Announcement: Hurricane Shelter Update

Hurricane Preparedness for Tanglewood

HTA and Tanglewood Community Church Hurricane 1st Responders have come to an agreement concerning the Hurricane shelter. Dr Bill Burnham, pastor, along with the church board, and the Hurricane 1st Responder Team have agreed to remain in charge over the Clubhouse Shelter should the weather service issue a hurricane warning for our area.

Physical changes were made, with thanks to Greg Plank, who has engineered space for couples seated together to allow for some social distancing with others. This would allow around 200 residents to seek safety in the clubhouse shelter if needed.

We normally have at least a couple weeks’ notice before a hurricane warning is issued.  Knowing your own course of action ahead of time, and planning for it, should be a priority now in preparing and purchasing the emergency items needed.


Your first choice is to evacuate the area.

Your second choice would be to remain in your home during the hurricane.

The third choice would be to come here, to the clubhouse shelter.

It’s entirely up to you. But whatever you decide, please make it known to your family up north and management so they will have information should they inquire of your safety after the storm passes.

Our First Responders team is mainly concerned with the 24-hour period when the hurricane is predicted to hit landfall in our area.  Setting up pool chairs, storing food, etc. We will need volunteers to assist us. Sign-up sheets will be made available for the areas needed during our Hurricane drill.

A Hurricane Drill is being planned in the very near future and we will begin registration at that time.  Details will be explained during the drill, which should take approximately one to two hours depending on the number of residents registering to stay. The set up will be close to what we did last year. We encourage anyone who plans to utilize the clubhouse shelter to attend. COVID plans will also be discussed at that time.

Thank you for your patience during this transition of HTA in trying to keep us all safe and remain healthy.  

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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.