Weather Update: Hurricane Michael (Updated 10/11 at 8:15 AM)

Brian Ankrom on Thursday October 11, 2018 08:16AM

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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

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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