Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

The HUB on Chestnut office will be closed Monday and Tuesday.  Please stay safe and alert during this time.

If you have a maintenance emergency, please call the Emergency Maintenance Line at 215-495-5627.  Leave a detailed voicemail message with your name, phone number, property address (make sure to include apartment number), and nature of the leak or maintenance emergency.  We will be checking voicemails and responding to emergencies only.  Non-emergencies should be emailed to leasing@thehubonchestnut.com.

Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

  • Make a family communications plan.  Make sure to keep in contact with your parents so they don’t worry about you.  Just in case your phone dies, write down all your family phone numbers and keep it in a safe place.
  • Bring in all your bikes and/or outdoor furniture.  If you have anything on your balcony, bring it into your apartment.
  • Close all windows.  Make sure that your windows are closed all the way and locked.
  • Have on hand food and other provisions.  It may be helpful to prepare a three-day supply of non-perishable (canned or dried) food per person.  During the storm, keep your fridge closed to preserve food just in case the power goes out.
  • Unplug valuable electronics.  Before the storm, make sure to fully charge cell phones.  During the storm, unplug valuable electronics in case of a power surge.
  • For additional hurricane preparedness tips, check out FEMA’s website or American Red Cross’s website.
  • Stay up-to-date with University of Pennsylvania Alerts.
  • Stay up-to-date with Drexel University Alerts.

What to do in the event of a leak

If during the storm your ceiling starts to leak, don’t panic.  Leaks can happen if high winds blow off roofing material or if gutters and downspouts get blocked.  If a leak forms in your ceiling, immediately move any personal belongings away from the leak and put down a bucket, trashcan, large pot, or other receptacle to catch the water and prevent damage.

You should then call the Emergency Maintenance Line at 215-495-5627.  Leave a detailed voicemail message with your name, phone number, property address (make sure to include apartment number), and nature of the leak or maintenance emergency.  Unfortunately there is not much repair that can be done to a leak during an active storm.  Once storm conditions have subsided, maintenance will be able to come out to make necessary repairs.

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Equinox MC - West
3939 Chestnut Street, Office
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-966-8627
Email: rentals@equinoxmc.com

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