Severe Weather Alert: Hurricane Dorian
Sept. 4, 11 a.m.
We are happy to report that Hurricane Dorian has moved away from south Florida and no longer poses a threat to our communities in Boca Raton and Vero Beach. Preparations have already begun to return these communities to normal operations and expect to be completed by Thursday morning. As the hurricane continues to make its way up the coastline, our communities in the Mid-South Region (North and South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama) remain prepared to handle any impact it may bring, and we will provide further updates if necessary.
We are extremely thankful for the response efforts undertaken by our campus operations and corporate support teams throughout this storm event as our highest priority has always remained ensuring the well-being of residents and employees. We also appreciate the ongoing support our residents have shown with our preparedness efforts.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with those in the Bahamas and others that are dealing with the impact of Hurricane Dorian.
Sept. 3, 11 a.m.
Hurricane Dorian is expected to reach the outer portions of the Florida coast beginning Tuesday evening as the storm makes its way up the Atlantic coastline. At this time there have been no power outages or other issues reported in the south Florida area. Extra staffing will continue to remain in place within our campuses in Boca Raton and Vero Beach, and our residents and staff are in good spirits as they wait for the storm to pass. We truly value the positive spirit, support and Loving-Kindness that our residents and staff have shown throughout this storm event. We will continue to post updates on any new developments related to storm.
Sept. 2, 11 a.m.
The latest storm models continue to indicate the track of Hurricane Dorian to impact the Florida eastern coast beginning Monday evening, with tropical force conditions through mid-week. We continue to follow our severe weather protocols in our Boca Raton and Vero Beach communities. All regularly scheduled and assigned staff are scheduled to be at the community by 3 p.m. with campus lockdown occurring at 7 p.m. Each campus is ready and well prepared to handle the effects the storm may bring in the coming days. Barring any new developments our next update will occur on Tuesday.
Sept. 1, 1 p.m.
We continue to monitor the latest reports on the track of Hurricane Dorian. The majority of models continue to indicate a northern track along the east coast of Florida with tropical force winds and heavy rain beginning Monday evening. Our campus operations teams throughout the Southeast and Mid-South Regions remain on standby and are fully prepared to respond to any impact from the storm. In addition to the extensive preparedness efforts that have already occurred, extra staffing will be in place within our Florida communities beginning Monday afternoon. The immense efforts and dedication of our employees during this important time has been widely recognized by residents, as well as their loved ones and others. Equally important, the community’s workforce has greatly appreciated the support and understanding that residents have shown the past several days. The collaboration and positive spirit that abounds is not only what makes our communities such a special place to live and work, but also fosters operational excellence that enhances community preparedness. Our thoughts and prayers are also with those in the Bahamas and other areas that may be impacted by the hurricane in the coming days. We anticipate our next update to be Monday morning.
Aug. 31, 6 p.m.
Our communities throughout Florida continue to prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to bring tropical force winds and heavy rain into south Florida beginning Monday morning through the early part of the week. Our communities in the Mid-South Region also remain prepared for any severe weather that may result from the storm. Meetings held by campus leadership have taken place with residents and staff to keep them fully informed of our preparations and efforts to maintain a safe environment. Readiness is also reflected with the strong partnerships Acts and our communities have in place with local vendors and emergency providers. These actions and relationships demonstrate our commitment to taking every needed precaution to ensuring the safety and welfare of those who live and work within our campuses. Our next storm update will occur on Sunday afternoon.
Aug. 31, 2 p.m.
The latest reports on the track of Hurricane Dorian indicate a potential shift north along Florida’s eastern coast. However, the path of the storm is unpredictable, and we remain vigilant in our emergency preparations throughout our southeast region. Those who live and work in our communities have expressed great appreciation for the planning, support and communications that have been established to maintain a safe environment. We will continue to be vigilant in monitoring the storm and updating our website and Facebook page with any new developments.
Aug. 31, 10 a.m.
We continue monitoring and preparing for Hurricane Dorian and diligently following our comprehensive preparation plans. Acts corporate staff remains intimately involved with these preparations and corporate representatives have been strategically distributed to each community to provide any additional assistance needed. In addition, rapid response teams are on standby in other Acts regions, ready to respond and assist if needed. Communication is an integral part of our overall preparedness plans and we are committed to keeping everyone fully informed of our efforts to maintain a safe environment. Our next update will be at approximately 2 p.m.
Aug. 30, 6 p.m.
Our communities throughout the southeast region continue to implement their extensive storm emergency plans to handle the severe weather expected over the coming days. Other communities that may be impacted by Hurricane Dorian continue to operate on stand-by alert and ready to respond. Our residents, staff and their loved ones can take comfort knowing that our campus operations teams are taking every necessary precaution to assure our residents and team members safety, comfort and security. Our next update will be on Saturday at approximately 10 a.m.
Aug. 30, 2 p.m.
Acts and our Florida Communities continue to activate their storm emergency plans in preparation for the oncoming effects of Hurricane Dorian. This plan involves a multi-state coordinated effort by community and corporate team members to ensure our communities are fully prepared to maintain routine services and a safe environment. The safety and comfort of our residents and staff is our highest priority, and our communities are fully prepared for the storm with back-up generators, ample supplies, and extra staffing to maintain the safe operations of our campuses. Even activities and entertainment are planned to help ride out the storm. Our next update will be at approximately 6 p.m.
Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Acts and our Florida-based communities located in Boca Raton (St. Andrews Estates, Edgewater at Boca Pointe) and Vero Beach (Indian River Estates) are actively preparing for the oncoming potential effects of Hurricane Dorian. While hurricanes are unpredictable, Dorian is expected to strengthen into a Category 4 storm and bring heavy rain, flooding and sustained winds throughout the eastern coast of Florida this weekend.
As always, our top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents and employees, and we are taking all necessary precautions. Our extensive severe weather emergency plans have been activated with back-up generators, sufficient fuel, water and other supplies in place to maintain routine community services. As part of these efforts, ongoing communications with residents are taking place and extra staffing will be staying in the communities for the duration of the storm to ensure all essential services and needs of our residents are met. Other Acts communities that could potentially be impacted by the storm are prepared to activate their severe weather emergency plans as necessary.
We will provide additional updates as the track of the storm becomes clearer in the coming days and throughout the duration of the storm.