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HomeMy Public PortalAboutNotice: June 10, 1988w• TOWN OF GULF STREAM PALM DEACII COUNTY. FLORIDA .YM ..•\.hf r.'� 118 SEA ROAD "• " -• "o. Al.rer GULF STREAM, FLORIDA •.. ^...., r 73444 TEL GIRFSInEAM d..' "... .lune 10, 1988 vaslla Town MunAyu WILLIAM E. GWYNN DQP.IY Tuwn Cbd BARBARA GWYNN NOTICE TO RESIDENTS chl.1 of P01.1. JAMES GREEN PREPARE NOW!! bear Resident: The enclosed information was prepared especially for you by your Town Civil Defense Committee. We urge you to read it carefully and follow the steps that are pertinent for your particular situation. Pay attention to official announcements on radio and television from the National Hurricane Center and local officials. DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO RUMORS. Please do not hesitate to call the town hall or the police department for information. 276-5116 278-8611. We ask that all residents east of the Intracoastal Waterway make arrangements to leave the island and stay with relatives or friends in a safe area. Shelters are also available (see attached list). Transporation will be available if needed and we request that you take the time NOW to contact the town hall so we can prepare for this. Again, please feel free to call upon us for any help that you may need. We want you to be safe and secure should we experience a hurricane this year, and the only way we can do this is by taking the neccessary steps now. William F. Koch, Jr. Mavor, Town of Gulf Stream CITIZEN'S HURRICANE PREPARATION HURRICANE ADVISORIES WILL HELP YOU SAVE YOUR LIFE... BUT YOU MUST HELP. FOLLOW THESE SAFETY RULES DURING HURRICANE EMERGENCIES: ','hen you hear the first tropical cyclone advisory, listen for future messages; this will prepare you for a hurricane emergency well in advance of the issuance of watches and warnings. ,;hen your area is covered by a hurricane watch continue normal activities, but stay tuned to radio or television for all ESSA weather bureau advisories, however it is very important to take directions from LOCAL AUTHORITIES. When vour area receives a hurricane warning; Plan vour time. Before the storm arrives and avoid the last—minute hurry which Tight leave you marooned, or unprepared. At a specific time, all bridges will be placed in a down position, leaving boats stranded on water—way. Don't let this happen to you. Keep calm until the emergency has ended. Leave low—lying areas that may be swept by high tides or storm waves. All Gulf Stream residents on barrier island must leave when storm is eminent. Board up windows or protect them with storm shutters or tape. Danger to small windows is mainly from wind—driven debris. Larger windows may be broken by wind pressure. Secure outdoor objects That might be blown away or uprooted. Garbage cans, garden tools, toys, signs, porch furniture, and a number of other harmless items become missiles of destruction in hurricane winds. Anchor them or store them inside before the storm strikes. If you have roof turbins, you may want to remove and cap. Store Drinking Water in clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles, and cooking utensils; your Town's water supply may be contaminated by flooding or damage by hurricane floods. Ice chest could also be filled. Check your battery—powered equipment Your radio may be your only link with the world outside the hurricane, and emergency cooking facilities, lights and flashlights will be essential if utilities are interrupted. Keep extra batteries. Keep your car fueled. Service stations may be inoperable for several days after the storm strikes, due to flooding or interrupted electrical power. Stay at home. If it is sturdy and on high ground. If it is not, move to a designated shelter and stay there until the storm is over. Remain indoors during the hurricane Travel is extremely dangerous when winds and tides are whipping through your area. Monitor the storm's position through ESSA weather bureau advisories, however take your direction from local authorities, don't hesitate to call the Town Hall or your Police Department. Pools. Make sure your have extra chemicals in pool and lower a few inches. SHELTERS Following are the officially designated shelters which are to be used in the event of natural disaster: a. Civic Center N. V. Itis Avenue Delray Beach, Florida b. Atlantic High School 2501 Seacrest Blvd Delray Beach, Florida C. Carver Middle School 301 S. W. 1.4th Avenue Delray Beach, Florida d. Pompey Park Recreation Center 240 N. W. 10th Avenue Delray Beach, Florida if you must go to a shelter, please bring items to make yourself comfortable. You will have approximately a 10' X 12' area to call your own. Bring along bedding -, food for 24 hours, medication, flashlight, and battery radio. Pets are not allowed. WHEN THE HURRICANE HAS PASSED: Seek necessary medical care at Red Cross disaster stations or hospitals. Stav out of disaster areas. Unless you are qualified to help, your presence might hamper first-aid and rescue work. Drive carefully along debris-filled streets. Roads may be undermined and may collapse under the weight of a car. Slides along cuts are also a hazard. Avoid loose or dangling wires, and report them immediately to your power company or the nearest law enforcement officer. Keport broken sewer or water mains to the Water Department. Prevent fires. Lowered water pressure may make fire fighting difficult. Check refrigerated food for spoilage if power has been off during the storm.