TUG MEMBERS: Joining TUG does not automatically register you as a user of the TUG Bulletin Board. You must register yourself.


*ads are disabled when logged in*
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 23 years! Join the tens of thousands of other owners here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  3. Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
    Dismiss Notice
  5. A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!
    Dismiss Notice
  6. For any of you worried about seeing the "connection not secure" message in your web browser when visiting TUG, rest assured that TUG is no more or less secure than it always has been! read more details here in this thread
    Dismiss Notice

News: Pre/Post Hurricane info for Timeshares/Resorts

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by taterhed, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. taterhed

    taterhed TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,395
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Virginia
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott's Grande Vista
    Marriott's Waiohai
    Worldmark x2
    Latest summary of impacts by Irma: some good info for various coast locations in Florida

    Irma Producing Hurricane-Force Winds Across Portions of Central Florida



    Key Points

    • At 11:00 pm ET, the center of Irma was located near latitude 27.5 north and longitude 81.9 west.
      • The hurricane is moving 350 at 14 mph.

      • A turn toward the north-northwest and then northwest at a faster forward speed is expected during the next day or so.

      • On the forecast track, the center of Irma will continue to move over the western Florida peninsula through Monday morning and then into the southeastern United States late Monday and Tuesday.

    • Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph, with higher gusts.
      • Additional weakening is forecast, and Irma is expected to become a tropical storm over far northern Florida or southern Georgia on Monday.
    • Irma has a very large wind field.
    • Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles (665 km).
    • The minimum central pressure of the storm is 952 mb (28.12 inches)


    Reported Observations

    • WFO Key West reported a preliminary storm surge measurement of 14 feet at Cudjoe Key.

    • WFO Key West reported a wind gust of 120 mph at 9 am this morning at Big Pine Key.

    • A wind gust of 142 mph was reported at the Naples Municipal Airport shortly early Sunday evening.

    • Shortly before 6pm this evening, a NOAA tide gauge in Naples just measured a water level of 2.2 feet above Mean Higher High Water, which is a 7 foot increase over the past hour and a half.

    • Other preliminary peak wind gusts as of 4pm ET Sunday, Sep 10:
      • 131 mph – Naples Municipal Airport

      • 130 mph – Marco Island

      • 122 mph – Collier County Emergency Management

      • 109 mph – Pembroke Pines

      • 96 mph – Smith Shoal Light

      • 94 mph – FAA Station, Miami Int’l Airport

      • 94 mph – Key West International Airport

      • 92 mph – Molasses Reef

      • 89 mph – Key West National Weather Service

      • 88 mph – Islamorada



        Summary of Watches and Warnings for the U.S. or its Territories
    • A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
      • South Santee River southward to Jupiter Inlet

      • North Miami Beach southward around the Florida peninsula to the Ochlockonee River in Florida

      • Florida Keys

      • Tampa Bay
    • A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
      • North of Jupiter Inlet to Fernandina Beach

      • North of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass

      • Lake Okeechobee
    • A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
      • North of Fernandina Beach in Florida to Edisto Beach
    • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
      • Jupiter Inlet southward around the Florida peninsula to Bonita Beach

      • Florida Keys

      • Florida Bay

      • West of Indian Pass to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line

      • North of Fernandina Beach in Florida to South Santee River


        Hazards Affecting the U.S. or its Territories
    • Storm Surge: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water is expected to reach the following HEIGHTS ABOVE GROUND if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
      • Cape Sable to Captiva...4 to 6 ft

      • Captiva to Ana Maria Island...3 to 5 ft

      • North Miami Beach to Cape Sable, including the Florida Keys...3 to 5 ft

      • Ana Maria Island to Clearwater Beach, including Tampa Bay...2 to 4 ft

      • South Santee River to Fernandina Beach...4 to 6 ft

      • Clearwater Beach to Ochlockonee River...4 to 6 ft

      • Fernandina Beach to Jupiter Inlet...3 to 5 ft

        The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances.
    • Wind: Hurricane conditions are continuing across portions of the central Florida Peninsula. Winds affecting the upper floors of high-rise buildings will be significantly stronger than those near ground level. Tropical storm conditions will continue across portions of southern Florida and the Florida Keys through Monday morning. Tropical storm and hurricane conditions are expected to spread northward across the remainder of the warning areas through Monday.



    • Rainfall: Irma is expected to produce the following rain accumulations through Wednesday:
      • Western Bahamas...Additional 2 to 3 inches.

      • The Florida Keys...additional 1 inch, with possible storm total amounts from 15 to 20 inches, isolated 25 inches.

      • Western Florida peninsula...10 to 15 inches, isolated 20 inches.

      • Eastern Florida peninsula and southeast Georgia...8 to 12 inches, isolated 16 inches.

      • The rest of Georgia, the eastern Florida Panhandle, southern and western South Carolina, and western North Carolina...3 to 8 inches, isolated 12 inches.

      • Southern Tennessee, northern Mississippi and much of Alabama...2 to 5 inches.

        In all areas this rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods and, in some areas, mudslides.
    • Tornadoes: A few tornadoes are possible across northeast Florida and southeast portions of Georgia and South Carolina through Monday night.



    • Surf: Swells generated by Irma are affecting the southeast coast of the United States. These swells are likely to cause life- threatening surf and rip current conditions.
     
    DianeNYS likes this.
  2. Helios

    Helios TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2015
    Messages:
    1,930
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    48
    That is true. Unfortunately, my share of TS in the affected area is very significant with weeks at WSJ, HRA, and SVR @ $23,000 in MF.

    Thankfully, I believe SVR is basically unharmed, HRA I think is fine, 2 of my WSJ units look in decent shape from helicopter videos, the last WSJ looks bad.

    For WSJ that is in bad shape, my ownership actually starts next year. So, the grey area here will be interesting. Basically, I may on the hook for MF charges and SA for something that happened to my unit before I owned it? Any thoughts on this?

    How bad were yours hit?
     
  3. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Resorts Owned:
    Hgvc McAplin & Eagles Nest, Sunrise Bay, Hideaway Sands, Voyager, Gulf Tides, Jade Tree Cove, Cold Springs, Banyan
    Not sure yet how bad mine were hit but based on what I saw on tv, not hopeful. I'll let you know when I find out.

    As far as WSJ if it's in your name it's yours.
     
  4. Helios

    Helios TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2015
    Messages:
    1,930
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Good luck to you.
     
  5. mdurette

    mdurette TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New England
    From Coconut Palms II - New Smyra Beach, FL Owner FB page

    "We were able to on property today for a little while after the curfew was lifted. We did have a little damage. There is currently no power, however the team will be back tomorrow at 9am to begin unit by unit inspections and grounds clean up. We will not have any idea when we can open back until power is restored. I will keep you updated. Can you help me get this out. I can't us my distribution from my phone."
     
  6. Steve A

    Steve A Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2005
    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Four minutes from the beach, PRP, HHI
    HHI mandatory evacuation order lifted. Bridges open.
     
  7. kmsrls1

    kmsrls1 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Saint Louis
    Marriott Crystal Shores is closed. Expect a damage assessment after Sept 15th.
     
  8. TUGBrian

    TUGBrian Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    15,554
    Likes Received:
    635
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Florida
    posted just an hour ago for marriott frenchmans cove:

     
  9. CharlesS

    CharlesS TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2005
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    No reports as yet of damage to resorts in the Bluegreen System. Until Bluegreen can make resort assessments, the following appears on the Bluegreen web site:

    "We are currently waiving any cancellation fees or Points loss for reservations arriving to any Bluegreen resorts in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina between now and September 16th.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all who were impacted by Hurricane Irma. For the safety of our owners, guests and associates, the following resorts are currently closed:

    The Hammocks at Marathon - Marathon, FL
    Solara Surfside - Surfside, FL
    Gulfstream Manor - Gulfstream, FL
    Bluegreen at Tradewinds - St. Pete Beach, FL
    Via Roma - Bradenton Beach, FL
    Resort 66 - Holmes Beach, FL
    The Studio Homes At Ellis Square - Savannah, GA
    Daytona SeaBreeze - Daytona Beach, FL
    Dolphin Beach Club - Daytona Beach, FL
    Fantasy Island Resort II - Daytona Beach, FL
    Casa Del Mar Resort - Ormond Beach, FL
    Outrigger Beach Club - Ormond Beach, FL
    Tropical Sands Resort - Fort Myers Beach FL
    Windward Passage Resort - Fort Myers Beach, FL
    Players Club - Hilton Head Island, SC
    Lodge Alley Inn - Charleston, SC
    King 583 - Charleston, SC

    We will provide updates regarding reopen dates as soon as we are able to assess the full impact of the hurricane."

    Charles
     
  10. taterhed

    taterhed TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,395
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Virginia
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott's Grande Vista
    Marriott's Waiohai
    Worldmark x2
    So, this post is an edit/reprint of information found on another website. It is NOT an advertisement for the website nor do I profit from or work with for this company. I do not provide any specific endorsement for the company nor can I verify the information posted.

    That being said, Alan Fox, CEO of ResortVacationsToGo, posted this information in his weekly newsletter. I hope it can be of some help for Tuggers.
    I'm aware that much of this information relates to resorts, and not necessarily timeshares, but the locations and status of the listed properties might give you some clue as to the current status of TS's in the same area. I hope this helps. Moderators: I'm not sure how to post this without proper credit for the author, so edit it if you see fit to make it more suitable. Thanks.

    From Alan Fox: (much thanks for the great information)

    The following islands suffered severe damage, and in general, resorts have not been able to gauge and report the extent of repairs that will be needed. Communication on these islands is limited, and residents and guests are still being evacuated. These resorts are thought to be CLOSED for now:
    Anguilla
    British Virgin Islands
    St. Barts
    St. Maarten
    Coral Beach Club Villas & Marina
    Divi Little Bay Beach Resort
    Flamingo Beach Resort
    Oyster Bay Beach Resort
    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa
    Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa - St Maarten
    Sonesta Ocean Point Resort - St. Maarten
    The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten
    St. Martin
    Belmond La Samanna
    Esmeralda Resort
    Grand Case Beach Club
    Hotel Riu Palace St. Martin
    La Playa Orient Bay
    Marquis Boutique Hotel & Spa
    Turks & Caicos
    Alexandra Resort
    Beach House Turks and Caicos
    Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
    Blue Haven Turks and Caicos
    Club Med Turkoise
    COMO Parrot Cay
    Coral Gardens on Grace Bay
    Gansevoort Turks & Caicos
    Grace Bay Club
    Ocean Club Resort
    Ocean Club West
    Ports of Call Resort
    Royal West Indies Resort
    The Palms Turks and Caicos
    The Regent Grand
    The Shore Club Turks and Caicos
    Villa del Mar
    U.S. Virgin Islands

    Caneel Bay Resort
    Gallows Point Resort
    The Westin St. John Resort Villas
    Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
    Emerald Beach Resort
    Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
    Point Pleasant Resort
    Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort
    Sapphire Village Resort
    Secret Harbour Beach Resort
    Sugar Bay Resort & Spa
    The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
    Windward Passage Hotel


    The following destinations suffered significant storm damage but tourism infrastructure emerged in relatively good shape. Most resorts are reporting minor damage and are thought to be open....
    Antigua
    Cocobay Resort
    Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts
    Hawksbill By Rex Resorts
    Hermitage Bay
    Jolly Beach Resort & Spa Antigua
    Nonsuch Bay Antigua
    Bahamas
    Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour
    Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort
    Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club
    Coral Sands Hotel
    Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort
    Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina
    Pelican Bay Hotel
    Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar
    Melia Nassau Beach - All Inclusive
    Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
    Towne Hotel
    Atlantis Paradise Island - (most or all?)
    Comfort Suites Paradise Island
    One&Only Ocean Club
    Riu Palace Paradise Island
    Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas
    Club Med Columbus Isle
    Dominican Republic (many open)
    Guadeloupe
    Martinique
    Nevis
    Puerto Rico (many open)
    St. Kitts (Basseterre and Frigate Bay)


    These islands were spared or marginally affected and should be open...
    Barbados
    Bonaire
    Curacao
    Grand Cayman
    Grenada
    Jamaica
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent & The Grenadines
    Tobago
     
    Sunshine10 likes this.
  11. Egret1986

    Egret1986 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,469
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Coastal Southeast Virginia
    Thanks, Rob, for your efforts on getting information out. :clap:
     
    Sunshine10 likes this.
  12. Numismatist

    Numismatist TUG Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Coast of Maine
    [​IMG]

    Here is a fresh flyover of Marriott's Frenchman's Cove/Reef/Morningstar...

    You can see a sailboat crashed on the Cove beach.
     
  13. Talent312

    Talent312 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    9,788
    Likes Received:
    382
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    North Florida
    Resorts Owned:
    HGVC x2 and Gatlinburg Town Square
    If you're booked for a stay at an affected resort, do not assume that you're SOL
    ... at least not if you booked thru an exchange or "club." It doesn't hurt to call.

    I had an RCI exchange on Longboat Key, Florida, for this Saturday (via HGVC).
    I assumed they'd quote their "force majeure" clause and say, "Too bad, so sad."
    Instead, they refunded my points and gave me a credit for the reservation fee.

    .
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
    silentg likes this.
  14. TUGBrian

    TUGBrian Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    15,554
    Likes Received:
    635
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Florida
    saw this from DRI

     
  15. CharlesS

    CharlesS TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2005
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    The following Bluegreen resorts have now opened effective at 12:30 pm today:

    Bluegreen at Tradewinds - St. Pete Beach, FL (expected to be undergoing recovery and cleanup until Saturday, 9/16)
    King 583 - Charleston, SC

    Lodge Alley Inn - Charleston, SC


    Charles
     
  16. Miss Marty

    Miss Marty TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Sept 13 - Florida US 27 closed
    I-75 threatened by flooding as
    Florida evacuees return!
     
  17. Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,704
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Oyster Bay, NY & Sun City, S.C.
    Resorts Owned:
    The Summit @ Massunetten, Sheraton Desert Oasis
    Well, RCI told me I am SOL and I took the insurance. I am calling back again and asking for a supervisor.
     
  18. MULTIZ321

    MULTIZ321 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    12,348
    Likes Received:
    279
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
    Resorts Owned:
    BLUEWATER BY SPINNAKER HHI
    ROYAL HOLIDAY CLUB RHC (POINTS)
    Southwind Management Hurricane Irma Update (Copy and Paste)







    • Storm Watch Update




      Southwind Management Notification

      Storm Irma Update
      As of 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, September 13, 2017), the impact from storm Irma is still being assessed. We thank you for your understanding.
      Ormond Beach Resorts
      Operations in Ormond Beach, FL, have been working tirelessly to clear debris and minimize other impacts of Hurricane Irma.
      We are pleased to annouce that the resorts will open on Friday, September 15, 2017. Amenities will be very limited during this time. Both indoor and outdoor pools will not be accessible, however, the outdoor pool deck will be open for use and enjoyment. We thank you for your understanding as the Royal Floridian Team works to bring your resorts back to their original beauty.
      Ormond Beach (Royal Floridian and Royal Floridian South) Reservations
      1. Ormond Beach reservations for check in on Wednesday and Thursday have been cancelled.
      2. Ormond Beach will re-open Friday, September 15, 2017 for check in at 4 p.m.
      Hilton Head Island Resorts
      Your Hilton Head Operations Team has been working tirelessly to clear debris from the storm winds and flooding. The scope of the storm's impact on each resort is still being assessed but after a preliminary assessment we are pleased to be able to open our resorts for business on Saturday, September 16, 2017. We will update you on resort amenity availability as soon as possible.
      Hilton Head Island Reservations
      1. Hilton Head resorts will re-open on Saturday, September 16, 2017 for check in at 4 p.m.
      Daily general updates are posted here:
      1. Spinnaker website: www.spinnakerresorts.com
      2. Spinnaker Resorts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spinnakerresorts/
      3. Storm Update Hotline: (866) 331-8055
      Thank you,
      Spinnaker Resorts Management

      Spinnaker Resorts: 35 Deallyon Avenue, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928 USA

      Richard
     
  19. Bxian

    Bxian TUG Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    NJ
    Panina likes this.
  20. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    241
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Resorts Owned:
    Hgvc McAplin & Eagles Nest, Sunrise Bay, Hideaway Sands, Voyager, Gulf Tides, Jade Tree Cove, Cold Springs, Banyan
    Thanks for the posting. Just purchased a resale at eagles Nest and haven't got to go yet. So much damage. The HGVC resorts seems to have reacted quickly. With these updates I assume all of the homes of local residents must all have damage.
     
  21. Talent312

    Talent312 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    9,788
    Likes Received:
    382
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    North Florida
    Resorts Owned:
    HGVC x2 and Gatlinburg Town Square
    HGVC's website vaguely says: "Our resort is currently closed due to damages from Hurricane Irma. Our property will re-open when the damages have been corrected, and we deem resort conditions to be safe..."

    The individual links posted above have more detailed information.

    .
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2017
  22. silentg

    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,589
    Likes Received:
    271
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Resorts Owned:
    Orange Lake, Holly Tree,Calini Beach, Fitzpatrick's Castle Holiday Homes, Pines,
    Fishermen's Village
    One of my timeshares in Siesta Key, I already exchanged my week it is in October. The other one in Punta Gorda is in January and hoping it will be available to stay then. We were lucky at our home in Central Florida. DS is still here waiting for power at his place and his workplace. We like having him here but know he is anxious to return to South Florida.
    Silentg
     
    Panina likes this.
  23. moonstone

    moonstone TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Moonstone, ON
    The Beach Club at St Augustine Beach & Tennis Resort reports they are still cleaning up sand and drying some carpets but hope to re-open on Sunday (the usual check-in day) provided they have power. A large part of St Augustine Beach and some parts of St Augustine are still without power. The resort escaped with no major damage but did have some rain and sand blow in around the sliding patio doors of some units.


    ~Diane
     
    silentg likes this.
  24. PigsDad

    PigsDad TUG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    195
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    Resorts Owned:
    HGVC Elite: SeaWorld, Surf Club, Charter Club
    Thanks for posting this. The Charter Club was the only one of the four above that did not have any update on their website yet.

    Sounds like the Surf Club and Club Regency do not have major damage to the buildings, and no flooding in the buildings. The Eagle's Nest doesn't sound so good -- major structural damage, roof damage, most units had water, flooding in the lobby. All locations have major landscaping damage, as expected. Surf Club expected to re-open September 22nd.

    I own Surf Club and Charter Club.

    Kurt
     
  25. Bxian

    Bxian TUG Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    NJ
    Charter Club just updated: http://charterclub.hgvc.com/ Agree about Eagle's Nest-I know that this property is beloved by its loyal owners just as the Charter Club and Surf Club are. Hopefully, they can address items soon.
     

Share This Page