Well it’s June again and you know what that means. Summer time fun, the kids are out of school, weekends at the beach, fishing trips and family vacations. As you head out to enjoy yourself and have fun in the sun. There is also something else that is synonymous with the month of June and that is the beginning of Hurricane season.
I would like to take a moment to offer a few suggestions that may be helpful while braving this hurricane season. You should make plans to secure your home. If you do not already have them, a good idea is to purchase hurricane shutters and have them installed. Clean your yard of any items that could pose a threat to you or your neighbors in hurricane force winds.
Also, stock your home with supplies that may be needed during the emergency period. These supplies should include several containers of water, non-perishable foods, batteries, a radio, flashlights and candles. It is also very important to place papers and documents in waterproof containers. During power outages, cordless phones become obsolete and a secondary standard phone will be helpful. Make sure your cell phone battery is fully charged as much as possible as well.
If you have plans to go away this summer. Now is a good time to make sure you update your phone numbers and emergency contact information in the ABDI system. You can contact the POA Office for assistance at 627-2800. As a reminder for those with travel plans, remember to secure all windows and doors and set your alarm before leaving. Also you can pick up a “Property Check” form, and drop off the form at any gatehouse. You can also fill out the form online at www.gateaccess.net .
As always you are encouraged to never hesitate to report all suspicious vehicles, person(s), or activity to security at 627-1600. Any information on the person(s) involved or vehicle description will be helpful. The smallest piece of information may be the biggest part of the solution.