Tropical Storm Fay Affects Classmates

We have received this email from Steve Benn on August 21, 2008

We woke up this morning to see attached.  The pilings are atop the seawall.  Only a few more inches and we will have water in the house.  We are at Sunset Lakes on North Merritt Island and the storm water drainage is overwhelmed.  Many of the street intersections are impassable.  Advanced Property Management, Van Moore, our property manager, is missing in action. He did not take any protective actions and even did not turn off the reclaimed water source into Sunset Lakes. The EOC is swamped (no pun intended) with flooding all over the county.  This is a major disaster!  Don't know how long we will have power and phone service.


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