clearing after storm: cutlasses, shovels etc.
» Ample supply of fuel in vehicles. Develop an emergency communication plan

E. H. Charles & Co. Ltd

P. O. Box 213, Roseau, Dominica

Tel: 1+ (767) 448-2390
Fax: 1+ (767) 448-5795

Hours of Business:
Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 1:00 pm