Hello from Gulf Coast Florida

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  1. mikewint

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    With Geo, VERY glad you suffered little damage. Yesterday we got about a inch of rain when Irma reached Arkansas.
     
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    Excellent news!
     
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    Cheers, people :) Glad everything is back to normal as it is possible at the moment.
     
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    It must be your magnetic personality... ;)

    Seriously though, glad you're all safe and sound over there on the "mainland". I was about to organize a search party and come looking for you.

    P.S. Can you send a little of that power over my way... :sweat:
     
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    "Gee, Mom, she followed me home, can I keep her?"
    Glad to see you made it!
    Cheers,
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    All I got is a few spare batteries but I doubt the Post office can get them there before the power guys do their magic :)

    I think but can't prove that living 4-5 miles from Disney might have something to do with it.
     
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    Great to hear you are OK, Shortround.

    I have two close friends living in Tavernier Key that dodged a bullet by leaving. Old FL hands that remembered Donna and Andrew, more recently. It will be awhile before they clean up south of mile marker 74 but that is 10 miles south of their houses. Lost their boats but both houses OK.
     
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    No sweat... heh... power came back on yesterday around 2:00 pm.

    Thanks for the thought though. :)
     
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    Good to hear, my parents made it thru in St.Augustine, neighborhood trashed but their house survived
     
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    I was in Naples for Andrew. Having survived that I had decided next time to bug out and not try and ride it out again. Spent several hours trying to hold a mattress up against a sliding glass door with most of my living room furniture aiding the effort. Never found my boat, my car while not flooded had two trees on top of it, and all the screens on the house were gone. Took 3 days to get power back and 4 before motor vehicles could leave the complex. So I certainly sympathize!
     
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    Robert - Yeah man, we were on this coast when Andrew hit and we sure said some prayers for you all over on the other coast.

    I tell you true, Tampa/St. Pete./Clearwater dodged a massive bullet, had Irma not swerved inland and fallen apart, if it had hit us dead center like many of the predictions as a Cat 4+... *shiver*

    NOT something I want to think about and in fact, the wife and I are assessing where we might want to relocate to. The Tampa area is pretty safe from hurricanes in general but after this, man the mountains are looking better all the time. :lol:
     
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    Bring your own water and lots of fire extinguishers
     
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    Florida Mountains.

    Mt Dora 2208 inches

    Still get Hurricanes but at least your out of the storm surge :)
     
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    When I lived in Naples, south of us was Marco Island, the highest point of which was laughingly referred to as "Marco Mountain" at 51' above sea level it was the highest elevation in all of SW Florida!
     
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    Hah! Thanks for the suggestions, we were looking more at Northern Georgia or Tennessee, or possibly the western Carolina's.



    Mike - You killjoy... :)
     
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    My brother lives in Auburn AL. Seems like a nice area although I have no idea of the local politics/taxes. Easy driving to Columbus GA or Birmingham/Montgomery. Good medical facilities at a reasonable distance and with several collages in the area not too much of a cultural backwater. Checking the map shows a few decent looking lakes. Lake Martin and West Point lake.

    I am sure the areas you are thinking of are fine too. Only drove through on the highway a few times.
     
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    Asheville NC and the surrounding areas are fantastic!
     
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    Funny you should mention NC, wife and I have looked very closely at it over the years.

    Also SR, Alabama is also on the list, thanks for the input.:thumbright:
     
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