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Old 09-06-2017, 11:21 AM   #1
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:12 PM   #2
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We have a place in Naples FL...........we are crossing our fingers.........
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:41 PM   #3
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My FL boat is at the dealer for maintenance. The work is done and I have tickets to fly down there Monday to pick it up.

I considered going earlier this week to move the boat to it's home which is a lift that, at best, can get it about 5' above high tide. I did not do this so it remains on a rack about 10' above the water at the dealer.

A storm surge at my lift could remove my boat.

At the dealer water isn't the threat. Wind is.

Up high on the dealer rack my boat could be treated to all manner of insults.

Flying objects, canvas shredding and the toppling of the whole dealer rack come to mind.

If I go Monday, sea conditions will likely prevent me from fetching my boat. My next opportunity is Tuesday a week later. I have bought those tickets.

Whenever I arrive in FL it is my hope that there will be "Irma missed us" celebrations everywhere.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thank you, Maxum. Yet another example of me wishing I was at the lake! Should be a bit "breezy" here in Miami this weekend.
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Irma's track is moving around, and "easing" East.

Here's a site to show how forecasting hurricane tracks can be "shifty":

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Thanks. I've been through them before, but this one is a bit more concerning.

Fingers crossed and hopefully won't get to see if impact windows really can take a 150 mph hit
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I called my next door neighbor in Florida and he said his wife and three kids had rented a cabin in Tennessee and left today to wait the storm out. He and the two dogs are staying.

Contractors are charging $400 to put the storm shutters up on the house and $300 to take them down. That makes it almost worth flying down!

There is a company advertising on Craigslist for 50 laborers and offering to pay cash at the end of each day of work. (Apparently the IRS doesn't need to be involved). I was told that 80% of the homes have their storm shutters up already.

It sound like this could be the big one!
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Keeping our fingers crossed hoping Irma tracks east a little
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:45 PM   #9
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Keeping our fingers crossed hoping Irma tracks east a little
Certainly hope not, unless totally out to sea, I'm east coast lauderdale
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Certainly hope not, unless totally out to sea, I'm east coast lauderdale
Ooops.....sorry Reilly. Certainly don't wish that storm on you folks on the east coast.
I'm on the gulf coast in Cape Coral and it looks like we are going to get it equally.
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Exclamation ONE Good Reason to Evacuate...

I just got a text from my electric company that they...
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"will not shut off power, but if an outage occurs, work will be limited because of hospital closure; expect power to stay out until after the storm".
After Hurricane Andrew (1992, occurred while I was in Wolfeboro), power wasn't restored for two weeks. (!)

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After Hurricane Andrew (1992, occurred while I was in Wolfeboro), power wasn't restored for two weeks. (!)

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After Andrew ( during which we lost our home ) some areas did not have power for months. The size and possible course of Irma is worse.
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Agreed, it is definitely worse than Andrew. (If that was possible).

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But this afternoon, it's tracking West.

Intensity is stronger to the East of its projected course. (The black lineómarked H and M, M, M, M, below)

If the line keeps moving to the West (left), the worst home- and boat-owner scenario also moves West!

I try to take comfort in that the hurricane "never hits where its pointed right now". However, the projected 7-foot tidal surge will cost meóand all those without Florida windstorm insuranceómuch of what I possess, and the comfort of arrival at "home".

Worse yet, should the tidal surge become higher than 7-feet.

This just inófrom a Winnipesaukee neighbor:

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To reduce hurricane related stress, use google translate to learn how to say "WE ARE SCREWED!" in different languages. 😜
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:42 PM   #15
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Hello all,

My place in Ft. Lauderdale sits on the Intercoastal waterway one block west of the beach. (200 South Birch Road) The City has raised all the bridges and isnít allowing access to the barrier island unless youíre a resident. Fortunately for me, my condo is on the 9th floor and suffered no damage. Sand from the beach has covered A1A and from the pictures, Iím being sent it basically looks like youíre living on a dirt road. Iím being told Florida Power & Light is promising Ft. Lauderdale and most of the east coast of south Florida electricity by the end of the weekend. Iíll be enjoying Meredith, my boat, and the beautiful lakes region this weekend but Iíd be lying if I didnít tell you my heart isn't breaking for Florida and all the families struggling with no electricity and damaged homes.

Thanks to all of you terrific folks for the kind words and best wishes for the people in Florida.
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My place in Ft. Lauderdale sits on the Intercoastal waterway one block west of the beach. (200 South Birch Road) The City has raised all the bridges and isnít allowing access to the barrier island unless youíre a resident. Fortunately for me, my condo is on the 9th floor and suffered no damage. Sand from the beach has covered A1A and from the pictures, Iím being sent it basically looks like youíre living on a dirt road. Iím being told Florida Power & Light is promising Ft. Lauderdale and most of the east coast of south Florida electricity by the end of the weekend. Iíll be enjoying Meredith, my boat, and the beautiful lakes region this weekend but Iíd be lying if I didnít tell you my heart isn't breaking for Florida and all the families struggling with no electricity and damaged homes.

Thanks to all of you terrific folks for the kind words and best wishes for the people in Florida.
Hi choppers how haven you been? Glad to here you have no damage. I had relatively minimal damage to my place on Marco. Some roof tiles, lanai screens and trees but no water at all from tidal serge and I'm on a canal. Could have been so much worse.
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Hi choppers how haven you been? Glad to here you have no damage. I had relatively minimal damage to my place on Marco. Some roof tiles, lanai screens and trees but no water at all from tidal serge and I'm on a canal. Could have been so much worse.
About the same for my place on Marco. Boat on lift survived, but the cover got shredded. Minor cosmetic damage. Been monitoring the Marco Patriots channel on Zello app. Those people have been doing a great job offering assistance to others. Seems to be a lot of people in Everglades City and Chokoloskee that are in very tough shape.
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About the same for my place on Marco. Boat on lift survived, but the cover got shredded. Minor cosmetic damage. Been monitoring the Marco Patriots channel on Zello app. Those people have been doing a great job offering assistance to others. Seems to be a lot of people in Everglades City and Chokoloskee that are in very tough shape.
Yes that's what I heard also. What street are you on? I'm on Lighthouse Court
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Yes that's what I heard also. What street are you on? I'm on Lighthouse Court
Cara Court - off of Lamplighter.
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Wow that's two blocks from me. I'm also off Lamplighter. Small world.
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Wow that's two blocks from me. I'm also off Lamplighter. Small world.
Too funny. I'm coordinating a trip down, so if you would like pictures or anything, just PM me.
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Too funny. I'm coordinating a trip down, so if you would like pictures or anything, just PM me.
Thank you that is extremely nice. I will not be able to get there until October. Let me know when your going and I'll PM the exact address
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Thank you that is extremely nice. I will not be able to get there until October. Let me know when your going and I'll PM the exact address
Will do later today.
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Cool The Aftermath, Without Power, is just as bad...

Recent Irma comments off the web:

Canada?

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"Many Canadian power companies have descended on Florida to help restore power as well. If you see Hydro-Quťbec, give 'em a smile and a wave for me."
Samaritans:

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"So, emptied out the refrigerator this afternoon, and set out to attack the front yard. A pickup truck pulls up, and two good Samaritans--hulking young men--jumped out with their gloves on and rakes, and piled up the massive yard waste in less than 30 minutes. They would not take money, so I finally threw a wad of cash into the cab of their truck, and said: Donate this to your church.

"What they did---found a tree service, gave them the money, and the tree service is in my front yard cutting up the fallen palm tree and two others that are about to topple. I wept with relief and joy.

The storm has brought out the BEST of Floridians. Incredible."
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Talk about a close call.....feeling very lucky today.
House in Cape Coral was right in the center of the storm but we made it through with no major damage.Three large trees down but no damage to the house or lanai.
Lots of leaves,palm fronds and debris on the lawn and power is out so we lost a little food in the freezer.
Thoughts and prayers to everyone in the Keys and the islands that were devastated by the storm.
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Talk about a close call.....feeling very lucky today.
House in Cape Coral was right in the center of the storm but we made it through with no major damage.Three large trees down but no damage to the house or lanai.
Lots of leaves,palm fronds and debris on the lawn and power is out so we lost a little food in the freezer.
Thoughts and prayers to everyone in the Keys and the islands that were devastated by the storm.

Thank you.
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Like many others here, who have places in FL, I pray all his OK with your properties and no damage.

I have a place on Marco Island beachfront, and still waiting to hear from mgt. company on damage. Xing fingers.... We won't be able to get down there until Oct.

My brother is a permanent resident of Naples,I've made several calls to his home,
but as of yesterday had no response. he's located just off I-75.
Will call him again today.
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Like many others here, who have places in FL, I pray all his OK with your properties and no damage.

I have a place on Marco Island beachfront, and still waiting to hear from mgt. company on damage.

Xing fingers....
I just saw a report that Eagles Nest Condos (beachfront) survived mostly unscathed. Not sure if you're in that vicinity or not.
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Marco Island - any word on Gulfview Condo's ??

Have been unable to get an update.
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Have been unable to get an update.
According to Lee County Electric Coop it could take weeks for the power to be restored to Marco Island.
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I'm located beachside near the Hilton hotel complex, have not heard from anyone down there on the extent of damages ?

I do know that South beach, especially at Cape Marco point got hit the hardest.

Gulfview i believe is up near the Residents beach, and may have escaped the worst, however it is a wide-open stretch there.....I believe Gulfview condos' are near the Crescent Beach condos', very expensive real estate !!!!

i can't imagine being in the South Seas Towers, on the upper floors.
My friend had a condo on the 20th floor, and on a really nice day, the wind would almost still knock you over !

Praying all in FLA get their power back soon.
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Try going to Lynn Charlas White's FaceBook page - she's a local realtor, who has taken video's, post Irma, from a number of locations. Here's the link : https://www.facebook.com/search/str/...blended_videos
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Sorry, should have added she's local to Naples, Marco , Bonita etc


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There is a lot of info about Marco on the Marco Patriots Facebook page:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/872069569627102/
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https://m.facebook.com/groups/872069569627102/
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No damage at Naples Condo. Plenty of tree damage though and no electricity.
My Amelia Island home also sustained no damage and we have electricity. Again mostly trees down and some surge damage. We evacuated to Raleigh and returned home Tuesday night. The ride down I95 was once in a lifetime experience
15 hours bumper to bumper mostly stopped traffic and numerous accidents.
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Not forgetting how the Florida Keys was hit firstóand badly.

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My son and I just drove out of the Keys yesterday from the Lower Keys. We quickly ran out of food and water and there are no supplies - survival became our focus instead of clean up. You cannot flush your toilet and no way to rinse off after working in the blistering heat all day. Our house was 82-84 degrees at night and no breeze - it stinks of rotting debris. We had dead parrot fish on our street and yard. The mosquitoes should be showing up in force in the next day or two and you may not have screens remaining on your windows.

"I'm suggesting as was mentioned above it's not a good idea to travel to the Keys until power and water are established. If you come you will soon wish you hadn't. After [Hurricane] Georges in 98 my wife and I remained in place on West Indies Dr. and started the cleanup immediately after. We had no power for 3 weeks but most importantly we always had water pressure so quality of life was tolerable. The devastation we are facing now is far greater than what we experienced during Georges and has also affected the entire state.

"You'll have a challenge finding an open gas station between Orlando and Key Largo - they are few and far between and hotel rooms in all of South FL are scarce.

"If you go, be prepared for what you are getting into..."


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The 2nd floor simply blew away.

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The photo below is of a friend's house. It had a new galvanized roof which is now resting on the 1st floor of a 2-story house.

The 2nd floor simply blew away.

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Your are correct APS and it seems media coverage is focused on Naples and Marco and less on The Keys and the USVI which were both devastated
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Here's a website from NOAA that shows aerial views of the aftermath:

https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/irma/index.html

Joey, take a look at the roof of the house on the end of Bond Court!
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Here's a website from NOAA that shows aerial views of the aftermath:

https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/irma/index.html

Joey, take a look at the roof of the house on the end of Bond Court!
That's incredible. Thanks little bear.
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