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Hurricane Information
Last updated 1/11/2017
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IMPORTANT NUMBERS: Print a list of these emergency numbers and have a copy with you at all times. Click here.
Neighborhood Watch Tips
Tips for Home Safety

Unfortunately, last year, there were some break-ins within our community. Please follow these tips to help avoid it happening to you.

1. Close all window coverings.-Keep prying eyes from seeing inside.

2. Install a random timer to vary times a light or radio is on while you are gone from your home. If the time varies, it looks like someone is home. You can run it during the day also.

3. Have a neighbor watch your home and stop all mail and newspaper deliveries.
A pile of papers means you're not at home and check for things stuck on doors or door handles.

4. Place a stick in the sliding glass door channel to make it more difficult to slide open the door.-The more difficult it is to get inside, the more likely they'll go someplace else.

6. If you see something out of the ordinary or strangers milling around, call 911.

7. LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS!
This site has been donated to this group and is maintained by a former Fairways II resident, Mike Bielkiewicz
Hurricane Season June 1 - November 30

Hurricane preparedness should be a priority in your community. The county will make the decision to evacuate based on the projection and intensity of an impending storm. Have a plan on how you would secure your home and where you would go if you need to evacuate. Please take evacuation seriously, plan for the unexpected that could leave you without outside access for some time.

TROPICAL CLIMATE
Tropical Depression
- An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds * of 38 mph (33kt*) or less.
Tropical Storm - An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39-73 mph (34-36kt).
Hurricane - An Intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 kt) or higher.

Saffir-Simpson Scale
Category 1: Sustained winds of 74.95 mph
Category 2: Sustained winds of 96-110 mph
Category 3: Sustained winds of 111-130 mph
Category 4: Sustained winds of 131-155 mph
Category 5: Sustained winds of 155 + mph
Hurricane Watch - A hurricane may strike your area within 24-48 hours
Preparation Plan - Be Prepared
Residents are urged to develop a disaster preparedness plan before an emergency strikes. Plan in advance where you will stay, how you will get there and what supplies you will take.

1.
Make arrangements with friends or relatives living in a non-evacuation area or check into a hotel located inland: or, as a last resort, use a public shelter.
2.
Have a transportation plan for emergencies.
3.
Tell family or neighbors where you would go to stay in case of an emergency.
4.
Don't leave your pet behind. Make arrangements with a kennel or friend to care for your pet(s). There are Hotels that will accept pets with prior registration.

Before Evacuating Secure You¡¦re Home/Condo
Take down and bring in any signs, tables, garbage cans, plants, furniture, umbrellas, and other loose and/or unsecured structures from outdoors, including all balconies.

Please keep the following in mind when preparing your home before evacuating:
- - Fill Prescriptions and fill vehicle gas tanks.
- - Unplug TV/computer and bring antenna and satellite dish inside.
- - Move furniture and electronics away from windows and cover with plastic.
- - Turn refrigerator to it's coolest setting.
- - Place valuables in waterproof containers and store in high place.
It's OK to be nervous in bad weather but
NEVER PANIC

REMEMBER: Being prepared eases fear.
TAP HERE for more about planning for bad weather