Hurricane Drill

TCC Hurricane Shelter Review

The Hurricane Drill     After the drill on Monday evening, our total number of registered residents is over 200.  Tanglewood Community Church is grateful for this opportunity to serve in a Leadership role for all Tanglewood Residents during a Disaster. Office Manager, Tammy Martin, gave her full support during Morning Coffee last week. She thanked the Tanglewood Emergency Response Team for their months of work designing the Hurricane Disaster Plan. Organized by Pastor Bill Burnham, who was unable to attend, he sent a letter, (look for it in this Newsletter)  to be read to the residents explaining the methods of research, and dedication from the Core Leaders. As he stated, ” We have a great plan (not perfect),” plan of action to best meet the needs of this community.

A Special Thanks to John McKinney!!  John was asked to speak to the audience about his experience last year when he and his wife were taken to one of the Special Needs Shelter. He informed us of the great nursing staff stationed there 24/7. Numerous electrical outlets set up for each resident. A place for their care giver to stay beside them. It was clean and the staff is kind and understanding to the Special Needs of everyone. It’s a free service. Please speak with your neighbor if you suspect they might benefit. Forms are still available on the Credenza in the clubhouse. They must be returned to the Board of Health reserve a place for you and your care giver.

Pet Shelters Nearby: (Just Like Home Pet Hotel – 3479 Davis Citrus Road, Avon Park 863-784-4066/ Dawg House – 69 Dawg House Drive, Lake Placid -863-465-9674/ Dog Designs by Dana – 701 Thunderbird Hill Road Sebring – 863-314-9883) They will be opened as needed on a first come basis as space is limited.  All are pets only shelters, where you drop your pet off and then go to a general shelter. After the event you go back and pick up your pet. Owners must pre-register their pets if they stay with Dog Design by Dana. There is no charge from any of the shelter services. But, they have rules and regulations. 

Thank you to all volunteers who helped register, and those who helped set up and take down chairs in the rooms. We hope this will be the only time this year that we come to the ‘Tanglewood Hurricane Shelter’.

Finally, thank you, Residents, for taking time to come to the drill. Keep reading in this newsletter, as there will be more updates sent out each week.

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Pam Batey

Moved to Tanglewood in August 2016, with husband, Steve and dog, Maggie. Retired Paramedic, now continuing my hobby writing short stories and information in the "You and Your Health" Section of the newsletter. Active Member of Tanglewood Community Church.