Hurricane Irma

Afternoon -Sept 11, 2017

Most of our residents are still without power.  We are still assessing damage.

Residents who need to report damage or  problems, please text or call our emergency number at 321-795-9440

Known problems

  • Hope Village lost several shingles, but is not leaking
  • The duplex did not flood or have major limbs fall
  • The quadplex lost screen on the porch but the driveway drained well
  • One NSP home had a major tree fall, but miss the house and car
  • One NSP house has a leaking roof
  • We had to put the two families with a septic tank in a hotel until power can be restored because the septic system need electricity to run

Sept 11, 2017

In Brevard over 307,000 people are without power. COH residents need to report any outages they are experiencing.  Please go to fpl.com enter phone 321-474-0966 and your zip code. Pick your address from the list.

Residents are urged to remain safely sheltered. Police have asked people to stay off the roadways until after 12 noon today. Heavy winds and rains are still likely this morning. Be advised to avoid travel and remain safely indoors during these potentially hazardous conditions.

If residents need to report damage or  problems, please text or call our emergency number at 321-795-9440

Sept. 10, 2017 update

Community of Hope is still under an official emergency alert.  Due to the current predicted path of Hurricane Irma, COH offices will be closed until Wednesday, Sept. 13.  Local weather conditions continue to deteriorate as Hurricane Irma impact the state.  Residents are urged to remain safely sheltered. Heavy winds and rains will continue moving through the area today and early Monday.  Be advised to avoid travel and remain safely indoors during these potentially hazardous conditions.

If residents experience problems during the storm, please text or call our emergency number at 321-795-9440

The next update will be no later than Monday morning.

Sept 9, 2017 Update

Community of Hope has completed all storm preparations.  The storm track has shifted, so we are not going to shutter any resident that has not already been shuttered.  There is only a 10% chance we will experience hurricane force winds. Tropical storm winds are expected to start between Sunday 2 am and 8 am.

The office will be closed on Monday of next week.  The Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled.

If residents experience problems during the storm, please call our emergency number at 321-795-9440

Sept.6, 2017 update

Community of Hope has been watching Hurricane Irma’s current track to make sure we have a plan of action.  It will have it directly affecting Brevard County on Monday or Tuesday of next week.  Irma is a serious threat to the Keys and Lake Okeechobee area.

There are 3 things you need to do now.

  1. Pick up toys and debris around your house
  2. Make sure trash goes out for the schedules pick up on Thursday/Friday day
  3. Make a plan for your family’s needs as to riding out the storm or evacuating. Go to http://www.brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement/Home for information on having a plan. Or http://zradio.org/hurricane-prep/

Stay informed.  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov is the official storm information site.  Click here

http://zradio.org/storm-center/#county has an easy to read site on Hurricane preparedness and links to Brevard County information.

Every resident should have a plan of action for their household. Each family has unique needs.  If you are planning to evacuate, please let the office know.  It is important that you clean up anything that can be a flying debris hazard or that can wash away, like a basketball and clog a storm drain and flood the neighborhood.  You should leave Sunday to avoid being stuck in traffic. We will make the decision on Saturday if we are going to board up on Sunday.

Now is a good time to start preparing for the storm.  It is important that you clean up outside. Do not throw out household items, like used furniture before the storm. It will not be picked up and can cause major problems. Trash cans need to be put out for pickup on the scheduled Thursday/Friday day.  Trash cans need to be put beside the house where they should not blow away.

A good link for supplies is here

A good link for Shelter information is here