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@Fiddlerman 

I it just hit me that you and your family and shop are in ft.lauderdale FL. I am hoping your family and friends have evacuated and/or weather the storm safe and sound. You have a huge community here that is hoping for your safety and well being! Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you and your family. I dunno what I'd have done without your page and shop so please let us now that you're all right! 

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Ditto.  Safety first...  

Journey began on Aug 3 2017

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Yes stay safe

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He said earlier this week they were staying through the storm. So far of all my Florida friends, only one evacuated, everyone else I know is staying through it.

Hope everyone comes through safely 🙂 Check in when you can to let us know you're all safe 🙂

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Ditto to everything said so far!!! Irma is a monster. Thankfully it backed down from cat 5 to cat 4. Though, I know cat 4 is a VERY serious storm! Please stay in touch with us as you can and let us know you're ok!!!

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We are thinking of you and hoping for the best.

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"So far of all my Florida friends, only one evacuated, everyone else I know is staying through it.'

My sister in law is on the A team at a West Palm hospital, she didn't have a choice.  One of her daughters is in Orlando, she couldn't leave her horses, at least she shouldn't get hit all that too hard.

Positive thoughts...

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My brother lives in Dunedin and he's gonna get hit soon. Praying he's safe

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@JamesRSmithJr Well, they won't have storm surge but the will have winds exceeding 70mph so yes, still serious! My sister has a friend in Orlando too who is staying so we are worried too! I had a storm like that go through my small town (winds in excess of 70mph) and I had 4 trees down on my garage, one over my driveway, and 6 down in the back 40! I only have an acre so that is a lot of blowdown! I am lucky none hit my house and the ones on the garage did little damage since it was the very tops of the trees that were resting on the roof. 

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Ditto here. I've got family in Florida as well. I hope you stay safe 🙂

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Just thought I'd check the forum to see if there was anything from Pierre. I hope he and his family are safe and well.

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@KindaScratchy He has posted on facebook that he was safe 🙂 

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damfino said
@KindaScratchy He has posted on facebook that he was safe 🙂   

Thanks @damfino , guess I missed it. Glad to hear!

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Thank you so much for the thoughts and concerns.

I had not seen this post and it has occurred to me that I don't get updates as I thought I did for all new posts. 🙁 I always thought that I was reading all posts but I apologize for any posts I have or will miss..... You are welcome to repost or PM me if I don't reply to a post within 1 week. My intentions are to at least read all posts.....

We stayed at our house even though there was a mandatory evacuation. We do live east of US1 but in a neighborhood which is on a ridge and not in a flood zone. Although technically we were supposed to evacuate, many houses that are further east are not in the evacuation zone because the city used US1 as a marker instead of distance or something more logical. US1 runs along Sunrise Blvd. (East/West) for a bit over a mile. Our house has impact windows and doors, is made of concrete and we have a brand new roof. Unless a hurricane force or 4 or 5 passes right through or extremely close to us, we are not likely to have a problem.

Fiddlershop is a concrete building with a concrete flat roof and also has impact doors and windows. Fortunately, we didn't even loose electricity long enough at Fiddlershop to raise the humidity of the instruments. Though this was a great concern of ours. We did get everything off the ground in case of flooding.

We got lucky with this storm as it's eye was located on the west coast. The shear size of it gave us winds up to 90MPH.... You can imagine how that sounded and looked.

Also, we moved our sailing vessel to a marina with floating concrete docks rated for 150MPH winds. She fared perfectly without a scratch. Full of beach sand that flew over the barrier island though.

We are surprised to have so many trees left. I was not resting easy for about 24 hours but everything is great now.

Thanks again for your concern. Love you guys!!!

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I'm glad to hear that things went so well.  

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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WOW what an experience. I was so glad the eye decided to miss ya guys. Good to hear that everyone including the violins made it out safe and sound 😀 It had to have sounded like a train or tornado over you guys.

 

I can't image what going through a hurricane is like. But luck, karma and good old fashioned hard work was on your side this storm. Just happy to hear it came out well for everyone, though the way they choose evacuation radius sounds like it needs some updating to say the least. 

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Crazy stuff, I'm glad you guys got through it ok. Did the rest of the Fiddlershop crew make it though ok?

90mph winds would be nuts, I tried looking up what the highest winds we've had to try and compare in my head (to try and picture our puny winds multiplied), but couldn't find anything, I just know when Sandy came through here we had I think 69mph winds, which were fast enough for me, haha, and that storm was pretty much nothing by the time it reached here, just a tropical storm, can't imagine taking one full strength. 

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Glad to hear you are all OK. 🙂

I have a member on my brewing forum who is just north of Tampa Bay. They had a stressful night spent with their 2 dogs in the downstairs bathroom of their house, but apparently their neighbourhood ended up getting off lightly and they're both fine. Just some tree branches to clear up etc.

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@Fiddlerman Glad you all are OK and the Fiddlershop good too. My brother lives in Dunedin and he did lose power but has that back 

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Uzi said
I'm glad to hear that things went so well.    

Thanks Uzi. Where do you live again. I thought that you were in Florida too.

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WOW what an experience. I was so glad the eye decided to miss ya guys. Good to hear that everyone including the violins made it out safe and sound 😀 It had to have sounded like a train or tornado over you guys.

I can't image what going through a hurricane is like. But luck, karma and good old fashioned hard work was on your side this storm. Just happy to hear it came out well for everyone, though the way they choose evacuation radius sounds like it needs some updating to say the least.   

I always have luck. 🙂 Thanks
Possibly I have have some good accumulated karma from an earlier life.

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Crazy stuff, I'm glad you guys got through it ok. Did the rest of the Fiddlershop crew make it though ok?
90mph winds would be nuts, I tried looking up what the highest winds we've had to try and compare in my head (to try and picture our puny winds multiplied), but couldn't find anything, I just know when Sandy came through here we had I think 69mph winds, which were fast enough for me, haha, and that storm was pretty much nothing by the time it reached here, just a tropical storm, can't imagine taking one full strength. 

The rest of the guys took off and came back.

I might have been off when I wrote 90 MPH. 🙁 That was hearsay......
Looked it up and it wasn't what I had heard.

The Fort Lauderdale airport recorded 72 MPH at 10AM.

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Glad to hear you are all OK. 🙂

I have a member on my brewing forum who is just north of Tampa Bay. They had a stressful night spent with their 2 dogs in the downstairs bathroom of their house, but apparently their neighbourhood ended up getting off lightly and they're both fine. Just some tree branches to clear up etc.  

Tampa had bad luck with the path but better luck with the hurricane downgrading to a category 2 strength hurricane. I was really happy to see it weaken. Looked hopeless for a while.

I just can't imagine what the Keys/Cuba/and Leeward Islands went through.
A friend of mine has a house in Turks and Caicos. 🙁
His house is not totally destroyed but the island is almost uninhabitable now.

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