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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:00 AM   #1
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Weathered the storm just fine on the east coast of south SL. Have yet to check on our RV in the center of the State (approx. due west of here).

Lost power for about 12 1/2 hours. Before it was lost completely, it kept going on & off, and at one point, we had only 1/2 of our 240 voltage! Meaning only 1/2 our circuits had 120 volts. Never seen that happen before.

We were able to open windows and sliding glass doors because corrugated steel hurricane panels allow air in w/o rain coming in.

The worst part of the whole ordeal was when trying to slumber; at first I tried to with bedroom windows closed, but was too hot, so I opened them for a nice breeze, but it was noisy as some of panels had partially worked themselves loose, and rattled and banged with the large wind gusts, and also a nearby frog (or something) made a loud sound for about 5 seconds every 15 seconds.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:09 AM   #2
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how much alcohol did you drink?
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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:14 AM   #3
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how much alcohol did you drink?
Usual amount during routine happy hour (12PM to 5PM).
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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:14 AM   #4
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how much is that?
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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:22 AM   #5
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how much is that?
Like 3 or 4 (about one an hour).
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Old September 11th, 2017, 07:38 AM   #6
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I called the RV park where our RV is, but only got a recording. About 20 minutes later, the park manager called me back, and said that power will be out for, and I cannot get into the park for a few days, as power lines are down in the park and even on adjacent US-27!!!

Sound bad!

They are going to be assess for damage, and call people that have issues with their properties.

Also he said the roof is off the office in the very front of the park.

The good news, is they say RVs hold up much better that park models. Was the case in '04 or '05 when one came thru.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 08:02 AM   #7
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Update!

I got a call saying the pontoon boat next to ours and our truck in the storage lot at the RV park blew over onto ours, and we got damage!!! But our RV is OK!
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Old September 11th, 2017, 08:59 AM   #8
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Just saw on the news that in the entire State of FL, we (Ft. Pierce) had the most rainfall of all from Irma; 15.5 inches!
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Old September 12th, 2017, 02:37 PM   #9
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On the way to Lake Placid, to check on our RV, I ran over sets of power lines at least three times. There must have been at least two tornadoes that crossed the road near Lake Placid, as in one place two (2) power poles right next to the road were snapped off about 1/2 way down. In another location, there was a string of maybe eight (8) power poles adjacent to the road that were COMPLETELY down, all the way to the ground.

Also in a few places, power poles were SEVERELY leaning towards the road. Only thing probably keeping them from falling completely were the power lines themselves. Had one of them fallen the moment I passed, I would have had a very bad day!
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Old September 12th, 2017, 02:42 PM   #10
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BTW: Even though power undoubtedly went out very early in the storm, our fridge in the RV was running fine (on propane) when I got there today!
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Old September 12th, 2017, 02:53 PM   #11
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BTW II: Also along the way to Lake Placid. a huge area of sugar cane was flattened, along with a corn field. The many cows along the route seemed just fine. No dead animals seen.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 08:29 AM   #12
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Yesterday was the 1st day our subdivision main street was actually NOT underwater!
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Old September 18th, 2017, 09:27 AM   #13
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I went to Lake Placid exactly one week after last time (which was the day after storm). I found that the water in the canal along road and on opposite side of road along the way was as high, if not higher that a week ago!

Also, water in the fields along the Kissimmee River was actually HIGHER than a week ago!

I went there, for both a doctor appt., and to check on power situation at the RV park. Turns out that Winn Dixie (grocery store) and Dollar General (both immediately in front of RV park) had power, but the park itself did not.

Since our RV battery had died at some point, I opened up our fridge to air out. Going there NEXT weekend, pretty confident power will be back on by then!
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