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Looking at the weather site, you are close to 70mph, gusting.
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when the wind shifted here on the banks for Irene my canal that is usually about 8ft deep was about a foot deep and maybe 3 ft wide.
in less than 30 min I had 2 1/2 feet of water in my garage.
we figured 7 ft refilled the canal the next two feet topped the bulkhead.the next foot made it to the house. the last 2.5 feet filled my garage.

took maybe 30 min.

and someplaces it was way faster as the entrance to the harbor is only 40 ft wide or so.
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The canal behind me has dropped probably 3-4' from low tide. The eye is about an hour from here right now BUT it's headed slightly inland AND has speeded up.

IE, being faster, and further inland, (and I'm at 8.5' elevation from mean high tide) I should be good... Fingers crossed...

I'm soo glad I strapped the boat to lift I-BEAMS. It'd already be gone...
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The canal behind me has dropped probably 3-4' from low tide. The eye is about an hour from here right now BUT it's headed slightly inland AND has speeded up.

IE, being faster, and further inland, (and I'm at 8.5' elevation from mean high tide) I should be good... Fingers crossed...

I'm soo glad I strapped the boat to lift I-BEAMS. It'd already be gone...
Keep coming with the updates...strapped mine down before I left as well.
Everyone I know there has left town, so I have no one to do a visual tomorrow. More concerned about my 40 year old house that's just been remodeled.
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Keep coming with the updates...strapped mine down before I left as well.
Everyone I know there has left town, so I have no one to do a visual tomorrow. More concerned about my 40 year old house that's just been remodeled.
Where roughly on the Cape are you?

I come out by little Shell Island (SLOW ZONE), finger canals....

It's flipping nasty out there...
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1114 se 41st st
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Closer to downtown?

Anyway, just DOWN GRADED TO a CAT TWO! 110 winds, should help with the surge.

Neighbors lost some screen material, lots of palm frowns. Still another 1.5 or so till the eye's here..
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Would be nice if it doesn't rip my roof trusses off my cement walls and dump a foot of rain in my living room. Boat at the bottom of canal I can deal with...just buy another motor
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My house (small), was built in 1985, second roof and so far so good (don't know yet about shingles), but NO reports of roofs gone....

The neighbors screen(s) are torn, anothers queen palm is 2/3's stripped of fronds. If you have a large cage, count on at least some screens..
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I got a large 12 year old cage and just had it rescreened with that big dollar gorilla stuff. Cost me almost double. Main concern is roof, I'm about 10' above high tide
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I'm 8.5'. The eye is east of I75.

Fifth Ave in Naples has about 1' of water but I think their elevation is WAY BELOW ours and right near the Gulf..

Hope Fairdeal is ok...
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I'm fine - thanks to my wife insisting we drive to her house in NJ last Wednesday...

Sounds like all my tools & stuff in my shop in BPK were likely submerged - and if the boats are still there, both outboards.
Probably didn't rise to the level of the living space - the floor is 14 feet above MLW -

but I have no idea if the roof & walls are intact

This is a photo posted an hour ago by a weather guy who was on BPK for the storm:
the main highway - US 1 - in front of the local Mercury dealer/boatyard

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W0w!!

A sidewalk sale!

Hopefully you won't pass your boats on the way home...

Fingers crossed..
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Rough stuff for sure. Interested to see the condition of the boats and house. Didn't hear the peak gusts for BPK. I wonder if the boat or concrete anchors won the fight. I assume most of your stuff was insured? Probably including an obscene deductible.
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Looks like you are in the eye wall Scott. A few minutes after 7pm.
Hopefully your cable connection still works...
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