Bye-Bye Hurricane Irma: Status Update

Real Estate Agent with Future Home Realty

My power when out about 10 PM on Sunday night and I just got it back about an hour ago. Internet works now too. Yay!!


Praise be to God, we are all safe. The house is undamaged but as you can see, my yard looks like a bomb went off. Lots of downed tree limbs. Although the eye of the storm was suppose to pass directly over us, as hurricanes often do, it turned at the last minute and moved east of us, going up the middle of the state. Even with that, we had 75 - 100 mile an hour winds. By the time it got to us, it was a category 2 hurricane. 



I could hear limbs falling on the roof and every now and them small limbs would hit my bedroom window. I could also hear when a large limb would come crashing down and hit the ground with a loud thump.



One of the biggest limbs just missed my bay window, as you can see in this picture. With the power out, we knew limbs were down but couldn't see much from our windows and it was too dangerous to go outside at the time. It wasn't until the morning that we could actually see the destruction to our trees. Even then we still had to stay inside as the winds were still fierce. It was around noon when we finally got to go outside. 


I've been working on clean up but many of the limbs are just too big to move. Will be cutting them down this weekend and putting the piles by the road. The county will be coming by starting Monday to pick up all the debris. 


Grateful my family is safe. Grateful my house has no damage. Grateful to have power and Internet back. Please consider donating to the hurricane relief efforts as there are many that were not as fortunate as us and will need much to recover. 

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Comments (7)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


So glad you are safe and getting ready for the clean up.  Wishing you a great weekend.  A

Sep 14, 2017 04:24 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Stavrula. I am so glad to hear you are OK. Your pictures are frightening andyou are doing the best you can. I wish you the best.

Sep 15, 2017 08:11 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Glad to hear you and yours are safe, Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA ... and that you escaped major damage to your home.  Hope recovery goes well .. and quickly too ...

Stay safe,


Sep 18, 2017 10:49 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sam - that is a lot of damage for cat 2 probably because of all the large trees.  I still have not see our Port St. Lucie home but am told it is ok.

Sep 18, 2017 01:54 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

It had to be terrifying. So happy to hear you and your home are ok!

Sep 21, 2017 06:50 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Happy to hear that Irma is gone and that you, your family and your home are safe. Thanks for sharing your frighening experience of heavy winds, trees downed and loss of power.


Sep 22, 2017 10:57 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Sam!  How did I miss this post?!  I'm so happy to hear that you and your home didn't have any injury or damage but, you've got a LOT of work to do on that yard - WOW!  I agree, it does look like a bomb went off!  

Sep 26, 2017 09:11 PM