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Still in survivor mode
      #1746281 - 09/15/17 04:53 PM (107.77.253.6)

Yes, we are back up.... but still in survivor mode at this point.

Absolutely, JD helped save our bacon..... but at this point we are still far from anything that anybody could possibly consider normal at all.

We have plenty of water, one thing we did absolutely right! We are lucky because we have a pool (no it is not working), but it give us water to cool off and for the toilet. We are on well and septic --- so just think about it for a second....... not going there.....we have a bucket...

There is a lot more than I can even think about at the moment.... but we are still in survivor mode at this point, and we are better than many others, just here in our community alone, much less other areas.

You have no clue about how valuable (that we cannot get) that ice is!! And gas is now sort of available, just depends on the lines and the tanker trucks.

The last multiple days is importance of water (drinking) forget about bathing, Refrig, Freezer, gas, etc. At least we dig a bunch of ice and got a bunch from a friend, but still not close yet.

That and putting the blue tarps on the roof, not done yet as it is feels like 102 during the day. So am not using the garden tractor/mover/ with trailer because do not want to waste the gas.......... better for other uses, can always clean up. Well did clean up the majority of the shingles, but they are still there and did pile up the siding that I found, so if you are in Orlando you can send it back.....;

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Re: Still in survivor mode [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1746301 - 09/15/17 06:48 PM (174.194.11.22)

Exactly why we installed a whole house generator last year. After a week with no power following hurricane Irene, I'd had enough. I hope we never have to use it, but if we do it's there.

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Re: Still in survivor mode [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1746325 - 09/15/17 09:09 PM (97.86.200.99)

As per prior statement . I missed several hurricanes and what was missed missed was ice AFTER.

And a propane generator/natural gas doesn't need carburetor maintenance.

Hope everything improves.

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Re: Still in survivor mode [Re: SXMWendell]
      #1746326 - 09/15/17 09:13 PM (107.77.253.6)

We just heard about an hour ago that some people here in town got power, so are very much hoping that at least our office will have power by tomorrow. If nothing else, we can move over there for a couple of days..

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Re: Still in survivor mode [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1746339 - 09/15/17 10:58 PM (24.209.195.61)

We had a whole house generator installed earlier this year and it has kicked in 3 times so far.

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Re: Still in survivor mode [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1746365 - 09/16/17 07:41 AM (108.34.235.229)

Whole house generator is the way to go. We installed one some years ago ago after a hurricane - can't remember which one - left us with no electric for 5 days. And it's kicked on multiple times since then, especially during some of the blizzards we've had. Expensive but worth it

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Re: Still in survivor mode [Re: marybeth]
      #1746431 - 09/16/17 01:50 PM (107.77.253.12)

We're going on 6 days, as of 10 PM this evening.. Some people in town do have power, as of this morning, but no power here or at the office yet..

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Re: Still in survivor mode [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1746441 - 09/16/17 03:15 PM (174.194.11.22)

I feel your pain. Being in the middle of nowhere, ours is always the last to come back on. We broke down and installed a whole house generator this year, so there will probably never be another power outage here in my lifetime, lol.

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Re: Still in survivor mode [Re: GaKaye]
      #1746450 - 09/16/17 04:37 PM (107.77.253.12)

Yes, our town is apparently the poor stepchild, as the towns on all sides have all or most all of their power back on. Thank god we have the generator, as it is hot as hades at the moment. Regardless, we are extremely lucky that we have so little damage, versus those in SXM and elsewhere, whose entire lives have been destroyed.

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Re: Still in survivor mode [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1746469 - 09/16/17 06:35 PM (76.2.35.12)

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Carol_Hill said:
Yes, our town is apparently the poor stepchild, as the towns on all sides have all or most all of their power back on. Thank god we have the generator, as it is hot as hades at the moment. Regardless, we are extremely lucky that we have so little damage, versus those in SXM and elsewhere, whose entire lives have been destroyed.




One thing that I think is a huge problem for some are the island property owners who rely on the rental income to make ends meet. I used to have a beach condo in SC and was always keeping up with the hurricanes.

Of course beyond that, all of the island businesses had to be hammered financially.


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