Letter from Management for Foxwood Residents 10/18/18


To the Residents of Foxwood Apartments:
                   
The Foxwood Apartments’ Management and Ownership take the health and safety of our residents very seriously. As we all know, the recent storm struck our community and has devastated many of our buildings. After completing a detailed property inspection, management has determined that our community has significant damage affecting the health and safety of all he residents. The damages require immediate repair. Unfortunately, in order to complete the repairs, we believe it is necessary that all residents evacuate the premises as soon as possible. Repairs cannot be safely completed while the apartments are occupied. 
 
This letter is to advise all residents that due to the damage to the Foxwood Apartments from Hurricane Michael, all residents must evacuate the property immediately upon receipt of this letter.
 
We understand that alternative housing options are limited. We have already contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make them aware of the situation here. If you cannot find your own alternative housing during the restoration of your apartment home you should contact FEMA immediately for assistance at 1-800-621-3362 or visit their website at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
 
If transportation to a FEMA location is a challenge, we hope to have FEMA onsite in the next couple of days to assist with relocation plans and hope to have all residents relocated within 72 hours so we can begin the restoration.  
 
You must present this letter to FEMA to qualify for FEMA assistance.
 
We can also provide this information to get you started on your relocation process:
There is a shelter located at
Breakfast Point Academy (600 Richard Jackson Boulevard, Panama City Beach).
 
They can provide meals, water, and one-on-one assistance to those individuals who are overwhelmed with starting the recovery process/paperwork.  Additionally, there is access to Red Cross staff at this location.
 
There is a Salvation Army Kitchen at
705 14th Street, Panama City
 
They can provide meals and water. Meals begin at lunch and are served through dinner.
 
There is a Verizon at
411A E 23rd Street, Panama City
 
They have a Wireless Emergency Communications Center open 10am to 5pm.
 
 
As you vacate the community, you should take items of importance with you as you will not be permitted back into the unit until all repairs have been made and local building officials approve the repair work.  These items should include all your financial documents, medications, medical equipment, personal photographs, and those sentimental items that cannot be replaced. Management will be securing the property to the best of our ability but will not be liable for any theft or additional damage that might occur. We ask that you contact your insurance agent for any coverage of personal property during the repair. 
 
Recognizing that many of your belongings may have been destroyed due to the storm, Management has provided dumpsters on the property for your use while organizing your relocation to alternative housing. Please remove or discard any personal belongings that have been exposed to water which may damage the structure of the apartment, walls, floors, cabinets or appliances. Items that may cause further damage to the apartment will not be permitted to remain and may be removed and discarded by contractors during the restoration process.
 
A temporary office will be set up on site during regular business hours. If the Community Manager is not present on site, a notice will be published explaining where Management may be contacted.  You can always leave a message at 850-785-8036 or reach out through email at foxwood@cmiweb.net.
Management will update you regularly regarding the progress of making the repairs and anticipated re-occupancy date. We will also be posting updates on the community website at www.FoxwoodApartments.net.
 
Rest assured that your right to return to your apartment will remain in effect during your absence as long as you maintain contact with us and cooperate in the required processes. We will contact you at least 60 days prior to the expected return date to your apartment home. It’s important that you supply Management with your email address, phone number, and a physical address for where you will be living temporarily so that we may contact you. You must respond to management within 30 days of the notice of re-occupancy and inform management of your intention to return or not. If you do not respond within 30 days of the re-occupancy notice, you will forfeit your “first right of refusal” to return to the unit.
 
We are truly sorry for any inconvenience caused by the storm.
 
We look forward to you welcoming you back to your home once repairs are complete.
 
Sincerely,
 
The Foxwood Apartments Management & Ownership