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    Default What Forumites do we have on the Atlantic coast of Florida?

    I know Margo is in St. Augustine.
    I also believe I have seen Stuart and Pompano posters here.
    Pipefitter and cc manuals are on the left coast.

    Who else?
    Is davidgage still in the area?
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    Ross
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    I have a son in law in Vero. He spent much of yesterday tying his boat up - but if the storm really hits, it's toast. I tried to explain the forces he'll be dealing with, but he just doesn't get it. At least it's not a hugely valuable boat.

    They have already left the island - as evacuation was recommended by the end of the day today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I have a son in law in Vero. He spent much of yesterday tying his boat up - but if the storm really hits, it's toast. I tried to explain the forces he'll be dealing with, but he just doesn't get it. At least it's not a hugely valuable boat.

    They have already left the island - as evacuation was recommended by the end of the day today.
    Hope all works out for him. Vero is not all that far from me, pretty much a straight shot out 60.
    As long as he is getting out of the way, the boat can be replaced
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    Yep - they haven't sold their place in Ft. Myers yet (sales are slow there) - so they'll head over there for a few days.
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    I am on Saint Simon's Island, 19 ft above mean sea level and connected to the mainland by five mile bridge and causeway, which is barely above high tide in normal conditions.

    There is a short causeway to Sea Island to the east. The real estate values are much higher there, and there is a security check point where they take blood samples. Sea Island overlaps Saint Simon's except for the southern part.

    We are on the back side of Saint Simon's Island. We and others take satisfaction from the belief that if there is significant storm surge, Sea Island disappears first. What is the spelling of that German word?

    Right now we plan to stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahp View Post
    I am on Saint Simon's Island, 19 ft above mean sea level and connected to the mainland by five mile bridge and causeway, which is barely above high tide in normal conditions.

    There is a short causeway to Sea Island to the east. The real estate values are much higher there, and there is a security check point where they take blood samples. Sea Island overlaps Saint Simon's except for the southern part.

    We are on the back side of Saint Simon's Island. We and others take satisfaction from the belief that if there is significant storm surge, Sea Island disappears first. What is the spelling of that German word?

    Right now we plan to stay.
    Be careful and don't be stubborn about staying. The Charleston barrier islands are similar to St Simon's and Hugo hammered them. If you wait too long you won't get over the causeway and if you need to evacuate 95 will be a parking lot. Been there done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahp View Post
    We and others take satisfaction from the belief that if there is significant storm surge, Sea Island disappears first. What is the spelling of that German word?
    Schadenfreude

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    I have a good friend who is buying or has bought a 40' Rhodes sloop, and it is in Wilmington, NC. Not such good timing.

    I pray for everyone in the path of this thing. They are no fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I have a son in law in Vero. He spent much of yesterday tying his boat up - but if the storm really hits, it's toast. I tried to explain the forces he'll be dealing with, but he just doesn't get it. At least it's not a hugely valuable boat.

    They have already left the island - as evacuation was recommended by the end of the day today.
    I lived in Vero Beach for a few years. Loved it. Had a hurricane chew up a boat, too. Lessons were learned.
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    Kenjamin's in St Augustine, too, but he's posted about getting out of Dodge.

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    Just talked with the SIL in Vero (who is physically in Ft. Myers at the moment). From pics sent by a neighbor, some scuffs on the boat where fenders popped - minor ones it seems & some gutters on the house blown down. Now the big question is if there's water damage from the roof leaking - which they'll find out about when they go back tomorrow.

    Seems as though the storm circling will take it pretty well out to sea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Just talked with the SIL in Vero (who is physically in Ft. Myers at the moment). From pics sent by a neighbor, some scuffs on the boat where fenders popped - minor ones it seems & some gutters on the house blown down. Now the big question is if there's water damage from the roof leaking - which they'll find out about when they go back tomorrow.

    Seems as though the storm circling will take it pretty well out to sea.
    Good to hear.
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    Yes indeed! Hope to hear how others have made out!
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    Storm has passed us physically, but now we seem to be getting some pretty good wind gusts.
    Nothing scary, but the worst I have seen so far. Electric blinking out pretty regular, but staying on.
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    Default Re: What Forumites do we have on the Atlantic coast of Florida?

    Just got in from Florida, after driving from Key West to Orlando about six hours ahead of the Hurricane. Seemed tense at times, but today all the relatives seem OK with minor damage to two houses, plus one 45-ft. cruiser, more or less unscathed.

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    The eye passed between 12-1 AM. Center seemed to be a good bit east of the track at this lat, very fortunately. Max winds maybe 65 mph here (approx. 5 miles inland), far below forecast of 106 continuous. Fairly light damage around town, but many traffic lights without power. Lost power in home around 4:00 AM, got it back before 1:00 PM.

    NHC went off line last night just before the 11:00 PM update - f'n Ruskies

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    Glad to see you're okay, did you see anything

    of PSL? Joe's dad is there.
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    Default Re: What Forumites do we have on the Atlantic coast of Florida?

    thanks, Jack. I did not make it out that far, but I have not seen anything notable in the local news. Ft. Pierce seems to be where the damage seems to become significant.

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    Storm is due east of Nassau County now.
    Hilliard is 30 miles inland.
    30 mph wind +.
    Heavy rain.
    NAVD datum elevation 55.00.
    No power, no significant damage.
    Pretty lucky really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross M View Post
    thanks, Jack. I did not make it out that far, but I have not seen anything notable in the local news. Ft. Pierce seems to be where the damage seems to become significant.
    Just heard from the "kids" in Vero Beach - 5 miles or so from Fort Pierce. Zero damage to the boat (he listened to me! ), only damage to the house was one gutter coming off & worst of all, the pool is filled with leaves. To say they're happy campers is a huge understatement.

    So - it seems that the area was not hit as badly as expected - though there were 70+ MPH winds & the water was about 7' above normal high tide. I imagine there were some hit hard, but here's hoping they're OK.
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