Pre-Frances KUB Checklist

Hello neighbors, in preparation for some possible outages due to hurricane Frances, C.L. would like to provide a link for your convenience to the K.U.B. Outage Center.

And more specifically the checklist for preparedness.

Here is an excerpt from the KUB Website:

How You Can Prepare for Storms

Our employees are prepared, and we want our customers to be prepared too. You can be prepared for storms by planning ahead:

  • Keep emergency supplies on hand such as batteries, flashlights, a battery-operated radio, nonperishable food items, bottled water, and a charged cell phone. The Red Cross suggests including a supply of your necessary medications.
  • Keep your KUB account information up-to-date, such as your phone number and e-mail address. A correct phone number will allow you to use the automated system to report your outage and check its status. You can update your contact information by logging into your account and choosing Manage Account. For additional tips, review our Power Outage Reference Guide.
  • Have a plan for what you’d do in the event of a multi-day power outage. This may include getting a hotel room, or staying with friends or family.
  • Have and know how to safely operate a portable generator. Be sure to follow the instructions in your owners manual, as well as these tips:
    • Generators should be installed and inspected by licensed electricians. Improperly installed generators can be a safety hazard to utility workers as well as to homeowners.
    • Never connect the generator to your home’s main wiring circuit. Disconnect your home from the power system before hooking up a generator. If you don’t, electricity may flow backward into the power lines, endangering you, your neighbors, and the linemen who are working to restore power.
    • Locate the generator outside your home. Gasoline-powered generators can produce deadly carbon monoxide.
    • Plug appliances directly into the generator. Use extension cords if necessary, but do not exceed the recommended wattage noted on the generator.

I think it’s working now…

Back in November I had attempted to set up an autopost to Facebook feature on the site. It turns out there was a bug that was preventing the site from posting to our private group. If I’ve done this correctly – this post will show up on Facebook AND the site.

~Your friendly neighborhood web guy, David

P.S. This IS a test.

Road Closure on Montlake

As of ~5am this morning there is a tree down over the road and power lines on Montlake between Lakemoor and Timberlake Drives. Crews were present and working on it when I drove past at 9:30am. My power is now out on Bluff Point Drive – I’ll presume it’s related.

I have started a forum discussion (link below) if you would like to add to the conversation:

Montlake Closure

Thank you Mike Parker and C.L. Overman for your vigilance.

Montlake Closure at Timberlake

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
TNC093-300830-
/O.NEW.KMRX.SV.W.0194.161130T0803Z-161130T0830Z/

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
303 AM EST WED NOV 30 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
KNOX COUNTY IN EASTERN TENNESSEE…

* UNTIL 330 AM EST

* AT 302 AM EST…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FARRAGUT…
OR 8 MILES EAST OF OAK RIDGE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
KNOXVILLE…FARRAGUT…HALLS…MALONEYVILLE…BEARDEN…POWELL…
MASCOT AND KARNS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMAIN ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO! TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY
FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU SPOT A TORNADO GO AT ONCE INTO THE
BASEMENT OR SMALL CENTRAL ROOM IN A STURDY STRUCTURE.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

&&

LAT…LON 3594 8426 3593 8424 3595 8424 3594 8422
3597 8422 3599 8418 3599 8415 3602 8408
3604 8406 3606 8408 3617 8392 3616 8391
3617 8385 3600 8371 3585 8414 3583 8418
TIME…MOT…LOC 0802Z 236DEG 44KT 3593 8415

TORNADO…POSSIBLE
HAIL…0.75IN
WIND…60MPH

Alcoa Highway – Project Update – October 5, 2016

Sign showing new traffic pattern for Alcoa.

Sign showing new traffic pattern for Alcoa.

The temporary runaround is open as of today 10-5-16, and the left turn from Alcoa Hwy to Maloney Road East is closed . Utility relocations continue to progress. Storm drain work continues and the contractor also continues to fill with Graded Solid Rock at Montlake Drive and Woodson Drive.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact TDOT:

Keisha Gregory, ASA 2
Construction Office
Building C, Unit 1822
7366 Region Lane, Knoxville, TN 37914
p. 865-594-3849
keisha.gregory@tn.gov
tn.gov/tdot

tdot

 

Website Updates

Hello, David Couch here (3525 Bluff Point Dr)

As some of you are aware, I’m your new web developer supporting our neighborhood HOA site.  Earlier today, I made some updates to the site addressing one of the issues I’ve heard repeated time and again – the site is inaccessible, hard to use, logging in is confusing, etc.

And as most of you are probably aware any page or post added to the site automatically sends an email to all users registered on the site. Yep – you. Well, when I installed an update earlier today it happily created a bunch of pages. Yep. It did. And yes, as it is supposed to do – the site promptly alerted all of my delightful neighbors about it.

Please accept my sincere apologies for this err on my part and any confusion or alarm it may have caused. It was not a hack. Rest assured the site is more secure now than it was when I became a member just over 2 years ago.

In the coming weeks I will continue to make updates and changes to the site. I’ll do my best to do so without unfortunate incidents like  the notices that went out today. Also please note that one of the things that I aim to change is the way we use the site to communicate. Did you know that every post made to this site has been a blog post? Yep.

So very soon I hope to provide a more productive, intuitive and accessible forum for us to use for our neighborhood wide communications, and our more select ones too. A specific place to request help in finding your lost pet. Others to contain all messages and conversations by our respective committees, groups and community projects.

To date, I have brought the site software current, made it secure (https), and added an e-commerce solution. Did you buy your Pecans yet? So stay tuned, bear with me, and above all let me know your thoughts and concerns regarding this site.

Thank you,

David Couch

Please use this form to report an issue

 

 

Get your Pecans for the Holidays!

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pecan_pie_november_2010This year, in addition to the form you may have received in your mailbox, you can order them through our neighborhood site!

Click here to order online!

The Lakemoor Hills Garden Club’s annual pecan sale is easy as pie again this year. Place your order before mid-October and your new-crop pecans will be delivered to your home before Thanksgiving. A garden club member will call or e-mail you to arrange the most convenient delivery time.

 

These are mammoth whole new-crop Georgia pecan halves for only $12 per pound (+1$ for online purchases). Pieces are also available. Remember, proceeds from the pecan sale are used to beautify the neighborhood’s public garden areas. If you have questions call Fran Thomforde at 621-2418 or e-mail thomforde@comcast.net.