September 15, 2017 Please see the pictures page for some pictures of the damage.
“B” building damage to patios visible from the garden side: 138 all screens; 329 screens and 1 metal bar; 829 screens; 422 hole in one screen; 1019 screens.
“A” building damage to patios visible from the garden side: 502 bottom screen; 1004 top screen; 904 top screen; 304 top screen; 1005 top screen; 406 bottom screen and one metal bar; 106 screens; 107 screen; 307 screens; 607 screens and 4 metal bars; 807 bottom screens; 1008 screens; 908 screens; 308 top screens; 208 top screens; 1009 1 metal bar; 409 1 metal bar; 209 1 metal bar and loose screen; 109 screens; 110 screens; 310 2 metal bars and screens; 510 shutters blew off and all screens gone; 610 bottom screen; 810 screens; 811 screens; 112 screens; 712 1 metal bar; 214 top screen; 514 1 metal bar; 714 top screens; 414 top screens; 415 top screens; 116 top screens; 216 1 metal bar; 618 top screen; 105 screen door; 102 screen door screen and top screen.
Please note: Metal bars are the responsibility of the association. Screens are the responsibility of the unit owners. Please coordinate with the office when your contractor is going to replace / repair the screens so that we can insure that the metal bars are replaced (if needed).
Also visible from the garden side: 11 apartment stacks have Comcast cable wires hanging out of the wire tracks.
We lost 18 trees in the garden. Loose and fallen debris have been removed. We are awaiting the return of the landscapers with large equipment to remove the remaining damaged trees. Four trees from Alsdorf Park fell across the fence onto the carport. It is not our intention to replace the lost trees, however we are in the planning stages, with our landscape experts, for a renewal of all of our gardens.
“B” Building lost 32 catwalk lights, 35 exit sign lights, and 3 gooseneck lights. “A” building lost 22 catwalk lights and 50 exit sign lights. Happily, none of the new carport lights were lost during the storm.
One car was damaged in the “A” building parking lot.
One fire hose at the south end of “B” building dangled from the 7th floor to the 2nd floor during the storm, no damage was caused. The door ripped off of the fire hose cabinet and will have to be replaced.
Power was fully restored to all buildings as of Wednesday evening.
All in all Sea Haven was very lucky! We dodged a big bullet! No lives were lost, no one was injured, property damage was very minor overall, and we survived. Tempers at times did flare. Stress was high, largely due to the fact that it was very hot, we had no power, no elevators in “B” building over 5 days. To all of us, we should be very thankful that we were sparred. There are so many people who weren’t as lucky as we were with Hurricane Irma, or with Hurricane Harvey in TX. Let’s remember we are in this together, your neighbors are your friends, not enemies. Let’s be kind to one another on a daily basis, not just during an emergency like Irma. Our staff deserves a huge thank you for all of their dedication and hard work preparing for the storm and as we recover, now and every day of the year.
As we continue to clean up we may find additional damage which we will report here on the website. There will be no further updates posted on recovery from Hurricane Irma, however remember it is only September 15th and hurricane season continues through November. Currently there are three storms churning across the Atlantic.
September 13, 2017 Hello to All our residents from the north and other areas.
We survived! Finally after 2 long, hot days the electric power was restored in 3/4s of our buildings. Yep, no full power yet, but it will come! What does this mean?
Simply put, the "B" tower is not yet working; the north end of "B" building apartments do not have power at this time; as well there is no power in "B" Building for carports, north and center elevators; no stairwell or catwalk lights.
"A" Building fared much better at this time: full power and A/C.
Now for the real news on IRMA: "B" building elevator generator (not the emergency generator for "B" building), was not available in time for the hurricane due to repairs. As a result, "B" building was without an elevator from the time the power went out on Saturday night until 5:30 a.m. today (Wednesday).
The backflow pipe feeding the recreation building was damaged during the huricane and broke. As a result, there was no water from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning. The pipe was replaced this morning, restoring water to the recreation building.
Several "A" building patios lost screens, screen frame railings, and some shutters.
Both buildings lost catwalk and exit lights in many areas.
Looks like a hurricane just went through the yard! Oh, it did. Many trees, shrubs, and other plantings were damaged, uprooted, or toppled. The larger fallen foliage is awaiting removal.
There have been very few reports of damage to cars that remained on the property.
Some structural damage occurred to the "B" building center elevator facade.
The pool pump pit, pool heater fencing, and other recreation area equipment was saved due to quick thinking on the part of those in the area during the storm.
Although we went through 2 full tide cycles during the storm, the storm surge was minimal.
The staff was back at full strength first thing Monday morning, and has gone above and beyond since. (No surprise there, the guys are great!) Many residents contributed to the pre-storm preparation, checked on each other during the storm, and continue to help out post-storm with the recovery. It clearly showed what an amazing community we are! Residents gathered Monday and Tuesday, cooked meals on the BBQs, and shared a few laughs.
Special thanks to many including: Judd, Bill, Aida, Jimmy, Nicki, Rose, Joe, Kevin, Bob, Carlo, Tom, Nicole, Terry, Kevin, all of the floor captains, and everyone who lent a helping hand during the storm. Huge thank you to Beverly and Don for manning storm central since Thursday (she's going home tonight to sleep in her own bed)!
Please be patient, clean up will take at least a week before things get back to normal, and we can assess what needs to be replaced.
Tomorrow we will have an update on damage per apartment. Please watch for details.
September 8. 2017 We are preparing for hurricane Irma. All Sea Haven common areas have been put into hurricane mode. All employees have helped our residents with shutters and anything else they need to get ready. About 1/3 of our residents have elected to stay on property feeling they have no other place to go and they feel safe here. Our big concern is storm surge. Beverly will be staying on property in the Sea Haven lounge until the hurricane is over and all is put back together just as she has in previous storms starting with Andrew in 1992. The Sea Haven men will be sent home on Friday to stay with their family and homes until the storm has passed and it is safe for them to travel back to Sea Haven to start our cleanup. We will try to keep all our residents informed as things happen but when we lose power we won't be able to stay with our web site updates. We will however keep you updated as soon as we can after the hurricane.
August 17, 2017 The center elevator of "A" Building is now back in working condition. As many of you know it has been down for renovation since April of this year. Items that were replaced with new parts are as follows: galvanized core elevator cab assembly, GAL MOVFR II door operator package, hanger package, tracks,hangers, rollers, interlocks, spirators, cab clutch, gibbs, drive arm, and parameter unit. Also replaced with new, 10 hoistway doors, new cab door, 1st floor hoistway sill, new cab sill, 1/2 inch hoist ropes, 3/8 governor rope, main counterweight roller guides, car operating panel with vandal resistant buttons, etc. As with anything we may still need a few adjustments to the new doors and other parts. People seem to like the interior of the new cab and say its very attractive. We had delays in opening the elevator for residents because of the on going stepper problem going to the tenth floor before it would let you off at the floor you originally asked for but now we think that that may have been a problem solved. If you experience a problem with the elevator please call the office and let Bev know so she can record the problem and have it corrected. Thanks everyone for your patience with this project.
We have also recently renovated the small board/party room to the east of the recreation area building. It is freshly painted in a Florida sun color, cabinets and serving bar were installed, a 40 inch TV with cable & internet connection was installed, new refrigerator and microwave along with some very pretty artwork. Still to be completed are new vertical blinds and new furniture(chairs and tables) that should be delivered here by middle of September. All comments have been very positive.
Visit the Pictures 2017 page to get a glimpse of the Board Room renovation, and a sneak peak at the new elevator cab.
We have some big projects going on this summer! We also have some problems!
Our Sea Haven beautiful fountain is not so beautiful right now. We are still battling over an abundance of rain coupled with unusually high 90's and over heat. When the fountain is on and we have high winds we lose water and chemicals that we put in by manual labor. When the fountain sits for hours in high heat it turns green because of lack of circulation. We have the water tested every week by samples taken to Knox Pool Company to add to the water what is needed but again its a fountain not a swimming pool.
The stamped concrete walkways are scheduled
for installation beginning mid-August beginning with the center elevator
of A building.
Mailboxes are now being examined. The U.S. Postal
Service will determine the most efficient manner in which to remove the
old and install the new boxes, as well as making sure each apartment
receives the right keys. One building will be done at a time once all of
the new mailboxes are received.
The Sea Haven parking lot resurfacing is currently on hold as suggested by residents at the Board meeting.
On a lighter note the summer holiday parties have been a huge success. Memorial Day was attended by 160 people. Everyone raved about the new Taco Bar, Raw Bar, and food as well as the entertainment. This being our raffle party a profit was made to help with the cost of the July 4, 2017 Show party. This year we were entertained by a very talented lady. She came into Sea Haven as Joan Rivers and before our eyes impersonated Cher with help from the audience impersonating Sonny, she also did Marliyn Monroe with the help of Bob Larnerd from the audience. Bette Midler was a real treat along with Lucille Ball and Liza Minelli. Everyone who attended said it was the Best show yet. This will make it real hard for next years show. The finger foods and deserts also were a great hit. I have to say a very special Thank You to Karen Donovan who worked her tail off as did so many others Aida Stupp, Rose Scavelli (making all those delicious noodle pies 7 to be exact) Elieen Jones, Nickie Carozza, Mary Pastman, Jud Derosa, Bill Stupp, Frank Scavelli, Big Jim etc. I really hope I didn't miss anyone but I am sure I did. Terry Barnum who also made special treats for the party as well as the Board of Directors working to make this a special day for everyone thank you.
Labor Day which is our annual picnic party is now underway with all the planning. Hot dogs, Hamburgers, assorted salads, and our Taco Bar are all on the menu along with watermelon, ice cream and various pies and cookies. Coffee, Soda, Beer and Open Bar with music by the very talented Opus I from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. for a cost of $15.00. Cut off is August 28, 2017 and I hope to see everyone there.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET! The Pompano Beach Fire Department requires all apartments to install battery smoke alarm in all bedrooms. This is along with the hardwire battery backup smoke alarms you have in your dining and living room areas.
Please check out the maintenance tab: Items have been updated and new items have been added as of August 17, 2017.
*Don't forget to check out the Social Calendar for the dates for Social functions a full list of functions for 2017 - 2018 season from the Yacht Club, Women's Club and Men's sports club!
Again, please check the website often for updates to scheduling, new pictures and any news.
The tabs to the left will give you the answers to most questions regarding your property.We ask you as an owner to visit often and watch for information regarding on-going maintenance projects, social events, etc.