Hurricane Preparedness at Holly Hall Retirement Community

Posted on: June 23rd, 2022 by hhmin


Hurricane season is nothing new for Houstonians. However, when it comes to finding a retirement community for your loved ones (or yourself) on the Upper Gulf Coast, you want to ensure specific standards of safety in the event of hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, or even extreme winter weather. At Holly Hall Retirement Community, our residents’ well-being and protection are of the utmost importance at all times, including having extra measures of protection for natural disasters.

Since June 1st officially kicked off hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic seaboard, we wanted to share a preparedness checklist and more about our retirement community’s backup generation that can withstand inclement weather. No matter what storm comes in the path of Holly Hall Retirement Community, you can have peace of mind.

Holly Hall is the first retirement community with On Demand Electric Reliability

Even a light flickering can be unsettling when a big storm is projected to hit. At Houston’s Holly Hall Retirement Community, residents can relax knowing there is a consistent power supply. You might be wondering how our community that spans 20 acres can have backup generation. Using Enchanted Rock’s proprietary natural gas microgrid design and Texas Microgrid’s services, Holly Hall has full electrical reliability in all weather conditions and emergencies. 

Before the On Demand Electric Reliability service, Holly Hall experienced around four eight-hour outages yearly due to storms. Electricity is an absolute necessity for residents who rely on medications that require refrigeration, breathing machines, and other life-dependent power-operating devices. Since this installation, Holly Hall hasn’t lost power or even experienced a light flicker. The microgrids provided assurance, heat, and power during the Winter Storm Uri in February 2021, while millions were without electricity.

At Holly Hall, we ensure our residents have a peaceful environment, and providing reliable power is just one of the many measures we take to make this happen. 

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Hurricane season is a time of year when residents of the Houston area need to be extra vigilant. Although the hurricane season officially runs from June 1st to November 30th, the peak of hurricane activity usually occurs between August and October. Utilizing a hurricane preparedness checklist can help you and your loved ones stick to a plan in the event of a storm. 

  • Make sure all doors and windows are securely shut; consider using storm shutters.
  • Secure or remove any outdoor furniture and plants.
  • Have plenty of non-perishable food and water on hand and a manual can opener.
  • Fill up your car with gas in case you need to evacuate.
  • Charge all of your electronic devices and have backup batteries handy.
  • Keep cash on hand in case ATMs are down or power is lost.
  • Have a first-aid kit and any necessary medications readily available.
  • Know your community’s evacuation routes if you need to leave quickly.
  • Stay tuned to local news and weather reports for the latest updates on the hurricane.
  • Put important documents like your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate in a waterproof bag.

Click here to download the 10-page METRO Hurricane Preparedness Checklist and Guide from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, the City of Houston OEM, and the METRO Office of Emergency Management.

Add Years to Life and Life to Years at Holly Hall Retirement Community

If you are looking for a place that feels like home and offers peace no matter the storm, consider moving to Holly Hall. Our Christian retirement community provides a full spectrum of options, including independent living, assisted living, and short-term rehab. Call us at (713) 799-9031 or contact us for more information.