Inlet Beach Club Hurricane PlanA 46 UNIT CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITY IN PALM BEACH SHORES, FLORIDA
120 Inlet Way, Box #108, Palm Beach Shores, Florida 33404
(A) Definitions:1) Hurricane Season - June 1 to November 30 is officially recognized as hurricane
season. All Hurricanes develop in a low-pressure weather system over tropical
ocean waters with winds circulating around a center (eye) in a counter-clockwise
2)Hurricane Advisory - A message released by the
the National Weather Service via TV and Radio giving early details of the
location, intensity, and path of a hurricane with recommended precautionary
measures for residents in potentially threatened areas. This is the time to start
Hurricane Watch - An advisory issued when a hurricane
poses a threat to a
certain coastal area within 36 hours.
4) Hurricane Warning - An advisory issued when a hurricane is
expected to strike
land within hours.
Depression - A large air circulation over
sustained wind speed of 38 mph or less which has the potential to intensify.
Storm - Same as above but with sustained wind speed of 39 to
mph. Storm tide may reach 6 feet. - Damage potential is none to minimal.
(B) Common Area Preparation:
With the announcement of a Hurricane Advisory for this area the
Manager will call an immediate meeting of all residents to coordinate in
assisting Owners with any preparation.
pool area chairs and lounges, patio tables and umbrellas, waste
containers, pool equipment (life ring, skimmer, etc.) will be stacked in the
3) Storm shutters for the common areas only will be closed by the manager
prior to the storm.
4) The main gas supply will be shut off.
Electric power and building supply water will be left on. But these
services will cease as soon as there is an outside power failure.
6) Elevators: Judgment must be exercised in allowing residents use of the
elevators as long as possible to evacuate, versus the risk of having
someone temporarily trapped due to a power failure. Elevators will be run
up to the top floor, locked, and the power supply turned off.
Lawn water sprinkler feed line valves will be shut off.
(C) Personal Preparations:The
IV or V hurricane is predicted, all residents should
prepare their unit, then evacuate to a
safer location off the island. In the event that a
Hurricane Warning is issued, there will be likely a “mandatory”
Preparations:If you intend to leave for the season, it is imperative to take the following steps:
1) Close all shutters and prepare windows and doors for a hurricane.
2) Turn of water main valve.
3) Set air conditioning at 78-80 degrees to eliminate humidity.
4) Empty out refrigerator, food will spoil if power is off.
5) Make sure if you rent that your renters are aware of this information.
Make sure all patio furniture and personal items are placed inside
In any event, whether one chooses to leave or stay, it is imperative to take the following steps:
1) Have your car gas tank full long before there is
a Hurricane Watch
advisory issued for the area. It would be wise to keep it near full at all
times during hurricane season.
2) Make sure you have the following items on hand well in advance:
a. Battery operated flashlight fresh
b. Flashlight with extra fresh batteries.
c. Non-perishable food (canned goods, etc.)
d. Ample supply of required medicines.
e. First-Aid kit.
f. Duct tape.
g. A small dry chemical fire-exstinguisher (know how to use it!)
drinking water in as many clean containers as possible. Filling the
bathtub may be a good idea, but it will be a total waste unless you
sterilize it and can totally seal the drain - any leakage will soon allow the
water to drain away.
that all furniture and loose objects are removed from the
walkway and elevator landing area, and open balconies (that means
every loose object).
5) Securely close and lock balcony and window storm shutters.
windows tight - putting tape across glass will help, especially to
control flying glass if the window breaks. Duct tape is very effective for
this purpose. Tape may be put on the inside of windows, as it may not
stick to the outside if windows are wet or salt-filmed.
7) Turn the
refrigerator freezer to coldest setting and keep the door closed
as much as possible to preserve food as long as possible after a power
8) Close and bolt
doors and do not open a door during the storm for any
reason, as the sudden change in air pressure may easily blow out the
9) Place plenty of
towels against door bases and window sills to help soak
up any water leakage.
10) Avoid using candles
or open flames as the potential for an "accident" is
too great, and the Fire Department will not be available.
11) If you have valuables items
stored in your locker, you may wish to bring
these up to your unit.
(D) After the Storm
Listen to the radio for possible instructions.
Don't drive unless really necessary. Roads may be blocked, washed out, undermined, flooded or hazardous due to downed power lines and you may not be able to purchase gas for your car.
When going outside the apartment be especially careful to avoid touching or stepping on electric power lines.