Weather Update: Hurricane Florence

Brian Ankrom on Wednesday September 12, 2018 08:40AM

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Fortunately, Hurricane Florence is tracking further south than initially expected.  But wind gusts up to 40 and storm surge are forecast and Stingray Point is under evacuation for flood danger.

We are in the final preparation stages at the club today in anticipation of the storm.  Please note:

BUILDINGS   The Clubhouse will be locked - access through the front door with keypad.  Fannie’s will also be locked – access through the back/porch door with keypad.  The Bathhouse will be locked & unavailable for use. 
DOCKS   Power and water will be shut off to the docks this afternoon - we recommend unplugging shore power cords & double-checking lines.  We also anticipate losing a few boards – please walk the dock carefully.  Caution tape will be placed at the beginning of each dock. 
CLUB BOATS   All boats are on their trailers and secured.  Club sailing boats are derigged and unavailable for use.
FURNISHINGS   All chairs, pool loungers, trash cans, grills, hoses, and dock carts will be stowed and unavailable.  All Gas lines have been shut off.
FISHING BAY ROAD   Bay water has overcome the berm and has been flooding Fishing Bay Road with as much as a foot of water in some places.  Driving to the Club without a high ground clearance is not recommended.  All Gas lines have been shut off.
PERSONAL BOATS   The security and safety of personal boats is the sole responsibility of the vessel’s owner.  FBYC staff and volunteers are not responsible for member-owned boats and are liable for damages sustained during the storm.  Please make any last-minute preparations you can TODAY.

Weather and travel conditions permitting, I will provide Club updates on the FBYC News Page and on Facebook.

Please  be safe out there,
  -    Brian James Ankrom, FBYC Manager

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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