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While it is still early , please tune in to the weather channels and see what is spinning around in the Tropics . Florida may get lucky as one system heads to the north , possibly toward the Maine and Nova Scotia area but another system below Cuba is presently forecast to take a northerly turn and the present forecast directions have us right in the middle of the cone . We had planned to take our new 17 ft. travel trailer up to Manatee Springs State Park near the big bend of the panhandle next week but those plans may give way to shuttering up our houses . Still early but check things out . :rolleyes:
 

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My wife and her two siblings own a mobile home in Largo. It is vacant this time of year, no one there to close it up.
 

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Keeping our fingers crossed that the Hurricane does not wobble a little more to the east for us here in the Key West , Fl. area . It should be around 130 mph passing us to the west later in the evening and through the night . Our electric has been out intermittently and should be out in the next few hours . Going to take a ride around the Keys before it gets too bad and check things out . It is a little exciting to experience and try not to get too stupid . We have shuttered up our house and friends and have a garage full of our neighbors motorcycles . Hope that those of you others come out of this ok . The forecast direction from the anticipated Tampa strike has been changed down closer to the southwest area of Florida . This hurricane is a big deal and hope that all of you , your family and your Caminos stay well ;)
 
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Keeping our fingers crossed that the Hurricane does not wobble a little more to the east for us here in the Key West , Fl. area . It should be around 130 mph passing us to the west later in the evening and through the night . Our electric has been out intermittently and should be out in the next few hours . Going to take a ride around the Keys before it gets too bad and check things out . It is a little exciting to experience and try not to get too stupid . We have shuttered up our house and friends and have a garage full of our neighbors motorcycles . Hope that those of you others come out of this ok . The forecast direction from the anticipated Tampa strike has been changed down closer to the southwest area of Florida . This hurricane is a big deal and hope that all of you , your family and your Caminos stay well ;)
So here it is the evening of the 27th and it is staying west of us, thank God. We dodged a buillet.
 

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True to predictions , Hurricane Ian has developed into a major event as it approaches the southwest coast of Florida . With the possibility that Cat 5 status may be achieved , the not only powerful storm is close to making landfall , it`s breath is already bringing dangerous conditions to places like Port St. Lucie and the Melbourne area on the other coast . The eye is coming into the area of Naples and Cape Coral but is going to impact a very large part of the state . We were very lucky again as Key West Airport received a gust of only 79 mph . Maybe instead of being named Key West , we should call it Key Lucky . This powerful system is going to bring destruction to a lot of people and their belongings and we hope that it will be as minimal as can be hoped for . These are the times that we hope people will rise to the occasion and help others .
 

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Ready as can be. Just like Charlie this one's riding I4. So we're expecting a direct but Ian has to travel 100+ miles over land before hitting us and hopefully it will be low cat 1 or strong TS. The big worry is tornados. Hard to hide from them. No celler to hide in.
Guess were some of the items we didn't have safe place for.......that's right in the garage in the back of my Elco. Bummer. Gald to hear Lenny did ok

Ok I'll check in later.
Bill
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Has anyone heard from Ed?
 

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Good deal.

Stay safe everyone
 

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We were spared the brunt of the hurricane . Unfortunately there was enough wind and now a day of flooding so an number of houses etc. wil have damage . Heard yesterday that so far 50 houses in Key West were deemed unsafe for habitation and sadly more will be found . We got the strongest wind during the night , probably around 80 mph . We are surrounded with standing salt water till it can go down . We will probably lose our mango , key lime and banana trees etc. but a small consolation to this massive storm . Our hearts go out to all that are less fortunate . Going over to help some visiting tourists that are trapped in their rental from a large falling Ficus tree . Our cars and Camino are fine as they were in the garage that was high enough to not get water . Some good luck when I talked the neighbors from not taking their cycles out my garage too soon and they surely would have gotten flooded the day after the hurricane passed us . Remember that often flooding occurs well after the storm has passed you by a day or two . Will be interesting to see what else the storm has done to the area . Hope you other will be ok . Hurricane Ira is not over by any stretch and will continue a destructive path though Florida and perhaps the coast of Georgia and Carolinas .
 
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