Well The Electricity Came Back on Today

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/12/17 4:25:16 PM 
This afternoon around 1.15 pm . Well I was the very first time I experienced
a Hurricane .

There was one that hit West Palm Beach
in 2005 , however on that occasion I was
in New York .

However I was very well prepared ,with
what are necessary to have in the
house & Having Accordion Hurricane Shutters made closing & lock the windows easy .

It is very strange being in a House
with all the windows closed ; and only
hearing the roars of the wind . The Electrical power went at 2.45 pm on Sunday .

There was no damage to the House , and I did not expect any , because as I stated sometime ago hear the Building
Codes were changed in 1992 after the
devastation of Hurricane Andrew .

My only fear was Tiles on the Roof , but they remained in place . One of
My FrangiPani Trees was up rooted , I
replanted it this morning . In the Community there were lots of limbs from various Trees were broken off .

Hopefully , that's it for this year.
My hope & expectation is that those
who deny Climate Change will see the
Light ; but I aint about to hold my breath .

link Emir Joined: Aug 9, 2014
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9/12/17 4:37:29 PM 
In reply to POINT

Glad to hear you ended up in the safe side and it seems things are quickly getting back to normal for you.

link Headley Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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9/12/17 4:44:38 PM 
In reply to POINT

Good to hear you are safe.

BTW I know those frangipani trees mean a lot to a Vince, wherever they are routed. big grin Can't help noticing that Irma knocked off your cap locks key. big grin

link ProWI Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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9/12/17 4:55:24 PM 
I am happy to hear you are safe with little damage. My Brother-in-law in Prembroke Pines is still without power

link JohnBull Joined: Feb 13, 2003
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9/12/17 5:09:49 PM 
In reply to POINT

What part of West Palm do you live?

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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9/12/17 5:29:08 PM 
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In reply to POINT

How di avocados?


Glad to hear you're OK. see what early info does bro - bet you knew Irma was coming long before yuh neighbours/
lol lol

link sudden Joined: Nov 27, 2006
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9/12/17 7:11:55 PM 
In reply to POINT

glad to hear that you are sound and safe, and the electricity came back on, but good lord couldn't internet service in your area be out for a month or so?

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 14, 2002
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9/12/17 7:55:00 PM 
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In reply to sudden

Leff mi brethren and go build yuh concrete roof lol

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 16, 2017
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9/12/17 8:09:18 PM 
In reply to Chrissy

lol lol lol

link camos Joined: May 6, 2003
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9/12/17 10:00:35 PM 
In reply to Headley
Can't help noticing that Irma knocked off your cap locks key

lol lol

link camos Joined: May 6, 2003
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9/12/17 10:01:39 PM 
In reply to POINT

good to hear that you are safe my friend.

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/12/17 10:15:47 PM 
In reply to Emir

Thank You , My nieces one lives in
Queens ,New York & the other in Augusta , Georgia , were apprehensive
about the fact that I was not going into a Shelter , I had to allay their
fears by telling them that the house
was subjected to the 2005 Hurricane .

I could not respond to You & others until today due to the fact that there was no electricity in the Community where I live in West Palm , btw , Some Traffic Lights were also
down .

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/12/17 10:18:25 PM 
In reply to Headley

My wife wanted me to chop it up , but
I ignored her request , because I believed that it could be saved .

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/12/17 10:19:43 PM 
In reply to camos

No Irma had absolutely nothing to do with my Caps .

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/12/17 10:22:10 PM 
In reply to sudden

You & Others of your ilk would like that , but I am fully aware of the Fact that there are some in this Forum who agree with what I state here & in the Rum Shop .

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/12/17 10:26:15 PM 
In reply to camos

Thank You , unfortunately the limb that had branches of young avocados
fell , so I have absolutely no idea
whether they can be salvaged . There
were over thirty of them lying on the Ground when I went outside the back of the House .

link methodic Joined: Jan 18, 2010
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9/12/17 10:59:49 PM 
In reply to POINT

Points, if is one person I will always bet on is you.
Glad yo see you safe brother

link birdseye Joined: Mar 24, 2004
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9/12/17 11:43:04 PM 
In reply to POINT

Great to hear that you are OK ---- my sister lives in Boca Raton – she lost power, but has a generator that kicked in – says her biggest loss is her ackee tree

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/13/17 12:04:41 AM 
In reply to JohnBull

Between Belvedere & Southern Blvd .

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/13/17 12:10:17 AM 
In reply to methodic

Thank You ; I know a little about Building Codes etc , and in addition the house did not leak or sustained
much damage in 2005 , except for Roof Tiles .

The fact that Irma did not dislodge any , is testament to the Jamaican
Guy who replaced those that were blown off in 2005 . The Truth is that
I have never ever ventured to the Roof to see what work the Jamaican Guy did .

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/13/17 12:18:17 AM 
In reply to birdseye

Boca Raton is South of West Palm , and I believe that the Winds there would be worst than West Palm Beach .

I also lost two limbs on the only Ackee Tree , I have that had Young Ackees on it . The Ackee Tree was given to my wife , by one of her Jamaican Church Sisters ; who lives in the Acreage .

The Acreage is an Area where Houses are built on at least one acre of land .

link POINT Joined: Jan 2, 2003
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9/13/17 12:20:52 AM 
In reply to Chrissy

I always heed and check your Weather Reports ; and follow Weatherunderground . Your Reports are
a great Service to all of us . Take a
Bow .

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