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Tropical Depression Florence: 9/21/2018

The following is an update from communities impacted by the storm. For additional details, please reference the community’s website or call the LCS Emergency Hotline at 888-214-8464.

4:05 p.m. CDT

  • Plantation VillageResidents who evacuated to Greensboro will be returning to campus on Saturday afternoon, September 22.  Residents who self-evacuated may return to campus no earlier than 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.  We ask those residents who will be travelling back to Plantation Village on their own to use caution and consult local authorities including NC DOT for an official resource regarding road closures and accessible routes to Wilmington ( https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/ ).  There is no longer a curfew in effect for New Hanover County.  (New Hanover County information hotline is 910-798-6800).  Due to the extensive clean-up efforts that are currently underway, all residents are asked to enter the campus via The Davis Community entrance (take Porters Neck Rd to Champ Davis Rd, to Jeanelle Moore Blvd).  Upon your return please check in with security by calling the security phone at 910-228-4118.

We are grateful that our buildings were spared from any significant structural damage, however, please be aware that we have experienced extensive loss of trees and limbs across our campus in addition to some water intrusion and minor wind damage.  Crews are onsite working diligently to make all necessary repairs and clear the fallen trees and limbs.  We expect this work to continue for some time which may cause some disruption to our normal operations as that work progresses to completion.  Normal dining services will not begin until Sunday morning with an extended-hours brunch buffet which will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For residents arriving on Saturday afternoon, you will find that we have provided each person with a take-out meal that will be waiting in your refrigerators.

The safety and well-being of our residents and staff remain our highest priority and we will continue to provide regular updates as residents make their way back home to Plantation Village.  Residents and staff currently in Greensboro are staying at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, 3121 West Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27407.  The phone number of the Sheraton is 336-292-9161.  The Plantation Village residents that sheltered the storm at The Davis Community are doing well and will transition back home on Saturday afternoon as well.  The Davis Community phone number is 910-686-7195.  For any questions please call our Life Care Services emergency hotline at 888-214-8464.

7:20 a.m. CDT

  • Plantation VillageResidents and staff evacuated Plantation Village on Tuesday September 11th and are safe and comfortable at Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, 3121 West Gate city Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27407.  The phone number of the Sheraton is 336-292-9161.  The Plantation Village residents that sheltered the storm at The Davis Community in Wilmington are doing well.  The Davis Community is back on full utility power. The Davis Community contact phone number is 910-686-7195. (Link to additional online updates from Davis here:  https://www.thedaviscommunity.org.)  For any questions please call our emergency hotline at 888-214-8464 or the cell phone of our marketing director, Lisa Polanski 910-512-5920.

The power has been restored to Plantation Village and clean-up efforts are underway. At this time it is still NOT safe to return to the campus until further notice. Currently, we have crews on site engaged in all aspects of property clean up to our buildings and grounds. Security crews are also onsite, the gates remained closed, and only authorized personnel are being granted access. Plantation Village team members have completed an initial review of all residences and are in the process of providing status updates to individual residents. Thankfully, the majority of residences sustained little to no damage. A handful of homes sustained water intrusion requiring more substantial remediation, and communication with those residents has taken place.

We are eager to get back home, yet at this time a return date remains uncertain. We will continue to provide updates as plans to return to campus come to fruition. Local authorities currently have a curfew in effect from 10 pm to 6 am for all of New Hanover County, and officials continue to encourage evacuees to remain where they are and wait to come back into the area until further notice. The New Hanover County information hotline is 910-798-6800.