ELLIOTT MERRILL COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT
STORM PROCEDURES FOR
OCEAN HARBOUR SOUTH STAFF
STORM PROCEDURES – TASKS TO COMPLETE
June 1st is the official beginning of Hurricane Season. At this point, staff is to insure that communities with generators have tanks filled in preparation of power outages. Monitor the levels on a monthly basis to be sure that tank is always full during this season.
Due to the short “shelf life” of chlorine and other pool chemicals, we will wait until a storm watch is issued to order extra chlorine for super chlorinating pools.
Our main office will be closely monitoring the tropical weather forecasts for the possibility of severe weather to our area. Listed below are the steps that staff will take if and when severe weather is expected to affect our area.
An area is put under Hurricane Watch by the National Weather Service when hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the Watch, usually within 36 hours. During a Watch, there is no immediate danger; however, the majority of preparations will be started at this time to ensure ample time to secure the property.
An area is put under Hurricane Warning by the National Weather Service when a hurricane is EXPECTED to strike the area of Warning within 24 hours. Winds of 74 miles per hour or greater as well as possible storm surges are to be expected. Once a Hurricane Warning is issued for our area, the on-site staff will complete hurricane preparations and leave the property to complete their own preparations. ELLIOTT MERRILL STAFF WILL NOT REMAIN ON SITE DURING A HURRICANE.
When Hurricane Watch is Issued:
When Hurricane Warning is Issued:
When Evacuation Order is Issued:
Elliott Merrill staff will complete the following items prior to leaving the property. Staff (including access control personnel) will not be expected to remain on sight during the hurricane.
AFTER THE STORM: In the event of a severe storm, it is likely that phone service, including cell phones, will be limited, therefore, all staff is expected to report to the main office as soon as possible after the storm has passed and the Office of Emergency Management has given the go ahead for the public to be on the roads.
Staff will then be given instructions to report to their property and will aid managers in completing the following: