Hurricane Ian Update #1

Protective Actions Taken

Date:               9/26/2022        1:00 p.m.


Hurricane Ian Update #1

Hurricane Ian is forecast to continue rapidly strengthening. Ian is currently located 100 miles west of Grand Cayman and 240 miles southeast of the western tip of Cuba. Ian is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Ian is expected to pass near or west of the Cayman Islands today, and near or over western Cuba tonight and early Tuesday. Ian will then emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, passing west of the Florida Keys late Tuesday, and approach the west coast of Florida on Wednesday into Thursday. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the west coast of Florida.

Community Updates

John Knox Village has activated our hurricane planning.

  • Oak Park Pharmacy will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27. If you need to have a prescription filled, please contact the pharmacy today.
  • If you are on oxygen, please reach out to your supplier to make sure that you have enough to last for the next 7 days.
  • Maintenance has begun procedures to drain ponds and lakes in anticipation of potential flooding and water encroachment.
  • Roofing work will continue today but will be suspended starting tomorrow morning as the roofing contractors make preparations for the approaching storm.
  • If you have any outdoor furniture or garden decorations that need to be brought into your residence or secured closer to your residence, please begin to do so. JKV staff members will be driving through the Village to assist in securing these items.
  • We will begin relocating resident vehicles to the resident gardens beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27 from noon until 4 p.m. Transportation will be available to take you home after moving your car. It is important that you do not relocate your vehicle until tomorrow starting at noon so that staff will be available to assist.
  • The Valencia Landing Clubhouse will be closed starting at noon on Wednesday. We will announce when it has re-opened.
  • Bay dining will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and will remain closed until the storm has passed. We will announce when it is open again for dining.
  • Please make sure to locate and test your strobe lights. Should your residence lose power and you need assistance, place the strobe light in your window or by your mailbox.
  • Please review the attached additional Hurricane Emergency Information.