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Old 09-07-04, 09:28 AM   #1
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Frances Aftermath

We're well and safe after the Hurricane / Tropical Storm.
We FINALLY got power back at quarter to nine this morning after it went out at about 2:30 pm Sunday. All of our refrigerated and frozen food has spoiled . The house fared well, no damage that we could find (except that all the wood in the doors and windows swelled to the point where it's hard to open them. My neighbors had a tree fall on their car but dur to the fence catching the brunt of the impact the car escaped with a broken windsheild and some scratches. Damage here was pretty light for the length of time Frances lingered althougth I can't say the same for our nerves. At around dinnertime yesterday those of us stuck in the house were ready to come to blows over (of all things) where to get food I haven't seen anything from the East Coast yet but I know they got FAR worse than we did.


Has anyone heard from any of out Eastern Florida members?
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Old 09-07-04, 09:36 AM   #2
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I have relatives in port st. lucy, but I have no clue where that is or how hard it got hit. Not really close relatives, but they are relatives
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Old 09-07-04, 09:43 AM   #3
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Sarasota/Bradenton area only sustained some minor damage due to falling tree limbs and some wind gusts. Some shingles were blown off roofs and such. I saw a lot of damaged signs at businesses.

No damage to my place.

I have a sister in Wellington (West Palm Beach area), and she faired well. She didn't receive any damage to her home, but lost a couple of trees in her yard. Pt. St. Lucie got hit VERY hard, hope your relatives are o.k.

Now we've got Ivan to be concerned about!

GREAT! This has been one crazy hurricane season so far and we're not even half-way through.


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Old 09-07-04, 09:46 AM   #4
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The West Palm Beach area and north to Ft. Pierce seems to have the most damage. No real destruction, just damaged roofs, downed trees, damaged boats, flooding in low areas, etc. Ft. Lauderdale has no significant damage, just downed trees and associated power loss. Our schools are still closed today because of power loss and missing stop lights. The storm lasted a heck of a long time, but wasn't all that intense. It just left behind a big mess, but it could have been much worse. I'm surprised there weren't homisides reported because people were locked inside for so long!
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Old 09-07-04, 05:16 PM   #5
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Old 09-07-04, 06:18 PM   #6
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Don't get comforable yet, Ivan is out there aiming for the Southeast USA now.
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Old 09-07-04, 06:22 PM   #7
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Here in Pasco County we had flooding, high winds, falling trees and so on.. Unfortunately we had it longer than most along the Gulf Coast
I would post some pics but the thing says the file is too big and I dont know how to make them smaller
Anyways Ivan is next.....
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Old 09-07-04, 07:17 PM   #8
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Bad luck always comes in threes!
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Old 09-08-04, 07:05 AM   #9
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I work here in North Palm Beach.
Lots of trees down. Lots of roof damage. Lots of power outages. Not too bad really.
North of here, in Port St. Lucie, Indian River county, Martin county, There is a LOT of very serious damage. Frances was only Cat 2, but she pounded this area for up to 12 hours steady. Trailers up there are wiped out. Lots of roofs removed. Power and water will be out for many days/weeks. I work with a lot of people that were hit HARD. But they are holding in there and most are doing really well, considering.
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Old 09-08-04, 07:11 AM   #10
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The amount of old Oaks that fell is amazing.. I would of thought the newer trees would of uprooted easier. We were lucky and only lost cable, but every other subdivision in my area lost power. We drove a 4 mile radius and counted over 30 trees down or split..
My office lost power for 36 hours. We had to shut down 54 servers and then come in at 4:00 a.m. to bring all the servers up so that it was Business as usually on Tuesday. Too bad 40% of the employees couldn't make it into work because of damage to their homes or had no power..

Everyone do their ANTI-Ivan dance!! Heard from the local weather guy that it was a 1 in 100,000 chance that 2 major hurricanes would cross the same path much less within a month of each other..
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Old 09-08-04, 08:01 AM   #11
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I live in West Palm Beach and my home and neighborhood got hammered. I spent 12 hours yesterday cutting trees and attempting to clean up. At least I have power and the house is livable. But I have a fair amount of damage. The good thing is after 6 days I finaly got to work aout and jumped on the bike and trained for an hour. So nice to be back on the iron horse!!
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Old 09-08-04, 12:50 PM   #12
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Millermagic: I live in St. Lucie County. I'm sure your relatives are fine as the county has reported no serious injuries etc. Judging by my experience it's quite possible they're w/o power and maybe water though that's been mostly restored. I suffered considerable roof damage and am not unique. Phone lines are back up so you should be able to call.

Power is being restored but as of right now I'm generator powered.
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Sarasota/Bradenton area only sustained some minor damage due to falling tree limbs and some wind gusts. Some shingles were blown off roofs and such. I saw a lot of damaged signs at businesses.

No damage to my place.

I have a sister in Wellington (West Palm Beach area), and she faired well. She didn't receive any damage to her home, but lost a couple of trees in her yard. Pt. St. Lucie got hit VERY hard, hope your relatives are o.k.

Now we've got Ivan to be concerned about!

GREAT! This has been one crazy hurricane season so far and we're not even half-way through.


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Great to hear you're okay, as well al all the other florida people (sorry I just had to choose a2 for one purpose). I hope your friends and relatives are okay too! Man, I can DEFINETLY sympathise with you on this one.
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Old 09-08-04, 03:03 PM   #14
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Went to restock the fridge yesterday so we'd have some food for the rest of the week. We made sure to get smaller amounts (and sizes) of perishables so that we'd have less to throw out if Ivan comes through as projected.
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Kind of a side note: We did get a few comfort / luxury items as one would expect. It's amazing how good an ice cold beer is after a couple of days with no power or AC. Same goes for Blue Bell mint Chocolate ice cream.

I also have to give props to ABC Action News and their Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips. Having never been through (or stayed for) a hurricane Denis and the Action News crew kept things sensible giving the straight facts without hype or panic for the last two storms. The radio simulcast was a welcome source of information and a bit of levity whenever thngs were getting scary.
I now know where to turn when severe weather heads our way.
Special Thanks to Don Germaise and his crew for going out in the last two storms to bring us the facts and also making "Hunker Down" a new catch phrase for the Tampa Bay area.

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Old 09-09-04, 02:43 AM   #15
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It's really scary that we are already having to prepare for ANOTHER hurricane! Check out the hurricane tracker here:

http://www.wftv.com/index.html

So far, Ivan is following Charley's path EXACTLY!

I thought either Charley or Frances were going to be "The Big One" for Tampa Bay. It looks like Ivan may be vying for that title...
Good to see you on BeeTL. How'd you fare?

The only thing we can do right now is keep an eye on the forecasts and prepare as best we can. That sucker's been projected to hit Catagory Five status and the latest map shows it indeed following Charley's lead.
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If it does head for us and it IS a 4 or 5 chances are EXTREMELY good we'll be boarding up and heading for Atlanta.
Frances was decidedly NOT COOL and that was "just" a Tropical Storm when it hit us (and kept friggin hitting). I don't think I even want to deal with a full blown Major Hurricane
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Old 09-09-04, 06:22 AM   #16
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I also have to give props to ABC Action News and their Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips.
Denis Phillips is the man.

If Ivan pushes through, Atlanta will be a hoppin spot. I know a lot of people who aren't gonna hang around to see what happens with a big cat 5 hurricane (160 mph sustained as of this morning), regardless of where it makes landfall!
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Old 09-09-04, 07:58 AM   #17
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We are still getting a lot of residual rain. We had several inches last night and this morning. The water has no place to go but in the streets. Unfortunately, even if IVAN is not a direct hit, we will get a lot of rain from this and most people barely have a roof over their heads anymore or no roof..

When IVAN gets near the coast of Florida, everyone in florida BLOW hard at the same time. Maybe we can blow it west (trying to keep some humor in these stressful times)
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It looks like we are now in the cone, or the cornucopia of chaos, of Ivan. Maybe it's really the poop chute of Ivan. Anyway it doesn't look good. I've got to stock up on rum today!
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Old 09-09-04, 02:10 PM   #19
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Gaaaa! They moved the track back towards us! I realize that it's abig cone and not to get fixated on that center line but still THAT SUCKS!
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Gaaaa! They moved the track back towards us! I realize that it's abig cone and not to get fixated on that center line but still THAT SUCKS!
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The latest update said Ivan may slow down, not as much as Frances, but it really bites when it just sits there and pisses on us! Let's hope it goes farther left into the Gulf and we can send it somewhere else. Either way Key West will likely take a pounding.
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Gaaaa! They moved the track back towards us! I realize that it's abig cone and not to get fixated on that center line but still THAT SUCKS!
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Now they moved it further west! According to this new track it will still be in perfect position to have a MASSIVE storm surge effect on Tampa Bay. I'm most certainly watching the 5PM news in a couple minutes.
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5 day forecasts always move around alot. From advisory to advisory sometimes. If it comes Fl way I'm running this time. I'm still on a generator and am getting tired of it.

Somebody up the thread asked me about the 3M window protection. I'm happy. I don't think any of my windows were actually hit by anything but they took the wind, which broke 100mph, with no problem. If you're going to ride a storm out it is kinda exhilarating to watch the wind blow while listening to your roof come apart, instead of sitting in the dark listening to your roof come apart.

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Old 09-09-04, 03:10 PM   #23
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stop living in old people land an you wont have this problem.
Shut up MERTON you aren't helping! Be glad the Forum Guidelines won't allow me to really voice my opinion of your comments.
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5 day forecasts always move around alot. From advisory to advisory sometimes. If it comes Fl way I'm running this time. I'm still on a generator and am getting tired of it.



Good luck all.

Yeah I realize that and this one is certainly proving that fact. We're going to wait until tomorrow's 11PM advisory before we make the "cut and run" decision. By then they'll have a MUCH better idea how big and bad this sucker's gonna be and where it will hit.
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