Thursday October 11, 2018 08:16AMon
Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm and is still tracking toward Southeast Virginia. Wind gusts up to 50, over 4 inches of rain and storm surge 2 feet above normal are expected.
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 has been shut off to the West and Center docks. Water will be shut off to all 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 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 is expected to overcome the berm and flood Fishing Bay Road. Driving to the Club without a high ground clearance is not recommended.
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