Quadvest cares about the communities and people we serve, so we have prepared this hurricane guide. “Are you ready for the Hurricane Season?” It will provide valuable information when a hurricane threatens or in the aftermath of the storm. Quadvest is urging customers to have a personal emergency plan in place in case the water goes out. We will communicate with customers through the subdivisions’ POA/HOA, our company website, Phone Tree and 740 am radio. Please keep the phone lines open for emergency such as reporting a fire at a water plant.
Preparing for a Storm. This link will take you to Texas Emergency Preparedness. It has updated information needed to address the safety and security of its citizens and their property, as well as links to the latest information available from state agencies.
Click here for the National Hurricane Center.
Click here for the NOAA Weather Prediction Center.
Hurricane Preparedness: Are you ready for the Hurricane Season?
During and after a hurricane, the water supply to your home can become contaminated and unfit to drink. To ensure your household has a safe and adequate water supply after natural disasters, take these precautions:
- Store enough drinking water for each family member and pet.
- Store water in clean, noncorrosive, tightly covered containers.
- Store containers in a cool, dark location.
- Collect water in bathtubs for non-drinking uses.
As soon as landfall is imminent or evacuation notices are issued during a hurricane warning, you can further protect the water supply going into your home and minimize property damage by following the guidelines shown below.
To protect your hot water heater:
- Turn off your water at the meter.
- Switch off the electrical circuit breakers.
To have water for non-potable uses:
- Fill up the bathtub.
- Use the water in the hot water heater.
How to purify water
A “Boil Water” notice may be issued after a storm because the water has become unsafe to drink due to pipes breaking. If this occurs, you’ll want to have a safe and adequate drinking water supply in your home until service can be restored.
To purify the water bring it to a boil and boil vigorously for 3 to 5 minutes; let cool. You can add a pinch of salt, or pour back and forth between two containers to improve the taste.