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Hoping all of you in the Southeast part of the country remain safe. Helluva storm.
I saw this morning that 2.5 Million folks are without power. Sounds like many are now without homes. Prayers for all those impacted.


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Taste of Hell.


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Bad situation. Hoping the authorities will take politics out of this and help people. Skeptical, but hoping.


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It was a bad one that's for sure. I'm in Ocala which is 90 mi north of Orlando in the middle of the state and we didn't get much of anything, rain and 30 mph winds.


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A major storm like Ian could push some of those insurance companies into insolvency, making it harder for people to collect on claims.

Since January 2020, at least a dozen insurance companies in the state have gone out of business, including six this year alone. Nearly 30 others are on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s “Watch List” because of financial instability.
 
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Even worse it's being said there's 100's of deceased.

It made a right hand turn after the projected track had it landing Tampa Bay Area or north.

Worst hurricane I've ridden out. It was far worse for anyone south of Madeira Beach.

Sounded like a train bearing down on the house for 12 hours straight.

Storm surge was 15ft high and up to 2 miles in land.


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Racer friend that just bought a home in Florida had to spend over 20 thousand updating the roof to meet the current codes just to get insurance...

Another friend is in Sarasota and was messaging me about his Onan generator not running and I told him to get out of there and he did. He drove to the east coast to ride it out. His neighborhood got hammered !!
 
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Clettus got some damage at the freedom factory. Mike your place ok? worried about ya.
 
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Bradenton lost one scoreboard on the long end.


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Clettus got some damage at the freedom factory. Mike your place ok? worried about ya.


Limbs on the ground, did a bunch of MacGyver fence repair in the storm at 2am, to keep it up, successful I might add.

Did a metal roof on the house six months ago, not a shingle to be lost.

We were blessed, it could have been devastating a mile from the Madeira beach Causeway, if it had kept it's projected track.

Worst Hurricane I've seen.


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Definetly a bad one. Reminds me of Andrew way back in the 90's. Luckily things have come a long long way from then on response, and codes, construction etc....it's pretty devastating but just thinking what it could have been without anything learned from previous hurricanes. Ugh

Friend of mine used to have a condo in Ft. Meyers about 5-6 miles inland. His friend that still lives there said they had water up to the second story in the entire building. Sent some pictures last night and just wow....

Hope everyone is safe and stays safe!!


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We left Tuesday for freinds farm in NC on planned trip. Got pics of our place in central Florida yesterday. We were lucky, house, cars and fence lines intact. Going to be a long clean up. Power likely to be out weeks. Lots of trees and power lines down. Fort Myers got hammered and I am getting pics/reports of flooding, roof/shed/barn destruction and trees/power lines all along path. Yet to hear if Immokalee track was hit hard.

Going to be a long recovery, terrible loss for an awful lot of people.

We are fortunate, will sleep in RV during cleanup and we have generators for stuff to stay cool after we toss all spoiled food.

Wish everyone a safe recovery.
 
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Hope everyone that caught the brunt of Ian is safe and recovering.



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Kamala on Hurricane Ian relief:

The Biden administration will focus on “giving resources based on equity” by directing funds to the "lowest income communities" and “communities of color”

https://twitter.com/EndWokenes...munities-of-color%2F


I guess everyone else is just screwed.
 
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Kamala on Hurricane Ian relief:

The Biden administration will focus on “giving resources based on equity” by directing funds to the "lowest income communities" and “communities of color”

https://twitter.com/EndWokenes...munities-of-color%2F


I guess everyone else is just screwed.


Dictator Biden is creating a new Federal Department to promote Diversity in all branches of Government. White men need not apply. He is sounding like Hitler was about the Jews.

What does Color or Financial status have to do with Hurricane relief?

Something else that is bothering me about this, CNN and several others were blaming Ron DeSantis and Trump for the Hurricane because they do not give money to "Climate Change / Global Warming" scam.

All of the Media was saying we never had storms like this until Climate Change and it is our fault.

That is bull there has always been Hurricanes, storms, rain and fires.

How is getting rid of our cars going to stop Hurricanes?

How you going to evacuate the area if you got and Electric car?

And how is taxing us for "Climate Change" going to stop China, Pakistan, India and the others from polluting?

And even so there will still be WEATHER.


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The Hurricane is bad and we need to help them but they live in paradise and that is part of the risk of being there.

DeSantis and Trump did not muster up the storm to hurt people. In fact DeSantis is doing a good job of dealing with it.

It is not Political it is WEATHER.


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Me my wife and 6 of our kids and their kids just left Anna Maria Island (west of Sarasota) a couple weeks ago. Really glad we were there when we were and not later. I hate to even think of how bad things are there now.

Politics aside there are a great deal of just normal everyday people who have probably lost everything they had. Just like the storm that hit Houston, lots of people will need help. A long line of Oklahoma linemen headed that way before the storm even hit. All those guys from all the states who send them do a great service.



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We were damn lucky and thankful for that. Lost electricity for a while after the storm went by. hooked up the generator and as soon as I plugged it in the power came back on. No roof damage and no pool cage damage. On pine tree fell over and glanced off the new bull shed.

Here's the thing, The younger neighbors decided they would handle the cleanup for us and it was completed the day before yesterday. My next door neighbor is our age and was out of town before the hurricane was announced. They cleaned his property up also. My wife and I are amazed and thankful. We have expressed our appreciation and will do something else to show it. We just haven't figured out what yet.


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Posts: 2485 | Location: Auburndale, Florida | Registered: October 19, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have a good friend in Englewood, about in the bull's eye of the path it took. He just moved down there June of 2021, and his first hurricane is a Category 5. Welcome to Florida, yankee! He lost his pool cage, some shingles, and some soffit. His mother lives a few miles away, and she'll need a new roof. Internet service hasn't come back for him yet, and cell service has been intermittent, so he hasn't been able to log into work. He's been helping neighbors out in the meantime.
Bruce, that's awesome. Love hearing how people come together like that to help out.


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