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Posted: 09/10/17 07:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

9:10 AM EDT Sun Sep 10
Location: 24.7°N 81.5°W
Moving: NNW at 8 mph
Min pressure: 929 mb
Max sustained: 130 mph

The eye is over highway 1 east of Key West.

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For many years my wife and I lived aboard a sailing vessel and operated in the hurricane zones. We learned that hurricanes had two things that are consistently predictable. They do not listen to radio or watch television! When there is an active hurricane prepare as if it will come your way, if it veers, be grateful. Often when someone prepared and the storm turned away, when the next storm developed they would not get ready, too much trouble, and so it goes! Hurricanes almost always defy prediction.


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12:00 PM EDT Sun Sep 10
Location: 25.2°N 81.6°W
Moving: N at 9 mph
Min pressure: 933 mb
Max sustained: 130 mph

It looks like Marco Island is going to get hit first.
Irma 12:45 PM location on map


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We have a small vacation home in Cape Coral that sits about 8' above sea level. They're calling for a 10' to 15' surge. We have insurance but no flood insurance. I'm preparing for the worst.


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video 130mph Marco Island

Marco Island getting the eye wall

5:00 PM EDT Sun Sep 10
Location: 26.2°N 81.8°W
Moving: N at 14 mph
Min pressure: 938 mb
Max sustained: 110 mph

Eye now going through Naples.

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Thursday night and been without power since 18:00 Sunday night. At least it's hot like a sauna.


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Well I finally got access to the internet. Irma came to visit. The eye came right over my house. I was fortunate and only lost some shingles on the house. He yard is basically a mote. Didn't hear too much so far about structural damage but lots of trees and landscaping damage. Most of naples and collier county are without power.

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When we lost power for four days after Superstorm Sandy I went to our local Starbucks that had working wi-fi with my 4G LTE iPad and signed up for one month of service with Verizon . I then used the iPad as a hotspot for our other computers at home.

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Saturday night and still no power. Friends in Sarasota also without power.

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