Severe Weather & Flooding
HURRICANES & FLOODING
When the United States Hurricane Center issues a Hurricane Warning, the building will close well in advance of the condition becoming dangerous. JLL will request all tenants to secure their offices and leave the premises.
When a hurricane warning has been issued, it is of the utmost importance that all precautionary measures and actions are taken immediately for the protection of life and property.
- Keep abreast of weather conditions via radio or television.
- Ensure that contact lists are accurate and current and include mobile telephone numbers and personal email addresses in the event of a citywide evacuation.
- Remove all papers, pictures, plaques, hanging objects, desktop items, and other loose objects from perimeter offices and store in interior rooms.
- Move important documents (i.e. insurance policies, checkbooks, business license, contracts, projects, and customer contact information) to interior rooms, or take these documents with you when you leave the building.
- Take lap top computers with you.
- Move all expensive equipment to interior rooms.
- Turn off and unplug all electrical equipment.
- Raise window blinds.
- Close perimeter office doors.
- Leave all interior doors open to prevent atmospheric pressure problems.
- Notify your alarm company (if your company has one) of the probability of a power outage during the storm.
- Remove all unsecured objects from the roof, terraces and grounds to prevent them from becoming airborne and causing damage.
- Notify Property Management (617) 737-8640 if your company chooses to close and leave prior to building closure.
- Report all flooding, leaks, fires and structural damage to Property Management (617) 737-8640.
TORNADO OR SEVERE WEATHER
The U.S. Weather Service reports the movement of severe weather that may present a threat to metropolitan areas. Severe weather includes but is not limited to thunderstorms, tornados, windstorms, snowstorms, etc. If a tornado warning has been issued by the weather service, a tornado siren may be sounded in your area to notify you that a tornado warning is in effect.
If an alert for severe weather is announced by the U.S. Weather Service:
- Move quickly away from the perimeter of the building, and close perimeter doors when exiting.
- Turn off and unplug electrical equipment.
- Take a flashlight and/or light sticks with you in case of a power outage.
- Take cover in core areas of the building such as interior offices, hallways, corridors, or restrooms away from glass doors and windows. The immediate danger of high winds is from falling glass and falling objects.
- Do not use elevators.
- Listen to the radio for weather reports.
- Wait for an “All Clear” announcement. The Emergency Response Team will direct employees to return to regularly scheduled duties.
- Call 911 for any medical emergencies [See the Medical Emergencies section of this Guide]
- Report any damage such as broken windows, leaks, or fire to Property Management (617) 737-8640