PBE POA Board meeting change of date . . . storm report

Sorry to be so late with this announcement:  The PBE POA Board of Directors’ meeting scheduled for Friday, October 12, was cancelled because of the storm.

We will try to hold the meeting in a few weeks.  Watch this site for an announcement.

As for the storm — between about 10:00 PM, Thursday, Oct 11, and 3:00 AM, Friday, Oct 12, we received 7 inches of rain accompanied by winds of 20-25 MPH with sustained gusts to 45 – 50 MPH.

We lost power before midnight, Thursday, Oct 11.  Power was restored four days later, around 6:30 PM, Monday, Oct 15.  The power loss was caused by a power line that was snapped by falling trees and fell across Newman’s Neck Road about 1/2 mile before the entrance to our neighborhood.

Two large trees were blown down blocking Newman’s Neck Road.  Local residents removed these by noon Friday.  We removed a  tree blocking the entrance to the picnic area early Friday morning.

Several houses lost shingles to the wind.  Two houses had windows either blown open, or, broken open by flying debris.  Several neighborhood trees were blown down.

PBE POA Board of Directors’ meeting

The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors will meet:

  • Friday, October 12
  • 1:00 PM
  • At the Williams’ home, 4142 Newman’s Neck Road

Please note the CORRECT TIME FOR THE MEETING IS 1:00 PM — our previous announcement listed 2:00 PM.  Sorry for the error.

Board meetings are open to all property owners.  If you plan to attend, please let us know by email to potomacbaypoa@hotmail.com .

Follow this link for a copy of the agenda in PDF format:   _v.03_DRAFT_Agenda PBE BOD_Oct 12, 2018_.

Our last Hurricane Florence update

As of 11:oo PM, Thursday, September 13, Hurricane Florence is making landfall on the NC coast.  This is the latest track forecast from the National Hurricane Center.  Notice the remnants of Florence will turn NE and slightly affect our area Monday and Tuesday, Sep 17-18.

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We are forecast to receive 1 to 2 inches of rain over the next few days.

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Weather update: Wednesday, Sep 12, 10:30 PM

Here is the weather forecast for our neighborhood for the next few days:

Date; Forecast; Temp hi/lo; Likelihood of precipitation; Wind speed and direction from which wind comes; Humidity


SEP 13

ENE 14 mph 89%

SEP 14

E 14 mph 90%

SEP 15

ENE 13 mph 87%

SEP 16

E 12 mph 87%

SEP 17

Scattered Thunderstorms
ESE 10 mph 84%

SEP 18

Scattered Thunderstorms
S 10 mph 84%

SEP 19

NW 7 mph 76%

According to the National Hurricane Center, we are in the area projected to receive 2-4 inches of rain over the next several days.

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Water main break

One of the four main water distribution lines serving our neighborhood broke over the weekend.  The line involved serves all of Presley Drive and the lots west from the intersection of Potomac Drive and Presley Drive — lots 25 through 30, 31, 32, and 33.  Water is turned off to all residences on Presley Drive as well as to the affected lots on Potomac Drive.

If you are not certain of these lots, here is a map of that part of the neighborhood.

Frank Goyette and Joe Schlatter worked Thursday afternoon and located the break.  We had a lot of difficulty locating a plumber; we now have a plumber who will be here first thing Thursday morning, Sep 13.  Water service should be restored to the affected area by noon Thursday.

For everyone’s information:

Four distribution lines come from the pump house located on Presley Drive.  Each line has a shutoff valve.  With this arrangement, if one distribution line breaks, only that line must be shut off, leaving only a part of the neighborhood without water until a repair can be made.

We have two wells, each with its own pump.  The pumps feed a 1,000-gallon tank.  An air compressor maintains pressure on the water in the tank.  When anyone uses water, pressure switches turn on the air compressor and one of the pumps.   The controls alternate between pumps so we do not depend on a single well.  Each well delivers well over 35 gallons per minute, more than enough for our heaviest use.

There is a propane-powered generator that operates the water system in case of power outage.  Thus, when we do have an interruption in electrical power, each residence will have normal water pressure.

Memorial service for our friend and neighbor, “Tink” Seymour

The memorial service for our friend and neighbor Walter “Tink” Seymour will be held:

  • Living Water Lutheran Church, 83 Bluff Point Rd, Kilmarnock
  • Saturday, September 22
  • 2:00 PM
  • As you travel toward Kilmarnock from Burgess or Wicomico Church, Bluff Point Road is the first road to the LEFT as you enter Kilmarnock — the church is on the left — turn left onto Bluff Point Rd then turn left into the parking lot.

Tink passed away Saturday, Sep 8, at his home, 139 Potomac Drive.  We all remember Tink fondly as a good neighbor and a friend.  He often was the first to introduce himself to new neighbors and was a friend to all.

Hurricane Florence update: Wednesday, Sep 12, 7:00 AM

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence will turn slightly south and, after making landfall on the NC-SC coast Thursday morning, it will turn west — which is good news for us.

Here is the latest NHC tracking map.  Note that as the storm tracks to the west, the area of influence moves away from us.

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This map shows we are now in the area of 2 to 4 inches of rain.

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