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#996749 - 09/13/17 07:39 AM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]  
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Good luck going fwd. Having spent years in the keys, it hurts to read of the damage.


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#996750 - 09/13/17 07:49 AM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]  
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Thanks Marty, have a great trip. I'll know more fairly quickly as progress is made. PM if you want more info as time goes on.


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#996767 - 09/13/17 01:42 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]  
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Sorry to hear.
Guess property insurance can help rebuild, but definitely
a catastrophe to experience and live through.
Good luck with the process.
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#996768 - 09/13/17 01:48 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]  
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Just talked w/ niece who lives in Ave Maria, about 30 east of Naples. Power back on. Ave residents tend to be retireds who just experienced their first hurricane. She reports many neighbors "have had it" with Florida and intend to sell and move to TN and Carolinas. This is reminiscent of mid 2000's when "half-backs" - northerners who moved to Florida, sold out after a couple of hurricanes and did the same.

She has lived in FL most of her life and experienced hurricanes before but pledges to evacuate next time.

Another niece sent pictures of street scenes in Fiddler's Cove (between) Naples & Marco and Marco Island. Devastated landscaping but they haven't had reports on any property damage to condo or house on the bay.


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#996769 - 09/13/17 01:53 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]  
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Good to hear the news about your niece.

Reminds me of a conversation I had at Micky D's in Redmond, OR. Beautiful high desert summer weather. Camping and enjoying the cool nights and warm dry days. Asked if people moved here to retire. Answer: Usually one winter sends them back home.


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#996773 - 09/13/17 02:21 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted By: Bud
Good to hear the news about your niece.

Reminds me of a conversation I had at Micky D's in Redmond, OR. Beautiful high desert summer weather. Camping and enjoying the cool nights and warm dry days. Asked if people moved here to retire. Answer: Usually one winter sends them back home.


...or the fires drive them out the next summer...


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#996984 - 09/15/17 05:06 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]  
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My friends in Tavernier live on the bay side and are fine. Their homes had no damage. Their yards are destroyed but that will grow back. Power, sewer and water are back on but cell service is sporadic. They are helping other peeps as it's a big mess down there.


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#997092 - 09/16/17 11:59 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]  
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Most of the terrible damage was between Sugarloaf Key and Big Pine Key. This 15 mile stretch between MM17 and MM32 was ground zero and sustained heavy wind and flood. I am happy to say that the initial report of the destruction of my house, at MM22, was incorrect. A friend sent me some photos that show it damaged but not broken, 3 to 4 feet of water on the lower level. Yard scoured down to coral , or whatever the island is made from. No big palms left, paint stripped from house, displaying once again what it looked like afterKatrina visited on her was to NOLA. Happier than several days ago.

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#997098 - 09/17/17 12:54 AM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]  
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That's good news! At least there is a home left even though it needs repairs. Many folks down there have nothing left. Tomorrow the authorities are allowing the residents in for the lower Keys.. They need to be self sufficient for a long time as there is nothing in the way of food and water or electricity..
I was able to talk to my friends in Tavernier and they have Internet back as well. Now they are trying to help other people but they need heavy equipment like dozers and backhoe's....


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#997892 - 09/27/17 11:55 AM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]  
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I've been MIA for the past 2 weeks after an outlier of Irma spawned what I think was a mini tornado that took out 4 trees in my yard, 2 in my neighbor's yard, and 2 in his neighbor's yard. The damage was very localized, as no other property in our neighborhood suffered any significant damage. Amazingly, the biggest of the 4 trees missed our house by less than 3 feet.



Album: https://imgur.com/a/Htqfd

I expect to be cutting wood for the next few weeks, as well as trying to avoid maiming myself with chainsaws, or breaking any body parts. A chipper-shredder arrived 6 days after the storm, and after chipping ~2000 pounds of oak, I disassembled it to sharpen the blades. Back to chipping in a few minutes.

I just checked a web site for weight of trees, and came up with these rough estimates:

140-foot oak: 30,000 pounds
125-foot oak: 25,000 pounds
80-foot oak: 15,000 pounds
50-foot hardwood: 10,000 pounds
Total: 80,000 pounds = 40 tons

Source: [/url]

The good news is that I'm get... gall itch mite
oak leaf gall itch mite. Not fun. mad


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