Hurricane Irma

Dear Waterside Homeowner,

 

As we are sure you are aware, there are two hurricanes approaching the United States with the possibility of affecting weather here in beautiful Sussex County Delaware.

 

Time to batten down the hatches!  If we prepare, we will probably get nothing, but if we don’t….  In that vein, we have storing all the pool furniture, covered the pool, requested the fountains be turned off, updated all websites (http://www.watersidecommunity.org) with the information in this E-mail, and have requested the irrigation company to turn off the irrigation.  Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

 

We invite owners/residents to please take this time of “calm before the storm” to store/tie down any potential projectiles such as outdoor furniture, umbrellas, grills, lawn ornaments, trash cans, etc.

 

We are preparing for several possible scenarios.

 

The first is we get a rain event, IE the storm(s) misses us.  We have already notified vendors to modify what they can prior to Tuesday/Wednesday regarding irrigation, and fountains.

 

In the event we are in the path of the storm(s), we have a team of over 50 workers, the staff of one of our landscaping vendors along with various pieces of equipment, ready to go out and remove/store any pool furniture onsite.  We also have the full staff of a tree company to do the same as well as be ready to remove any felled trees ASAP from SeaScape managed properties exclusively.  In the event your community does not have adequate storage for pool furniture or other items we need to stow away for the storm, we have secured the use of a warehouse space in Lewes for safe keeping until the storm is over.

 

We would be thrilled if it just misses us all together. That said, we have been preparing for two days for the possibility of being hit by one of these storms. We have taken precautions in the community to prepare for as many situations as possible. We have available resources who can respond along with your contracted vendors for windblown debris cleanup, protecting the associations assets and swiftly clearing of emergency situations.

 

We wanted you to be aware of the unique challenges that we face, so you will know what to expect from the Associations storm preparation efforts. As homeowners, you certainly will have a keen interest in monitoring the weather conditions on Delmarva. Below we have provided links to both power companies serving lower Delaware, local television and radio stations, and various government agencies who are responsible for monitoring and reporting weather emergencies.

 

We hope that you find this information useful and we will update the community web sites as often as possible during this weather event.

 

 

Rehoboth Beach Live Cameras

http://www.visitdebeaches.com/rehoboth-beach-boardwalk-webcam

 

DelDOT Traffic Conditions and Traffic Cameras

http://www.deldot.gov/information/travel_advisory/#trafficBox3

 

Delaware Emergency Management

http://www.dema.delaware.gov/information/weather.shtml

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

http://www.noaa.gov/

 

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