September 14, 2017
It has now been a week since the barrier islands was given a mandatory evacuation. MBYCC still does not have the electricity restored. Today the temperture (with the heat index) is 104 degrees. Many of the owners that have returned come early of a morning, but seek shelter elsewhere by noon due to the heat and fear of a heat stroke. Ice cannot be found in most places and thousands are still without power, but we hear that section by section is being restored and Duke Energy has posted that all power for Pinellas County should all be restored by Friday afternoon.
I had to close the office today because of the heat and dehydration. I still make several trips a day back and forth to see if the power has been restored and some owners tough it out through the heat. I don’t know how they do it. As soon as I know the power has been restored, I will be back here on the website to let you know.
Many of the refridgerators have been emptied and food thrown away due to the heat and no power. Thank all of you that followed up on the advice. Tom still has the emergency phone that you can call for more information.
The phone in the office will not be back on until power has been restored. In the meantime, as long as you hear a busy signal when you call, means that the power is not back on.
The staff has been to MBYCC on a daily basis and slowly cleaning and restoring the complex. Currently both pools are closed due to algae bulidup and bacteria. It will take at least two days to get them cleaned and operational with the ph levels restored once the power is back on.
Keep us in your prayers and hope that we have power restored soon.