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Thu Oct 6, 2022, 06:44 PM

Greetings from Fort Myers.

Just got my services up today n I sure have missed you, my Friends! Ian was the most horrific storm I have ever been in n Iíve been thru a few. I am safe n no damage to speak of, thankfully, but feel like a refugee, at times, b/c Iíve taken so many things for granted. Our water still needs boiled where I am but I HAVE water..some donít. Some donít have anything at all. Take good care of those you love is all I can say..Mother Nature can slap ya around some 🌺

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Reply Greetings from Fort Myers. (Original post)
Deuxcents Oct 2022 OP
applegrove Oct 2022 #1
CentralMass Oct 2022 #2
Spazito Oct 2022 #3
malaise Oct 2022 #4
underpants Oct 2022 #5
cachukis Oct 2022 #6
Maraya1969 Oct 2022 #12
Deuxcents Oct 2022 #15
cachukis Oct 2022 #19
cachukis Oct 2022 #22
Maraya1969 Oct 2022 #27
cachukis Oct 2022 #35
cachukis Oct 2022 #38
Deuxcents Oct 2022 #43
Deuxcents Oct 2022 #14
yardwork Oct 2022 #7
Joinfortmill Oct 2022 #8
tavernier Oct 2022 #9
Deuxcents Oct 2022 #16
tavernier Oct 2022 #21
blm Oct 2022 #10
Evolve Dammit Oct 2022 #11
cate94 Oct 2022 #13
Docreed2003 Oct 2022 #17
CaptainTruth Oct 2022 #18
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2022 #20
MLAA Oct 2022 #23
Nevilledog Oct 2022 #24
highplainsdem Oct 2022 #25
SheltieLover Oct 2022 #26
William769 Oct 2022 #28
femmedem Oct 2022 #34
William769 Oct 2022 #48
Marthe48 Oct 2022 #55
William769 Oct 2022 #57
liberal N proud Oct 2022 #29
SergeStorms Oct 2022 #30
GoCubsGo Oct 2022 #31
ancianita Oct 2022 #32
calimary Oct 2022 #33
Roy Rolling Oct 2022 #36
RetiredVogon Oct 2022 #37
wendyb-NC Oct 2022 #39
onecaliberal Oct 2022 #40
Talitha Oct 2022 #41
niyad Oct 2022 #42
Nictuku Oct 2022 #44
Deuxcents Oct 2022 #58
GoodRaisin Oct 2022 #45
LetMyPeopleVote Oct 2022 #46
DownriverDem Oct 2022 #47
Hortensis Oct 2022 #49
FakeNoose Oct 2022 #50
GreenWave Oct 2022 #51
crickets Oct 2022 #52
SallyHemmings Oct 2022 #53
YoshidaYui Oct 2022 #54
Marthe48 Oct 2022 #56


Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 06:46 PM

2. I'm glad to hear you survived it. What a brutal storm.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 06:47 PM

3. Welcome back!

Glad to hear you have services again, I'm sure it is a big relief.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 06:49 PM

4. Welcome back

So glad you are recovering from a horrific hurricane. I remember celebrating a cool drink of water after another hurricane. We do take many things for granted.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 06:58 PM

5. Good to hear.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 06:58 PM

6. Glad you made it.

Question: had an office on del Prado near Veterans parkway in '80's.
Will area recover?
It is on everyone's mind.
Your wisdom, if you can proffer?
An immediate response is not necessary.

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Response to cachukis (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:17 PM

12. I believe a lot of FM will recover but it is going to take time. AND I hope that

they make changes to the building codes so people are not sitting ducks next time. I am in zone 3 so I've never flooded. Just a bunch of trees down and my fence blew over but that can be fixed.

I see some houses on stilts. I think that is the way to go, maybe, but the stilts have to be strong to survive.

My friend live right by Shell Point on the water and they already have workers in there removing the baseboards and cutting the wet drywall out so they can replace it. They just got electric last night. They also lost both of their cars.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:22 PM

15. Good to hear from you..did not know you came back from the ocean side 🤗

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:31 PM

19. How well will insurers respond?

Plywood is a lot more expensive than when they built?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:33 PM

22. Did you say next time?

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Response to cachukis (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:50 PM

27. I've been here since 1996 and this is my 3rd hurricane. Irma was just as bad for me and so was

Charlie. This time I only lost electric for a week. Irma it was longer.

And yes I believe there will be more.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:26 PM

35. And hurricanes become a way of life? Until...

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Response to cachukis (Reply #35)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:53 PM

38. I moved to Tampa in 1979.

Hurricanes are a way of life. Owned a double wide on stilts in Key Largo during Andrew. Lucked out. A few palm fronds and coconuts on the ground. Drove by Perrine, Kendall and Homestead when they let us through. Nuclear.
Got whacked by Charlie and 11 days without power in TPA.
Elena, much earlier stayed outside and drenched.
The game of chance just shrank. Naples had 7" sea rise since 1965.
I sold law books in early '90's. Actuaries and engineers know what's coming. Wait, they know what's here.
Curious to know the thinking on the ground in Ft. Myers, Boca Grande et al.
My sister's friend just bought a million dollar place in Sarasota and the prospect of a 20k insurance bill didn't phase their view.
Rebuild Sanibel for the next one is like sitting in the drive through with the engine running not aware of one's contribution to the end of beach front property in Florida.
The insurance companies are not going to be enough for those without deep pockets in Southwest Florida.
Think this through.

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Response to cachukis (Reply #38)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 11:13 PM

43. Just talked w/ my friend this evening..

Sheís off Veterans Pkwy n Santa Barbara on a canal near SW 29th...her pool cage is gone n part of her roof n of course, water damage. I may be down on Del Prado Tuesday so it should look better than today. I got Veterans confused w/ CC Pkwy as itís farther south n really built up nicely. Sounds like youíve lived all over south Florida. I came over here from Miami in 94..canít imagine what it was like in the 80ís b/c itís changed so much. Agree w/ you about the insurance..rebuild..get blown away n rebuild. That goes on in all coastal areas n personally, I think itís nutz that itís allowed but..we just keep paying. Nutz.

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Response to cachukis (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:20 PM

14. It will recover

But the Cape got hit hard and that area so close to the River District..you would not recognize that area today..they have a bustling downtown now w/ business n restaurants n shopping n itís changed since Iíve been over on this side since 94..as far as I know, thereís no services yet. Today is the first time Iíve been able to watch the local news..had WINK on my radio until a few hours ago. The Capeís population has exploded in the last few years.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:14 PM

9. Welcome back!

My grandson survived at his friends home in Cape Coral and his classes resume Monday at FGCU. It sure was a horror. 😢

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Response to tavernier (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:25 PM

16. I'll bet.

I live east of CC so I didnít get it as bad. Glad heís safe..

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:33 PM

21. Thanks

I hope you get back to normal soon.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:15 PM

10. Glad you're safe.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:16 PM

11. Glad you're safe. Thanks

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:18 PM

13. Happy to hear your safe

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:28 PM

17. Glad to have you back!

Best thoughts on this long cleanup and recovery!

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:28 PM

18. Glad to hear it!!!

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:32 PM

20. Welcome home and thanks for checking in!

So glad to hear that you're doing okay - as you said, not everyone is. Hang in there...

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:37 PM

23. Whew, great to hear from you ❤️

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:39 PM

24. ...




Hope things keep getting better.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:40 PM

25. So glad to hear you're safe and back on DU!

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 07:51 PM

28. I am I Fort Myers also but I was stuck in a rehaqb center

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Response to William769 (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:24 PM

34. Glad you're ok, too! n/t

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Response to William769 (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:36 PM

55. Glad you're ok

I saw posts where people were wondering how you did

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #55)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 09:56 PM

57. I'm still in rehab and will be for a while but I am ok.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:08 PM

30. Glad to hear you're safe....

if not totally sound. 😉

Help others as much as possible, in between the things you have to accomplish to get your own life back to normal.

Stay safe.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:09 PM

31. Glad you made it through relatively unscathed.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:19 PM

32. SO glad you are safe, Deuxcents! I could hug you from up here in Bradenton!

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:20 PM

33. Hey, thanks so much for checking in!

AND thanks also for a better-than-expected report!

Glad you're safe and that you made it through none the worse for wear.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:43 PM

36. Woo hoo!

That feeling when the power comes back on after an outage. Nothing like it.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 08:48 PM

37. So Glad You Made It!

I was born/raised in Ft. Myers 70 years ago before leaving in 1975. Ian was a genuine monster and it hurts to see the damage/deaths it caused. I know the recovery is going to be slow but I hope people left homeless can get hot food and housing as soon as possible. Hang in there👍

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 09:25 PM

39. Glad you made it through Ian

and that you're safe. That's good news.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 10:28 PM

42. Welcome back. So glad that you are okay.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2022, 11:38 PM

44. When we Build Back, should we Be Like Babcock Ranch?

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #44)

Sat Oct 8, 2022, 03:15 PM

58. Thanks for this..

Just got my Ďnet back again today as it was off n on. I know that Tom Hartmann also had an article on Babcock Ranch n Iím gonna read it, too. A lot of us are talking about it n how you work w/ Mother Nature n not fight her b/c youíll never win. Iím sure our building codes will be upgraded even more strictly than they were after Andrew n Iím all for it. Babcock Ranch was definitely better built to withstand the likes of Ian. A high bar to be copied, imo

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 12:14 AM

45. Glad to hear someone from your area say they are okay.

From someone whoís had to boil water myself for days after a bad hit. For me it was Hurricane Floyd.

That was a horrible hit you guys took there and glad you are okay. Hang in there.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 12:19 AM

46. I am glad that you are okay

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 07:41 AM

47. So happy for you

I have friends who lost everything. They are back in Michigan where they have a home here too. I saw yesterday that deaths there were from drowning, post storm sucides and accidents. Sadly some folks will not be able to rebuild.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 08:36 AM

49. :) Such nice news to come on this morning, Deuxcents.

Wish everyone knew what you do, too.

Welcome back to comfy. Pretty much.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 08:43 AM

50. So glad to hear you're OK - I'm guessing you don't live near the beach?

A week ago we were watching these time-lapse videos of storm surge on Fort Myers Beach:



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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 11:50 AM

52. Good to see you & so glad you're safe! Welcome back. nt

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 02:24 PM

54. Okaeri Nasai

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2022, 06:37 PM

56. Glad you got through ok!

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