Brandywine Bay – Post Florence Update #1

Brandywine Bay – Post Florence Update #1

HiBrandywine friends and neighbors,
Florence has dealt a strong blow to our community, and there is a lot of work to be done before things get back to anything resembling normal. Please do whatever you can to help out folks within the community who suffered severe damage. In order to try and keep everyone as up to date as possible on the recovery, we plan on trying to send out regular updates as we learn more. If you see this message, please make sure to pass it along to your neighbors as well so that we can be sure everyone is getting the necessary info. Please feel free to contact any of us on the board with questions, requests, etc, and we’ll do whatever we can to help out:

Andy Haines – 919-451-9080 – ahainesnd@gmail.com
Noreen Barrett – 252-422-3646 – noreenbarrett89@gmail.com
Nancy Beszterczei – 252-269-0179 – tbeszterczei@yahoo.com
Rachel Love-Adrick – 850-345-8754 – rlove.adrick@gmail.com
Bob White – 252-622-4634 – swhitegah@ec.rr.com

1) Debris – First off, a huge thanks to Scott Carpenter, Chris Calling, and all who helped to clear the roads of fallen trees despite very poor conditions. Please give these folks a hug, a high five, or maybe a beer, next time you see them. We are currently working with the County, our Insurance Company, and others to determine the most effective and efficient way to carry out debris removal. We will be in touch as soon as we learn more.

In the meantime, please make sure that debris piles stay out of roadways so that emergency vehicles, cars, trucks, etc., can navigate the neighborhood safely. Also, please be sure to keep storm debris separate from all other types of waste, as there will likely be separate removal protocols for each.

2) Water/Wastewater – We have been in touch with Carolina Water, and they are doing all they can to keep the wastewater collection and treatment systems functioning despite the difficult circumstances. To help out, please limit your water usage as much as possible until power is restored and they are able to get things back to full function. Also, a reminder that if your home utilizes a pump tank to send water to the sewer system, then as long as power is out, wastewater from your home is not reaching the main sewer lines. Pump tanks typically have about a 1000 gallon capacity, which can be used up pretty quickly, and then wastewater has nowhere to go but into your house or yard. We were very lucky to maintain water service throughout the storm, so please do what you can to help keep things functioning as well as possible.

3) Power – We have not received any information from Duke Power on when power might be restored, but if we do, we will pass it along ASAP.

If you stayed at home through the storm, please be careful as you begin getting out and moving around. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us or your neighbors at any time. If you evacuated, please be careful traveling back whenever it is safe. Regardless, there is a lot of work ahead of all of us, and we want to thank you all in advance for helping out to get our community back to “normal” as quickly as possible.
Please pass this along to your neighbors.