Hurricane Ian is rapidly intensifying and anticipated to hit the Florida coast. In advance, we’d like to extend the following reminders:

1. Mandatory evacuation order means what it says. Do not endanger your life or the lives of others by ignoring that order. Gather your important documents and prescriptions in the case of an evacuation. If you have a pet, be sure to note which shelters are pet-friendly. If you have an immediate housing need, text SHELTER and your ZIP code to 43362 to find a FEMA shelter in your area or visit You may also visit the Florida Division of Emergency Management at for an index of Florida shelters by county.

2. Unless the clubhouse is a Red Cross certified hurricane shelter, it should NOT be used as a “safe place”. And see number 1 above.

3. Let the residents know now that if they have any pre or post storm concerns they should only contact the person(s) designated as the “point person(s) to be the liaisons between park management and the residents.

4. Now is the time to secure all items that could become airborne missiles.

5. Check on your elderly neighbors.

6. Consider doing a full video walk through of each room for insurance purposes.

7. Keep your emergency supply kit in a place you can easily access. Stock up on storm supplies early, including food, extra water, flashlights, and batteries.

8. Stay in tune with local and statewide alerts by listening to radio or TV.

Please stay alert and safe!

Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A.