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Old 10-09-2017, 07:12 AM
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Just heard from a friend down there that there were 100's of people who died in the hurricane that hit the keys... anyone heard this? She was saying that it's a big coverup, mostly undocumented workers and the reason the main road in the keys was locked down was to allow the national guard to come in and get all the bodies in refrigerated trucks and get them out of the keys before the masses saw it.

What do you think? Fact or bs? Haven't seen anyone reporting about it...
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I have heard of 3 people that died in the state, one fell off a roof in preparing for the storm and another died when a chainsaw went into his neck. A third got electrocuted while trimming trees. I suspect that others have died that I haven't heard of.
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Originally Posted by thajeffski View Post
Just heard from a friend down there that there were 100's of people who died in the hurricane that hit the keys... anyone heard this? She was saying that it's a big coverup, mostly undocumented workers and the reason the main road in the keys was locked down was to allow the national guard to come in and get all the bodies in refrigerated trucks and get them out of the keys before the masses saw it.

What do you think? Fact or bs? Haven't seen anyone reporting about it...

I believe it. totally true. I am now going to purchase 3 items of every product ad on this website.
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Those people live in trailers they knew better than to stay.
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I suppose your friend also thinks 911 was an inside job?
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I know one woman in Marathon died. Marci Rodriguez. She stayed in her trailer and rode it out with her dogs and other pets. A very nice woman that worked at the local pet store. My wife and I visited her every time we came down. RIP Marci.
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BS. Despite the damages throughout the Keys, I have to tip my hat to the local and federal Government for a job very well done in preparing everyone and getting the evacuation underway as early as they did. This undoubtedly saved many lives in the Keys and all other FL coastal areas that were threatened.
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Originally Posted by thajeffski View Post
Just heard from a friend down there that there were 100's of people who died in the hurricane that hit the keys... anyone heard this? She was saying that it's a big coverup, mostly undocumented workers and the reason the main road in the keys was locked down was to allow the national guard to come in and get all the bodies in refrigerated trucks and get them out of the keys before the masses saw it.

What do you think? Fact or bs? Haven't seen anyone reporting about it...

Is your buddy THT member "LargoMar"? He is a huge breath of fresh air regarding the keys after Irma


Florida Keys living not all that anymore ....
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Now that's just silly.
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BS. Despite the damages throughout the Keys, I have to tip my hat to the local and federal Government for a job very well done in preparing everyone and getting the evacuation underway as early as they did. This undoubtedly saved many lives in the Keys and all other FL coastal areas that were threatened.
Ditto here Dave. Personally speaking, I think 99.9% of the elected officials, disaster relief teams/organizations, infrastructure recovery teams and volunteers have been AWESOME! Both before and after the storm.

When you look at other places that have recently faced natural disasters, I think the Keys are by far a shining example of how to deal with something like this. Albeit, I will say that the ultimate test would be if we had lost just 1 bridge let alone multiples but thank God that didn't happen.
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it's still pretty bad in the Keys. I was in Big Pine on Friday.

Here is a debris pile on US1 and there is still tons on the neighborhood streets.
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A view from a house I was working clean up. This was just last Friday Oct 6th.
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it's still pretty bad in the Keys. I was in Big Pine on Friday.

Here is a debris pile on US1 and there is still tons on the neighborhood streets.
Hell of a mess.
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wow, keep the pics coming.. that's crazy, the person I was talking to is in key largo at the moment, said the workers are the ones telling her about the deaths and refrige trucks that came down and left before anyone was allowed in.
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Originally Posted by thajeffski View Post
wow, keep the pics coming.. that's crazy, the person I was talking to is in key largo at the moment, said the workers are the ones telling her about the deaths and refrige trucks that came down and left before anyone was allowed in.

I wonder if it's the same person that started that crap rumor after Hurricane Andrew. There were supposed to be mobile morgues using refrigerated trucks with hundreds of bodies. Total BS
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Amazing what some say, more amazing what some believe...
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Originally Posted by thajeffski View Post
wow, keep the pics coming.. that's crazy, the person I was talking to is in key largo at the moment, said the workers are the ones telling her about the deaths and refrige trucks that came down and left before anyone was allowed in.

Do you really think it would be possible to recover "100's" of bodies without some leak of intel winding up on the internet these days?
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:15 AM
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Why would they even try to hide the news even if it were true? It is not like the government did anything wrong as it told people to evacuate.
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