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Had to put my baby up with Wilma approaching. Notice the hurricane shutters on top, cases of water in the left of garage and patio furniture to right. Scarlette right in the middle of it all. Hopefully she will ride the storm out safely. My best to all fellow Floridians getting ready to face this storm. Be safe!!!
 

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GOOD LUCK MAN! All my best! And that's to all of you down there! :wavey
 

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kj_cinci said:
GOOD LUCK MAN! All my best! And that's to all of you down there! :wavey
Ditto, I see now tropical storm "Alpha" has formed, sheesh what a season.
 

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Where are you at? Tampa area here. Just waiting to see if its going to be close.
I'm in Weston, about 20 miles due west of Ft. Lauderdale. A small jog south of the projected path and she'll be going right through my back yard.
 

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Mine's here with me at work. If it gets washed away, so do I. At least the wife and kid will be quite well off!:happyhapp
 

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I'm in Weston, about 20 miles due west of Ft. Lauderdale. A small jog south of the projected path and she'll be going right through my back yard.
Hey Indy,
I used to work and play golf over at Grand Palms years ago. My mothers place in Laud. by the sea on El Mar Dr. was destroyed … how did you make out?
 

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I made out pretty good considering where the storm hit. Lost almost all landscaping, guttering was damaged, screened in patio was damage and a small tree fell on my Expedition which dented it and broke off side view mirror. However, no structural damage to my house and my family was safe. We were in the southern portion of the eye. I thought we were out of the woods when the calm of the eye hit but the backside of the storm really got us. Weston was pretty much devasted as was much of Broward County. Very scary sitting in a shuttered house listening to the storm outside and feeling all the walls shaking inside. Sounded like a tornado but lasted for 5 and a half hours. Thank goodness for the shutters. I don't how many times we heard debris hit them during the storm. Discovered afterwards that it was neighbor's roof tiles. They are basically pieces of bricks that were being tossed around by 100+ miles per hour winds. It's now going to take some time for life to get back to normal. Gas lines are hours long if you can find an open station. Also, most stores are still closed due to damage and power outage. I stocked up over the weekend so am hopefully prepared to ride out the post storm woes. My company got power and water restored sometime today so back to work as usual tomorrow. First step back to some kind of normalcy.
 

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WOW, glad you're all okay! Weird how ones life can change like that!

I lived in Daytona Beach for 5 years and figured this is just crazy! Now when I'm away you guys have seasons like this, now THIS IS JUST CRAZY!

You seem to be at good spirits, and kudos to you! Good luck!

I hope everybody is okay and life can get back to normal soon!
 

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IndianaJones said:
I made out pretty good considering where the storm hit. Lost almost all landscaping, guttering was damaged, screened in patio was damage and a small tree fell on my Expedition which dented it and broke off side view mirror. However, no structural damage to my house and my family was safe. We were in the southern portion of the eye. I thought we were out of the woods when the calm of the eye hit but the backside of the storm really got us. Weston was pretty much devasted as was much of Broward County. Very scary sitting in a shuttered house listening to the storm outside and feeling all the walls shaking inside. Sounded like a tornado but lasted for 5 and a half hours. Thank goodness for the shutters. I don't how many times we heard debris hit them during the storm. Discovered afterwards that it was neighbor's roof tiles. They are basically pieces of bricks that were being tossed around by 100+ miles per hour winds. It's now going to take some time for life to get back to normal. Gas lines are hours long if you can find an open station. Also, most stores are still closed due to damage and power outage. I stocked up over the weekend so am hopefully prepared to ride out the post storm woes. My company got power and water restored sometime today so back to work as usual tomorrow. First step back to some kind of normalcy.
Glad you made out safe... The rest is repairable... The Mustang made out too, that s always good... :)

I hope thats the last one this year, I know we are just starting to put some of our pieces back.... (NO, LA)....
 
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