Hurricanes Are Nothing To Mess With! Get Out Now! It Could Kill You!

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Hurricanes Are Nothing To Mess With!

Get Out Now! It Could Kill You!

 

This is a message to all my Florida friends and associates. I implore you, having been a disaster response contractor who spent over a year cleaning up most of Florida after Hurricane Charley and his 3 buddies ravaged much of Florida in '04, this is serious and deadly business and nothing to mess around with.

 

Believe me when I tell you first hand that having had to drop and run twice to get out of Dodge before the next event hit it was one of the most stressful and scary times I can ever remember.

 

BTW, this comes from responding to almost 30 years of hurricanes, fires, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes as a FEMA contractor. Nothing was scarier than hurricanes. 

 

If you know anyone who lives in a Mobile or Manufactured home, especially if they're seniors or in anyway handicapped or physically or mentally impaired please, please, please be mindful of them no matter where you are at this moment. If there's anything at all you can do to help anyone who may be in harm's way please don't hesitate. You could be saving their life.

 

Manufactured homes are the most vunerable and volitile places you can possibly be in any natural disaster let alone a hurricane. They will get devastated and no one should even think about riding it out in a Mobile or Manufactured home. 

 

Just to set the record straight here's a little recap of 2004 in just a few short months in Florida. Take a little time out of your busy day to reminisce and remember how it impacted you, your family, friends and neighbors. 

 

Do what you can the

best way that you can

But then get the Hell out

of town. This is nothing

to mess around with.

 

 

Hurricane Charley

Hurricane Charley came ashore Aug. 13 near Port Charlotte as a Category 4 hurricane

 

Hurricane Frances

The first of two hurricanes to strike Palm Beach and Martin counties that year, Hurricane Frances came ashore late on the night of Sept. 4 at the southern end of Hutchinson Island as a Category 2 hurricane

 

Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Ivan struck the western Florida Panhandle Sept. 16 as a 120-mile-per-hour Category 3 hurricane,

 

Hurricane Jeanne

Hurricane Jeanne struck first in the Caribbean, causing catastrophic flooding and mudslides in Haiti that left more than 3,000 people dead. The storm made landfall in Florida Sept. 26 at almost exactly the same place as Hurricane Frances, raking northern Palm Beach and southern Martin counties with hurricane-force winds. Maximum winds of the Category 3 hurricane

 

God Bless, stay safe and be well.

 

 

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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It's such a scary time for so many people, who are hopefully heeding the warnings and getting out. Thinking of everyone who may be impacted! Stay safe and don't take any chances!!

Jeff

Oct 06, 2016 10:29 AM #11
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My wife and her brother and sister in law left Jupiter today and went to Miami where the storm mostly passes it by.

Oct 06, 2016 10:49 AM #12
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"I remember the storms of  '04, we stayed for Charley since it came from the Gulf but evacuated for Frances and Jeanne. We evacuated Wednesday evening from our condo on Cocoa Beach, the bull's eye on the target. This hotel may be our new home for a while...it does not look good. This will be a long night." 

Diana Zaccaro  I'm so sorry I accidently deleted your comment. I meant to edit my reply back to you. I just wanted to tell you that I surfed Cocoa Beach a lot when I live in FL. Some of the best breaks on the East Coast. But you wouldn't catch me anywhere near the ocean right now. I wish you all the best and my thoughts and prayers are with you. All the best.

Oct 06, 2016 11:47 AM #13
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When ever I think I would like to move to Florida friends remind me of the hurricanes John DL Arendsen .

Oct 06, 2016 11:52 AM #14
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BTW Diana Zaccaro Just a bit of trivia. I was in Gainsville taking my contractors license test on the day Francis hit. I finished just before she was close enough not to be able to drive.

So I took off up I-75 and stayed just ahead of her. All I could see behind me was pitch black. I didn't stop other than for gas until I hit Hoenwald, Tennessee where I had plans to meet with one of my suppliers.

I ended up staying with him until it was safe to head back to Florida and catch my flight back to Cali. Some real scary stuff.

Oct 06, 2016 12:10 PM #15
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There are a lot of things I liked about Fl i.e. the very warm and freindly folks I met, the warm water, sunny skies, surf, fish, golf, etc. But I was always glad to get back to San Diego even though the water was a little colder Bob "RealMan" Timm .

Oct 06, 2016 12:16 PM #16
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Smart move Joe Pryor 

Oct 06, 2016 12:17 PM #17
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Got that right Jeff Dowler I'm waiting for the phone call from the FEMA folks. Even at 71 I think I'd feel compelled to go help.

Oct 06, 2016 12:18 PM #18
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John, I grew up in Tornado Alley and never even saw a funnel cloud.  Hurricanes are scary because they cover such a huge area.  

Oct 06, 2016 12:25 PM #19
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Unbelieveably huge footprint Patricia Kennedy and very scary indeed. I was chased out of Florida by Francis in '04. Had to drive frantically to stay ahead of her alomost all the way to the Georgia border. Very scary.

Oct 06, 2016 12:28 PM #20
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John- this is excellent advice.  We left for Orlando during Hurricane Andrew, and it took us over 5 hours to get there (normally 3.)  A mobile or manufactured home in nowhere to be during one of these.   Do what you can, then if they want you to evacuate, then do so. Joe Pryor Your wife was wise to head south.  

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Great advice and you don't have to tell me.  I live in Port St LUcie and moved here 1 week before Francis and then got to meet Jean, Ivan and George.  

IT was a rough year. 

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Hope all is well with you Kathy Streib I know it's tough being forced to leave your home. Hope you didn't have to but if you did I certainly wish the best for you and your loved ones.

Oct 06, 2016 02:31 PM #23
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I got chased out of Gainsville by Francis Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie 

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John DL Arendsen For those who aren't prepared on in the dirfect path of destruction, it not just can be, but rather WILL be a life-threatening experience.

I rode our '96 No-Name Storm out on my sailboat and it was an experience! 76 mph winds and lots of rain!

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Wow! That's one I'd surely like to hear first hand sometime Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 Seeing as how we're neighbors we should toss one back sometime and share some experiences?

Oct 07, 2016 12:46 AM #26
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We lost power this morning at 6am, waiting for the all clear to go home but looks like Saturday at the earliest. The info so far is it wobbled a little east as a Cat 3 so not catastrophic as originally expected. I'm posting on my laptop using iPhone hot spot, need to go to lobby soon and use hotel charging station.

 

Oct 07, 2016 05:11 AM #27
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Such good news Diana Zaccaro . God bless kiddo. Stay safe. It ain't over till it's over.

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Always better to be safe than sorry.  There may be folks grumbling that the hurricane wasn't as bad as expected and wondering why they left, but they are alive to grumble.

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Got that right Chris Ann Cleland But it's still going to be a rough ride for many and it's a long way from over.

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