Bartram Park Community Newsletter
We are thankful to live in a part of Florida that rarely experiences hurricanes. That being said, we still want to be prepared for the worst. The best place to keep up with what’s happening and to keep in touch with your neighbors is to be part of our Facebook Community Discussion Group. Please join if you haven’t done so already. Because of the updated and modern infrastructure of our community we typically won’t experience what some of the older communities do.
In previous hurricanes no homes in Bartram Park have experienced:
- Power outages more than 24 hours.
- No homes suffered tree damage or structural damage.
With that being said we want to make sure everyone stays aware and prepared. Here are some tips to help you and your family stay safe:
Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration,
preparation or cooking and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of Sterno. Select food items
that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of the following foods in your Emergency Preparedness
❑ Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
❑ Canned juices
❑ Staples (salt, sugar, pepper, spices, etc.)
❑ High-energy foods
❑ Food for infants
❑ Comfort/stress foods
*Legacy Ale Works is opening its doors to those looking for water. Bring your jugs/cans/gallons by and they’ll fill it, free of charge. Read more here.
❑ Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose
or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two
quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double the amount.
Children, nursing mothers, and people with illnesses will need more.
❑ Store one gallon of water per person per day.
❑ Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for each
person in your household for food preparation/sanitation).
Make sure your flood insurance is up to date with proper coverage
If your home isn’t located in a flood zone, that doesn’t mean you don’t
need to have the proper precautions in place, including flood insurance
— especially in Florida. Hurricanes are unpredictable and dangerous, and
the water they produce is more deadly than the wind. It’s important to
remember that water doesn’t stop at a line on a map.
Get bug spray for the entire family, including your pets
In addition to the waves of both water and frustration a hurricane brings,
there are tides of mosquitoes to content with. Those nasty ‘skeeters are
annoying and could spread disease, so protect your family with an
EPA-registered insect repellent. And don’t forget about your furry family
members — the DEET often found in human repellents can harm your
pets, so make sure they have their own animal-friendly product!
Keeping essential documents in waterproof bags might do the trick –
But if you want the ultimate peace of mind, make copies of your
identification and important documents and then laminate them. Don’t
forget to print out a contact information sheet so you’ll have the names
and numbers you need in case your phone dies and you’re unable to
connect to power.
Keep a list of what’s in your fridge!
With an inventory of your refrigerator’s contents, you’ll know exactly
what’s inside – minimizing how many times you open the door out of
boredom, wondering what there is to eat. Take it a step further by
mapping out where each product is – you’ll be able to grab exactly what
you need in a matter of seconds, preserving the precious cold air that’s
keeping your food from spoiling.
Keep yourself cool with a battery-powered fan.
Once the A/C is out, the notorious Florida humidity will start creeping up
in no time. Stay comfortable with a battery-powered fan, and don’t
forget those extra batteries!
Mike Linkenauger and the LinkUp Realty Team hopes that you find this information helpful! If in any case there is major damage and you may need assistance click this link to find resources. Stay safe!
13241 Bartram Park Blvd Ste. 2005
Jacksonville, FL 32258