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Be Prepared This Hurricane Season


When the hurricane season arrives, it is best to be prepared to face nature’s fury. The first thing to know is that you are not alone, you have to be prepared on your part but at the same time you are a part of a community effort. You are a part of a team and you have to fit in so that you and everybody else can weather out the storm safely and also execute the rescue operations safely.

 You should be aware of the hubs or meeting places where people congregate during a storm. Each county has designated hubs, know the address and route to each hub. There are emergency coordinators to help you out. Keep their phone numbers handy. Also you should have the address of pet-friendly evacuation centers. Carry identification proof with you, medicines and toiletries; do not carry a lot of stuff with you. There will probably be a limit to the amount of luggage you can carry. So keep only the absolute essential stuff. Do not carry alcohol, flammable material, and weapons into these shelters. Keep blankets and sleeping bags, a public evacuation shelter may not have beds and cots. Check if the shelter allows people with special needs, normally all shelters do. Stock gas for your vehicle, but do not keep the gas tank full. Fill it when you’re about to leave your home. 

Since evacuation destinations are based on zip codes, you should know the place designated for you and family. You may travel in a public transport vehicle or your own. Plan your evacuation route. Find out the ones that are open. Evacuate when asked to; do not wait for a hurricane to make landfall. If you stay close to the coast, leave immediately. Do not try to wait out the storm. If you decide to wait out the storm you may not be able to avail emergency medical services. When evacuating secure your home and property before leaving. Have the doors and windows shuttered. Trim bushes and branches; do not keep stuff out that could become wind-blown debris. 

The city emergency management office will decide the best time to return; till then you have to wait out the hurricane in your emergency shelter. There is a chance of accidents happening even after a hurricane passes away. This is because of landslides, fallen trees, uprooted electric poles, broken glass, weak constructions, poor hygiene conditions, etc.

 

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TESTIMONIALS

 

Larry A. - March - 2019 - San Diego, California

I am writing this email to say Thank You to everyone at Empire. I have just finished installing the rolling and accoridon shutters you shipped to me on order 26692. The quality of your product is excellent, and your delivery was shorter than expected. The care that was taken by the people that packaged my shutters is above and beyond, and greatly appreciated. The patience Michael Joiner and his sales team showed me over the weeks I was debating what kind of shutters to by, and from whom, was also greatly appreciated. I would be happy to be a reference here on the West Coast if you should ever want one.  -Larry

 

Mark P. - February - 2019 - St. Croix. U.S. Virgin Islands
     
Thanks Empire Construction!  Job well done with no issues.  I really appreciate purchasing your products.  I'm also looking forward to doing more business with you guys in the future. You guys are the best!!

 

Judy S. – January – 2019 - Cocoa Beach, Florida

Thanks so much for all your help!!  My husband is thrilled with the Rolling Shutters and they look great.

 

Guven Y. – January – 2019 – Malabar, Florida


Thank you very much for everything.  All of the Bahama Shutters have been hung and they all look great!  They are very quality work and I am getting a lot of inquiries about them.  Thanks again.

 

Gerald B – December – 2018 - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

The Rolling Shutters are up and running and fit perfectly.  They appear to be a very high quality product.

Thank you.
 

Jan T – November – 2018 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Barbara, I just wanted to tell you the storm panels went up very nicely and you sent me all the proper panels. I'll be ordering the panels for the rest of the house after the holidays. Thank you again for your assistance and it was a pleasure working with you.
 

Mike G. - October - 2018 - Port Charlotte, Florida

Excellent Product!   Thank you Ryan.   Please pass my thanks along to Bill and the rest of the team as well.   I am really impressed with the system we received.   Thank you all for continuing that quality product with good support.

 
Robert H. - September - 2018 - Beaufort, South Carolina

My Accordion Shutters are up!   The windows took about 1.5 hours each. The shutters all fit very nicely, the material and finish is excellent, and they look very good. They are not intrusive at all.  I am pleased, my wife is pleased ( you know that is important) and my neighbor, who helped me was impressed based upon his window/door experience.
Good job! Thanks.



Marcus J. - August - 2018 - St. John, U.S Virgin Islands

Hello everyone at Empire, Marcus from St. John here. 
This project is being done by me and 1 helper, and we're going back much stronger, with many more tap cons, and wedge anchors than the original installers had done.
Your rolling shutters are amazing, great quality and workmanship. Everything is going great so far!


David G. - July - 2018 - Sarasota, Florida

We wanted to self-install so we bought accordions and roll downs from Empire Construction.  We measured our window and patio and sent Empire the specs.  The shutters were an exact match.  Installation is very doable for two reasonably mechanical people.  In this case it was only one mechanical person and some extra hands. The accordions were a breeze as installation was mostly marking holes for spots, drilling holes, and screwing them in.  Our accordions have locking pins that hold them open and act as a second lock when closed. Even if a projectile breaks the lock the rods will keep the shutters closed.  These shutters are Bertha HV1. They are High Velocity Hurricane Zone Approved. Having seen a wide range of shutters we are extremely happy with the quality of the product we received!!


Jim J. - June - 2018 - Homestead
, Florida

I installed fourteen aluminum accordion shutters which I purchased from Empire Construction.  I could not be happier with my choice.  The shutters are made very well and are powder-coated.  The purchase included all of the required hardware which was powder-coated to match the shutters.
  The company is very customer-oriented.  Michael and his staff were wonderful.  They were attentive, helpful, and a delight to work with.  The installation video on the website made the installation  very easy. I highly recommend Empire Construction to anyone considering a purchase of hurricane shutters.  Thanks again.  Please say Hi to everyone,

 
Steffan L. - May - 2018 - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Florida

I picked up my shipment today at Paradise freight here on St Croix. Your shipping (and your products) deserves the highest rating. Thanks for excellent service..

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Bahamas & Colonials : 4 Weeks
Clear Panels : 10 Days
Hurricane Fabric : 2 Weeks
Rolling Shutters : 3 Weeks
Storm Panels : 10 Days

 

 




 

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