What a Difference 30 Miles Can Make

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

         My first memory of a hurricane was that of Donna in 1960. I sat and watched its power bend and break branches of huge oaks and maple trees even uprooting a few. I had no concept of wind speed and rain or flood effects at the time only the raw power I observed. I did not live in a coastal area at the time but now I do and analysis of storm surge, wind speed, rainfall and tides complicate matters.

          I won't dwell on the technicalities because there's an additional unpredictable factor that helped us immensely to survive Hurricane Mathew relatively unscathed. The fact is Mother Nature decided to be on our side in Florida and brought only tropical storm force winds along the majority of our coastline. I am thankful for that but take it with a grain of salt because as with real estate a hurricane's location is paramount to it's destructive capabilities. Mathew's eye never came upon land while passing through but it was close and should not be taken lightly.

            To put it in perspective this video shows the aftermath of Mathew's departure from the area without a lingering presence. Mathew reminds us of what a hurricane can do and what it did not do to Florida. It's landfall anywhere along the South East coast remains a possibility so please remain aware.




Video is courtesy of the Jupiter Inlet District Webcam and more at http://www.evsjupiter.com/  


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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Kevin, as bad as this storm is, I'm glad to see you seem to be ok at your end. Stay safe.

Oct 07, 2016 01:38 AM #1
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

So glad things aren't quite as bad as predicted.  Stay safe.

Oct 07, 2016 01:55 AM #2
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

So glad for small blessings, Kevin and so glad so many, including you, have been spared the worst...I hope Jacksonville does as well!

Oct 07, 2016 02:16 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Happy that Mathew stayed out of your way...Wishing you a great weekend.  A

Oct 07, 2016 02:58 AM #4
Douglas P. Humes

So are those surfers in the bottom left of the photo? They are making lemonade out of Matthew's lemons! Glad to hear you dodged him, or he dodged you. May the people up the coast have the same experience and stay safe and warm and dry.

Oct 07, 2016 06:27 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kevin. I guess you are OK and I am happy. Video is very neat.

Oct 08, 2016 12:28 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kevin- I wondered how you were doing.  And yes, thank goodness that the hurricane decided not to visit us but so sorry for those further up the coast and in Georgia and the Carolinas. 

Oct 08, 2016 10:44 AM #7
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

So glad that it wasn't worse than it was Kevin J. May 

Oct 11, 2016 09:23 AM #8
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Kevin

Glad mother nature decided to go easy on the state of Florida and your OK.

Oct 15, 2016 01:17 PM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, Kevin, we were very lucky with that last minute jog to the east.  It could have been so much worse.

Oct 19, 2016 10:23 PM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your observations and this video.

I have experienced many hurricanes.

Oct 20, 2016 04:57 AM #11
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello again Kevin ...

Just stopping by to see if you voted yet

Oct 27, 2016 11:16 AM #12
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