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    With as many members that have been affected by Irma, I thought I'd start this thread so that either they can check in themselves, OR members that have been in contact with them can let the rest of us know.

    Ones I know about
    Breamfisher and Zorba have both sent me texts this morning, neither has power but no major damage (still have houses)

    Diver43 has posted today

    So, if you've heard from someone in the storm area, please let us know who, and if you were in the path and have forum access, check in PLEASE!
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    We are fine, have everything but cell service.
    Have not been able to contact BigDan
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Glad y'all are okay
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Bugged out, heard from neighbors, all good, no power. Heading back tomorrow. Jupiter area.

    Update: left Mooresville, NC Tuesday morning at 0945, arrived in Daytona Beach around 0200 this AM. Crashed at friend's house, was seeing elephants on the road.......
    Back on the road in a few hours then see what a 2:30 hour drive turns into!!!
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    No worries, I'm still in Wisconsin, but it's only light rain and a slight breeze in PC!

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    I am in Jacksonville, no damage to my house. Over 10 inches of rain and a bunch of small branches is all. The wind is still howling away so I expect a lot more branches will fall

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    I'm good and house is fine. Lost a giant mango tree, large ornimental tree, 200 ft of fence, and had to remove 15 ficus hedge trees to unblock driveway. No power no internet. I need a chainsaw and tow straps and two men for two days to clear up things.

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDanS View Post
    I'm good and house is fine. Lost a giant mango tree, large ornimental tree, 200 ft of fence, and had to remove 15 ficus hedge trees to unblock driveway. No power no internet. I need a chainsaw and tow straps and two men for two days to clear up things.

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    Mango trees are deadly! Wood is so dense/heavy it does not float. I remember a relatively small branch coming off our neighbors and chopping the station wagon parked on their driveway basically in half!
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al1 View Post
    No worries, I'm still in Wisconsin, but it's only light rain and a slight breeze in PC!
    Yep. Power didn't even flicker. No trees down anywhere.......... some gusts in the 30's around 5:00am, and <1" of rain
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver43 View Post
    We are fine, have everything but cell service.
    Have not been able to contact BigDan
    Good to know you're OK; saw on TV some news footage allegedly from Ft. Lauderdale showing people looting a store in the middle of the storm...not food or basic goods but clothing and electronics that were being loaded SUVs and cars.

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    Power just came back on. We are discouraged from showering or flushing until they get city sewer up and running. Too many lift stations went off-line.
    Last night was the longest night of my life.

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Glad all of you made it through
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by breamfisher View Post
    Power just came back on. We are discouraged from showering or flushing until they get city sewer up and running. Too many lift stations went off-line.
    Last night was the longest night of my life.

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NCFUBAR View Post
    Good to hear you're up and halfway running!

    Here's a little Appalachian Engineering suggestion ... just don't fire a gun over it ...unless you take video

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    All fine in Port Saint Lucie. Lost power for about 24 hours but no damage and had generator for power. A good day to say a prayer for those not as fortunate as us to relax and to realize our blessings.
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    As i was surveying damage and beginning clean up yesterday, I realized it was 9-11. Missed the rememberance and ceremonies, but did take a moment to remember those that had it much worse than i on that date. I apologize for almost forgetting.
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Anybody heard from Matt, SS3?? Wonder if he's out flying rescue missions!!??

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al1 View Post
    Anybody heard from Matt, SS3?? Wonder if he's out flying rescue missions!!??
    Heard from him just before the storm. Him and whirlybird were sent to a safer area.
    Would not be surprised if he was very busy these days
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NCFUBAR View Post
    Good to hear you're up and halfway running!

    Here's a little Appalachian Engineering suggestion ... just don't fire a gun over it ...

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Linefinder View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver43 View Post
    Heard from him just before the storm. Him and whirlybird were sent to a safer area.
    Would not be surprised if he was very busy these days
    A metric poop-ton of helicopters came through Pensacola

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by breamfisher View Post
    Power just came back on. We are discouraged from showering or flushing until they get city sewer up and running. Too many lift stations went off-line.
    Last night was the longest night of my life.

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Just got TV and internet back about an hour age, never lost power, didnt lose any trees but lots of limbs, leaves, etc. to clean up, Rain, lots , I put the drain plugs in the boats to let them fill up, with the weight of the water they never moved, the skiff had about 14" of water in it almost to the top of the gunwale, weather channel said we had 88mph winds, today our refrigerator died. Other than that were all Ok 3 dogs, 7 puppys, 4 cats, 1 snake, Jen and I.

    I heard that Merritt island, where Zorba lives had far more power outages and damage than us, anyone hear from him, I dont have his phone # our I would have called him.

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Neighbor let me know late afternoon yesterday we had power back in our area of Palm Beach county
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Good to hear you 2 are okay.

    Jaywapti, I've gotten a couple of texts from Zorba, he's without power but his generator is doing its job.

    BigAl, SS3 posted on another thread in the General Shooting forum, so apparently he's okay
    Quote Originally Posted by Seven habits of highly effective pirates
    Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.

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    Post Irma check in thread

    I'm alive and well, wasn't tracking this thread. I appreciate the concern. Busy past week, not the kind of work I'd prefer, but you can't win them all.
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    Take care of yourself SS3. The other day I saw 4 Chinooks flying south. Thankfully, they kept going.
    After a hurricane, military chopper over flights mean you're in bad shape.
    Come to think of it, that's the only air traffic I've seen post-Irma...

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Good to hear everyone is O.K.
    The FL Keys got slammed. Haven't heard since yesterday, but the roads/bridges in the Keys are a mess, and as of yesterday there was no vehicle traffic to Key West. Got a carrier and some other ships supplying water and food to the folks in the Keys by helicopter. The carrier is making lots of fresh water for drinking. They're using helicopters to check on folks in the Keys where the roads and bridges haven't been inspected yet. And since water and electricity come from the mainland along the bridges, and they have neither, I suspect there was some heavy damage. Went through that when I was stationed in Key West when a storm took out water and electricity.
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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Yesterday there were some Coast Guard choppers flying around.

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    Re: Post Irma check in thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Linefinder View Post
    You guys have really long memories.

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