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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => Topic started by: kodydog on September 11, 2017, 09:24:50 AM

Title: Hurricane Irma
Post by: kodydog on September 11, 2017, 09:24:50 AM
Marco Island was about to take a direct hit when our power went out. Ft Myers was right up the coast. My sister lives near the coast in Clearwater and she is without power but faired well.

Half of Florida is without power. The St Johns river in Jacksonville is 1 foot above record level and still rising. Parts of Gainesville are flooded. Hogtown creek always floods.

We are doing fine. The power is back on. Lots of wind and 11" of rain last night. Some trees are down in the neighborhood but nothing like the newscasters are trying to show. When the storm hit land it lost speed and reporters were scrambling to find damage. They were showing small trees down and wading around in ankle deep water. One guy's hat kept blowing off as he was trying to convince us he was standing in hurricane force winds.  

There are several Forum friends near the west coast of Florida. Hope you are all doing well.
Title: Re: Hurricane Irma
Post by: sofadoc on September 11, 2017, 11:15:34 AM
......but nothing like what the newscasters are trying to show. When the storm hit land it lost speed and reporters were scrambling to find damage. They were showing small trees down and wading around in ankle deep water. One guy's hat kept blowing off as he was trying to convince us he was standing in hurricane force winds. 
The Weather Channel makes their money for the entire year when they have a hurricane to cover. It gets old watching one of their reporters standing half-bent fighting high winds.

Glad you guys are doing OK. And also glad that it seems like the news crews may have overblown the severity.
Title: Re: Hurricane Irma
Post by: 65Buick on September 11, 2017, 12:50:40 PM
I understand the need to alert people to stay safe. It looks like for the most part, they did. But what I don't like is them sensationalizing it and making 'entertainment' for everyone else. It's ridiculous.

Anyway it looks like for the most part everything is ok, but I think maybe the storm surge hasn't hit yet.
Title: Re: Hurricane Irma
Post by: MinUph on September 11, 2017, 03:51:29 PM
We just got our power back on. Water was off till this morning. And cell service was nil. But we made it and were very luck up here in Spring Hill. A few homes were damaged by tress but all in all we made it through easy. Kody on the other hand probably wasn't so lucky it was still very powerful in the south.
Title: Re: Hurricane Irma
Post by: sofadoc on September 11, 2017, 04:46:17 PM
Good to hear Paul. Has anyone heard from Kody?
He started this thread.
Title: Re: Hurricane Irma
Post by: MinUph on September 11, 2017, 04:53:34 PM
OOOO Sofa signs of age or what LOL
Title: Re: Hurricane Irma
Post by: kodydog on September 11, 2017, 06:37:50 PM
I'm fine, we're in north central Florida. 60 mph winds woke me several times last night. Working in the shop today and heard several loud pops and lots of buzzing. Then the power went off again. Every time the power goes off I wonder how long before it comes back on. Days or weeks? this time it was only 2 hours. Duke Energy is on top of it.
Title: Re: Hurricane Irma
Post by: brmax on September 11, 2017, 08:25:53 PM
Im glad to hear you guys are doing better, and hope Mike, Chris and so many others down there are better as well. A lot we know, now use different facebook places and wish them the same.

good evening to ya
Floyd
Title: Re: Hurricane Irma
Post by: Grebo on September 12, 2017, 09:09:35 AM
Glad to hear you guys are all ok.
Title: Re: Hurricane Irma
Post by: Mojo on September 13, 2017, 07:45:57 AM
We survived with little problem. We did lose power for about 8 hours. I had one large Oak tree come down ( roots and all ) and I got that taken care of yesterday. No damage to the house or property.

I stayed in  touch with Mike the whole time and he fared well considering he was in a hard hit area. Him and John and the dogs spent 2 nights in a shelter as he was in a mandatory evacuation zone. He was going in yesterday to check on his sop and I have not heard how that went or if there was any damage.

It blew about 70 MPH with gusts to 95 MPH in our area. We were very lucky we had no damage. Our shop is fine as well and has power.

Mojo