There has been some interest in having a forum for discussion within the Woodlake community, so to that end your website admin is developing a discussion board that can be found on the Woodlake Villas website. This feature, although “live”, is still under development, and I invite you to join, explore, and give me some feedback, via the discussion board, of course. Click “Discussion Board” on the menu bar and you will be taken to step-by-step directions for how to sign up if you’d like to join the discussion. I’ll post updates about upcoming changes to the board, as well as the website itself, as they happen.
As you all know, Halloween is this coming Wednesday, October 31st. In previous years we have asked that everyone planning to participate in the activities and pass out treats to leave their front entrance lights on. Given the number of lights with photocells and motion detectors, you may end up going to several non-participating units. This year, not only are we asking you to turn on the lights, but also to post this notice on your door if you are participating in Halloween, with the pumpkin face side showing out. When going door to door, look for this notice. If you do not see this notice posted, move on to the next villa. As residents “trick or treat” throughout the property, keep an eye out for children moving from building to building and crossing streets.
Have a good and safe time!!
Como todos saben, Halloween es este miercoles 31 de octubre. En afios anteriores, hemos pedido que todos los que planean participar en las actividades y repartan golosinas para que dejen las luces de entrada en la entrada. Dada la cantidad de luces con fotocelulas y detectores de movimiento, puede terminar yendo a varias unidades no participantes. Este ano, no solo te estamos pidiendo que enciendas las luces, sino que tambien publiques este aviso en tu puerta si estas participando en Halloween, con el lado de la calabaza mirando hacia afuera. Cuando vaya de puerta en puerta, busque este aviso. Si no ve este aviso publicado, pase a la siguiente villa. Mientras los residentes “engafian 0 tratan” en toda la propiedad, este atento a los nifios que se mueven de un edificio a otro y cruzan las calles. Que tengas un buen momento y seguro !!
An update on a few items related to the property as well as the approach of Hurricane Michael. As with Florence, the forecast varies as to how high the winds may be and how much rain we may receive. With the hurricane now at CAT 4 status it very well could still be packing a good punch when it passes through our area so we are now installing the shutters at the fitness center and preparing for potential high winds. We have also cleaned out all known drainage issues on the property and the on-site crew has also eliminated a potential flood issue in the Mathews Drive system that would result in a back-up in our ability to drain the lagoons and avoid potential flooding. With winds predicted to arrive starting tonight and going through tomorrow, we are toggling the gates open this evening to avoid any wind, tree or electrical issues with the gate systems. Also, it appears that one of the electrical contactors on the property that controls several of the outdoor pole light circuits burned up last night. This requires a new contactor to be installed and we are attempting to locate the part right now. It will take several hours to change out without any further complications or problems. Given everything going on at the moment, it may take a few days before this repair is completed.
We’keep you all informed of any further developments or other information you may need to know. Everybody be safe!
The new play area at the back side of the property located behind unit # 180 will be closed for maintenance until further notice. We have discovered a bug infestation and a fugus issue that has weakened the grass. We are now treating the grass with an insecticide and fungicide and this area will remain closed until the grass is healthy again. Once this area becomes healthy and no signs of insects or fugus, we will reopen the play area. Parents, please pass this message on to your children. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
La nueva área de juego en la parte posterior de la propiedad ubicada detrás de la unidad n. ° 180 estará cerrada por mantenimiento hasta nuevo aviso. Hemos descubierto una infestación de insectos y un problema de fugus que ha debilitado la hierba. Ahora estamos tratando la hierba con un insecticida y un fungicida y esta área permanecerá cerrada hasta que la hierba vuelva a estar sana. Una vez que esta área se vuelva sana y no haya señales de insectos o fugus, volveremos a abrir en el área de juego. Padres, por favor pasen este mensaje a sus hijos. Gracias por su cooperación en este asunto.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) released its 8:00 p.m. update on the projected path of Hurricane Florence. The NHC advises that Hurricane Florence is moving northwest at 16 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. Please click on the attached image for more details.
There is still uncertaintly on what impact this storm may have on Beaufort County, so please continue to plan ahead. State, county and municipal emergency management officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Florence. Resources to support a hurricane/major storm operation are here and standing by in the event they are needed.
Beaufort County residents and guests can expect to see law enforcement officers from state, county and municipal agencies, as well as Army National Guard and South Carolina Department of Transportation personnel positioned at traffic control points on U.S. 278 and U.S. 21. Those personnel are positioned at the traffic control points to monitor the flow of traffic and to implement lane reversals if necessary.
If lane reversals to ease the flow of traffic becomes necessary, you will be advised as far in advance as possible. At this time, driving is not being restricted in Beaufort County and all bridges to access Beaufort County’s barrier Islands are open to traffic.
Beaufort County is not under a governor’s evacuation order, but we do urge residents and guests located in low-lying areas and others—who wish to minimize their exposure to this dangerous storm—to evacuate south into Georgia, Florida or, at the very least, to higher ground.
The Sheriff’s Office, along with state and municipal governments will continue to keep you advised of developments with Hurricane Florence. We encourage you to remain vigilant and stay informed on the storm’s projected path through the National Hurricane Center https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Your safety is of paramount importance, please continue to rely on official sources for your updates on Hurricane Florence and we ask you to avoid misinformation spread through social media.
Please pass this information along to family and friends. Thank you for staying informed.
Governor Henry McMaster lifts the evacuation order for Beaufort County that was to go into effect at 12:00 p.m.
A few minutes ago, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster lifted the evacuation order for Beaufort County that was scheduled to go into effect at 12:00 today. Thank you for continuing to follow official sources of information for updates on Hurricane Florence. Please pass the word along to your family and friends.
After this afternoon’s conference call with state, county and local officials, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered the mandatory evacuation of Beaufort and counties along the coast of South Carolina starting at 12:00 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, September 11th). We urge Beaufort County residents and visitors to evacuate ahead of the mandatory time for ease of travel.
Residents and guests with limited or no means of transportation to an approved shelter can find assistance through Palmetto Breeze. Please visit their website at www.palmettobreezetransit.com for bus stop locations and pick up times. Traffic lanes on Highway 278 and U.S. 21 will not be reversed, but law enforcement will be standing by if reversal is needed. All state and Beaufort County government offices and schools will be closed tomorrow. Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management will continue to closely monitor the track of Hurricane Florence overnight and will keep you advised of any updates.
Evacuation routes for Beaufort County residents and guests can be found here https://arcg.is/rjrmv
For additional information on Hurricane Florence visit the National Hurricane Center https://www.nhc.noaa.gov
Sheriff P.J. Tanner will hold a press conference for media (print, television and radio) tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:00 p.m. at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center, 2001 Duke Street in Beaufort. Residents and guests will be able to watch the press conference on Facebook Live and YouTube. Links for the press conference will be posted tomorrow morning.
Thank you for staying informed and receiving your updates on Hurricane Florence from official sources.