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Westside Waterproofing Project

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We will begin our Westside waterproofing project the 1st week of November. They will begin to bring in swing stages, and at times the front parking spaces may be blocked off for your cars protection. There will be pressure washing of the entire building on that side. So, please be aware of postings in the elevators for scheduling for the effected floors at a time. There may be grinding due to concrete repair if needed. They will be doing such work around some corridor windows, and door casings and always be aware of wet paint. Weather permitting this project should take 6-8 weeks. Please advise your rental companies as to this project for any upcoming reservations through this time period. Water proofing is a vital preventive maintenance of the building, so we are protecting your investment.

Post Storm Day 2

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Yesterday we got through vacant units and made an all call on our intercom system for anyone one occupying a unit that received water intrusion. We also called our off property rental agencies to reach out to their guest in the building as well in case people were not in units when we made the announcement. By the end of the day we had no reports of any issues. We will continue to go through units over the next couple of days. This was a challenging storm due to the fact that there was no evacuation, so people were still in the building, so it slows the process of post inspection. All in all we feel that the rain we received was not wind driven therefore water was not forced through doorways. If anything does arise the unit owners will be contacted. We do appreciate the owners that left us keys to their owners closets, so we could inspect those as well.

Post Storm Preliminary

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This morning after a walk about the building ground level Atalaya did well. Little water through sandbags of some exterior doors like vending area along with some sand on the deck. we lost a bit of sand at our rocks. Our elevators that we had shut down on the 16th floor came back up as scheduled. No visible damage at all. This morning we will be going through units for any issues. We really feel that we got lucky.

Report on units will be posted by the end of today.

8-3-2020 Storm Update

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As of the end of day 8-3-2020 we have protected luggage carts, and sand bagged entry doors to the resort. we have staff scheduled for tonight to be available for emergencies. The storm has taken and NE track away from us a bit. We will still have 60 MPH winds with 70 MPH gusts. We are still scheduled to shut down elevators tonight, and we did post the shut downs well as get up with rental agencies to let them know of protocols. We have let Fire Marshall know of the scheduled shut down. After post storm inspection we will post results. If there is any damage that requires immediate notification to owner we will notify ASAP.

Tropical Storm Isaias Update 8-2-2020

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Even though the storm has been down graded to Tropical Storm we are not letting up on protocols. This storm can still end up being a category 1 storm by the time it gets to the Grand Strand Monday night. By the end of the day today we plan to have gone through every unit bringing in furniture of the vacant units, and making contact with those occupied asking them if they need help bring in furniture, and leaving inside unit until storm passes Tuesday morning. We are posting updated maps during the day in elevators. Also we have hand outs for information to all guests. We will make contact with rental companies to see what units have not checked in yet to go to those units to move furniture.

We will more than likely shut down elevators by the end of the day tomorrow, and naturally let people know  with notices in elevators and announcements through out the day tomorrow. It is still forecasting 45-65 MPH winds with a rain fall of 4-6 inches. Fortunately if it maintains its movement speed it will be here when the tide is low, therefore not being a double threat. Track storm www.nhc.noaa.com and local www.wpde.com for actual map updates numerous times per day.

Unless things change drastically next post will be tomorrow afternoon.