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Checking in after the hurricane

PostPosted: September 11th, 2017, 2:31 pm
by db1
Hey you Florida guys... I was checking to see if you are all ok after the storm. Please update us when you can. Fingers crossed for everyone and their families and friends. My neighbors had house and a boat in St Martin... they're boat is on land right now and their house is in the ocean... so I'm hoping none of you are in similar situations.

Fingers crossed.

Re: Checking in after the hurricane

PostPosted: September 12th, 2017, 7:36 am
by Smudge
We made it relatively unscathed in Hollywood. Few tree limbs down, screens blown out of my back porch. Some wind driven rain got past the shutters and jalousie windows in the master bedroom. Still no electricity but we're not in the boil water area of Broward so that's one plus.

We evacuated up to my sister-in-law's house in Orlando and actually ended up more in the direct path of the storm than if we had stayed home. That being said, we're currently dealing with some remodeling due to extensive termite damage so we were evacuating no matter what.

Re: Checking in after the hurricane

PostPosted: September 12th, 2017, 10:36 am
by Bill McIntyre
He's probably too busy to mention it or may not have power yet but Castranova's wife gave birth to a son in the middle of the hurricane.

Re: Checking in after the hurricane

PostPosted: September 13th, 2017, 5:48 pm
by db1
Wow! Congrats Castronova!

I really hope all you guys are safe out there. Let us know if you need anything.

Re: Checking in after the hurricane

PostPosted: September 14th, 2017, 9:47 am
by dam
Damn... that kid's gonna be a badass! Grats, JP!

Re: Checking in after the hurricane

PostPosted: September 16th, 2017, 9:36 pm
by castronova
Hey guys, thanks. What wild ride. Hospital here closed so we went to St. Pete to stay with a friend. 6 minutes after we got there the track changed and St. Pete beach was evacuated so we moved inland St. Pete. Those friends got worried so we moved to Tampa. Storm was coming to that coast so we moved to Orlando. Before we could get dinner there my wife's water broke. Slept in the delivery room one night then postpartum on the tiny couch two more nights. I then left for home as the keys were hit with a direct Cat 4 to make sure the sewer system was up and running and man the EOC.

My wife stayed in Orlando with the baby, her mom, sister, and 2 nieces and a few other family members, she was in good hands. I haven't seen them since Tuesday. They should be back Monday. The keys are just opening to residents tomorrow morning. Only utilities have been allowed in. As of this morning we were at 20% power, no potable water (8 hours of water for unsanitized use), and trees and houses all over the damn place. I will update more later, haven't been on here in a very long time. Been kind of busy.

My house suffered minor damage, my boat was in a cat 5 barn, my sons name is John Solomon Castro, 6 lb 9 oz of blue twisted steel! Thanks for the thoughts guys.

Re: Checking in after the hurricane

PostPosted: September 17th, 2017, 11:08 am
by Bill McIntyre
A wild ride indeed! At least you didn't have to resort to a manger.:) I'm glad it worked out for him.

Re: Checking in after the hurricane

PostPosted: September 17th, 2017, 12:25 pm
by Alex Ray
castronova wrote: 6 lb 9 oz of blue twisted steel!


This is great! Glad to hear everyone is healthy.