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Irma Doesn't Look Good

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Michael P Jacobs MAI

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... NOAA over projected..../
At first, reading this comment I thought you were finding fault with NOAA but you are exactly right - just like when they say appraisers "lag" a market and over or under value. It's not a precise science! But at the time I screwed up because I wasn't projecting, I was supposed to be watching over my family. Anyway, it's over and I've learned more about hurricane season, and you are right: move on.
 

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I don't think it was over-hyped. Just ask Naples or Ft Myers or the Keys. Central and North Florida got lucky it stayed over land and lost strength so quickly. Luck. Not poor forecasting. I have no reliable communications and am composing this with an iphone tethered to a laptop that runs at about 1% of normal. No working for me for a while. Sheriff still wants us off the streets as 60% of the county is still without power, including streetlights. Essential services and retail is slowly coming back. We got badly damaged, but not critically injured.
I hear ya. It's only in hindsight that anyone can comment. But yes, I did ask people I know in Naples and Ft Myers. And if you have ever been to the Keys you would know that any Hurricane can cause extensive damage down there.

Hurricane Irma: Structural damage in Old Naples appears far and few in between

Snapped palm fronds, broken branches and the occasionally uprooted tree littered the sidewalk along Naples' Fifth Avenue South Monday morning after Hurricane Irma swept through the downtown street.

Only a few pedestrians and bicyclists ambled along the boarded-up store fronts and restaurants, less than 24 hours after Irma wreaked havoc on the Gulf coast.

Structural damage in Old Naples appeared far and few in between. There were a few bent street signs and some twisted metal pieces.

At the Naples beach angry waves crashed onto the pressed sand, but the Naples Pier appeared intact. It was closed Monday morning but a few curious passers-by still walked down the wooden planks.
"It's funny all the trees fell away from the houses," said Cathy Marinaro, 53. "Everything is behind them, beside them, but none fell on the houses."

"Everybody's home seems to be fine. Trees are down but for the most part it's all good."
http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/09/11/hurricane-irma-damage-not-bad-fifth-avenue-south-and-downtown-naples/654591001/
 

Michael P Jacobs MAI

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Digging out: Thankfully this wasn't severe here and we are back up and running although my wife is out of the "office management business" and managing all of the home damage insurance, etc. Oh, and they've let the kids out of school for the week so she's buried. Everybody else would rather work than deal with "stuff" at home, so the pipeline is moving again after a slow start yesterday. I'm sure she'd rather be here too.

Clients are understanding (so far). This as eaten five business days and it looks as though the more complicated ones are going to take the longest to get out. Tomorrow we start being "late" which is something that disgusts me - an appraiser has two jobs: get it done on time and don't screw it up. Unfortunately, there are still folks out of town so verifying sales and making appointments may go slowly, so one or the other of these are going to hinder deliveries for the next week.

And then it's time to put a better escape plan in place for next year's season.
 

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Buy an old school bus. They're only ugly until they are your sanctuary preserving the lives of those you love.


Where is JGrant? This isn't even funny anymore.

Somebody go look for her. Makes me wonder about her creepy neighbor that was showing up at her inspections.

Someone go see about JGrant, please.

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miktay

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Where is JGrant? This isn't even funny anymore.

Somebody go look for her. Makes me wonder about her creepy neighbor that was showing up at her inspections.

Someone go see about JGrant, please.

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Nice of you, M.R.!
Also, has Brian (bnmappraisal) posted lately?
update: I checked - he's fine.
 

Meandering

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Nice of you, M.R.!
Also, has Brian (bnmappraisal) posted lately?
update: I checked - he's fine.
Thanks,
I see J is back posting in her thread, so I'm sure she is fine.

I just can't help being an old Granny somedays.

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bnmappraisal

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Nice of you, M.R.!
Also, has Brian (bnmappraisal) posted lately?
update: I checked - he's fine.
Thanks for the well wishes and concern. Yes, we were in Gatlinburg, TN for several days. It took 2 days to get there (normally, per G**gle approx 10 1/2 hrs) and 14 1/2 hrs to get home (we did it in one LONG day - left Wed 10:30am and arrived in St Pete Thur at 1am)
We came home to the power off, (although friend letting us use his generator since his house didn't lose power), trees and branches down around our yard, but thankfully no major damage to our house or car that we left in the driveway. We are grateful for the generator as it gives us light and some basics (refrigerator/freezer and ceiling fans), but many things are out (stove, microwave, water heater and A/C to name a few) Thankfully clients have been understanding, but It's going to be a while until I can catch up with everything. Internet is working, but is running a little slower than normal.

I'm not sure when we'll get power back. Electric company said Pinellas County (my county) they're trying to have up by Fri night, but we have a tree that fell and is laying on the power line. Also that line partially broke. So not sure when they're going to make it here to check out/repair. I have a call into them, but they said (as of the other day) that over 120k customers were without power in St Petersburg. So it might take a minute ....

Last I heard, BMac was drinking moonshine in the Great Smokies
Mmmmmmmm indeed I was my friend. Even brought a bottle (or mason jar?) home with me ... Apple Pie flavored ... 70 proof. They had another kind that was 128 proof (no flavor added) that I tried. It was ok.
 
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