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October 2019

Found 1 blog entry for October 2019.

During a Hurricane, if an evacuation order is issued, Florida law allows condo associations to shut off elevators, water and sewer.

Some condominium buildings shut down their power as Hurricane Dorian approached the town, forcing residents to either evacuate or endure miserable conditions.

One elderly resident was so desperate, he pulled the fire alarm in his building, even though there was no fire, so Palm Beach Fire-Rescue would come to his aid, Fire Chief Darrel Donatto said. The man couldn’t get down the stairs to exit the building without help.

“Imagine you elected to stay in your building,” Donatto told a Town Council committee Monday. “You find yourself shuttered in, with no air conditioning and no elevator. Conditions…
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