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Hurricane Matthew

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

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  1. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
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    Our driveway:

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    and front yard from the road:

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    Kinda reminiscent of a big snow storm up north. But those melt. Sand doesn't.
     
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  2. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Amazingly, our house only took on a few inches of water on the first floor, but it was enough that it started wicking up into the drywall and the insulation behind it, which means pulling enough of it to be sure the walls can dry thoroughly. Allowing mold to grow is no bueno.

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  3. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Although we had someone dig out the driveway and the area immediately surrounding the house before we got here, yesterday afternoon, we got started digging out the rest of the yard. The figured it would only take a few hours. They were wrong. They're still at it and are probably only half done.

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  4. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Where's all that sand going?

    Building new berms/dunes to keep the ocean back:

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  5. AG51

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    Dat Way →
    wow what a job
     
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  6. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Reference pics -- our yard used to look like this:

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  7. AG51

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    Jan 23, 2011
    Dat Way →
  8. Daddy

    Daddy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 25, 2015
    Unbelievable.

    Thank you for sharing @Rossum . Other then sand, I'm glad there was no severe loss of property or life.
     
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  9. classwife

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    Looks like you have made a lot of progress !
     
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  10. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    :eek:

    The before pictures really do tell the story of the after pictures!!! :shock:
     
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  11. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Front yard is finally pretty much clear of sand:

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  12. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    My word. That is going to take a lot of work to get it back to where it was.
     
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  13. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Update:

    Dune more-or-less rebuilt, but closer to the house than it used to be:

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    A bit south of us, someone's dune walk-over, still missing a dune:

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    And plenty of houses with roofs that have not yet been repaired:

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  14. classwife

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    Wow !
     
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  15. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
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    Instant lawn. Just add water:

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    Up north, we would seed a lawn. But here, that's apparently not feasible.
     
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  16. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    The Villages, FL
    After doing my own lawn maintenance year round down here, for the last 5 years, I thought after seeing your photos, that I would like to have the "no maintenance" sand look...:)

    Glad things are getting back to normal over there tho....:thumb:
     
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  17. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    The sand was actually starting to sprout assorted weeds and was depressing to look at.

    Since I'm not here full-time, I don't do the lawn maintenance myself.
    Thanks! We still have a ways to go with the house itself and the rest of the landscaping, but having a bit of greenery back is really improving our spirits.
     
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  18. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Looking good! It still amazes me that grass can grow in sand.
     
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  19. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    NE FL
    Almost forgot about this thread. The remainder of our lawn got put back a few weeks ago:

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    And God immediately blessed it:

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