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Preparing for Hurricane Dorian

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According to the latest forecast models, hurricane Dorian is expected to impact life as we know it in the state of Florida. We at Off Lease Only value our customers, employees and fans, and want everybody to stay safe during this potentially dangerous event. Although we cannot alter the path of this hurricane for you, we would like to offer our support in the form of some very useful information, links and apps that may help you weather this storm. It’s expected that this will be a very intense Labor Day weekend for all of us, and we hope that you and your family will be safe during this hurricane.

1. Stay informed

To stay up-to-date on the current forecast and weather alerts for your area, go to the National Weather Service website – weather.gov

This app will give you radar and hurricane Dorian updates

This app will give you radar and hurricane Dorian updates

Download a weather app: Max Tracker includes useful features like live weather radar and hurricane Dorian forecast models

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2. Click here to find out if you live in an evacuation zone, and get up-to-date information from your local emergency management office

3. Download the American Red Cross emergency app:

This will help you monitor conditions in your area, and find help if you need it.

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Ideally you should have 7 days of supplies on hand

Ideally you should have 7 days of supplies on hand

Before the storm:

While you still have time, make sure that you have at least seven days of water, medications, nonperishable food, pet food, diapers and any other supplies that you may need.

Prepare your home for wind and rain:

To prevent damage to your home and homes around you, bring in any outside furniture, toys, bicycles, plants, and other loose objects that could be turned into a projectile by heavy winds. You should also close windows and storm shutters. And turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings to keep the food inside fresh for as long as possible.

For more information on hurricane readiness, you can visit these websites:

https://www.ready.gov/kit

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane

Evacuation:

Follow the information links to your local emergency management office to learn about the evacuation routes and shelters in your area. Also, pay attention to the local news. If an evacuation order is issued for your area, please evacuate. Although your home may seem sturdy, your life is worth a lot more than your belongings. When you leave, be sure to take your cash, credit cards, passports, insurance policy information, jewelry and any other important items that you can carry easily.

If you plan to evacuate outside of the area, make arrangements and/or hotel reservations Now. Thousands of people have probably already done this, so finding a hotel room will be difficult. Be patient and look for hotels further north, if no rooms are available in your desired area.

Get gas Now: 

This app can help you find stations with fuel

This app can help you find stations with fuel

Many gas stations in South Florida are already running out of fuel. So the longer you wait, the less likely you are to find gas. To help find gas stations with fuel, download the GasBuddy app:

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Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody during this time.

— Mark and Eileen Fischer

Founders, Off Lease Only

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