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  1. oss117

    oss117 F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2006
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    Plantation, Florida
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    Alfredo
    Hope everyone made it out ok from it
     
  2. Corsair66

    Corsair66 Karting
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    Mar 14, 2016
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    Clermont, FL
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    Ken
    We did just fine here in Clermont. The power blipped a couple of times, but never went out. Just another FL storm for us - no big deal.
     
  3. BartonWorkman

    BartonWorkman F1 Rookie
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    Nov 3, 2003
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    Greetings from the 305.

    The attached radar image made Sunday afternoon was during the height of the action in Miami
    as the somewhat diminished eye came ashore over in Naples, the yellow and orange bands
    came through Miami and things really disintegrated quickly. I was listening to the HAM radio
    operator's Skywarn Net and the reports started really coming in as these bands swept across
    the area.

    We endured a pretty serious event here. Electric was out at our location for 23 hours returning Monday
    morning about 10:30AM just when we were about to discuss what we were going to do next.

    Just had my first drive out and around today (Tuesday). There are parts of Miami that look as though
    they've been through a war. Other parts, not so bad. Still random power outages. You may drive for
    4-6 blocks and the interactions have functioning traffic lights. Then, perhaps 4-5 more blocks where
    the traffic lights are not working.

    The Miami Police, first responders, utility and clean up crews are doing an outstanding job getting help
    to those who really need and getting things back to normal again.

    BHW
     

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  4. oss117

    oss117 F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2006
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    Plantation, Florida
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    Alfredo
    We did fairly well here: the house, the pool screen and the dock made it through unscathed.
    At the peak of the storm, the water level in the canal rose to above the seawall, submerging the dock completely.
    The trees outside did not fare so well though, but those will re-grow eventually.
    Power went out sometime during the night between Saturday and Sunday and we have been on our genny since then.
    A huge tree got uprooted and fell on one of the main concrete poles supporting the lines that bring power to our area.
    Power lines are down and the pole is now leaning at 45 deg.
    It will be a while before power is restored here.... hope we have enough propane for the genny
     
  5. energy88

    energy88 Formula 3
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    Jan 21, 2012
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    A lot of business seems to continue being transacted in the virtual arena. My wife, who fled to Virginia on Saturday due to the then dire prospects for Sarasota, forgot her complete contact list. She was suppose to have a meeting with a client tomorrow, on Wednesday, and wanted to prevent the client from making an unnecessary trip in for the meeting since she was not in town. The wife managed to reach a realtor who knew the client, to relay the cancellation message, and then learned that the realtor had fled to Missouri. In retrospect, the wife probably didn't need to evacuate, but at the time, it was beginning to look that our 2nd floor condo might be taking on water. Everyone in Sarasota seems to feel that a bullet was dodged.
     
  6. JohnnyRay

    JohnnyRay Formula 3
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    Nov 2, 2014
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    Afton, MN
    We're just a bit north of you - in Tavares. City docks on Lake Dora took a hit, but otherwise, it seems like minimal damage. Some trees down. Further to the north, Umatilla had significant damage to buildings in the area. Of course, we are getting the news remotely. Have not been down there yet...
     
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  8. PA Wolfpacker

    PA Wolfpacker Formula Junior

    Aug 19, 2007
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    We got hammered in Naples. As of this morning about 72% don't have cell service. Also, 159K out of 210K total population of Collier county is out of power. FPL projecting a week from Friday before all power is restored. A few stores are beginning to reopen, but gas is hard to find.
    Otherwise we came out relatively unscathed considering what could of happened. Lots of trees uprooted with Magnolia and Cypress trees the largest casualties
     
  9. PA Wolfpacker

    PA Wolfpacker Formula Junior

    Aug 19, 2007
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    Neil
    We got hammered in Naples. As of this morning about 72% don't have cell service. Also, 159K out of 210K total population of Collier county is out of power. FPL projecting a week from Friday before all power is restored. A few stores are beginning to reopen, but gas is hard to find.
    Otherwise we came out relatively unscathed considering what could of happened. Lots of trees uprooted with Magnolia and Cypress trees the largest casualties
     
  10. Nativetroy

    Nativetroy F1 Rookie
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    Nov 29, 2010
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    Minneola never lost power. Montverde just got it back today. Parts of Orlando still out. Most of north east lake still doesn't have power. Lots of trees and lines down, but no real structural damage.
    For what it could have been, I'll take what we got.
     
  11. taber

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  12. Nativetroy

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    That's from a Houston house that flooded from Harvey.
     
  13. BartonWorkman

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    Learned yesterday that 98% of Highlands County is still without power.

    This may well have the effect of cancelling events at Sebring International Raceway until the
    state of emergency is lifted.

    BHW
     
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  15. craterface

    craterface Formula Junior

    Apr 14, 2011
    554
    Sanibel Island, FL
    Flew back in yesterday. Went first to in laws condo in North Naples just south of Bonita Beach Road. No power, long gas lines, and devastating flooding in the area of old Bonita Springs north of Bonita Beach Road and east of 41. It is the basin of the Imperial River. The area is very poor and 100% Latino and we are just not hearing about it. But I drove by it yesterday. The same area had mild flooding a few weeks ago after 13 inches of rain in a weekend, but this time it is much worse. Same applies for the Island Park area of South Fort Myers, which is near seven mile creek.
    Here on Sanibel, I will get power back on 9-22, but a couple of restaurants have power. My office in Fort Myers has power. But I would guess 75% of residential customers without power in southern Lee County. My yard looks like a bomb went off, but the house is fine, fortunately. Cars were high and dry in a windowless concrete warehouse in Fort Myers.
     
  16. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
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    Dec 10, 2003
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    I'm in Charlotte County, in the one corner where power did NOT go out. Newer development, underground lines, power substation nearby, so all good.

    Lost a 40' Washington Palm out front, but I HATED that ****er, so, no big loss. Neighbors came by with chain saws and a pickup so we had it cleaned up pretty quickly. Now I just have to wait for the county to come pick up the pieces.

    Other than that, a little damage to the lanai, and some shrubs, it's all good.

    D

    tree down.jpg
     
  17. oss117

    oss117 F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2006
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    Alfredo
    Glad to hear you are ok, the house, office and cars were not damaged.
    Do you a stand-by generator?
     
  18. craterface

    craterface Formula Junior

    Apr 14, 2011
    554
    Sanibel Island, FL
    We don't have a whole house generator. I just gutted it out for the first few days. I went to the office and stayed cool all day there. Once my wife and kids returned on Saturday, we hit the road to stay with friends on the island. Still waiting for power to come back...
     

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