JUNE 1 - NOV 30
Hurricanes & Tropical Storms Season
Hurricane season starts June 1st and will last through November 30th. Florida can be threatened at any time during this season. The information contained in this page will help you prepare for a hurricane or other severe weather emergency. CHFR would like to ensure that all unit tenants receive as much information as possible to aid in the preparation for any upcoming storm. A tropical storm or hurricane can develop within hours threatening the area.
The following terms are used by weather forecasters:
- HURRICANE WATCH-A hurricane may strike our area within 48 hours.
- HURRICANE WARNING-A hurricane may strike within 36 hours.
As we prepare for the upcoming Storm/Hurricane, we would like to address some frequently asked questions that have come from our tenants:
Our offices may be closed during the storm but we have staff on-call who checks emails and voicemails for any emergencies that may arise. If you start noticing any damage, whether it may be water or physical damage. Please ensure that you document it as much as possible by taking a picture or video and send it over by email to our office as soon as possible.
You may text or call, at :
+1 (407) 490-4201
or email us at:
Please, keep in mind that these storms can cause major power and water outages,
there may be some delays in replying to inquiries via phone or email. We will address any and all matters as quickly as possible.
Please be aware, we cannot send any staff out to your location until the storm has passed and all has been cleared by government officials.
Implement as many precautions as practical in advance, such as removing all furniture from your balconies. Please bring in all items outside of the unit. This includes items that are placed in patios and balconies. Move all items inside, including tables, chairs, pots, plants and decorations removing and securing all outside items that might become projectiles during the storm. Items left outside are extremely dangerous as they can become flying objects during the storm and possibly cause damage to the windows.
Please place towels on window sills and on the bottom of all exterior doors.
Residents are urged to develop a disaster preparedness plan before emergency strikes. As part of your plan, have an emergency supply kit ready. Be sure to have a flashlight, battery operated radio, water and food supplies. A full list is available at:
Implement as many precautions as practical in advance, such as removing all furniture from your balconies, removing and securing all outside items that might become projectiles during the storm, closing hurricane shutters and placing towels on window sills and on the bottom of all exterior doors.
If you are leaving town for any length of time during hurricane season, please remove all balcony/patio furniture, plants, loose objects and assign a nearby relative or friend to close the shutters. In the event of a storm, do not rely on the Association’s staff to make preparations for you; their time will be dedicated to securing the community’s mechanical operations and common areas.
Once evacuated, you should plan on having to stay away for up to a week or more. Government officials will block the return of all persons, except essential emergency personnel, from coming back to the barrier island for up to several days.
Even if Government officials open the barrier island for residents to return, keep in mind that the property may not be ready for you to return, depending on the level of damage incurred, if any.
Download the free app to:
- Create an emergency kit
- Write your family emergency plan
- Learn what to do before, during, and after an emergency
- Sign up for Alert
Apple Available on the App Store:
Android App on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thelabapps.readyoc
Apple: Available on the App Store:
Android: App on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.miamidade.ReadyMDC&pli=1
All townhouses and condos are governed by a homeowners association and they DO NOT allow anything to be added to the exterior of the building / windows. This includes shutters or wood planks. Please DO NOT board up any of the units without any prior permission.
Please notify our offices ASAP. It is imperative we know this information as soon as possible so we can send a member of our staff to the unit to ensure the patio furniture is put inside. This is very important.
Please, keep in mind that these storms can cause major power and water outages, it is extremely common during hurricanes. Please be aware that our offices have no control on when your power is restored and that local power companies are usually out as soon as they are given a go-ahead by government officials to try to restore any fallen power lines and restore power.
There may be some delays in replying to inquiries via phone or email. We will address any and all matters as quickly as possible.
Do you require special care or special transportation? Please contact:
Have a transportation plan and a pre-planned place to stay during an evacuation, know where the emergency shelters in the area are, and always have all of your important documents in one place in case of any emergency evacuation. Remember that pets are not allowed in most evacuation shelters. Call in advance so you can make plans for you and your pets.
Once an evacuation order is given, you should be packed and prepared to leave. Government officials advise elderly and handicapped residents not to wait for the official evacuation order; please leave early.
There will be no emergency services during a storm, and authorities will not be available to help you. Essential condos operations, such as the elevators, air conditioning, water service etc. will be suspended. The Condominiums could become inundated by a storm surge.
Please also keep in mind that if you do not evacuate, you can expect that there will be no building or Association services once the staff evacuates and possibly for several days after the storm
The following internet links can aid you in further preparations: