Residents Hurricane Plan

When a Hurricane Watch is Issued for Our Area

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  • Inform the MTN office of your plans during the hurricane i.e. where you will be staying, emergency contact information, etc.
  • Obtain a Re-Entry Permit from the Palm Beach Shores Police Department.
  • Check often for official bulletins on radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio
  • Fuel car
  • Stock up on canned provisions
  • Check supplies of special medicines and drugs. Inform the Maintenance Supervisor of medications that may need refrigeration.
  • Check batteries for radio and flashlights
  • Secure lawn furniture and other loose material outdoors. Remove ALL items from balconies.
  • Board or shutter windows to prevent shattering
  • Wedge sliding glass doors to prevent their lifting from their tracks
  • Out of town owners should coordinate with a local resident (other than MTN maintenance personnel) to ready his/her apartment prior to a storm.

When a Hurricane Warning is Issued for Our Area

…and you plan to stay in the building:
  • Inform the MTN office of your plans during the hurricane i.e. where you will be staying, emergency contact information, etc.
  • Leave areas which might be affected by storm tide or stream flooding. *Obey mandatory evacuation instructions.
  • Stay turned to radio, TV, or NOAA Weather Radio for official bulletins
  • Board up porch doors
  • Move valuables to a safe place
  • Fill containers (bathtub) with several days supply of drinking water
  • Turn up refrigerator to maximum cold and don’t open unless necessary
  • Use phone only for emergencies
  • Stay indoors on the downwind side of building away from windows
  • Beware of the eye of the hurricane
…and you plan to leave the building:
  • Inform the MTN office of your plans during the hurricane i.e. where you will be staying, emergency contact information, etc.
  • Leave areas which might be affected by storm tide or stream flooding. *Obey mandatory evacuation instructions.
  • Board up porch doors
  • Move valuables to a safe place
  • Follow the instruction for closing an apartment as described in the Rules and Regulations
  • Leave early in daylight, if possible
  • Shut off the main water valve
  • Take small valuables and papers but travel light
  • Lock up house
  • Drive carefully to nearest designated shelter using recommended evacuation routes.

After the All-Clear is Given

  • Drive carefully; watch for dangling electrical wires, undermined roads, flooded low spots
  • Don’t sight-see
  • Report broken or damaged water, sewer, and electrical lines
  • Use caution re-entering home
  • Check for gas leaks
  • Check food and water for spoilage
  • Out of town owners should contact a local resident (other than MTN maintenance personnel) to check on their apartment.

* Remember, when the authorities issue a mandatory evacuation, this DOES NOT mean they will force you to leave. However, it does mean that in the event of a medical emergency, the authorities will NOT come and rescue you. Emergency personnel will NOT answer 911 calls from a mandatory evacuation zone.

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