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Re: IRMA

Post by cape man » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:26 am

My outdoor kitchen.

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My house. The pilings are 9.5 '

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That was WAY TOO CLOSE!


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Re: IRMA

Post by Jaysen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:31 am

Good lord man. I'm sure I've got nothing to complain about!

Anything under the house?

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Re: IRMA

Post by cape man » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:37 am

Water...
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Re: IRMA

Post by cape man » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:43 am

First electric truck just showed up. Will be tomorrow before they can get to the house. Am grilling salmon from our trip last month and booked a hotel for tonight.
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Re: IRMA

Post by Jaysen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:48 am

cape man wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:37 am
Water...
Ha!

So many folks around here enclose those areas then fill them up with furniture and such. Lot's of crying but I keep thinking "if it was safe, why didn't they put your whole house on the ground?"

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Re: IRMA

Post by terrulian » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:03 pm

Yikes, Cape Man. Like you say, a bit too close.
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Re: IRMA

Post by cape man » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:18 pm

If it wasn't for the trees we would have Lost almost nothing. Being prepared is everything. That was a top 3 crest on the river. Think they did good when they established the level.
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Re: IRMA

Post by Marshall Moser » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:47 pm

When Floyd flooded Greenville, NC, everything they built back was above the crest on pilings. Then Matthew tested the elevation. It's weird to see subdivisions 100 miles inland on pilings like coastal properties, but hey, it works.

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Re: IRMA

Post by Jeff » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:05 pm

Cape Man, that is a lot of water but really happy you guys have minimal damage!! Jeff

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Re: IRMA

Post by keysrat » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:14 pm

Fortunately for me, Irma passed south of Key Largo. Not so good for those folks.
Key Largo still took a beating. Oceanside got hammered. Not so much for us on the bay side.
Storm surge came in but wasn't enough to lift the boat off of the lift or flood the house. Blessed.
Big mess to clean up, minor damage to fix and no power.
I'll take that.

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