Dorian has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane, as expected and could reach Category 4 status by Monday.
The storm is expected to grow in size and could hit Category 4 status before reaching Florida’s east coast by early Monday.
We are providing the following information to help you with your preparations in the event this storm directly impacts Central Florida and your community.
We urge you to monitor your local weather channel for further updates on Tropical Storm Dorian or visit the National Hurricane Center’s website at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
The National Red Cross recommends the following steps to prepare:
• Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service
• Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.
• Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, plants, lawn furniture).
• Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as
possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.
• Turn off the propane tank.
• Unplug small appliances.
• Fill your car’s gas tank.
• Create a hurricane evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing
your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.
• Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register
family members with special medical needs and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
• OBEY EVACUATION ORDERS. Avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges.
• If you are going to leave your residence prior to or during the storm, TURN OFF YOUR
MAIN WATER SHUT OFF VALVE TO YOUR HOME, IF YOU HAVE A POOL, PLEASE SHUT
OFF THE BREAKER TO YOUR POOL PUMP.
Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio - NOAA Weather Radio, if possible
First Aid Kit
Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses,
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address,
deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
Cell phone with chargers
Family and emergency contact information
Map(s) of the area
Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
Tools/supplies for securing your home
Extra set of car keys and house keys
Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
Insect repellent and sunscreen
Camera for photos of damage
If your home is equipped with hurricane shutters or panels, please put them up if you are physically able
to do so. Neither Management nor the property owner is responsible for putting up the shutters, panels
and/or boarding up the property.
More information can be obtained at the following links:
Once the storm passes and it is safe, assess if there is any damage to report if so, submit a maintenance
request through Property Meld with photos if possible. Unless the home has serious damage and
is uninhabitable, DO NOT CALL YOUR PROPERTY MANAGER, they will address all repairs in order of
priority. Please note that your property manager will respond to your request as quickly as they possibly
Thank you for your cooperation and let's hope this storm passes Florida by and goes back to sea!
If you have any questions on how you can better prepare yourself or your home for a hurricane, please call our office at 407-557-3164.