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Hurricane Matthew

Discussion in 'Florida Vapors Club' started by classwife, Oct 1, 2016.

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  1. Nautilusfan

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    Judging by the height of the pilings that's got to be up 40 ft
    :eek:
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  2. Bea-FL

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    Jul 7, 2016
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    Unbelievable!
     
  3. tiburonfirst

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    Feb 23, 2010
    back home
    yup - nc is hurting big time :(
     
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  4. classwife

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  6. Flowersoul

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    Mar 20, 2009
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    Downtown St. Augustine was hit pretty hard and a friend told me that 5 families have lost everything. FEMA and Red Cross are still there, and the only way they can access some families is by boat......takes a very long time to get back to normal, if indeed, that ever happens! A new normal is inevitable. No fatalities, thank God!

    Flagler Beach is sadly injured with the pier in disrepair and A1A is heartbreaking to see. We were fortunate enough to have a brunch over looking the ocean at one of our favorite haunts.......the Java Joint!
     
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  7. Daddy

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    Fema is still in our neighborhood from Hurricane Hermine. Unbelievable.....it's been almost 2 months.

    I can't imagine how long they will be between the Cape and Jacksonville and of course further north.
     
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  8. classwife

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    Yes...new normal
     
  9. Rossum

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    Dec 14, 2013
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    My wife and I are currently southbound. We did the first leg (~450 miles) yesterday, will be doing the second (~600 miles) tomorrow. I'm told the downstairs is a bit rough; they ended up pulling 2' of drywall from much of it. But the upstairs is supposedly OK, and the power is on, A/C works, septic has been pumped out. Not sure how long we'll stay. Might be just a few days, might be a couple of weeks. Much depends on whether I can get the cable internet back on -- that's a must in order for me to be able to do my normal day-to-day work.
     
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  10. B2L

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    Glad it's not as bad as you suspected, safe travels my friend.
     
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  11. Flowersoul

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    Yes, safe travels Rossum!
     
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  12. Nautilusfan

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    Well...they're a federal agency so the wheels turn slowly :facepalm:
     
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  13. Nautilusfan

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    Sounds like it could definitely be a lot worse since you were somewhat expecting a total loss....

    Replacing some Sheetrock is a lot better than a bulldozer :eek: ;)

    Have a safe trip........and pichers.....we'll need some. :thumb:
     
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  14. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well, the bulldozer has been there, digging the place out; much of the lot got inundated with 2-3' of sand.
     
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  15. Nautilusfan

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    Step right out the back door on to the beach ;)

    :yawn:

    Just glad it's clearing sand and not scraping off house remnants. :)
     
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  16. classwife

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    probably more like the beach was the entire first floor
     
  17. Nautilusfan

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    :facepalm:
     
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  19. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
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    Big mess. The streets look like a war zone here -- lots of folks put all their flood damaged stuff and all other manner of debris out on the curb. I'm the odd man out -- I told my contractor get us a dumpster.

    Then there's the sand. Picture 2-3' deep snow drifts, but they're sand, not snow.

    Oh, and the A/C that was working quit. Temperatures are tolerable though. Highs around 80, lows in the high 60s.

    On the positive side, Brighthouse (the local cable company) came out, put a new power supply on their amplifier/splitter and I have real interwebs back.

    This pic is from a web-cam that I figured I'd never see again:

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  20. Rossum

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    I finally got around to uploading some pics.

    This is what our street looked like when we got here, and for quite a while afterwards. First coming in (heading east) from the A1A:

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    Looking west from our place:

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