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Fogging notice for next Thursday

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We will be fogging the community against mosquitoes and sand flies on Thursday September 8, 2016 between the hours of 1am and 3am. We will also treat open water with a system to kill larvae. Please observe the following guidelines:

  1. No persons and/or animals are to be outside during the fogging procedure treatment time.
  2. Close windows and doors during the fogging exercise and for 45 minutes after completion.
  3. Place all pet feeding/watering bowls indoors.
  4. If it is necessary for people or pets to go outside, wait for 45 minutes after completion. Note this is especially important for children, pregnant women and asthmatics.
  5. The above measures are precautionary as the treatment does not leave a significant residue.

There is always a possibility of last minute changes due to weather conditions. We will notify you in advance, if possible, of any changes.

Fogging notice for this evening

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We will be fogging the community against mosquitoes and sand flies on Thursday midnight (July 28, 2016). We will also treat open water with a system to kill larvae. The treatment should be finished by 1am on Friday morning. Please observe the following guidelines:

  1. No persons and/or animals are to be outside during the fogging procedure treatment time.
  2. Close windows and doors during the fogging exercise and for 45 minutes after completion.
  3. Place all pet feeding/watering bowls indoors.
  4. If it is necessary for people or pets to go outside, wait for 45 minutes after completion. Note this is especially important for children, pregnant women and asthmatics.
  5. The above measures are precautionary as the treatment does not leave a significant residue.

There is always a possibility of last minute changes due to weather conditions. We will notify you in advance, if possible, of any changes.

Fogging notice for this Thursday / Friday

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We will be fogging the community against mosquitoes and sand flies on Thursday midnight (June 23, 2016). We will also treat open water with a system to kill larvae. The treatment should be finished by 1am on Friday morning. Please observe the following guidelines:

  1. No persons and/or animals are to be outside during the fogging procedure treatment time.
  2. Close windows and doors during the fogging exercise and for 45 minutes after completion.
  3. Place all pet feeding/watering bowls indoors.
  4. If it is necessary for people or pets to go outside, wait for 45 minutes after completion. Note this is especially important for children, pregnant women and asthmatics.
  5. The above measures are precautionary as the treatment does not leave a significant residue.

There is always a possibility of last minute changes due to weather conditions. We will notify you in advance, if possible, of any changes.

Fogging notice for this Friday

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We will be fogging the community against mosquitoes and sand flies on Friday at 1:00am (September 11, 2015). We will also treat open water with a system to kill larvae. The process takes approximately 2 hours, please observe the following guidelines:

  1. No persons and/or animals are to be outside during the fogging procedure treatment time.
  2. Close windows and doors during the fogging exercise and for 45 minutes after completion.
  3. Place all pet feeding/watering bowls indoors.
  4. If it is necessary for people or pets to go outside, wait for 45 minutes after completion. Note this is especially important for children, pregnant women and asthmatics.
  5. The above measures are precautionary as the treatment does not leave a significant residue.

There is always a possibility of last minute changes due to weather conditions. We will notify you in advance, if possible, of any changes.

Fogging notice for this Thursday

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We will be fogging the community against mosquitoes and sand flies on Thursday midnight (July 23, 2015). We will also treat open water with a system to kill larvae. The process takes approximately 2 hours, please observe the following guidelines:

  1. No persons and/or animals are to be outside during the fogging procedure treatment time.
  2. Close windows and doors during the fogging exercise and for 45 minutes after completion.
  3. Place all pet feeding/watering bowls indoors.
  4. If it is necessary for people or pets to go outside, wait for 45 minutes after completion. Note this is especially important for children, pregnant women and asthmatics.
  5. The above measures are precautionary as the treatment does not leave a significant residue.

There is always a possibility of last minute changes due to weather conditions. We will notify you in advance, if possible, of any changes.

Distemper advisory

BVMA Distemper Advisory

We have received the following advisory from the Bahamas Humane Society which our resident pet owners should pay attention to:

Please be advised that there is a Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) outbreak in New Providence. The attached flyer has been posted on all vet clinic and shelter doors in Nassau. The BVMA is working to contain the virus along with the Ministry of Agriculture.

1.The first and foremost thing is: Please, DO NOT SEND ANY CANINES, BIG OR SMALL, young or old, to or from the island of New Providence, internationally or between islands, at present.

2. Keep your animals on your property. No long and wonderful adventuresome walks at the time being. Play groups are not recommended either.

3.The key to disinfecting is BLEACH – 30 (water) to 1 (bleach) – and foot baths so you do not track infection in or out.

4. The distemper virus does not like warm weather or sunshine. It lasts a maximum of 3 hours on surfaces and outdoors (including on grass) under these circumstances.

5. We suspect that even some vaccinated dogs may be able to contract this present strain; however, there are tests being done that will confirm or dispel this theory.

6. We have experts in the US helping us with this, and they say that the BHS is taking the correct precautions under the supervision of our Florida consultant, Jim Crosby.

7. All spay and neuter missions should be suspended at present due to the possibility of transferring infection from dog to dog.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact us at the BHS 323-5138/325-6742, Jim Crosby 463-4095, or Dr. Valentino Grant at Palmdale Vet Clinic 325-1354.

We want the well-being of all animals in the Bahamas to be foremost. Please see the attached flyer for symptoms to watch out for. People do not contract this disease, nor do cats. If your dog is showing symptoms, please contact your vet immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

Please note that the BHS will be closed except for emergencies on Thursday, July 10th, for Bahamas Independence Day.

Important notice for pet owners

notice for pet owners

Dangerous dogs

There have been legitimate concerns raised by certain residents about dangerous dogs that reside within Sandyport. Whilst the Restrictive Covenants stipulate the weight limit of dogs to those under 50lbs, the Board determined that this should be aggressively enforced where animals are considered dangerous, and have been reported to the main office on more than one occasion. The relevant Restrictive Covenant reads as follows:

No swine cows horses poultry or objectionable animals or creatures shall be kept raised or maintained PROVIDED ALWAYS that a single dog weighing less than fifty (50) pounds when adult and a single cat shall not be deemed to be objectionable animals and providing nevertheless that they do not constitute a nuisance that they are normally kept inside the house and that they are not bred regularly.

Pet waste on common areas

We would like to remind all residents that the recreation areas are for the enjoyment of the whole community and, as such, we appreciate the co-operation of owners disposing of their pet waste at one of the conveniently located stations.

Pet waste on private property

Please ensure that the garden areas of the property are kept free of pet waste as the gardening personnel do not service affected areas.

We appreciate your assistance in improving our community.

 

Tropical storm Sandy

Residents should make preparations for Tropical Storm Sandy. We therefore recommend that all boats and other property that is at risk of damage or becoming a projectile be secured. In addition we urge that all construction material be secured and debris removed or covered. We also advise following these guidelines if appropriate in the event that the storm is upgraded to a hurricane:

What to do now

  • Prepare an Evacuation Plan.
  • Be certain you have adequate insurance on your home and its contents. This should include Flood Insurance through your home insurance carrier and wind and hail coverage. Review your insurance coverage in detail with your agent.
  • Ask your insurance agent or company what you can do to reduce your chance of loss, such as installing hurricane shutters.
  • Photograph or videotape your home and contents for insurance purposes.
  • Make copies of family and personal records.
  • Do not assume that the government will be able to provide for your needs. You must take steps to be self-sufficient. Be prepared: Make sure you have food, clothing, medication, and other supplies available for a week or more. During an emergency or recovery operation, public agencies will be flooded with requests for assistance. Resources will be and should be directed to the most vulnerable and needy members of the greater community.

When a hurricane watch is issued

  • Keep tuned to a local radio or television station for the latest National Weather Service advisories, as well as special instructions from local government.
  • Check battery-powered equipment. Your battery-operated radio could be your only source of information, and flashlights will be needed if utility services are interrupted. Buy extra batteries.
  • Keep your car fueled should evacuation become necessary. Also, service stations may be inoperable after the storm strikes.
  • Store drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, and bottles as the water system may be contaminated or damaged by the storm.
  • Obtain extra prescription medications and medical supplies.
  • Many people board their windows or protect them with storm shutters. Windows are broken mainly from wind-driven debris. Wind pressure may break large windows, garage doors, and double-entry doors. The taping of windows does not keep the glass from breaking; it merely keeps broken glass in a more confined area. If desired, install hurricane shutters/window boards on all unprotected windows. This may prevent tree limbs or debris from breaking windows.
  • Secure outdoor objects that might become debris. Garbage cans, garden tools, toys, signs, porch furniture, and a number of other harmless items become deadly missiles in hurricane winds.
  • Fasten your boat securely well before the storm arrives, or move it early to a designated safe area. We suggest tying an anchor into the middle of the canal for the bow line and another for the port in order to prevent the boat hitting the bulk heads or ending up on the bank. Do not stay on the boat.
  • Trim back dead wood from trees and remove branches and coconuts from coconut trees.
  • Park extra vehicle(s) in the garage and remove any from carports.
  • If you have a swimming pool, cover the pump filter.
  • If told to do so, shut off water, electricity, and gas
  • Turn off gas at any outdoor propane tanks.
  • Take down flags that may be flying.
  • Disconnect power and cable to your television sets, but keep one set on to receive last minute news and instructions.
  • Do not leave any pet(s) outside or tied up during a hurricane.
  • Make certain pets are wearing collars with current ID. Use adhesive tape and an indelible pen if ID is not current, and tape to pet’s collar.
  • The floods and flash floods brought by the torrential rains of a hurricane are dangerous. Even though hurricanes weaken rapidly as they move inland, the remnants of the storm can bring 6 to 12 inches of rainfall to the area it crosses. Sandyport Drive is prone to flooding so please take the necessary precautions.

During the hurricane

  • TAKE COVER – Remain indoors during the hurricane. Blowing debris can injure and kill. Travel is extremely dangerous. Be especially aware of the “eye” of the hurricane. If the storm center passes directly overhead, there will be a lull in the wind lasting for a few minutes to a half hour or more. At the other side of the eye, the winds will increase rapidly to hurricane force and will come from the opposite direction.
  • STORM SURGE – Storm surge is a great dome of water often 50 miles wide, which sweeps across the coastline near where the eye of the hurricane makes landfall. The surge, aided by the hammering effect of breaking waves, is like a giant bulldozer sweeping everything in its path. The stronger the hurricane, the higher the storm surge. This is unquestionably the most dangerous part of the hurricane. Nine out of ten hurricane fatalities are caused by the storm surge.
  • FLOODS – The floods and flash floods brought by the torrential rains of a hurricane are dangerous killers. Even though hurricanes weaken rapidly as they move inland, the remnants of the storm can bring 6 to 12 inches of rainfall to the area it crosses. The resulting floods have caused great damage and loss of life.
  • WINDS – The winds of a hurricane (74 miles per hour or more) can be very dangerous. For some structures, wind force is sufficient to cause destruction. Wooden structures are particularly vulnerable to hurricane winds that can spawn tornadoes, which contribute to incredible destruction. The greatest threat from hurricane winds is their cargo of debris—a deadly barrage of flying missiles such as lawn furniture, signs, roofing, trees, siding, etc.

Health notice for pet owners

We have just been informed of a tick disease previously unknown in the Bahamas called EHRLICHIA EWINGII. This has been diagnosed by a leading US laboratory after extensive tests. It was caught here in Sandyport as the dog had not been out of the community during the incubation period.

Current standard tests by Bahamian vets do not cover this tick disease and the animal will get a clear test when it is, in fact, infected. It is most important that any animal showing tick disease symptoms should also be tested for EHRLICHIA EWINGII if the standard tests show negative. Currently, a local vet will not think there is any need to test for this disease.

Thank you to Tim R. for bringing awareness of this matter to the community.