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Old 09-08-2017, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My prayers and thoughts for all Floridians and adjacent States!...A very huge and strong hurricane its projected to come in our way!....One of the most powerful hurricanes in history!....Please be safe!....
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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stay safe also. all you folks down in lower florida. see you after the storm
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I said goodbye to my flower buds this morning .

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When I saw where Irma was headed I immediately thought of you all down in south & central Florida. Hope everyone is safe.
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Please be safe Hector! May God be with you and your family. And all others in south Florida! Prayers are with you!
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My heart goes out to you! I have had to say good-bye to some of my babies in the past and it totally sucks! I hope you have very little damage and are safe and well thru this hurricane!!
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My prayers and thoughts for all Floridians and adjacent States!...A very huge and strong hurricane its projected to come in our way!....One of the most powerful hurricanes in history!....Please be safe!....
Ditto from me on all the prayers and well wishes for anyone impacted by the Irma hurricane and her siblings. May everyone be safe and sound from this horrific storm!
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So far, it's not so bad here in Palm Bay in central east coast Florida. I woke up to my only banana casualty so far, the Brazilian broke in half. My 2 Namwah are staked (One I did this morning in the pouring rain.) I do not know if it will help or not. Depends a lot on the track of the storm and direction of the wind.
I hope everyone is safe and dry as well as their bananas have steel pseudostems set in concrete for the next 36 hours.
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Glad to hear it Steve. I've been seeing twister warning all day over by Melbourne. East coast seems to be getting it worse with the wind coming off the ocean.

Over here it looks like things are breaking up quickly, might only be Cat 1 by the time it gets to me.

Things we sounding sketchy down by Nicolas, for the past few days they were warning about the levee busting. Then late last night or early this morning (I forget which) an official said the level was low enough that there wouldn't be a breach.
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My front yard is flooded, fences snaped, coconut palm down, pretty much all my young trees are swinging sides ways.

There is no power and I cant seem to post pics mobile so here is a link

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South (West) Georgia: Winds are picking up; currently 30 mph w/ gust up to 40 mph. Max. wind is predicted at 45/50 mph about 1:00 pm. There is not a lot of rain in area; most is to the East. ... I think Irma is starting to break up and the cold front a few days ago may be the cause. The winds are cold; current temp is about 66 deg F.

So far at 9:30 am, my Nanas, ducks, chickens, and cats are OK.
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Well ... 9:40 am and just went on generator power.
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its noon and I am still here. still have power for the moment. lost 4 big black jacks, one snapped it was a little over a foot in diameter. the others uprooted equally as big. missed everything. I am on a sand hill have never seen standing water on this place, but I do now and it looks like it is going to be there for awhile.

most all the bananas are shreded and leaning over but don't think I lost anything. pics to come.

well looks like I have a lot more places to plant bananas.

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Beam;

The corms will come back. Replant or reset those. ... Your chance to relocate the plant if needed.
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you know looking at these pics. how fortunate I am.

those people even not of this forum in texas, louisiana and florida I have to despair.

I rode it out.

and was thinking I was not going to be alive today to share. or have anything left.

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Old 09-11-2017, 03:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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you know looking at these pics. how fortunate I am.

those people even not of this forum in texas, louisiana and florida I have to despair.

I rode it out.

and was thinking I was not going to be alive today to share. or have anything left.
I remember riding out Camille in 1969 a cat 5 storm in the same house I live in now. I'm 100 miles from the coast, so most storms will have lost strength when it gets to me. It takes a direct at St. Marks, Fl for full hurricane force winds to get to me. ... But we do get a lot of trees down and power outages due to poor planing by the county and power company. ... My power has been out since 9.35 am this morning.

Florida just wore Irma (the bitch) out. Thanks guys for the buffering.
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What is a black jack?
a black jack is a poor quality oak tree that rots easily, prone to fall, not very pretty, etc. but its worth its weight in gold if you have a big hog cooker. it will compete with the taste of some good fresh hickory. least ways I will have lots of ash to feed the naners. if its a cooking banana do you let the coals go out?

the winds first came from the east, the ended up coming from the sw. when they came from the sw they loosened up a big white oak enough it was leaning over the dining room. so yesterday afternoon I brought out ropes and a come along, pulled over and very slowly dropped it. 5 trees. very fortunate it did not fall, very fortunate.

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My power came back at 10:00 am this morning. The crews finally cleared the pine limb on the 3phz line and reset the circuit bus bar. ... 24 1/2 hrs off. ...
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