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Southbound
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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: AUCspouse]
      #1752526 - 11/29/17 07:56 PM (173.255.138.161)

Wow...There's a lot more of Club O and the Village left than I thought there was.

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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: Southbound]
      #1752527 - 11/29/17 08:09 PM (98.29.235.208)

I too am surprised how many structures are still there at all. I was of the impression that all were gone except the concrete block bldgs.

I dont know what is salvageable, but it looks far better than first pics immediately afterward. Plus the grass and so forth must be growing up thru the sand.

Id rent one of those chalets with a rollaway right now.

And not wanting to offend, but the length of the beach looks alot better than with all the bars and operations.

Id The structures more limited to a bar and walk up grill back where the parking lots were with maybe 1 to 2 rows max of chairs and umbrellas and leave more of the strand natural.

Nature was encroaching anyway........time to reset

Again, only an opinion, not looking for a squabble

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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1752530 - 11/29/17 08:35 PM (107.77.253.1)

Agreed, there are a lot more buildings there than I thought..

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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1752539 - 11/30/17 07:52 AM (209.58.149.53)

Another thing I notice from those pics is how clear of debris the area looks and how green the foliage is.

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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1752540 - 11/30/17 08:10 AM (24.209.195.61)

Correct. After most initial reports indicated most everything was "gone", I was surprised at how much was still standing.

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Modi
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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1752542 - 11/30/17 09:02 AM (66.231.215.96)

From that far in the air the buildings appear to be fine, but I recall seeing other photo sets taken from the ground level after Irma showing many of the surviving concrete structures moved slightly off their foundations, out of kilter, with cracked walls, foundations undermined etc. In these pictures they all have their doors opened wide to circulate air through them to dry them out.

I'm not sure if that means they are salvageable and will be redone, or maybe it's just being done prevent mold growth or something along those lines while the decision to demolish them is being considered or planned?


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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: Modi]
      #1752548 - 11/30/17 09:56 AM (24.209.195.61)

I am sure an up close and personal view would show much more damage. My point was, like with many other places on the island, the initial reports of a place being totally "gone" were inaccurate.

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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1752553 - 11/30/17 11:35 AM (199.47.254.33)

I agree with your statement because to me gone means no longer there. I think most people were using gone to signify severely damaged. When I look at the numerous pictures from many different blogs, I see that many buildings need major repair but when you look at the harbor before and after you see the vessels are gone afterward.

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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: deputydog1157]
      #1752557 - 11/30/17 12:11 PM (73.255.141.246)

Yes, there were reports that Beachside Villas was 'gone'. Incorrect. They are actually open now with a few units, expect to have all units available by around March 1. Mary's Boon was reportedly 'gone'. Incorrect. Mary's Boon is open already with almost all their units, less a couple of units that were in fact destroyed. I haven't seen any other pictures of Club Orient recently, so I assume that the aerial pictures are deceptive, as far as how it actually looks and the actual condition of the individual units. And I don't remember the layout well enough, but I think the beachfront units are just 'gone', so that much is correct.

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Re: Why no Reports from Orient Beach? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1752558 - 11/30/17 01:01 PM (71.134.227.123)

The best I can tell from the drone images and other images I have seen show Club O's Beach Chalets to all appear to be standing, all of the Garden Chalets appear to be standing, about four of the nine Waterfront Chalets appear to be still standing, only two of the 15 Mini-Suite buildings are standing and all 17 the Studio buildings are indeed gone. Edited to add that all of the Mini-Suite Deluxe buildings appear to be standing.

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Edited by thesimpsons (11/30/17 01:08 PM)


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