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Rhonda knew she was into a major project within minutes of the storm arriving. The Maintenance staff had gone home for the day, so she placed calls to each one and within ten minutes (!), they had all assembled. (The Maintenance Manager, Kelly, has been out the last few weeks, dealing with health issues, so Rhonda has added the job of interim Maintenance Manager.)
They jumped in, starting with making the streets passable, assisted by many of the year-round residents. Rhonda told us, “It was great to see how the people at Silveridge were so willing to help.” She extended her thanks to summer-care folks, saying, “They were there, making sure they did everything they could for the residents. A big thank-you to them.”
At midnight that night, Rhonda sent the crew home, knowing that they would be back at their usual starting time of 5AM. She carried on through most of the night, helping residents and assessing what the maintenance team should start on the next day.
THE DAMAGE & THE GOOD NEWS
The total number of homes damaged at Silveridge stands at 14. Rhonda anticipates that the repair work will go into the season, as damage at other surrounding parks means that there will a waiting list for some repairs. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that there were no known injuries. Indeed, most of the property damage was limited to carports and Arizona rooms. The park’s buildings and facilities were not damaged.
Thanks to Rhonda and her team and everyone who pitched in, the park is well on its way to being put back together.