Our very own Dave Wyrsch Jr talks with 7 on Your Side’s on tips to avoid Rental scams on the internet.

It is prime season for criminals taking advantage of summer renters searching the internet for great vacation deals so watch the “Top 7 Tips to Avoid a Summer Rental Rip-off” by Nina Pineda – http://7online.com/realestate/top-7-tips-to-avoid-a-summer-rental-rip-off/761038/

The Army Corps of Engineers’ Contractor has once again changed the schedule of the Beach Replenishment project on Long Beach Island. It will now begin in mid to late April in Ship Bottom. The project is expected to be there for about a month, then it will move into Long Beach Twp.  It will then proceed south in Long Beach Twp, until the project finishes in Holgate. In August, they will also begin to work on the north end of Long Beach Twp. The work expected to be completed sometime in April of 2016. For updates on the project, and it’s schedule, follow the link below for the Army Corps’ website.   http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/LongBeachIslandStormDamageReduction.aspx
Storm Safety Reminders

Hurricane Watch: issued when hurricane conditions are a real possibility for an area.

Hurricane Warning: issued when a hurricane is expected within 24 hours. START GETTING READY!

Act Now to be Prepared

  •     Develop a family plan for survival and property protection.
  •     If your home is in a potential flood or storm surge zone, be prepared to evacuate when officials recommend.
  •     Plan what you will do with your pet.
  •     Inventory personal property; safely secure all records and valuable documents in a watertight place.
  •     Have materials available to protect your doors and windows.
  •     Have emergency cash or traveler’s checks saved.
  •     Put together a family hurricane evacuation kit.

Hurricane Warning

  •     Listen for weather updates and stay informed.
  •     Keep a portable radio and flashlight on hand – with fresh batteries.
  •     Re-check all emergency supplies and equipment.
  •     Clear your yard of all loose objects.
  •     Double check your shed and contents are secure.
  •     Store drinking water in clean containers.
  •     Shutter, board or tape all windows.
  •     Plan a flood-free evacuation route, and know where to go.
  •     If ordered to evacuate – comply immediately!

Keep a Hurricane Evacuation Kit ready to go once a warning is issued. Include battery-operated radio and flashlight, plus the following:

  •     First aid kit.
  •     Two-week supply of medicine.
  •     Blankets or sleeping bags.
  •     Extra clothing, infant necessities.
  •     Personal items including books and toys.
  •     Important papers (valid ID).
  •     Checkbook, cash, credit card, ATM cards.
  •     Insurance information

 

After the Storm

  • Do not enter evacuated areas until local officials have issued an all clear.
  • Stay away from disaster areas. Do not sightsee!
  • Obey all curfews and emergency orders that are issued.
  • If you must drive, use caution. Be aware of road and bridge washouts,   and storm debris on roadways.
  • Avoid all downed power lines. Assume that all have live electricity.
  • Once the storm has safely passes: Inspect for Damage. When inspecting your property for damage, be careful to avoid injury.

To check if you are properly insured for a hurricane or for more information call your local Van Dyk Group office

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