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Old 09-10-2017, 05:48 PM   #461
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Looks like the east coast has taken the most damage so far. Miami and Ft. Pierce really hit hard. Those far reaching bands on the right side of the storm are kicking butt. I don't think you're in trouble, Dude.


Wait? Ft Pierce? I hadn't heard that. Wonder if Moonstruck was there in the muni marina?
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:50 PM   #462
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Wait? Ft Pierce? I hadn't heard that. Wonder if Moonstruck was there in the muni marina?
I think he was in HarborTown.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:51 PM   #463
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We did fine.
Hi Irv. Glad to hear the news. Loons Nest will be visited by Irma tomorrow morning up in St Marys GA. I am pretty sure she will be OK.

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:03 PM   #464
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The lagoon is looking pretty full so I took a run down to the lock at 5:00pm (half tide on the outgoing).



We have a lower height spill over in another area that keeps the lagoon at its optimum height and that is running freely into the ICW marshes. We have about three feet on the outside of the lock, so right now if the spill over reaches the outside height, the water will flow over the lock and we currently have plenty of room.



The next challenge will be the next high tide which is 1:53am, exactly when we have the strongest impact from Irma. So it will be easy on the Captain and Cokes tonight!


Good luck Menzies, hope you will be safe.

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:12 PM   #465
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I know north some going to be hit by Irma south we organizing first aid
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:33 PM   #466
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Well guys, we have been glued to CNN the last few days and reading TF every few hours. We are happy for those that have sustained little damage and sorry to those that have lost or have severe damage to their boats. Hopefully everyone stays safe though. Our winter mobile home just south of Orlando may or may not survive, only time will tell.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:41 PM   #467
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Reports here are of downgrading, but it still sounds ugly. Good luck, and good management, to all.
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Brutal storms. Sorry to hear some folks vessels may be in jeopardy. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by these events.
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Hi Irv. Glad to hear the news. Loons Nest will be visited by Irma tomorrow morning up in St Marys GA. I am pretty sure she will be OK.

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Dave , let me know if you need me to check on loons nest. Obviously Ill be busy for a day or two after the storm.
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Its so surreal to sit here and read that someone lost their boat, others aren't sure, and someone else wants to know about door rollers or varnish. I guess it's good to know that this chaos is limited and that normalcy is still the rule in some places.

Here's hoping we all can find our way back to our own "normal" as soon as possible, that losses are limited to replaceable things, and that we get to see the positive side of the human condition as these winds and surge subside.

Thoughts and prayers for all.
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Its so surreal to sit here and read that someone lost their boat, others aren't sure, and someone else wants to know about door rollers or varnish. I guess it's good to know that this chaos is limited and that normalcy is still the rule in some places.

Here's hoping we all can find our way back to our own "normal" as soon as possible, that losses are limited to replaceable things, and that we get to see the positive side of the human condition as these winds and surge subside.

Thounts and prayers for all.
That's why I started that thread on boat losses and damage. I couldn't get my head around this and was losing track.
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We heard about st-marteen, st-barth and barbuda but anybody has any news about Saba and St-Eustatius?

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We heard about st-marteen, st-barth and barbuda but anybody has any news about Saba and St-Eustatius?

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We need to not forget any of the areas including the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

A little local news on Key West from one of the Emergency Managers. The initial assessment indicates very little structural damage. Lots of limbs, roads blocked. They're getting the airport in shape to fly in troops and supplies tomorrow. The roads to Key West are not passable for regular vehicles. Their biggest issue is water, as they have low pressure so may have leaks. As they anticipate up to 1000 responders staying there, they obviously need water for them as well as any residents there. There are other cities with water issues. Hollywood has one.

Also, they are not yet aware of any bridges in the state damaged. Cell service is out so for communication they'll use satellite phones.

Miami airport has announced they'll open Tuesday. Fort Lauderdale is not willing to commit.

Hopefully we'll continue to get positive news.

I'd suggest if you're looking for news on a specific area, then you might find a local television station for that area to watch. Most of them are streaming full time online.
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So, who wouldn't like to invite CLP5 to dinner?
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We need to not forget any of the areas including the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

A little local news on Key West from one of the Emergency Managers. The initial assessment indicates very little structural damage. Lots of limbs, roads blocked. They're getting the airport in shape to fly in troops and supplies tomorrow. The roads to Key West are not passable for regular vehicles. Their biggest issue is water, as they have low pressure so may have leaks. As they anticipate up to 1000 responders staying there, they obviously need water for them as well as any residents there. There are other cities with water issues. Hollywood has one.

Also, they are not yet aware of any bridges in the state damaged. Cell service is out so for communication they'll use satellite phones.

Miami airport has announced they'll open Tuesday. Fort Lauderdale is not willing to commit.

Hopefully we'll continue to get positive news.

I'd suggest if you're looking for news on a specific area, then you might find a local television station for that area to watch. Most of them are streaming full time online.
I doubt Saba has any local TV, maybe Statia (st eustatius) but even there it is a very small community. Was there 2 years ago, hope they did not suffer too much, small but beautiful area in all sense.

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I doubt Saba has any local TV, maybe Statia (st eustatius) but even there it is a very small community. Was there 2 years ago, hope they did not suffer too much, small but beautiful area in all sense.

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I do as well. I'll bet there's local tv that one of their neighbors has that covers them frequently, but I could easily see them not able to broadcast.
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Seriously?

What are they smoking down there?

From the 11:00pm update.

Irma has a very large wind field. Hurricane-force winds extend
outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-
force winds extend outward up to 415 miles (665 km).
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Seriously?

What are they smoking down there?

From the 11:00pm update.

Irma has a very large wind field. Hurricane-force winds extend
outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-
force winds extend outward up to 415 miles (665 km).
They actually may technically be right. Not on land, but on the water. Offshore, tropical storm winds extend offshore up to an area east of the lower part of SC and extend west to an area in the Gulf many miles south of Fort Walton Beach. There are tropical storm winds well over 100 miles off Fort Lauderdale and still south of the Keys and at least 150 miles west of Tampa.

I do agree that even if they are factually accurate, it's misleading. First, most don't care what is going on 150 miles off shore. Also, tropical storms that are near the bottom of the scale and barely more than tropical depressions shouldn't be lumped in a hurricane discussion. Most people wouldn't know that they're on 34 knots or 39 mph. We don't panic on those. They may describe the size of the storm, but they certainly aren't what we're all worried about.

If it's not a hurricane then it's just typical Florida weather to me, especially when it's not even close to a hurricane.
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