Irma Check In

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by phillyrube, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. DaveBeezy

    DaveBeezy Been here awhile

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    I found some shingles that blew off my roof. I was able to nail them back on last night. Got some screens blown out on my patio enclosure.

    Had to drive down and back to MacDill AFB Tuesday and had to go to Wildwood, FL today (near where the turnpike splits off from 75). I have been seeing very few gas stations with gas. The ones that do have gas, have long lines. Luckily I was able to buy gas on the AFB before I headed home.

    At a weigh station off I-75, I saw large utility trucks refueling directly from a tanker truck. Behind them were semi trucks loaded with new wooden power poles. I have also seen countless large utility trucks on the highway and out working.

    There is heavy power line damage off SR13 just north of Rivertown. They were working on it this afternoon.

    I have only seen two buildings with damage, a bank on San Jose across the street from wal-mart and the Sonic in Palatka.

    I will be driving down to the Turkey Lake service plaza on the turnpike tomorrow.
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  2. beaterktm

    beaterktm Been here awhile

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    I was out of coffee so I took the wrr out to target..Seattle is my favorite city. Never gets hot. People are friendly. Epic riding and last but not least weed is legal.

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  3. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    Driving is borderline suicidal. I had to get around a lot to help some friends yesterday, today decided I would not leave a 5 mile radius. It's crazy people just running through dead lights with no acknowledgement of a 4 way stop or the flow of traffic.
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  4. Flacrusher

    Flacrusher So Many Bikes... So Little time

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    Hey Ryan - Glad you did okay. My wife, kids and dog drove 22 hours to N. Georgia to hang out while I stayed here to look after the house. We're with the rest of you "no power folks". It went off on Sunday and still nothing. I'm burning 15 gallons a day to power the fridge and the AC in the Toy Hauler. Thankfully the toy hauler came through with out a scratch!! It's my new temporary home and the house is now hot and vacant.

    Good luck everyone. Especially those of you in Highlands County. Power and gas up there is looking worse than here.
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  5. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Interesting you mentioned this.
    I was looking on google maps yesterday to see how the traffic & closures were and found the number of crashes showing in Miami/Hialeah was really high, they were everywhere.
    Still quite a few today.
    I thought it was an anomaly for some reason, but maybe folks really are running into each other down there.
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  6. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Rode into work this a.m. No one is stopping at lightless intersection. They slow slightly then blow right through with people from the other directions doing the same. Lots of honking and screeching tires. Pretty nutty.
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  7. phillyrube

    phillyrube Long timer

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    Power still out on winter park,just now able to get on the web.. Need to do a thread on Darwin candidates running generators. Some people should not be allowed to use tools.
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  8. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Minor damage... shingles, fascia, soffit, and a downed oak. Could have been a lot worse.

    Lost power Sunday around 11:45pm. Power restored at 4am this morning.

    Glamped in the toy hauler in the back yard. :clap
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  9. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    And for your Friday morning viewing pleasure, a little Irma vid.

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  10. juno

    juno Long timer

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    Yeah, that is a pet peeve of mine. Non-Native leafy trees are just asking for trouble near the coast.
    I was without power for 3 days, spent my time cleaning up and hunting for gas for my neighbor's generator (he was kind enough to let me power my fridge, fan and a few lights).
    I lost my whole north fence line. 9 4x4's snapped at once some time after 1030 sunday night. The feeder bands were unbelievable all day. This one must have had a 100+ mph micro burst in it as the fence survived the too many to count lesser ones. Lost a bunch of shingles but no leakage. No fence panels to be had within 100 miles so far. I did order some ozpost spikes so I can minimize the concrete blobs I have to remove to replace the posts. I will cobble together the old panels temporarily until I can get new ones.

    Luckily I had a new garge door put in about a month ago. That provided quite a bit of peace of mind.

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  11. Snowbird

    Snowbird Cereal Killer

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    Great reports. Please keep them coming. I have to assume my power has been out since the storm hit. I keep a refrigerator running when I'm not there (I'm not there now), but all that's in it is things like condiments and a few vegetables (maybe; I cannot recall for sure) in the freezer. As soon as gas is available I'll have to travel down and clean things out. So far, responsible parties who watch my place have not contacted me to say I have damage, but I cannot imagine I escaped completely. I had? have? an outdoor storage cabinet that was held in place by cables run over the top and secured to the concrete that I will be surprised if it held. Probably gone.
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  12. lnewqban

    lnewqban Ninjetter

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    We have gas in all stations around the Palm Beach - Martin counties border (45 miles North of Boca Raton).
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  13. phillyrube

    phillyrube Long timer

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    I +6, no power. Gotta start my daily quest for ice.

    Went to wrestling in Cocoa last night. Looked like Walmart with no AC, which there wasn't. Interesting and smelly. The one guy I went with (black) said welcome to red neck Florida.
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  14. piratetreasure

    piratetreasure Been here awhile

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    Fort Myers Beach- We were lucky with no storm surge, but the wind took part of my roof, a window and several trees. All repairable. We have power, tarps and water, and are unaffected by the flooding that is plaguing those inland. Several local rivers are well above flood stage, and I've heard similar reports up in central Florida as well.
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  15. JCool

    JCool Long timer

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    I'm in Dunedin. Power went out 1 am Monday and came back on today at 9 am. Mostly tree debris and quite a few downed tree's and fences. They put cops and/or four way stop signs at the dead stop lights. Most people are apparently confused on how four way stops signs work. The cops at these intersections (in the middle) only watched , apparently waiting for accidents rather than aiding traffic and safety. :csm
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  16. YJake

    YJake Wrenchin'

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    My brother in Cocoa Beach just got power back and got water back Thursday.

    -Jake
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  17. phillyrube

    phillyrube Long timer

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    I+7, no power. Nice cross breeze through the house. Sun is shining, birds chirping, the cicada's mating call fills the air, and the drone of generators rhythmic vibes lulls me into a morning nap.
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  18. ex250mike

    ex250mike Been here awhile

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    We had no power here in DeLand sun-fri, burned through alot of gas. I drained the KLR supertanker to avoid making a gas run. I've still got some yard cleanup to do.

    So sick of huuricanes, I think I've been through 10+, I lost count.
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  19. DualSportDad

    DualSportDad Long timer

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    Ft Myers here. I just got internet and cell service back yesterday. I lost power for a day (luckily I'm on the same grid add the hospital) . I had extra gas for the generator so the Grom has gas for about 3-4 months sitting in the garage, haha. Gas is getting pretty easy to find around town.

    I had no damage at my house, 2 houses down lost their entire rear porch. The neighbors on both sides of me lost their entire fences.

    What surprised me the most is that my storage unit at island park survived. It missed out on getting flooded by about a foot. I drove my Jeep over there during the storm and ended up with water in my Jeep the water was so deep.


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  20. Bappo

    Bappo Been here awhile

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    Power back at my place in highlands county so there is hope. Heading down this week. Glad the freezer muck will be re frozen so stink won't be as bad when I get there.
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