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Things are ok here. Pretty much all clear by noon. No limbs blocking streets. No fallen junk.

We had an exhausting day hauling stuff to change from hurricane mode to no power for two weeks mode. Got the tree off our roof.
Very little damage really. Cosmetic stuff to a few houses. No twisted road signs. I didn't see any damaged commercial buildings.

A lot of broken trees. Our neighbor lost about a dozen. The only broken power pile I saw at all was in front of our workshop. No worries for us. The guys who make their living in that building may feel otherwise.

The big discomfort is the power. Eight hours in - at low end tropical storm winds- we had a million people without power. In broward alone. Not a good showing for FPL. And they've already warned us that they won't be up to their usual sterling standard for restoration. So we're looking at two weeks for a storm that didn't even block any streets. Grrr.

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On ‎9‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 8:37 PM, CarlSeibert said:

Things are ok here. Pretty much all clear by noon. No limbs blocking streets. No fallen junk.

We had an exhausting day hauling stuff to change from hurricane mode to no power for two weeks mode. Got the tree off our roof.
Very little damage really. Cosmetic stuff to a few houses. No twisted road signs. I didn't see any damaged commercial buildings.

A lot of broken trees. Our neighbor lost about a dozen. The only broken power pile I saw at all was in front of our workshop. No worries for us. The guys who make their living in that building may feel otherwise.

The big discomfort is the power. Eight hours in - at low end tropical storm winds- we had a million people without power. In broward alone. Not a good showing for FPL. And they've already warned us that they won't be up to their usual sterling standard for restoration. So we're looking at two weeks for a storm that didn't even block any streets. Grrr.

I don't know exactly where you are at Carl, but we got smacked by Wilma in Deerfield Beach, being that the eye wall came right over us back then. I shit you not, this storm(Irma)was every bit as powerful and we were about 100 miles from the eye. We had multiple streets blocked, and not by shallow rooted Ficus trees; which came down like mad during Wilma, but big, sturdy, deep rooted Florida Oaks. This storm was bad ass here in my complex, and I'm pretty sure a tornado hit down in my community from what I'm seeing and hearing, as we had at least 6 tornado warnings that day. We lost power for 10 days after Wilma, and we only lost power for 2 1/2 days this time around, so I say hats off to FPL for a job well done. I know there are a hundred horror stories for every one of mine, but I can only give you my perspective having gone through both of these formidable storms. I can't imagine what they are going through on the west coast and farther south, my prayers go out to all of them.

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Interesting how different these things are in different neighborhoods. Here in Oakland Park, winds never got over 50mph or so. Wilma did 30k in damage to my house. This one blew an aluminum vent cover off. There was, of course, the obligatory 100 mph gust at the port. But if my neighbor sneezes, there's a 100 mph gust at the port.

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