Landscaping Updates from Greenscapes
As we are preparing for hurricane Dorian this upcoming holiday weekend, we wanted to reach out and let you all know that we have already begun gearing up for any recovery efforts. We will be here to help with any needs that may arise after the storm has passed.
The Client Services Managers will be checking the roads as soon as they are safe to pass. We will then dispatch our teams, which are ready to respond, accordingly. Once on property, we will be addressing the opening of roads and driveways first and then the landscape needs.
Below is a chart of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale and what you can expect with the different categories.
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
1 MINIMAL DAMAGE, WINDS 74-95 MPH, STORM SURGE 4-5 FEET
2 MODERATE DAMAGE, WINDS 96-110 MPH, STORM SURGE 6-8 FT
(small trees down, root damage)
3 EXTENSIVE DAMAGE, WINDS 111-130, STORM SURGE 9-12 FT
(Moderate to heavy damage to homes. Many trees down)
4 EXTREME DAMAGE, WINDS 131-155, STORM SURGE 13-18 FT
(major damage to all structures)
5 CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE, WINDS >155, STORM SURGE >18 ft
(severe damage to all structures)
Please know we are in this together and are here to help. Stay safe!
-The Greenscapes Team
Hurricane Preparation at the Clubhouse
We are currently taking precautions in preparation of the upcoming storm. We will be moving the umbrellas and small tables at the pool today but will leave the chairs until the weekend. On Sunday morning, we will be moving the pool furniture in preparation of any high winds we may have.
Ramco will be taking the gate arms off tomorrow in the event of strong winds over the weekend. The gate staff will stay on post until a Hurricane Watch is in effect and will return to post when it is safe to return.
Hurricane Preparation Guide and Checklist
Attached is a helpful hurricane guide along with important phone numbers on who to call in Collier County. There are extra copies up at the Clubhouse, along with some extra copies of the Wink News Hurricane Guide (you can also pick these up at Publix).
If you haven’t already done so, please ensure that all items outside your home are removed and stored safely indoors. Items left outside may become projectiles and cause damage to property in the event there is a hurricane.
If you would like to receive Emergency Alerts from Collier County, Residents must sign-up to at www.AlertCollier.com.
For more information about Alert Collier, visit CollierEM.Org or call 3-1-1 or 239-252-8999. For evacuation zone information visit CollierEM.Org or download the free Collier 311 App for smartphones through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
More Important Phone Numbers
Collier County Emergency Management
8075 Lely Cultural Parkway
Naples, FL 34113
Emergency Hotline: 239-252-8444
Collier County Emergency Management
American Red Cross
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Florida Alliance for Safe Homes
Florida Division of Emergency Management
For your free family/business disaster plan visit:
Many are asking what the rules are for hurricane shutters?
Per the rules and regulations,
“No hurricane shutters shall cover window or door opening except during period of a Hurricane Watch or a Hurricane Warning that impacts the Community. Any removable tracks which have been installed by Declarant or approved by the ARB as part of a hurricane shutter package shall not remain installed on a home other than during periods of a hurricane watch or a hurricane warning. An Owner shall remove any removable type of hurricane shutters attached to his home immediately after a hurricane watch or a hurricane warning has been lifted. In that regard, if an Owner installs removable hurricane shutter on his home during a hurricane watch or a hurricane warning and thereafter leaves his home, that owner must either (a) immediately return to his home after the hurricane watch or hurricane warning has been lifted and remove such hurricane shutters from his home (b) make arrangement for another individual to remove such hurricane shutters from his home immediately after the hurricane watch or hurricane warning has been lifted. The installation of hurricane shutters, other than those provided by Declarant, shall require ARB approval.”
Stay Safe and Happy Labor Day!