Brambleton Update

The Association Prepares for Hurricane Florence

Brambleton is actively preparing for potential impacts from Hurricane Florence and encourages residents to take actions as well. The Association is ready for the storm; trucks and equipment have been inspected and prepared, and staff and contractors are standing by and are prepared to react as necessary.
 
Residents are encouraged to anticipate and plan for heavy rain and flooding, high winds, and loss of power. In addition to the precautions and recommendations provided by Loudoun County, residents should consider the following actions as well:

  • Sign up for AlertLoudoun for enhanced weather alerts and emergency news.
  • Confirm that your sump pump is working and consider installing a battery backup.
  • Inspect your property to:
    • confirm that gutters and downspouts are free of debris and positioned properly;
    • secure items that can be impacted by high winds – store items indoors if possible.
  • Consider waiting to place waste toters out for collection until next Tuesday. If it is necessary to place waste toters curbside on Friday, then secure all trash in bags inside the toters and bring toters back in as soon as possible after collection.

Due to the existing saturated ground conditions, forecasters have warned of increased potential for downed trees with this storm. Please review the following information about how to respond or report to downed trees:

  • What to do if a tree falls on your property: If a tree falls on your residential property from any adjoining property, including another residential property, HOA common area, neighboring community, or county property, the impacted residential property owner is responsible for removal and or damages. Typically, the homeowner’s insurance for the impacted property will respond to claims for damage related to a fallen tree.
  • To report fallen trees on BCA common areas impacting trails or streets: BCA staff will be proactively monitoring the community. Report concerns to operations@brambleton.org.
  • To report fallen trees on VDOT roadways: Submit concerns online here: https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/.

Updates on planned events and amenities availability:

  • The Stratford Landing pool will be closed this weekend. All BCA pools are now closed for the season.
  • The Annual Neighborhood Campout has been rescheduled to next weekend, September 22nd-23rd.

Do you have concerns or questions? Concerns regarding storm preparations can be emailed to operations@brambleton.org.


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