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Old 03-04-2018, 06:53 PM
 
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I've read through several threads about the hurricane damage from last year on the SW Florida coast, and of course the news outlets carried national coverage. I'm wondering what kind of damage there was specifically in the city of Sarasota itself. Did residents evacuate or did most of them ride it out? Did buildings suffer damage, or was it mostly trees down, flooding and power outages?
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Old 03-05-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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I've read through several threads about the hurricane damage from last year on the SW Florida coast, and of course the news outlets carried national coverage. I'm wondering what kind of damage there was specifically in the city of Sarasota itself. Did residents evacuate or did most of them ride it out? Did buildings suffer damage, or was it mostly trees down, flooding and power outages?
Lots of tree damage, some business signs. Not a whole lot of building structure damage. Fortunately this storm didn't include excessive rain or storm surge in Sarasota, so no flooding damage.

There's always folks who evacuate, and there's always folks that will ride it out. Not sure how to quantify the numbers. The freeways heading out of Florida were jammed, but my feel is most people stayed in place. Shelters were also full.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Shingles, signs, etc. most damage was south around Everglades City, where Irma made landfall.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:09 PM
 
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We live in an original (1950's houses) part of town and virtually no damage. Highest recorded wind gust was about 70 at the airport, but trees, buildings and houses make it much less at most street levels.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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I hadn't seen damage either. Not sure what happened, even though windows and doors companies are 4-5 months out because of all the demand. Can't figure out where all those windows are going as nobody in my area had damage.
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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I hadn't seen damage either. Not sure what happened, even though windows and doors companies are 4-5 months out because of all the demand. Can't figure out where all those windows are going as nobody in my area had damage.
The amount of new developments and houses being built is beyond any easy counting - very large tracts out around I-75 under the bulldozer. I'm sure all those houses will need windows.

One nice thing about the recession was that most development stopped and contractors were easier to find for small jobs. I'm not sure that will be the case in the future.

I'm not sure who knows the actual stats but I wouldn't be surprised to see 100,000 new residents in Sarasota and Manatee County in 10 years.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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Thanks for the good info. Very helpful and good to know that the city of Sarasota didn't experience much damage from Irma. Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:46 AM
 
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The amount of new developments and houses being built is beyond any easy counting - very large tracts out around I-75 under the bulldozer. I'm sure all those houses will need windows.

One nice thing about the recession was that most development stopped and contractors were easier to find for small jobs. I'm not sure that will be the case in the future.

I'm not sure who knows the actual stats but I wouldn't be surprised to see 100,000 new residents in Sarasota and Manatee County in 10 years.
Yes, I can see the development, thanks.

The window companies I contacted ALL cited Irma as the holdup, NOT new development. So, as I said, not sure where Irma blew out all those windows in this area. Did not see it.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Southwest Florida
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I hadn't seen damage either. Not sure what happened, even though windows and doors companies are 4-5 months out because of all the demand. Can't figure out where all those windows are going as nobody in my area had damage.
The vendors are where the most work is ~ not Sarasota or Manatee Counties.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:50 AM
 
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The vendors are where the most work is ~ not Sarasota or Manatee Counties.
Right and the poster was asking about Sarasota county. So yes no damage to Sarasota county, thanks for agreeing with me. /picture of face doing some silly emoticon thingy so I can insult another poster without writing words/
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