Beach Woods Bulletin, Edition Number 005, Sept. 8, 2019

 

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Follow-up on Hurricane Dorian

The apparent expense and labor hours for Beach Woods post-Dorian seems to be cleanup from the tree residue (mostly from palm trees) and the seaweed washed ashore by the IR Lagoon. See the photo of Jason and the raking job. The high water level and the wave action in the photo have now dissipated. The mass of vegetation is not nearly as great as Hurricane Matthew and did not extend as high in the grass.

IMG 7810 Raking the muck

·         Both swimming pools are open – chairs and umbrellas returned from storage.

·         Pier/dock is open and intact.

·         The crossover to the beach is undamaged, but more bottom steps have lost the sand covering them.

·         Tennis/pickleball courts still are missing the nets and wind screens that had been removed in anticipation of the winds.

·         Entrance gates have not been reinstalled.

·         No private fences appeared to have toppled due to the winds.

·         The picture below indicates that the sea oats (grass) and sea grapes may have helped lessen the erosion. But the turtle nests were not so lucky as many were uncovered, creating a feast for predators and scavengers. (However, the newspaper reported that turtles overall have had a good season. But try telling that to the hapless baby turtles and their mothers.)

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IMG 7814 Dunes Loss

 

Social Calendar Upcoming Events

Save the dates. Details will be on the bulletin board when closer to the event date.

·         Wine at the pier Friday, 18 October

·         Luau in clubhouse Saturday, 9 November

Non-Emergency Medical Help

The Facebook site “Friends of Melbourne Beach” posted a non-emergency phone number for incidents at home that do not require medical attention. An example would be if someone has fallen and help is needed to pick up the person. When calling just explain it is a non emergency and the reason for your call. The Melbourne Beach Fire Department is the unit that responds 24/7.

 

The important number is 321-773-7212. Hats off to Sharon Benner and Francine Munkascy for this info.

 

Free Publix Gift Card

Publix Supermarket (the closest, a mile south of BW) is offering a free Publix $10 gift card to those receiving a flu shot at their pharmacy. They apparently will give them out until Dec. 31.

 

Gary Houchens

321-768-0766

 

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