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Old 09-09-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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I might just do that, of course I don't need it but worth a try!
...awh heck, I should have known......"you'd be one step ahead of me"

 
Old 09-10-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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MadManofB - Thinking of you! I am glued to the weather channel. There is so much wind and water in Miami. The weather person is near Brickel and it is well past his knees(and rising!). I hope you are safe and sound. I suspect you may have lost power so may not see this.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 09:47 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Checking in from FL. What a wild couple of days! We and our family are well with minor damages and so grateful!

Irma went to the east of us and not into the Gulf, so what could have been didn't happen. It's no fun going through a Cat 2 hurricane, but like most things it could have been so much worse. It was a wind event here with little flooding.

We have one big tree down in our woods next to us and some loose fence panels. We had power until 1 am last night before it went out. We made coffee on a camp stove this morning and the power came back on at 7 am. The next block doesn't have power yet or our son's house.

Like snowstorms up north, hurricanes are where you bond with neighbors. We took pics and texted three neighbors that evacuated and had given us their contact information, garage door codes, and told us to use anything we needed. Really good people.

I've posted similar screenshots on other forums on C-D, but it's worth it again. I took a screen shot of radar when Irma was across from us. We were lucky and the Keys at a 4 and Naples at a 3 made Irma a 2 for us and we made her a 1 for Tampa.

Watching a hurricane for two weeks is akin to Chinese water torture.

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Old 09-11-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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Jean - So happy you made it through Irma safely and not much damage! And I am sure your neighbors appreciated your watchfulness on their homes. I, too, am anxious to hear how MMoB made out down in Miami.

Heard on the news that the same group of men from one of the local Phoenix electric companies, who had just been to Houston and come back, have now left to assist in Miami. So wonderful that people from all over are able to come together and assist one another in time of need.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: WA
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Jean-Echo Holly's sentiments; thank you for sharing.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Default Bell Florida....retirement.....friend....location

I have a long time friend that lives outside of Bell, FL, right on the banks of the Sauwanee River. He was born and raised there, and still lives on that property which he inherited from his father who farmed 160 of the 320 acres. My friend (retired now)was a small general contractor for about 40 yrs and since he retired, he spends his time with his 3 Tennessee Walkers.
I've been to his place in 1976, 2006 & 2009 and really enjoyed riding horseback through the southern pines and cypress.
We talk every 3 to 4 months and 10 days ago he said he was prepared to stay there through the upcoming effects of the hurricane.
I tried again a couple of hours ago, but got no answer..............
Does any one know the extent of damage in the area between Bell Florida (Rt.129) and the Sauwanee River..
 
Old 09-11-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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Maybe someone on the Florida forums might? Did you search on his name to see if he has a presence like Twitter or anything? I couldn't contact my cousin but she's posting on Twitter so I at least know she's alive. I hope you find him and that he's OK.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Default Bell Florida....retirement.....friend....location

I have a long time friend that lives outside of Bell, FL, right on the banks of the Sauwanee River. He was born and raised there, and still lives on that property which he inherited from his father who farmed 160 of the 320 acres. My friend (retired now)was a small general contractor for about 40 yrs and since he retired, he spends his time with his 3 Tennessee Walkers.
I've been to his place in 1976, 2006 & 2009 and really enjoyed riding horseback through the southern pines and cypress.
We talk every 3 to 4 months and 10 days ago he said he was prepared to stay there through the upcoming effects of the hurricane.
I tried again a couple of hours ago, but got no answer..............
Does any one know the extent of damage in the area between Bell Florida (Rt.129) and the Sauwanee River..
 
Old 09-11-2017, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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A woman sees a handsome parrot in a pet store, but the owner warns her that the parrot came from the local brothel and may have picked up salty language. The woman decides to take a chance and takes the parrot home. When she removes the towel from around the cage, the parrot looks at her and says:


"Auk. New madam. Hello, Madam".


A couple of hours later the woman's two teenage daughters come home. The parrot looks at them and says:


"Auk. New girls. Hello, girls".


Then a couple of hours after that, the woman's husband comes home. The parrot looks at him and says:


"Auk. Hello, Phil."
 
Old 09-12-2017, 10:42 AM
 
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A woman sees a handsome parrot in a pet store, but the owner warns her that the parrot came from the local brothel and may have picked up salty language. The woman decides to take a chance and takes the parrot home. When she removes the towel from around the cage, the parrot looks at her and says:


"Auk. New madam. Hello, Madam".


A couple of hours later the woman's two teenage daughters come home. The parrot looks at them and says:


"Auk. New girls. Hello, girls".


Then a couple of hours after that, the woman's husband comes home. The parrot looks at him and says:


"Auk. Hello, Phil."
I liked that, couldn't rep you. Would if I could
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