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NFT: IRMA updates from our BBI family in Florida?

bigblue1124 : 9/10/2017 7:42 am
I know there has been a few threads on this some about the game others on prep for the storm. I was hoping to have one solely for current conditions and how everyone is doing?
My sister and her family are in Jupiter they made the decision to stay even before the shift west however I have not been able to get in touch with her yet today. I was wondering if anyone here is in that area and can shed some light on how things are going in that area?

If possible use this thread to give updates on the area you are in so friends can keep track of each other during this crazy storm. I know a lot of you have been kind of screwed with the predictions of this thing and being able to prep for it.
My prayers are with you, you’re family and you’re properties.
Good luck all
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These guys on TWC are nuts  
trueblueinpw : 9/10/2017 11:03 am : link
Doesn't seem safe where they're reporting from - this one guy is reporting about 10 feet from raging water. Doesn't seem safe.

Best thoughts and prayers for everyone down there in FLA.
RE: People will do anything to get hits on youtube..  
bigblue1124 : 9/10/2017 11:11 am : link
In comment 13589965 fredgbrown said:
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That's just stupid stick the wind gauge out the window.

The worst part of social media people trying to out do others at this time, not the sharpest crayon in the box IMO.
RE: RE: RE: It seems they really botched the forcast  
Jim in Fairfax : 9/10/2017 11:17 am : link
In comment 13589981 ZogZerg said:
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In comment 13589865 section125 said:


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Hurricane tracks are not really "accurate"...




Obviously not. With all the technology, models, etc. I expected a little more accurate forecast. They had this going east of Miami just a few days ago. It went significantly west. Yeah, they got it going north when it Cuba, so that was good.

You're just way off base. The storm is right in the window of the path projected days ago. From Wednesday:

RE: My sister and family live on Sanibel  
JFIB : 9/10/2017 11:23 am : link
In comment 13589905 Chip said:
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They evacuated to Fort Myers. With storm surge they will more than likely lose there ground level home. Sanibel is a barrier Island and is expected to get a 10 foot storm surge which will cover the Island.


We live on Pine Island just across the bay from Sanibel and Captiva. We were going to stick it out when it was going up the east coast. We evacuated to the Vero Beach yesterday. Now projections have the eye passing directly over our little island and we expect to be homeless come Monday.
RE: These guys on TWC are nuts  
dpinzow : 9/10/2017 11:26 am : link
In comment 13590016 trueblueinpw said:
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Doesn't seem safe where they're reporting from - this one guy is reporting about 10 feet from raging water. Doesn't seem safe.

Best thoughts and prayers for everyone down there in FLA.


No doubt they get hazard pay for going out into the middle of a hurricane
Lost power at the hotel for 2 hours.  
BigBlue in Keys : 9/10/2017 11:31 am : link
We're in Miramar, west of Ft Lauderdale. CBS 4 and ABC 10 news are broadcasting here at the Hilton. I was the guy in the Giants hat walking the cocker spaniel behind the cute reporter if any saw. We had no power so I couldn't see it. Solid 40-50 winds. News people said highest gusts were 86. I watched 4 transformers blow earlier. The worst stuff was 3-4 hrs ago.

I think the worst of the eye wall went 20 miles south of my house in Marathon and crushed Big Pine Key where my boss lives. I called and cursed him out Thursday night because he was going to stay with his 25 yr old son. 3 hrs later he called me from the road. I just saw a picture of cars outside our high school almost completely under water. Town must be demolished. Insane to think people stayed and many stayed living on their boats! I'm guessing at least 20 dead from our harbor.
BBinKeys  
trueblueinpw : 9/10/2017 11:56 am : link
Good job showing your Big Blue colors on national TV. Stay safe!
Stay  
AcidTest : 9/10/2017 12:55 pm : link
safe everyone.
I'm in Jersey,  
Fred-in-Florida : 9/10/2017 1:48 pm : link
Blue sky's mid 70's, no humidity don't know what you guys are talking about!

Planned coming up here months ago once the Giants schedule came out. So I'd be back for the game in Tampa. We always come up this time of year. Grandson Birthday and a Giants game!

My brother in law from Miami went to our nieces in Riverview, just south of Tampa, then when the track shifted west they all then went to my house (25 miles west of Orlando). Don't know what is worse the in-laws , 10 of them kids an all, or Irma. I'm not there to control 'em.
Landfall in Marco Island is very possible  
DennyInDenville : 9/10/2017 2:07 pm : link
And imminent..

Maybe 1 hour maybe 2
Carl  
Jay in Toronto : 9/10/2017 2:20 pm : link
stay safe!!
In Plantation  
bluesince56 : 9/10/2017 2:39 pm : link
80 mph winds. Have power. Can't see the game. NBC is all hurricane coverage. How can I stream the game?
RE: In Plantation  
Diver_Down : 9/10/2017 2:53 pm : link
In comment 13590352 bluesince56 said:
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80 mph winds. Have power. Can't see the game. NBC is all hurricane coverage. How can I stream the game?


About a half hour before game time, the streaming links will be posted.
https://www.reddit.com/r/nflstreams/ - ( New Window )
Ch 430 in PBC  
Shecky : 9/10/2017 3:08 pm : link
For those that are bored, Jets/Bills game is on
Those in Broward and elsewhere, it's on some channel called MyTV
Neighbor told me about it a few minutes ago when I mentioned how watching football would sure help the day go faster.
Irma's eye about to go over Naples  
dpinzow : 9/10/2017 3:46 pm : link
once the eye passes over the storm surge will come flooding into the city due to Irma's moving north
I'm like Fred  
Old Professor : 9/10/2017 4:35 pm : link
My home is in Rotonda FL, but I'm up north on a planned trip to RI. Came up two weeks ago, before any hurricane; I guess you could call it an accidental evacuation. Irma should pass over my house in FL about kickoff time. I will be able to watch the game up here unlike many of you but very worried about the house and all my friends and neighbors.
RE: I'm like Fred  
section125 : 9/10/2017 4:38 pm : link
In comment 13590514 Old Professor said:
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My home is in Rotonda FL, but I'm up north on a planned trip to RI. Came up two weeks ago, before any hurricane; I guess you could call it an accidental evacuation. Irma should pass over my house in FL about kickoff time. I will be able to watch the game up here unlike many of you but very worried about the house and all my friends and neighbors.


Prof, did you get your shutters up before you left or did somebody get them for you?
Left way before Irma  
Old Professor : 9/10/2017 4:48 pm : link
So I didn't button down excessively. Neighbor has secured house as best as possible and removed irreplaceables.
Ok in Miramar.  
BigBlue in Keys : 9/10/2017 4:53 pm : link
Sounds like worst is past us. Just heard 142 mph in Naples. Bridges may be out in keys. No entry until further notice. No power here 2 hrs now.
RE: Ok in Miramar.  
Sec 103 : 9/10/2017 5:11 pm : link
In comment 13590546 BigBlue in Keys said:
[quote] Sounds like worst is past us. Just heard 142 mph in Naples. Bridges may be out in keys. No entry until further notice. No power here 2 hrs now. [/quote
Stay safe capt
Tony  
allstarjim : 9/10/2017 5:14 pm : link
I am in Brandon also. Home is buttoned up, riding it out. Best of luck to you.
Btw we still have power....for now.  
allstarjim : 9/10/2017 5:16 pm : link
Things are fairly comfortable at the moment. It's very windy outside but nothing too crazy.
Watching the west side  
section125 : 9/10/2017 5:17 pm : link
of the storm start to dry up. 5 pm NHC says wind down to 95. Really supposed to start deteriorating "relatively" quickly. Fingers crossed.
This is  
RIZZBIZZ : 9/10/2017 7:05 pm : link
The most consistent bad weather we've had in Melbourne. Rain very high winds and constant tornado warnings. Power and satellite miraculously still on. I've got tequila and football on the iPad. Be safe everyone.
Really starting to dry up on  
section125 : 9/10/2017 7:30 pm : link
the south side. That is very good. Don't feed the monster.
we're in Chattanooga (from Sarasota)  
Alan in Toledo : 9/10/2017 7:47 pm : link
for our daughter's triathlon (long planned).

As of 7:45pm it seems likely we'll head back home fairly soon.

Sure hope current weather tendencies prevail.
Ok ,120 mph winds  
ctc in ftmyers : 9/10/2017 8:31 pm : link
ain't nothing. Lost a few singles.
Relieved to see you posting CTC!  
BigBlue in Keys : 9/10/2017 8:39 pm : link
We're clear here. 20-30mph winds now
Evacuated from Cape Coral.  
RDJR : 9/10/2017 9:10 pm : link
In NC watching the Giants.
RE: Relieved to see you posting CTC!  
ctc in ftmyers : 9/10/2017 10:04 pm : link
In comment 13590935 BigBlue in Keys said:
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We're clear here. 20-30mph winds now


Actually was watching the giants game. Why I was short.

Got everything powered up. Who knows when the real power comes on.

It was an experience.

RE: RE: Relieved to see you posting CTC!  
RDJR : 9/10/2017 10:54 pm : link
In comment 13592068 ctc in ftmyers said:
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In comment 13590935 BigBlue in Keys said:


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We're clear here. 20-30mph winds now



Actually was watching the giants game. Why I was short.

Got everything powered up. Who knows when the real power comes on.

It was an experience.


Glad your safe ctc. Trying to figure out when to come back to town.
Cape  
ctc in ftmyers : 9/10/2017 11:19 pm : link
didn't get it bad

Check with your neighbors.
How did Ft. Myers make out?  
jcn56 : 9/10/2017 11:34 pm : link
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Stay vigilant  
Jim in Fairfax : 9/11/2017 12:32 am : link
Most hurricane fatalities occur after the storm ends. People don't respect floodwaters, aren't wary of electrical lines or damaged structures, run generators in garages, etc. Keep your guard up and use common sense.
RE: Stay vigilant  
DennyInDenville : 9/11/2017 12:38 am : link
In comment 13593158 Jim in Fairfax said:
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Most hurricane fatalities occur after the storm ends. People don't respect floodwaters, aren't wary of electrical lines or damaged structures, run generators in garages, etc. Keep your guard up and use common sense.

Great post.
Nothing here.....  
EDinFWB : 9/11/2017 1:19 am : link
Don't expect even a whimper in FWB. Did clear my deck of things that would blow around with 30-40 mph winds....but hope the down staters are OK. Especially CTC.

Fred, if your in N.J. who is taking care of the house? You should have some strong winds through there overnight?

Just 3 weeks from the Tampa game...gotta be better than tonight's fiasco.
Any one near Port Charlotte  
BigBlue in Keys : 9/11/2017 3:26 am : link
or New Port Richey? Wondering how they made out for friends and family.
Was up for 40+ hrs straight  
BigBlue in Keys : 9/11/2017 3:56 am : link
Couldn't get the stream to work and even the radio broadcast. Everything switched to storm coverage. Passed out in the 1st quarter. Guess it was a good game to miss.

Pictures coming in from my hometown in Marathon look devastating. I know the oceanside flooded at least 8'. Haven't heard of bayside flooding yet. Breaks my heart to even think about. Sounds like will be a few days to inspect all the bridges. I heard from a cop friend expect about a month before re-entry. But my family's alive and well and that's what matters.

I really hope all of our BBI family made out ok and is safe. Seems like the rest of the state was somewhat spared.
Anybody have any idea how Matlacha faired?  
Britt in VA : 9/11/2017 8:30 am : link
My in laws have a home there, and obviously we're all worried about whether it's still there or not. I heard they were expecting the entire little island to be under a 10 foot storm surge.
RE: Ok ,120 mph winds  
section125 : 9/11/2017 8:36 am : link
In comment 13590891 ctc in ftmyers said:
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ain't nothing. Lost a few singles.


Glad to hear your ok...
I decided to get out of the Clearwater area  
tony stg : 9/12/2017 1:56 pm : link
on Sat morning after seeing the 5 am update and am still in the Charlotte NC area. Friends say my house has no damage and I have power. Will likely head back south tomorrow.

RE: I decided to get out of the Clearwater area  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 9/12/2017 2:25 pm : link
In comment 13596043 tony stg said:
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on Sat morning after seeing the 5 am update and am still in the Charlotte NC area. Friends say my house has no damage and I have power. Will likely head back south tomorrow.


Great news Tony! Best of luck!
Bobby HEP...  
tony stg : 9/12/2017 3:13 pm : link
... how 'bout them 2-0 Terps, huh?
Just saw satellite imaging of Marathon.  
BigBlue in Keys : 9/13/2017 7:47 am : link
Lots of destruction and devastation. I can see my roof, but looks like the back porch is damaged, downed trees, and possible flooding. But it's there. My boat is on its trailer but maybe the bow was blown up and resting on the transom or lower unit now. Looks like both of our ferry boats we left in the water made it. Still to early to really tell how good or bad every thing is but at least it's there. Can't wait to get in there and see for myself.
RE: Bobby HEP...  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 9/13/2017 8:30 am : link
In comment 13596190 tony stg said:
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... how 'bout them 2-0 Terps, huh?


Now Turgeon has got to hold his end of the bargain!
Ok, got dsl back yesterday afternoon, which we lost  
ctc in ftmyers : 9/16/2017 9:06 pm : link
early on the 11th, too busy to post yesterday.

Got power back at 3:45 this afternoon, 6 days and 3 hours and 20 minutes after we lost it.

Let me try and answer some questions posed.

JCN56
Where in Fort Myers. All of unincorporated Lee county is considered Fort Myers.

ED in FWB. Thanks.

Big Blue in the Keys.
Hope nothing but the best. You were hit hard.

Britt in VA.
Matlacha is fine.

Lot of areas still without power.
Jose, Maria, and Lee are all line up to go  
Steve in South Jersey : 9/16/2017 9:10 pm : link
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It's the season  
ctc in ftmyers : 9/16/2017 9:13 pm : link
Steve.

One of the trade off's of living in paradise.
RE: It's the season  
Steve in South Jersey : 9/16/2017 9:22 pm : link
In comment 13600582 ctc in ftmyers said:
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Steve.

One of the trade off's of living in paradise.


I love 4 seasons. Could not take the Florida heat.
RE: RE: It's the season  
ctc in ftmyers : 9/16/2017 9:26 pm : link
In comment 13600588 Steve in South Jersey said:
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In comment 13600582 ctc in ftmyers said:


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Steve.

One of the trade off's of living in paradise.



I love 4 seasons. Could not take the Florida heat.


Had a snowplowing side business before I moved down here in the later 70's. The winter of 77'/78' made me enough money to make it possible.
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