This is Serious!

By
Real Estate Agent with TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE

A friend shared this “Waiting on a Hurricane is Like Being Stalked by a Turtle”, and living in Florida it is so true!  You quickly learn the times when the National Hurricane Center does their updates and I am on either my app or TV I want to know the latest which this morning I woke up to not the best news about the hurricane.  It’s not about me as my area will weather the storm with minimal damage and power outages but from The Villages to Tampa is a major concern.  Seeing a Cat 3 enter the mouth of the Tampa Bay is very scary and disastrous and hasn’t happened since1921 when the population of Tampa was 300,000.  Today 3.2 million people call the Tampa area home and for years the fear someday a hurricane will hit the bay directly, well it looks like Thursday it will happen.  

Over the years, I have spent considerable amount of time in Tampa as it is just 75 minutes from me, sporting events, special dinners, attending festivals and the list goes on.  My youngest son called Tampa home for a year so spent plenty of time there.  Great beaches along the Gulf Coast plus where we spent a week last year on Anna Maria Island and other areas from Naples to Cedar Keys. 

As far as The Villages the center line of the cone is about ½ mile from my house with it being either a Cat 1 or Tropical Storm.  The local Facebook Groups and Nextdoor app has been crazy and I have tried to be helpful for those experiencing their first hurricane.  Cash, Food, Water, Batteries and plan on staying home for 3 to 5 days without power. We can all get through this together!

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Dick@DickBetts.com

www.DickBetts.com

 

 

Comments (12)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dick. Hopefully, the storm will not be a s bad as current predictions and maybe move a bit further north. There is nod good solution to a storm. Stay safe!

Sep 27, 2022 05:24 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Wayne Martin thanks Wayne, next few days will tell!

Sep 27, 2022 05:27 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I had seen yesterday that the Tampa Bucs were moving their practice this week to the other part of the state. We all want the rain the rest is not wanted at all

Sep 27, 2022 05:44 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Ed Silva most of Florida will be very busy for a few days!

Sep 27, 2022 05:52 AM
Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle

Great analogy! Feels a little bit like "hurry up and wait". Hoping everyone is prepared for the storm. After our experience in Naples with Hurricane Charlie several years ago it's important to know the storm can take a quick unexpected turn.

Sep 27, 2022 05:57 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information and HAPPY TACO TUESDAY. Bill

 

Sep 27, 2022 06:26 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Matthew Klinowski, PA you be safe down there!

Sep 27, 2022 06:36 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Bill Salvatore - East Valley thanks will find time for a taco today!

Sep 27, 2022 06:36 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds really scary, my prayers are with you and all those in the path, I hope that everyone will be safe through it all.

Sep 27, 2022 07:22 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Brian England thanks for the prayers, We have had plenty of warning of notice to prepare!

Sep 27, 2022 07:59 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dick- Having been through Hurricane Andrew and most recently Irma, I hope the best for all of you. By now, I know you've taken precautions so hunker down and be safe.

Sep 27, 2022 09:49 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Kathy Streib thanks, did my Total Wine run already so I am ready!

Sep 27, 2022 10:25 AM