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Old 10-07-2016, 12:27 AM   #21
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Stay safe Florida friends...we have kids in Lakeland and cousin in Oveida .. hoping that you and yours make it through this one without damage.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:32 AM   #22
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We are in Palm Beach County, a few miles from coast, caring for my parents and so far it hasn't been too bad. Wind is just now starting to pick up, and we are so grateful to still have power, water, and Internet. Predictions are that peak winds will hit from around 9 PM to 6 AM tomorrow morning.

I feel bad for the Bahamas which seem to be taking a direct hit.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:58 AM   #23
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:23 AM   #24
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We are just south of Daytona Beach and it is just now starting to get ugly. Tomorrow should be real interesting. Mostly gone by Saturday morning. May not have internet access for a few days after this storm.
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:38 AM   #25
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Stay safe on the coast.. Looks like we'll be getting significant winds/rain in central FL - but nothing like the coastal region...
We have a tropical storm warning in Lake County... Of course the hurricane force winds know they are supposed to stop at the adjoining county line - they have a hurricane warning...
Tomorrow morning looks like the timing for our area.

Everything tied down than can be... RV moved from under the trees... slides in.. jacks down... water full... plenty of gas/propane...
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:03 PM   #26
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as of 11am East Coast Time... Lakeland ... light drizzle and light wind ...
storm has passed with no significant damage.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:07 PM   #27
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as of 11am East Coast Time... Lakeland ... light drizzle and light wind ...
storm has passed with no significant damage.
That's good to hear glad to hear all is well!
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:22 PM   #28
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Thankfully we didn't even lose power, TV, Internet, etc. A quick check this morning showed no damage we could notice. Other than wind noise keeping me up much of the night, I would not have known there was a hurricane that passed close by.


And that brings me to building things right. I heard on news a report that Florida Power and Light has spent $2 Billion in upgrades since Wilma came through in 2005. Other reports this morning had only 49,000 customers without power in Palm Beach County. It appears from these numbers that designing and building things right so they can be reliable under harsh conditions pays off.

That's a lot of investment, but spread over 10 years and millions of customers it doesn't seem bad if it keeps the light on. By comparison, back home even minor storms knock power out.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:57 PM   #29
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Looks like Lake County was spared the worst when the storm shifted 20 miles offshore last night...
Some branches down - and entrance sign to RV park was leveled - but locally the area looks fine.
Our Jeep (softtop) took on some water - had it sheltered somewhat by the RV but wind still drove the water inside.
We lost internet - but seems that is local to the RV park (hotspot backup still working.. )

RV moved back to its 'normal' home under an oak tree... still breezy for the awning - but the worst has definitely passed.

Our thoughts with those not as fortunate - the east coast - mostly from the cape on up - certainly (and still is) took a beating with much more wind, rain, and storm surge.

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Old 10-08-2016, 12:51 AM   #30
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Moved out of Fort Wilderness Thursday about 9. 75 north was pretty busy but not bad. We took 10 across to Bama and found a site in Ozark barely got one. 10 was packed. Since we picked up ants last night we are in a Hilton Gardens in Clarksville. Hopefully the ants are dining on Terro.
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