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3100 Southeast Pruitt Road, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952, United States
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8 am - 12 noon
Wed, Sat & Sun Closed
TBYC Unit Owners
• Stock up on medications, drinking water, batteries, flashlights, and cash.
• Have a portable radio.
• Refer to https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Prior to storm:
• Empty ice makers, especially if ice is accessed through refrigerator doors.
• Turn refrigerator and freezer controls to coldest setting.
• Close all shutters.
• Clear lanai area, bring in all outdoor planters and pots.
• Fill automobile fuel tanks.
Office Building, Pool Area, Gazebo and Clubhouse
• Clean drains on Office and Clubhouse roofs.
Prior to storm:
• Clean grills and spray for bugs, then move grills into Clubhouse.
• Potted plants that can be moved should be put into the solar panel shed and/or pool pump room.
• Put pool tools in the solar panel shed.
• Put life buoys and pool furniture in the Clubhouse.
• Fill all propane tanks and store in corner of Gazebo.
• Shutters will be placed on the Clubhouse windows and doors.
Sports Courts and Bike Storage Shed
• Store tennis court windscreens in the bike shed.
Prior to storm:
• Lash benches to posts on the tennis court.
• Take wastebaskets to the bike shed.
• Secure any loose objects in the bike shed.
TBYC Common Areas
• Secure or store anything loose, such as benches and pots.
• Loose boards on walkways should be nailed down and loose vegetation removed. • Any loose objects near kayak racks and docks need to be secured.
• Be sure that copies of all unit owner keys are accessible to building officers prior to storm.
• Park cars away from water and trees.
• Make sure all hurricane shutters are closed and/or windows secured in every unit in the building.
• Prepare list of units which will be occupied with number of individuals in each.
• Set up a building buddy system.
• Remove benches, door mats, door hangings, bulletin boards, pots and lawn ornaments.
• Secure bicycles.
• Move building grills into dumpster room.
• Shut off elevator power after car has been placed on second floor with doors closed. (See elevator company instruction sheet for specific electrical shut down instructions.)
Tarpon Bay Yacht Club A/B Pond Fountain
The following rules will be in effect as a tropical depression/named storm approaches South Florida. Experienced and responsible owners already know how to prepare for a major storm event at the marina. The plan is not intended to supersede the good seamanship and safety practices exhibited by many of our boat slip holders. They are intended to help preserve the integrity of our TBY C docks and protect human life to the fullest extent.
Implementation of these rules is the responsibility of boat owners. The TBYC Dock Master will determine the degree to which these rules or portions of these rules will be in effect.
The timeline is as follows:
1. Before the Storm, when South Florida is located in the official NOAA "Cone of Uncertainty”:
Dock Committee and Owner Action:
A Hurricane Work Party composed of the Dock Committee and all able bodied boat owners may, at the direction of the Dock Master, form and meet to complete final TBYC marina preparations.
2. Tropical Depression/Storm or Hurricane WATCH Issued – conditions expected to deteriorate within 36 Hours:
All boat owners are responsible for checking and properly securing their vessels. (See Boat US Tips below). This includes doubling bow, stern and spring lines, installing chafing gear, removing or securing canvas and removing or lashing down loose items on the boat.
It is recommended that dinghies and kayaks be removed from the dinghy racks for the duration of the storm. Inflated dinghies can be stored ashore, away from the immediate marina area. A better solution would be to deflate dinghies and properly store them in a secure location.
All owners shall remove gas cans, lubricants and other possible pollution sources from docks, dock boxes and from under dingy racks.
NOTE: THE TBYC DOCK COMMITTEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURING YOUR BOAT.
3. Tropical Storm or Hurricane WARNING Issued – conditions expected to deteriorate within 24 hours:
TBYC will shut down the electric power and water to the docks. All boat owners will remove electric power plugs from the appropriate electric junction box and properly store power plugs aboard their boat.
All boat owners will ensure that boat batteries are fully charged to withstand the storm and the potential need for on-board bilge pump operations.
During the Storm:
Take shelter. Do not go onto the docks. Do not stay aboard your boat.
After the Storm:
The Dock Committee will determine the extent of any damage done to the docks and whether they are safe. At the direction of the Dock Master, a work party may be formed to clear any debris and perform other necessary activities.
TBYC will power up the dock electric system after the storm has sufficiently cleared the area and any storm surge has receded.
Water service will be returned to the docks after it is determined to be safe for drinking.
DO NOT DRINK WATER FROM THE DOCK SYSTEM UNTIL YOU RECEIVE AN ALL CLEAR FROM THE DOCK MASTER.
If the water level is above the docks, access at your own risk.
ELECTRIC SHOCK IS POSSIBLE UNDER FLOODING CONDITIONS AND COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Again, the TBYC Dock Committee is NOT responsible for preparing and securing your boat.
Depending on your location and situation, you may choose to:
1) Haul your vessel out of the water (normally the best option and most insurance policies will help with haul-out costs if a warning is issued in your area),
2) Move it to a safer harbor away from the storm, or
3) Secure it in its berth in the marina.
If your best option available is to keep it in its berth, the following steps are advisable:
• Install fenders, fender boards or tires if necessary to protect the boat from rubbing against the pier, pilings and other boats. f all devices consuming electricity except bilge pumps, and disconnect shore power cables.
• Remove all portable equipment such as canvas, sails, dinghies, electronics, cushions, biminis and roller furling sails. Lash down everything you are unable to remove, such as tillers, wheels and booms.
• Fully charge the batteries and check to ensure their capability to run automatic bilge pumps for the duration of the storm. Consider backup batteries. Shut off all devices consuming electricity except bilge pumps, and disconnect shore power cables.
• Do not stay aboard. Winds, during any hurricane, can exceed 100 mph and tornadoes are often associated with these storms. Above all safeguard human life.
A valuable source of hurricane information is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA provides excellent updates on the path and strength of all major hurricanes, and you can track the storm’s progress by clicking on their link at www.nhc.noaa.gov.