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Old 09-10-2017, 06:59 PM   #1
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Heart goes out to all you Floridians!

We know that many of you hail from Florida, and the news about Irma is pretty sobering. We hope that you and your families are safe and dry. Other than donating to charities like the Red Cross, we feel pretty helpless & lucky here up North. If anybody is looking for a place to park & chill (literally) for a few days in Central Wisconsin, PM me.

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Old 09-11-2017, 02:08 AM   #2
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Sitting in the dark (power went out at 1:30) at 3am reading post. Irma is still 90 miles south and we are now getting 40+ winds with gust over 60. We've had around 10" of rain so far. They say the rain should stop around 3pm but winds over 25 should be with late tomorrow evening.

They are saying Irma left south Florida in shambles. I guess daylight will tell the tale.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:22 AM   #3
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Sitting in the dark (power went out at 1:30) at 3am reading post. Irma is still 90 miles south and we are now getting 40+ winds with gust over 60. We've had around 10" of rain so far. They say the rain should stop around 3pm but winds over 25 should be with late tomorrow evening.

They are saying Irma left south Florida in shambles. I guess daylight will tell the tale.
Well wishes - be safe.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:15 AM   #4
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NE Florida surly didn't get what the southern part of the state did however many streets and neighborhoods are flooded. Many people have either lost their homes or suffered significant damage. Lots of trees and limbs down around us but we seem to have suffered no real damage. 270,000 in Jacksonville without power and 5.7 million total state wide.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the good wishes. They Must have worked cause we really dodged a major bullet further up the west coast. As it was progressing before the fateful turn, we were preparing to lose just about everything. That night it was like watching the Super Bowl as we were all cheering for it to make a turn and get over land to help kill it. We were hoping for the Everglades which isn't too populated but sadly Naples got in the crosshairs. It was a very long and rough night but I'm glad to report at least for us and our area we came out just a bit bruised and beaten. Power is slowly coming back on and most major roads have been cleared and are open. This was one major incident that taxed our state and its resources to the max. Something like I have never seen here. We still have no gas and basic foods available. But we haven't for several days now. But slowly they will come back and we will move on. Thanks everyone for the great wishes and thoughts.
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We have a house in Port St. Lucie.
Report from neighbour is one screen door and a few bushes.
Inside is dry.
Lucky!
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:46 PM   #7
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We have a house in Port St. Lucie.
Report from neighbour is one screen door and a few bushes.
Inside is dry.
Lucky!
We have friends in Port St. Lucie. They loaded up the Class A with the grandkids and beat feet to a Fort on the Bama/Ga border.
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:52 PM   #8
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Heart goes out to all you Floridians!

Memorial park in the Riverside section of Jacksonville. I've lived here all my life and the St Johns has never left its banks like this. http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/12/pictur...surge-6921297/
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:50 PM   #10
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Heart goes out to all you Floridians!

Where’s that?
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:16 PM   #11
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Jacksonville. That's the river that flooded.
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The St Johns River, black creek and now the Santa Fe close to Gainesville is threatening to close I-75 in the area forcing a 150 mile detour.
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Good old Jacksonville. Lived there from the late 50's to the late 70's. Still have family there and everyone made thru Irma OK. I was a teenager there in Jax when Dora went thru in 1964. Hope to get back there next year to visit friends and family.
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