With the beginning of Hurricane Season (officially on June 1), John Knox Village has plans in place for residents and employees just in case of a tropical storm or hurricane. One of the benefits our residents enjoy is knowing that they will not have to face a potential natural disaster alone.
The Village’s disaster plan has received applause from the Broward County Emergency Management Program. To begin, specific employees have volunteered to serve as Hurricane Coordinators and Building Supervisors. Each coordinator is assigned to a designated area within The Village and will work with Resident Senators to maintain lines of communication.
If there happens to be a tropical disturbance that may be heading toward South Florida, JKV President and CEO Robert Scharmann and Senior Management will host resident meetings to keep everyone informed of necessary precautions and preparations.
However, it is never too late to stock up on emergency items. Here is a list of suggested items to have available:
There is more helpful information located on the National Hurricane Center’s Website (www.nhc.noaa.gov).
Each one of our residents should have completed and submitted their 2012 Hurricane Relocation Survey. If a hurricane is projected to be a Category 2 or above, our villa residents are required to evacuate to a safe location. Your survey will ask where you will be staying in case this occurs.
If you have not yet submitted your form or need a blank one, please contact our Director of Human Resources, Francine Priddy, at (954) 783-4071.
“Protecting the lives of approximately 950 residents and 650 employees during a hurricane emergency and its aftermath is an enormous task that only can be carried out with your participation. Thank you in advance for your cooperation,” Francine said.