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Hurricane Preparedness

bulletHurricane season begins June 1 and ends  November 30
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Discuss with your family where to meet if a storm forces you out of your home.
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If you must evacuate, leave early, keep neighbors advised if you plan on being away for an extended period of time and remember to take your pets.
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Remember that pets are not allowed in emergency shelters. To register your pet for a pet friendly shelter, please visit the Palm Beach County website at www.pbcgov.com
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Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8" marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
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Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
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EVERYTHING must be secured inside your patio area, when not in use. There is no way to predict when winds will suddenly gust. Loose property left on common areas are potential projectiles! Anything left, unattended, on the common areas will be confiscated.

IF YOU GO TO A SHELTER, BE PREPARED FOR AN EXTENDED STAY. WHAT TO BRING:

•     Prescription medications and medical supplies

•     Bottled water, battery-operated radio and extra batteries, first-aid kit, flashlight

•     Bedding, including sleeping bags and pillows

•     Infant necessities

•     Clothing (five days)

•     Car keys 

•     Documents, including driver license, Social Security card, proof of residence

•     Insurance policies, wills, deeds, birth and marriage certificates, tax records, etc.

•     Personal hygiene products

•     Light-weight folding chair/cot

•     Personal items (books, toys, etc.)

•     No smoking, alcohol, firearms or pets are allowed in regular shelters.

If you plan to Ride Out The Storm

Assemble Disaster Supplies

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING FACTS:

         •    The Staff will not be here during the evacuation period.

•    Emergency personnel (Police & Fire) MAY NOT RESPOND during the storm and will respond only on a high priority basis

         after the storm.

•    Power, water to the building, and telephones may not be functioning after the storm.

                 Our property does not have underground parking, residents may want to locate public parking garages near the property.

Food and Water:

•     1 Gallon of water per person per day for at least five days Water for drinking, cooking and bathing will be needed; store enough for family members and pets before the storm.

•     Dry cereal                                                   *Instant coffee/tea/powdered drinks                                                  

•     Canned fruits                                              *Jelly/jam                                             

•     Canned vegetables                                     *Energy snacks (granola bars, raisins)

•     Canned juice                                              *Bread, muffins, bagels    

•     Canned meats                                            *Crackers

•     Perishable items should be changed or replaced every six months.

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First-Aid Supplies:

•        Scissors

•     Sun screen

•     Thermometer

•     Tweezers

•     Sanitary hand wipes/liquid

•     Safety pins, assorted sizes

•     Rolls of gauze or bandages

•     Petroleum jelly

•     Adhesive bandages

•     Anti-diarrhea medication

•     Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever

•     Antibiotic ointment

•     First aid manual

•     First aid tape

•     Rubbing alcohol

•     Antiseptic spray

•     Hydrogen peroxide

•     Insect repellent

•     Extra supply of prescription medication

Cleaning and Storage:

•    Chlorine bleach

•    Liquid dish and hand soap

•    Broom, mop and bucket

•    Latex gloves

•    Toilet paper, paper towels

•    Plastic garbage bags, ties

•    Plastic wrap

•    Large plastic zip bags

•    Aluminum foil

•    Matches, lighters

•    Plastic storage containers

•    Paper plates and plastic utensils

 Common Tools:

•    Battery-operated radio

•    Crowbar

•    Flashlight

•    Extra batteries

•    Tarpaulin, for temporary roof repair

•    Assorted nails, wood screws

•    Pliers, screwdriver, hammer

•    Heavy cotton or hemp rope

•    Non-electric can opener, utility knife

•    Duct & masking tape

•    Hatchet/handsaw

•    Disposable dust mask

•    Plastic safety goggles

•    Fire extinguisher

 Helpful Supplies and Special Items:

•    Camping lantern with extra batteries

•    Games/activities for kids/family

•    Baby food

•    Diapers

•    Baby wipes

•    Shampoo

•    Toothpaste

•    Denture care items

•    Extra eyeglasses or contact lens supplies

•    Feminine supplies

•    1 gallon of water per pet

•    Pet food

•    Leash or pet carrier, Food and water bowls

 Keep in a Waterproof Container:

•    Bank account numbers

•    Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)

•    Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers

•    Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds

•    Credit card account numbers and companies

•    Passports, Social Security cards, immunization records

•    Vet info

•    Recent family/pet photos

•    Cash or traveler’s checks, change

 

After the Storm – Be Patient!

       •    Stay tuned to your local radio / television station for the latest advisories. Remain indoors until the official “ALL CLEAR” has been

                          posted.

•    DO NOT drive around the city. There will be power lines down and official vehicles responding to emergencies. 

•    DO NOT use your telephone except for emergencies and DO NOT dial 911 unless your emergency is “life threatening”.

•    DO NOT drink tap water. The water system may be contaminated and assume there is a “Boil Water” alert in effect.

         •    DO NOT call FPL to report a “power outage”. FPL has a grid map of the outages and will be

             working diligently to restore power. TURN OFF all appliances except one lamp.

   •    DO NOT call any utility company (telephone, water, electric) to report a disruption in service.  

   •    Keep your refrigerator door closed as much as possible. Eat perishable foods first.

   •    Document any damage with a camera or video before making any repairs. Contact your          

        insurance company as soon as you are able.

  •    Contact family and loved ones to inform them that you are safe.

Don’t Get Complacent

 

 

  Be Prepared 
For ANY Bad Weather

Even Afternoon Storms


ALL PROPERTY OUTSIDE THE  UNIT MUST BE REMOVED and stored inside your house or garage.


Furniture, Grills, Potted Plants, Decorative Flags, Trash containers, Recycle Bins, Screens, and Lawn Decorations

MUST BE REMOVED FROM OUTSIDE AND STORED INSIDE!

ITEMS ON PATIO AREA MUST BE SECURED!

DO NOT DELAY!! PROPERTY LEFT OUTSIDE WILL BE CONFISCATED BY THE HOA AND RESULT IN AUTOMATIC FINES.

NO PROPERTY CONFISCATED BY THE HOA WILL BE RETURNED UNTIL FINES ARE PAID!!