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charlie

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Hurricane Irma
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:08:47 AM »
I hope all our Florida members came through this hurricane in good shape. I know Jamie's down in Key West (hopefully evacuated), chuckyr is in Ft. Myers & Yulee's up in Jacksonville. It was a wide ranging storm with a lot of destruction but here's hoping everyone is safe.

PS........I believe The Fugitive was flying into SWFLA in early September and planned on vacationing from Naples up to Sarasota with a planned stop at the 75 Chrome Shop in Wildwood but don't know if his trip was cancelled or not. :-\

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Hurricane Irma
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:08:47 AM »

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 08:34:26 AM »
Got a lot of family down there but they made it through alright, although my aunt's house in Miami did suffer some flood damage. Hope you guys made it through alright too, property can always be fixed but lives are irreplaceable.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 09:00:21 AM »
I was down in NC for the weekend and Irma behaved & didn't come that far north. :) On Friday northbound I-95 was pretty solid from VA on down with people heading out of harms way..........yesterday on southbound I-95 it was quite a sight to see all the power company & tree trimming truck convoys heading down to help restore power in the affected areas. Impressive to see ConEd,PECO & outfits from DE,MA,CT,VT,NJ,VA & PA all heading south in an emergency. Latest i heard was 30 states sending equipment to the southeast..........God speed & be safe out there.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 12:43:28 PM »
...yesterday on southbound I-95 it was quite a sight to see all the power company & tree trimming truck convoys heading down to help restore power in the affected areas. Impressive to see ConEd,PECO & outfits from DE,MA,CT,VT,NJ,VA & PA all heading south in an emergency. Latest i heard was 30 states sending equipment to the southeast...

              ....couple hundred From Ontario Hydro as well. 8)...Jim. ;)

                       http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ontario-sending-200-workers-to-help-restore-power-in-florida-1.3585155
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 04:38:16 PM »
Well a big thank you to our neighbors to the north for helping restore normalcy to the battered areas of Florida. :) ;)

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 08:13:16 PM »

Hope you all are staying safe out there. Have a few relatives down in FL as well who are thankfully alright, but my thoughts are with all those who were not so fortunate.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 12:39:26 PM »
Hello!

I'm back in Key West. I evacuated back to Baltimore for some time. Now I'm back.

Amazingly, my house is missing a couple shingles, a couple strips of siding, and we had a little water come in through our front door, even with the storm shutters closed and locked.  We were very lucky. Just about no damage.

My restaurant that I work at did well in the storm. Little damage to the Tiki roof. We lost two travel trailers, one that we rent and one for our onsite maintenance man.

Through out the rest of the Keys, not so good. It literally looks like a warzone. I've never seen anything like this before in my life. You see pictures on TV and in magazines. It does not do justice. Our blue waters and green trees are now brown. Debris everywhere. Trailers everywhere. It is very sad. I feel for all the people and what they lost. I have five employees who lost their homes and had to move north.

It will take time and the rebuilding process will happen. It will be beautiful here again. For now, I have to be thankful for how lucky we were.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 02:02:25 PM »
Glad to hear all is well with you Jamie. :) It'll be a lot of hard work but the Keys will come back no doubt.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 06:32:47 PM »
Glad to hear all is well with you Jamie. :) It'll be a lot of hard work but the Keys will come back no doubt.
What Charlie said!

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