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saf1
09/05/2017, 10:52 AM
Don't remember which side your farm is on so wondering if there is any expected impact from hurricane Irma?

Be safe.

liverock
09/06/2017, 05:48 AM
we are on the west side of the state .we got no clue where its going yet . the keys people are leaving today . We should know Friday for sure . Thanks for the support

liverock
09/06/2017, 06:32 AM
http://st-barth.com/livecam5.html

what a hurricane looks like up close....

Breadman03
09/06/2017, 06:39 AM
http://st-barth.com/livecam5.html

what a hurricane looks like up close....

Currently, it looks like an old-school film at the end of the reel.

liverock
09/06/2017, 08:42 AM
http://www.mahobeachcam.com/

Grayhead
09/10/2017, 05:52 AM
Stay safe. I have family in Ruskin who didn't leave. T hey are in the zone which is calling for high storm surge. Good luck with this.

liverock
09/10/2017, 07:29 AM
Just put up the last of the plywood for my clueless neighbors ...young kids....new homeowners....guy could not use a drill ...lol....they will learn....

looks like we are going to get the big hit in Tampa....:mad2:

bobt2
09/10/2017, 09:01 AM
good luck down there.i guess I got the last rock out.

moondoggy4
09/11/2017, 12:38 PM
Stay safe, and lucky for the kids next door they have you as a neighbor.

liverock
09/11/2017, 12:41 PM
Lost the roof of my garage....power out last nite 7pm....generator on since then....is a diesel....is sipping fuel....been on 18 hours...burned about 12 gallons so far....am real happy with that...TECO has over 300K without power...in Tampa..am popular with the neighbors for fridge and freezer space...

Yogre
09/11/2017, 03:00 PM
Glad you're OK, Richard. Been thinking about you. We've got friends out in Belleair Beach, and my folks are on the other coast in Ponte Vedra Beach. Our friends in the Tampa area were very fortunate and had very little damage. Don't yet know about my folks place, though. They're still at their inland place, the beaches are closed.

liverock
09/11/2017, 03:04 PM
Thanks Capt.

The keys got wiped out...have a buddy there.....in Plantation Key...no water/elect/sewer/food/gas

will be days before things change...US1 wiped out....big problems....

Yogre
09/11/2017, 03:11 PM
Yeah from everything I've read the Keys got hit really hard. Scary part is how long to reopen US 1 to resupply? Probably going to have to have supplies boatlifted/airlifted. Be safe. All y'all down there are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick's Reef
09/11/2017, 09:25 PM
Glad to hear you are safe and running with the genny. Any business interrupt? Not just with you but shipping, etc. I am within a few weeks of ordering a 150g package. I was thinking to hold off or go another route but then I figure y'all might need the business.


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bobt2
09/12/2017, 04:38 AM
having gone thru sandy, I know how long the recovery will be. good luck.

liverock
09/12/2017, 07:26 AM
Glad to hear you are safe and running with the genny. Any business interrupt? Not just with you but shipping, etc. I am within a few weeks of ordering a 150g package. I was thinking to hold off or go another route but then I figure y'all might need the business.


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Thanks for the good words.....we are all good......the warehouse was fine....the flooding did not happen as predicted....generator is running everything fine....all good.....but 1/2 of Tampa is without power.....no stores open yet....and no gas for folks.

Having lived here most of my life, I was ready....had the trucks filled up....and 250 gallons of diesel ready for the generator. I am the only one with power in my neck of the woods.

Going on day three here....my neighbors not so lucky.

Ready to ship rock as usual!

pauldrapeau
09/14/2017, 10:17 AM
Ready to ship rock as usual!

Glad to hear that things are "all good" for you. Also glad to hear you're ready to ship rock! I'll be contacting you about a package as soon as I can get this stand built :)

liverock
09/14/2017, 10:40 AM
Glad to hear that things are "all good" for you. Also glad to hear you're ready to ship rock! I'll be contacting you about a package as soon as I can get this stand built :)

Still no power here..in Tampa...folks are getting edgy as it is just so hot and sleeping is a hard thing to do in this heat.

My buddy in Islamorada somehow got his power back, one of the very few in the Keys to have power. South of Islamorada is truly just devastated. He says the smell is intense and hard to take. They are finding bodies.....lots of rotting fish/animals everywhere.

His old style flip phone is the only working one he knows of. No cable/internet so I supply whatever info I find here. Water just two hours a day, and not potable. The Keys will be a long time coming back.

pauldrapeau
09/14/2017, 10:56 AM
Well... That is not "all good" then...

Good luck and stay safe!

liverock
09/14/2017, 01:04 PM
Looks like two more on the way....on the same path as Irma right now.....

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc

Ambiturner006
09/15/2017, 06:45 AM
I just got power back here in Orlando last night. Hoping you guys aren't too far behind. And looks like everything in my tank made it through ok minus one or two corals.


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liverock
09/15/2017, 07:06 AM
I just got power back here in Orlando last night. Hoping you guys aren't too far behind. And looks like everything in my tank made it through ok minus one or two corals.


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Good news for you.....still no power in the neighborhood here....am down to about 60 gallons of diesel for the generator.....going to venture out today for the first time since the storm to try to find some more fuel.....as now we are being told it may be another week for power here again.

liverock
09/15/2017, 10:46 AM
and just like that.....we have power again! Two guys in a power truck from ohio showed up today on the street.....they have been working nonstop...and had that look....

He said, easy one.....30 minutes and I will have your power back on....

I should have been a lineman LOL....:spin1:

smatter
09/15/2017, 12:52 PM
The company my wife works for, Hooper Corporation, sent over 60 trucks down there to get the lights back on. Good luck with getting things back in order!

liverock
09/15/2017, 01:58 PM
and it may be sooner than later with what is heading here again...does not look good...

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc

liverock
09/18/2017, 05:12 PM
http://keysweekly.com/42/hurricane-irma-lower-keys-photos/

saf1
09/18/2017, 05:20 PM
Your boat isn't in that mess, is it?

liverock
09/18/2017, 05:30 PM
No that is the Keys....pretty much wiped out....bad times for them.....we are in Tampa.....but this is a bit disconcerting... http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at5.shtml?cone#contents these islands were hit last week by Irma....sad stuff.....

saf1
09/18/2017, 06:49 PM
That is right. It has been a while since I've been down in that area. Mostly Boca Raton and Temple Terrace doing some contract work for GTE in 2000. I guess I'm guilty of lumping all of Florida into one geo :)

That one boat in storage or lifted/hoisted or dry dock looks like it made it safely but yeah. The rest of the area looks like I remember a couple years back after Costa Meya, Mexico was hit. Couldn't donate blood, lots of residual damage most people don't think of for years after.

liverock
09/19/2017, 06:00 AM
This is where I keep my boat sometimes while in the Keys.....power of a hurricane.....

https://www.facebook.com/CaptNickStanczyk/photos/pcb.689062691297983/689062367964682/?type=3&theater

liverock
09/25/2017, 12:35 PM
Islamorada was a mess....


Went down to help out when they opened US-1 to non-residents last week. Took 1-75 from Tampa down, and if I passed one power truck I passed a couple thousand....heading back north. They were from all over the US and on their way home.

Spotty damage until you get into Key Largo and then was evident of the storms power. Surge is what really accounted for the piles of everything on the sides of the road. The damage was incredible, and loss of property and everyday living items massive.

Clean up is coming along nicely but the amount of STUFF is pretty mind boggling. Mangrove Mikes was open for breakfast again, as was Whale Harbor buffet in Islamorada, which was very good, and they have reduced the price to $20 to get folks out again. Had a great selection considering what they had just been through. Our waiter you could tell was stressed out....but back at work after two weeks of none. We left him a $55 tip on a $40 dollar tab, and the first smile that had seen from a local.

All the locals have 'that look' of going through and trying to restart their lives again after Irma. They will be back, but it is a tough road ahead for them. Took a drive down to Marathon on Saturday, and the 'stuff' is mountains on the sides of the road. The surge was massive there, folks pretty much lost everything on the ocean side, and pretty bad on the bayside also. There was a hundred power trucks there working on the power, as the damage to the grid was incredible.

They have set up staging points for all the 'stuff' and are sorting it all and hauling it out truck load by truck load. In islamorada there was literally hundreds of stoves-freezers-refrigerators and other appliances on the old road. The freezers with bait still in them were easy to smell from 1/4 mile away.

Power-internet-water is back in Islamorada, but water has to be boiled for use. Further south, very limited cell service, Marathon on. We bailed out yesterday morning and came back to Tampa,

You don't really appreciate what you have until you see something like this. They will be back, but is going to be a long road for them.