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          Deadline for the July Issue                    Northern Notes from page 1
                      is June 13                         months. Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms,
                                                         spawned from powerful thunderstorms. Tornadoes appear
                      Mail or e-mail to:                 as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud extending between a
          Bill Thompson, 18583 Lake Bend Drive           thunderstorm and the ground. Some tornadoes are clearly
                                                         visible, while others may be hidden from view by rain
                ws.thompson@comcast.net                  or nearby low-hanging clouds. Winds in most of these
                                                         storms blow at 100 miles per hour or less, but in the most
                                                         violent occurrences, wind speeds can reach 300 miles
                                                         per hour. Tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate
        Disclaimer
           Copy appearing herewith may not be the viewpoint of   a community in seconds. Damage paths from these
        The Shores Board of Directors or its newsletter editor. Nor   weather events can exceed one mile wide and 50 miles
        should responsibility be assigned for accuracy or validity or   long. Everyone is at some risk of this hazard. That’s why
        articles contributed by residents or other articles chosen by the   it’s important to establish a protective location, secure
        publisher or the editor.                         financial, insurance, medical documents and contact
                                                         information to prepare for tornadoes.             miles inland. A hurricane is a tropical cyclone or severe
                                                         Floods                                            tropical storm with sustained winds reaching speeds of
               Realtime Property Management                Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the   74 miles per hour or higher. These storms form in the
                    of South Florida LLC                 United States and can happen in any U.S. state or territory.   southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico,
          Beth White, RPA, LCAM, President/CEO           Flooding can occur during any season, but some areas   and the eastern Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes develop in four
                  bwhite@realtimepm.com                  of the country are at greater risk at certain times of the   stages: tropical disturbance, tropical depression, tropical
               140 Intracoastal Drive, Ste. 306          year. Coastal areas are at greater risk for flooding during   storm  and  finally,  hurricane.  Hurricanes  are  classified
                      Jupiter, FL 33477                  hurricane season (i.e., June to November), while the   into five categories based on sustained wind speed. The
                                                         Midwest is more at risk in the spring and during heavy   Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to Nov. 30,
                                                         summer rains. Ice jams occur in the spring in the Northeast   with the peak season from mid-August to late October.
                                                         and Northwest. Even the deserts of the Southwest are   To prepare for these powerful storms, learn whether your
             The Shores Of Jupiter Homeowners            at risk during the late summer monsoon season. It is   property is flood-prone, prepare an emergency kit, secure
                       Association Inc.                  particularly important to be prepared for flooding if you   your property against high winds and water damage, and
               Board Of Directors, Committee             live in a low-lying area near a body of water, such as   know evacuation routes.
                                                         a lake, marsh or canal; along a coast; or downstream     Trim trees and shrubs now since garbage collection may
        Board Of Directors:                              from a dam or levee. The physical destruction caused by   stop once tropical storm force winds effect the area. After
        David Lindley, President ................................. 743-5522  flooding depends on the speed and level of the water, the   the storm, make sure to separate yard trash from household
        Emily O’Mahoney, Vice President .................. 747-9048  duration of the flood, terrain and soil conditions, and the   garbage and recycling. Be patient – the first priority for
        Bill Thompson, Secretary ............................... 762-1832
        Mike Stevens, Treasurer .................................. 575-0393  built environment (e.g., buildings, roads, and bridges).   garbage collection is to restore normal collection of
        Steve Jackson, Director ................................... 743-1608  Everyone should be aware of flood hazards. If you are in   household garbage and food waste. Depending on the
        Art Cummings, Director ................................. 743-0047  a flood-prone area, be prepared to evacuate flooded areas   severity of the storm, it could take three to six weeks for
        Andrea Peralta, Director ................................. 748-3463  on  short  notice,  elevate  electrical  panels  and  utilities,   the first collection of storm debris.
                                                         clear debris from gutters and downspouts, and consider   Additional Resources
        Architectural Control And Documents Committee:   purchasing flood insurance.                         For more information on protecting yourself from
        Art Cummings, Chair ...................................... 743-0047    Avoid flooded roadways. Turn around. Don’t drown!   natural disasters  and protecting  your property  and
        Emily O’Mahoney, Vice Chair ........................ 747-9048  Just 6 inches of fast-moving water can knock you down,   belongings, please visit www.Ready.gov.
        Lakes And Parks Committee:                       and 1 foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.    NPDES tip: Before a storm, make sure all of your
        Dave Lindley, Chair ........................................ 743-5522  Hurricanes                  grass clippings and tree trimmings have been properly
        Landscaping and Irrigation Committee:              Hurricanes can cause loss of life and catastrophic   stored – do not leave them outside to become potential
        Emily O’Mahoney, Chair ................................ 747-9048  damage to property on coastlines and several hundred   projectiles, and clog the storm drains and canals.
        Crime And Safety Committee:
        Bill Thompson, Chair ...................................... 762-1832
        Welcoming Committee:
        Andrea Peralta ................................................. 748-3463
        Infrastructure
        Steve Jackson, Chair ....................................... 748-1608
        Communications Newsletter Editor:
        Bill Thompson, Chair ...................................... 762-1832
        Realtime Property Management of South Florida
        LLC:
        Beth White ...................................................... 763-0086
          bwhite@realtimepm.com



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