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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax49 View Post
    Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: 'She Rocks'


    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...anup-she-rocks
    Lol, flamingos in the bathroom, nun with a chainsaw...

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    Call me crazy - but IMHO the Florida Keys - what is left of them - have all building debris cleared and the rest of the land return to wildlife inhabitants.

    I just don't know these keys were meant to be inhabited by people.
    "Is this the Briscoe dame? Listen, I see that brat 'a yours with that gun packer, Jones." - The Texas Tornado, 1928

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    I was afraid of that, they need to open shelters for people without power. Screens on a lot of home are broken, how will people survive if they leave their windows open. The standing floodwater is going to produce mosquitoes and we could have a major outbreak of West Nile, Zika.
    I read months ago they released genetically modified mosquitos in the Florida Keys to aid in the prevention of Zika. When these male mosquitos mate, the offspring dies, (I think that's how it works). There was quite a debate about messing with nature (genetic modification) vs actively approaching the Zika threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CARIIS View Post
    Is this what that new John Travolta movie is about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by margarita25 View Post
    Boatguy (s) also said there were dead iguanas everywhere. This all has affected so many animals in addition to humans, as we've seen in all the pictures and articles. Thanks again for all the updates everyone.

    Can't imagine the damage to all the reefs.
    Yes, and those iguanas are BIG. We went camping at John Pennekamp and the iguanas look like alligators and they climb trees!

    I have also been thinking and praying that the reef off of Looe Key (hit in the area of the eye) and John Pennekamp's coral reef have not been damaged too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryG12 View Post
    Call me crazy - but IMHO the Florida Keys - what is left of them - have all building debris cleared and the rest of the land return to wildlife inhabitants.

    I just don't know these keys were meant to be inhabited by people.
    If there is land and access, it will continue to be inhabited. Besides, this is $$$$ prime real estate. I would bet that the building codes will be even stricter from now on and I'm thinking the permanent trailer parks and RV parks will be a thing of the past. When we were looking at real estate years ago, they already had restrictions on building. Some of these home that were built of wood were left in splinters, I'm sure in the future all homes will be built of concrete or some heavy duty material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedivergirl View Post
    I've been wondering about the Burrowing Owls. Silly little things with oddly long legs,they nest in the ground.

    If you look at them too long, they get agitated and start to bob and scold you.
    I checked to see if there was a concern for these Owls and I haven't seen anything mentioned. I believe they are found in all of Florida?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    Yes, and those iguanas are BIG. We went camping at John Pennekamp and the iguanas look like alligators and they climb trees!

    I have also been thinking and praying that the reef off of Looe Key (hit in the area of the eye) and John Pennekamp's coral reef have not been damaged too much.
    (This is very o/t, but it's been a very intense time with all the hurricane stuff...I think we could usesome levity...speaking of iguanas, check out this video from AFV if you get a minute (komodo dragon)...no animals are harmed.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DuoYSgNIkbI)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    When I was at the meat counter at the market yesterday, a butcher who chats with me regularly asked if I was enjoying the lovely weather we've having in metro Detroit. After nearly two weeks of unseasonably chilly weather during which we actually had to turn on the furnace, we've been blessed this week with summerlike days and comfortable overnights. I told the butcher that it was difficult to dwell on our good fortune when so many are suffering in the wake of two significant hurricanes. He mentioned that his mother lives in Florida and has been told that she could be without power for up to three weeks. He suggested that she come to Michigan, and I said I hoped she would take advantage of her son's invitation.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all members who have been affected by Harvey and Irma. I hope life returns to normal as quickly as possible and that you will not be unduly inconvenienced by the storms' impact.
    I've been reading stories on Reddit and the elderly are so vulnerable. Someone posted that they live in CA and their mom is in Florida and the dogs ate all her food and she doesn't have anything left. She didn't want to leave the house because there is debris still on the roads and it's difficult to find gas. He was thinking of sending her a care package or food and was wondering if the Postal Service, FedEx or UPS was delivering. So so so sad.


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    Outages throughout the Southeast

    Massive power outages still crippled much of the Southeast on Wednesday. Those without power, according to utilities and authorities:

    -- FLORIDA: About 3.8 million customers as of Wednesday morning. They include homes, organizations and businesses.
    -- GEORGIA: About 560,000 customers as of Wednesday morning.
    -- SOUTH CAROLINA: About 68,000 customers had no power as of Wednesday morning.
    -- NORTH CAROLINA: About 31,000 customers don't have electricity as of Wednesday morning.
    -- ALABAMA: About 1,400 customers as of Tuesday night.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/us/hur...ath/index.html

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    https://weather.com/storms/hurricane...rolina-georgia

    Irma's Staggering Toll: At Least 62 Dead, Billions In Damage From the Caribbean to the U.S.


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    Florida officials say they have already spent nearly $250 million on preparation and recovery efforts.

    At least 29 deaths have been reported in the U.S.

    Millions still remain without power in the Southeast.

    The situation is becoming dire in parts of the Caribbean as resident run out of food and water.

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    Flooding may close portion of I-75 as Florida evacuees return

    The Santa Fe River, under I-75, has rapidly risen 15 feet in the past 36 hours due to heavy rainfall over North Florida following Irma.

    The agency is monitoring, and it’s possible a portion of I-75 from south of Interstate 10 and north of Alachua County can completely shut down. If the river rises to an unsafe level, the bridge will be impassable in both directions, and would be closed immediately.

    In the event that I-75 closes, drivers can either take U.S. Highway 19 heading toward Ocala and Gainesville, or Interstate 95 along the east coast of Florida.

    Additional bridges may be impacted, including U.S. Highway 27, U.S. Highway 47, State Road 47 and possibly U.S. Highway 121. Detours for these potential closures are forthcoming.

    As of 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, I-75 remained open.


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    ATTENTION: TAMPA AREA HELP AND RELIEF:

    Various Tampa Bay organizations are in need of donations for residents impacted by Hurricane Irma, especially non-perishable food and water.

    The following organizations are taking your donations, or if you need assistance, those details are provided as well. We will update this list as we receive more information:

    Seeds of Hope, Inc:
    This charity is based out of Lithia, FL is accepting monetary donations online. Visit their EventBrite page to donate.

    Salvation Army - needed supplies: Sheets, Towels, Drinks, Flashlights, anyone willing to sponsor a meal

    Donation Collection Sites: This includes shelters
    The Red Shield Lodge
    1514 North Florida Avenue
    Tampa, FL
    (813) 221-4440

    Meal Distribution: TBA

    Metropolitan Ministries
    The organization is open to the public at both of its locations with food boxes, water, hygiene items and clothing. They are onsite in Tampa with a canteen truck and serving hot meals. The Tampa location does not have power at the moment.

    Needed Supplies: Non-perishable food, Water, any leftover supplies

    Donation Collection Sites: This includes meal distributions and shelter locations.
    2301 North Tampa Street
    Tampa, FL
    813-209-1200

    3214 U.S. Highway 19
    North Holiday, FL
    727-937-3268

    Meal Distribution: Both Tampa and Holiday locations are open to the public to provide food, water and other supplies.

    Feeding Tampa Bay
    All monetary donations will be matched. The organization said every $1 you donate can be turned into 20 meals for hurricane victims.

    Needed Supplies: Canned, ready-to-eat items with pull tops (i.e. vegetables, fruit, etc); protein in pouches or pull top-cans (i.e. tuna, beef stew, chili, canned chicken); Snacks (i.e. granola bars, breakfast bars, etc); Peanut butter; Toiletries; Paper goods; Diapers; Cleaning supplies (i.e. mops, mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes, bleach, garbage bags, bug spray)
    Donation Collection Sites: Tampa: 4702 Transport Drive

    Meal Distribution:
    Boys & Girls Club at Stanley Park
    38725 Mudcat Grant Boulevard
    Lacoochee, FL 33523
    Wednesday, September 13 at 11 a.m.
    Feeding Tampa Bay will distribute ready-to-eat food, bananas and water to those in need.

    The Source Church - Meal Distribution:
    The Source Church
    5412 State Road 64 East
    Bradenton, FL
    Will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13. Serving hot meals of pasta and tacos inside the church to those who are still without power in their homes.

    http://www.fox13news.com/weather/tro...icane-supplies
    Last edited by JerseyGirl; 09-13-2017 at 02:41 PM.

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    NASA says the Kennedy Space Center sustained "a variety of damage” from Hurricane Irma. The center is without water service and is currently closed.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...eys/661583001/

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