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Old 08-10-2016, 19:46   #91
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Re: Good Grief, Cat. 5 Hurricane

Guess those were some really bad moorings as it must not have blown to hard there. We really have minimal wind damage here right on A1A. Lots of branches and leaves one of my fake shutters came off.

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Old 09-10-2016, 03:56   #92
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Re: Good Grief, Cat. 5 Hurricane

This was my first hurricane as I'm from the west coast. I was really surprised at the lack of planning on an individual level. Many boats at the marina I stay at left their canvas on deck. some didn't even take them down (don't worry though the winds took care of all of them).

I walked down Jacksonville Beach yesterday morning, and 1/2 the businesses weren't boarded up. There were hoses left out and one business had 8 pallets stacked outside the back door. On the west side of the ICW I didn't see a business that boarded up their windows.

I don't know if it's "insurance will take care of it" thing or the fact that most businesses are just large corporations. I remember as a kid though when a natural event like this happened there was a different vibe. Days in advance people were doing things to get ready. And as soon as possible afterwords the business owners were out checking on things (where Jacksonville Beach was vacant). A local restaurant had trees down in front of them. Never saw someone from there show up all day, but they posted on facebook that their event for that night wouldn't happen. Just seemed weird.

On topic, I stayed on my boat at Beach Marine. Everything was good up until the wind shifted. On the outside docks (where I was) the finger docks jumped the pilings. There was a lot of damage to the docks but all the boats were good. Some had minor gel coat damage due to rubbing on the now free floating docks.

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Old 09-10-2016, 05:13   #93
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Re: Good Grief, Cat. 5 Hurricane

we are stuck out in the country.

St Simons Island is still closed with trees down no power, etc.

Internet is spotty, but really appreciate any news, etc.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:54   #94
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Re: Good Grief, Cat. 5 Hurricane

How high did the water get in St Augustine Beach. Did it get over AIA and into the beach condos and houses? Have been to St
Augustine many times and love the city.

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Old 09-10-2016, 06:23   #95
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Re: Good Grief, Cat. 5 Hurricane

I can not give specfic detail for St Augistine. But in general they had 3' of water in the downtown area and many of their streets.

My brother in Jax did not lose power but a few of his friends in Jax did.

In Palm Coast (which should called Pine Coast) there were a lot of Pine Trees that fell over power lines. Lots of pine needles and branches all over the place. No power yet. Still 'shelter in place'.
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