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Hurricane Dorian – Notice from the Board of Directors

Official Notice from the Board of Directors:

Please be aware that Hurricane Dorian may affect our area and the following are things that you as homeowners need to know and should do to help prepare your family and home for the storm. Please be prepared and safe.

  • Please bring all items in from your patio and front entrance area into the home as they can become projectiles.
  • Please review your guidelines for the installation of hurricane protection for your home.
  • Make sure your vehicles are full of gas.
  • Fill bathtubs with water for use in the event the water systems are down.
  • Freeze plastic bottles of water, which can be used to keep perishable food cold in the event of power failure.
  • Those who are prepared are less stressed when a hurricane approaches than those that wait until the last minute.
  • Check Notices for updates on your community website

In an emergency please call 911.

In the event of common area damage, notify Sandy Shand, Community Association Manager, Leland Management at sshand@lelandmanagement.com

In the event that Hurricane Dorian impacts this area, our Access Control Personnel have been directed to secure the gates in the open position. There may be periods that the gates are unmanned as their safety and that of their families is also important to us.

Hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful and destructive storms. On average, 12 tropical storms, six of which become hurricanes, form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year.

The County Emergency Management stresses not to focus on the exact forecasted track and listen to local officials. For more information, go to weather.gov and click on the Tampa Bay area.

Before The Storm

  1. Fill your car’s gas tank and check its oil, fluids, and tires. Gas pumps will not operate without electricity. Secure your boat early.
  2. Get cash. Banks and ATMs will not operate during power outages. Few stores will be able to accept credit cards or personal checks.
  3. It is recommended that you clean and fill bathtubs and sinks before a storm so you will have extra clean water.
  4. Turn refrigerator and freezer dials to the coldest settings and avoid opening the doors to help keep perishable food during a power outage.
  5. Refill prescriptions and maintain at least a two-week supply of medications during hurricane season.
  6. Store lawn furniture, potted plants, bicycles, trash cans, and other potential airborne missiles.
  7. Leave the swimming pool filled and super-chlorinated. Cover the filtration system. Protect your windows and glass doors with plywood or storm shutters. Brace double entry and garage doors at the top and bottom.
  8. If there is a chance flooding could threaten your home, move important items such as electronics, antiques, and furniture off the floor.

After the Storm

Never sweep or blow yard leaves, pine needles, grass clippings or soil into the street or stormwater system. This clogs up the stormwater pipes and prevents water from draining.

Avoid standing water as it may contain fecal matter, bacteria, and viruses. Do not drive through moving or standing water. Water as shallow as two ft. deep can disable most vehicles.

Nonfunctioning traffic signals should be treated as four-way stops. Avoid downed power lines; always assume they are live. Watch for workers repairing surfaces and follow all directional instructions and detour signs. Over half of the water-related fatalities during the 2016-18 hurricane seasons were vehicle-related.

Need more information?  Visit https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/residents/public-safety/emergency-management

Visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/residents/public-safety/emergency-management/find-evacuation-information to determine if you are in an evacuation zone.

For post-disaster assistance, call Emergency Management at 813-272-6900.