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Old 10-10-2016, 07:46 PM
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Since the biased media is primarily focusing on the presidential campaign, we aren't hearing much about how boat and marina owners are fairing after this devastating storm. I can't even imagine trying to pull boats out of slips and move them to protected grounds when something like Mathew is on its way. I hope all of you on the east coast are doing well.
Old 10-10-2016, 08:35 PM
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The media is biased because they're paying more attention to the election than to the plight of boat and marina owners?
Old 10-10-2016, 09:16 PM
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The media made it out to be far worse than it was. Watching from afar I thought I was coming back to complete devastation. It appears the rise and fall of the flooding was so slow it almost did not structural damage to anything. If it wasn't for the super slow rate of getting power back it would have been minor. But with power just now getting turned on back at my house all food lost, mold growing, bait fridge like one of the rings of hell. I was in Katrina as well, power was back in 3 days.
Old 10-11-2016, 07:19 AM
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Here in the Hilton Head area, all boating is a mess. Several marinas are severely damaged/destroyed. Boats are seen adrift and/or stranded in the marshes. The Harbortown pier is gone as are most of the docks on my street. We have yet to be granted access to our island, so the details are still incomplete.
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Originally Posted by HOmer72 View Post
The media made it out to be far worse than it was. Watching from afar I thought I was coming back to complete devastation. It appears the rise and fall of the flooding was so slow it almost did not structural damage to anything. If it wasn't for the super slow rate of getting power back it would have been minor. But with power just now getting turned on back at my house all food lost, mold growing, bait fridge like one of the rings of hell. I was in Katrina as well, power was back in 3 days.
No they didn't. If the storm was just a few miles closer to the coast the damages would have been 10 x worse. Fl got luck that it moved a little to the east.
Old 10-11-2016, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by HOmer72 View Post
The media made it out to be far worse than it was. Watching from afar I thought I was coming back to complete devastation. It appears the rise and fall of the flooding was so slow it almost did not structural damage to anything. If it wasn't for the super slow rate of getting power back it would have been minor. But with power just now getting turned on back at my house all food lost, mold growing, bait fridge like one of the rings of hell. I was in Katrina as well, power was back in 3 days.
Lucky for you, folks in NC weren't as fortunate.
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I'm from Lumberton NC. It is complete devastation there. I evacuted on Sunday with my kids. Took one of the last available routes out. The have no power, no water, limited cell service, no fuel. The flooding is worse than I have ever seen. Rivers are expected to crest Friday into Saturday. My business may be ruined. Had 6-8 inches of water inside. It's really messed up. I came to Carolina beach and lots of places here never lost power. Can't even tell there was a storm.
Old 10-11-2016, 07:38 AM
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Trees down everywhere. Everyone I've talked to between Bluffton and Charleston is having trouble getting around, and most don't have power. Heard Fripp got power back yesterday, but St. Helena is still in bad shape. Edisto Beach, Garden City, Myrtle Beach, and others have water under a lot of houses on 2nd and 3rd rows still and a few destroyed on the ocean. Sand a foot deep on some streets. Charleston flooded badly as expected. We had surge as high and as fast as I've ever seen, but the wind was worst on the back side of the eye. Just a mess for us but no major damage. Neighbors had trees fall on cars. Some waterfront restaurants got damaged, and there's power restored for the most part now along the coast. Inland, there are areas to the east of I-95 and along I-95 like Manning and Florence still without power. If you are traveling through the Carolinas on I-95, you need to get fuel below Santee or above Lumberton it sounds like. It will be hit or miss for power and fuel running between there. North Carolina flood waters are heading our way they say, and it will be worse river flooding than the 1000yr flood a year ago they're predicting. Just have not had any chance to dry out around here. Ocean Isle guys have their dunes blown out as well, and a lot of "minor" damage that can be repaired. Inland SC and NC got the worst rain and flooding and most of the outages and fuel rationing is there rather than the coast...
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Maybe minor for FL but further north in SC and NC we got a little more then was expected. Friend in Va Beach area got an oak tree in his house.
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I 95 between Dillon and St. Paul's is closed
Old 10-11-2016, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by MARSH TACKY View Post
Trees down everywhere. Everyone I've talked to between Bluffton and Charleston is having trouble getting around, and most don't have power. Heard Fripp got power back yesterday, but St. Helena is still in bad shape. Edisto Beach, Garden City, Myrtle Beach, and others have water under a lot of houses on 2nd and 3rd rows still and a few destroyed on the ocean. Sand a foot deep on some streets. Charleston flooded badly as expected. We had surge as high and as fast as I've ever seen, but the wind was worst on the back side of the eye. Just a mess for us but no major damage. Neighbors had trees fall on cars. Some waterfront restaurants got damaged, and there's power restored for the most part now along the coast. Inland, there are areas to the east of I-95 and along I-95 like Manning and Florence still without power. If you are traveling through the Carolinas on I-95, you need to get fuel below Santee or above Lumberton it sounds like. It will be hit or miss for power and fuel running between there. North Carolina flood waters are heading our way they say, and it will be worse river flooding than the 1000yr flood a year ago they're predicting. Just have not had any chance to dry out around here. Ocean Isle guys have their dunes blown out as well, and a lot of "minor" damage that can be repaired. Inland SC and NC got the worst rain and flooding and most of the outages and fuel rationing is there rather than the coast...
Pretty much this, but I would expand the gas issue as far north as Fayetteville. Haven't heard if they opened the 95 back up yet or not.
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Location has a lot to do with it......If what is happening in Nc happened in the NorthEast every tv station would be on it 24/7.
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Its amazing what a few miles difference can make. Here in Jupiter, FL it was barely an event. 65 miles east in West End, Bahamas, they are destroyed. We dodged a big one here, not so much in North Florida and above. Locals are putting together relief efforts for West End, as a lot of folks here spend much time over there and have built relationships.
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Inlet Harbor at Ponce Inlet got hammered. Many boats on the racks destroyed and fishing pier gone.

Many boats at Coquina Marina (the old Sunset Harbor Marina) were damaged ... my Bertram 54 suffered some starboard side hull abrasion but thankfully, the back of my boat stayed away from the dock.
Old 10-11-2016, 10:59 AM
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Yes I was speaking of St. Augustine only. Watching the news from 500 miles away I thought my house was totaled. It only got a couple inches in the back room attached to the canal. Having been through Frederick, Katrina, Elena, and countless other smaller hurricanes I was happy with the result. Maybe it is all relative. I haven't seen downtown St. Augustine yet though.
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Originally Posted by manitunc View Post
Its amazing what a few miles difference can make. Here in Jupiter, FL it was barely an event.
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I was 30 miles from the eye wall and barely had hurricane force winds and no damage.
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I was 30 miles from the eye wall and barely had hurricane force winds and no damage.
It's good to be lucky and glad your area was spared this time. Guess it was our turn in SC , NC. Lumberton, Hope Mills, and Fayetteville have extensive flood damage. Billion dollars at least. prob much more. I think that's worse than wind damage but both can be devastating.
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Flooding is bad here along the Tar and Neuse Rivers. Not as bad as Floyd, but if it is your home or business flooded, it is really tough. Then multiply it by thousands and you will get the picture here. Be safe and prayers sent.
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We ran the boat from FT Pierce, west to Indiantown.

St Lucie locks were busy first thing in the AM on Wednesday.

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I went through Fayettville sunday, that town got hammered, flooding every where, lots of trees down.

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