We weathered the storm well with no rain event. It was all wind with 50 mph wind gusts blowing sand everywhere. Today is cleanup day getting sand off corridors, also sweeping up on the ground floor. We got a lot of sand in the outdoor pool, and it may take a day or so to clear it. The oldest section of the outdoor pool fence along the driveway where the flower planters are was damaged a bit, but we will be able to repair ourselves.
Today Michael is on track to move quickly past us to the west producing Tropical Force winds with gusts close to 50 MPH. We have shut down one elevator at the breaker to protect any surges until the storm has totally passed along with any residual weather.
The local weather has down graded the rains to around 1 inch throughout the day with occasional downpours. We will monitor the corridors to assure the plastic and towels are in place.
Yesterday we successfully accomplished pulling furniture in and laying out plastic with towels at the front doors. After testing the doors they can be opened and closed without packing falling. Also the other things were to stack pool chairs and bring in anything that can be a projectile.
Today we will monitor the winds to determine shutting an elevator down and wrap the motor over car to protect from wind driven rain. According to the 4am track of the National Weather Service it appears that Michael shifted a bit to the west.
As Hurricane Michael heads towards the Gulf Coast we are expecting him to arrive here early Thursday morning, so we are placing plastic with bath towel at the thresholds of every front door to help prevent water intrusions with the wind driven rain from the south - southwest. Officials are calling for 35-50 mile per hour winds and 4-5 inches of rain.
We will also be bringing in balcony furniture in the event the winds get greater than anticipated.
This week will have crews working on, and around balconies from swing stage. There may be instances where they need to be on the balcony, but that will be from the swing stage to work on ceilings, and checking caulking around sliding glass doors. This will be ongoing for the 2-3 stack this week.
We are open as of today.
We were able to get parking lot across the street re-sealed yesterday. Cars need to stay off until Monday to allow the sealant proper curing time. Our neighbors have permitted us to use some parking under their buildings until Monday morning.
With favorable weather forecasted for next week our waterproofing project should move along nicely, and if all goes well the contractors may be moving on to the 4-5 stack within the next two weeks.
Elevators have been running a whole day today with new parts without issue, and were used a lot getting FSA throughout the building re-installing carpet padding in approximately 20 units, as well as putting units back together as they were prior to the storm. They should be finished today, or tomorrow at the latest.
We are still planning on the lot across the street being re-sealed tomorrow unless contractor calls it off due to weather. We have made arrangements for parking under our neighbors to the north and south of us until Monday am. Parking passes will be required.
Elevator technicians have gotten both cars running and tested. We have operation once again. We are on schedule for accepting guests Saturday September 29th.
FSA will be in the building today re-laying carpets with new padding that was removed post storm.
Watkins will be working on the eastside of the building on the waterproofing project beginning on the North Side of the building moving South. There will be interruption of balcony use as they work in areas.
Elevator techs on site, and will work until late tonight. We will post results tomorrow am.
Last night the re-built drives arrived and the techs began to re-install. Today they will be tested in hopes that all is good. We will post that information as soon as this afternoon.
FSA was here to remove the last of their equipment with the only thing remaining is the re-install of carpet padding in various units.
Watkins started pressure washing the eastside of the building to begin the waterproofing project.