Nicole is on the same basic path though it has drifted a bit further north. Since the storm is passing over us on Thursday I have been trying to reach Waste Pro about our pick-up that day (been on hold for 25 minutes already). I am sure they will cancel services that day but I am trying to find out if they will move our service to Friday or blow us off completely like they did for Ian and we won’t get anything until Thursday of next week.
When I get their response I will post again. I would not put out your cans unless we get confirmation they will be here on storm day (again, I feel this is unlikely).
We now have Subtropical Storm Nicole making its way towards Florida. The current path has it coming ashore early on Thursday. We are looking at rain for several days with some wind gusts possibly starting on Wednesday. There are warnings out for beach goers about rough surf and rip currents already affecting them starting as early as today.
This storm could cancel or delay our garbage/recycling pick-up again and cause further headaches on yard-waste pick-up (which appears to have finally been done on Friday).
I will post when there is more information to get out to everyone. Please stay safe!
Hurricane Ian is now a tropical storm and is located over Palm Bay. Its path is projected to go out over the Atlantic and then swing back towards South Carolina. Winds are still gusty and rain is still coming down. This should slowly die down as the day goes on but please stay home and off the roads unless it is an emergency. Once you feel it is safe to go out and drive please avoid roads with standing water as you don’t know what debris or hazards may be below the water level.
Ian’s path has shifted to the East more. The path earlier today took it right over Lake County and now the latest path shows it passing further to the East. Still please be careful and stay home if you can. Rain and wind will begin tomorrow and tornados are a possibility. Again, please bring in any items around your house that could be blown around. This includes your trash/recycle bins.
Here is a screen grab from an app showing a closer view of the path in our area. The path is now East of us but still close.
Schools, theme parks, and many stores have already announced closures for the next few days.
This morning Hurricane Ian maintains it’s course coming ashore in the Tampa area. Below the graphic is a message sent out by Premier Management. Please stay safe.
In light of the impending weather forecast for Central Florida, we are asking you to take proactive steps to ensure the safety of your community.
Here are a few actions which we have currently taken for your community:
Your landscaping company has been contacted and will be on standby to remove debris from the streets to allow for safe navigation after the storm.
If your community is gated, Premier has consulted with your Board and coordinated their instructions with the gate company.
If your community has a pool, it will be secured and may be closed for a few days due to the storm.
If you have an emergency, call 911.
If you need to report any major issues you may contact the management company at 407-333-7787 and follow directions for the emergency dispatch services. Please use this number to report major issues only.
Some important reminders:
Flying debris is the main cause of broken windows or damage to homes. PLEASE be sure to secure any & all exterior items that could become airborne.
Monitor the progress of the storm through local television stations, FEMA or through your county.
The latest update for Tropical Storm Ian show it on the same path heading towards the panhandle/”big bend” area with our area still in the cone. So not much has changed. I will post in the morning with the latest course.
As of this morning Ian is still a tropical storm but is gaining strength and expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow morning as the warm waters it is over feed it. The projected path has moved it further west with possible landfall near the Florida panhandle. Ian is expected to become a major storm [Category 3+] by Tuesday as it moves along.
Pay attention to the cone around the path: the storm has a chance of wandering within that path so we are still within that area.
I will post this evening with the next update on the storm.