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As new residents move in, be sure safety is a focus

Synopsis

Summer is a busy time for most properties as residents look to settle into new homes before school starts. To help with this transition, the Texas Apartment Association is developing some new resources to help ensure safety is a focus.


Key takeaways

  • Summer may be winding down, but hurricane season is still in effect, and the Texas Apartment Association is taking a fresh look at hurricane response materials to incorporate lessons learned after Harvey.
  • TAA is also preparing new resident-focused safety resources, including two new fire safety videos that will be available this month.
  • Resources will be available on the TAA website at taa.org when available.

Many college students are heading to campus housing this month, and the end of summer is a busy time for most properties as residents look to settle into new homes before school starts.

The end of summer can also be prime time for hurricanes and tropical storms—as 2017 showed with Harvey.

To help members and residents be better equipped to handle the challenges emergencies can pose, the Texas Apartment Association is preparing to roll out some new and updated resources focused on disaster preparedness and recovery, along with fire safety and prevention tips.

Two new fire safety videos will be available later this month, geared at helping residents know what to do in case of an emergency. The videos will be available on TAA’s website, and members can share them on their own websites and social media channels to help remind residents of important safety tips.

In addition, the TAA Public Affairs Committee is reviewing TAA’s Disaster Preparedness Guide and related hurricane resources, with a goal of incorporating lessons learned after Harvey and giving the materials a needed update. Look for more information soon on these updates.

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