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bogman102
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007, 09:40

09 Sep 2017, 12:13 #11

I am just south of Daytona and the hurricane has again shifted further west and will be passing up the west coast of the state now. This will lessen the impact by me.I do have  4 folks here with two Basset Hounds and a cat from the Tampa area. They fled the storms wrath!

Stay safe everyone!

Jim Warner #3351
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Yankee Clipper
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Joined: 21 Feb 2008, 01:44

13 Sep 2017, 02:08 #12

I am located in Palm Bay Fl. which is in the lower section of Brevard County We (my wife and i ) came through the storm very nicely never lost power and because we are on high ground (for Florida) there was no flooding. people are all healping each other out and should get back to normal in about 6mos. to 2 yrs. depending on their location Naples and the Keys took a terrible pounding and Miami has a lot of water in the streets.
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Statkowski
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Joined: 05 Mar 2003, 09:39

14 Sep 2017, 20:46 #13

Last night my wife and I hunkered down for what used to be Hurricane Irma.  Well, actually, we watched TV and went to bed.  We had some thunder and lightning, but we always get that up here in the hills.  Plus we had rain.  Not much, more like a drizzle interrupted by occasional rain.  Nope, no power outages or storm surge up here in the hills, some 1,265 feet above sea level.
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DBrion
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006, 05:52

15 Sep 2017, 17:33 #14

An unfortunate yet unique coincidence occurred in my family.  My one brother lives in Houston and suffered through Harvey.  He was surrounded on three sides with major flooding (west, north and east).  Thankfully he never lost power but all local infrastructure is in very poor shape.  Naturally, there are still concerns.

My other brother lives in Delray Beach and suffered through Irma.  He put up all the hurricane shutters, lost power, and threw out tons of food.  Niece and nephew (his children) got banged up in Ocala.  Thankfully, all is OK now.

Here in Knoxville, both all were invited up, but that couldn't happen.  
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Noel Weaver
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Joined: 18 Feb 2003, 07:23

17 Sep 2017, 00:35 #15

Well, I'll keep the hurricanes (they get them up north from time to time as well) for the snow, ice, clop, cold and all the other benefits of winter.  My winter days are pretty much over with.  Here is a rundown on the rail situation in the Fort Lauderdale area:
Amtrak is still nothing south of Jacksonville except fort the Auto Train (53 and 52) which will resume this weekend.
CSX - I am not sure just what their situation is, they run through some areas that had a lot of damage
Florida East Coast resumed operation Wednesday (Sept. 12th) but most of their signal system was still out and they had most crossings to protect.  They had a police escourt that took care of most of the crossings.  The first SB train was 101 on Wednesday and it took close to 30 hours or so to make the trip using three crews but they got through with over a two mile train.
Tri-Rail (our commuter line) resumed full service with the regular schedule today (Saturday, Sept. 16th) and they will offer free rildes for today, Sunday and Monday.  
We still have areas without power and in fact part of the senior facility that I live in still is out and we have residents in their 90's struggling and I mean struggling.  Still traffic lights out, trees down and some wires still hanging.  This storm was worse than some folks realized.  I am doing OK though and thanks for the kind thoughts.
Enjoy your convention!  No more trips north for me at least for now.
Noel Weaver
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

17 Sep 2017, 01:12 #16

I am happy you are doing fair, but wish all of you a quick recovery. I know over 130 crews from the power companies in Kentucky have gone down to Georgia and Florida while a similar number are still in Texas. Hopefully, they and the power crews from other states will get you up and running. Living along I-24, I have seen hundreds of pole-setting and other power infrastructure support trucks passing everyday since Irma died days before its predicted end up here. Reading about all the nursing and senior facilities without back up generator power with the higher likelihood of storms where you live, verses all the generating systems put in place at almost all the facilities here following the '99 ice storm seems remarkable to me. I cannot visualize a two-mile long train traveling 30 hours in Florida. It had to be almost crawling along at HO scale mph speeds. Maybe after more NHRHTA members retire to the southern climes, a second regional NHRHTA Reunion might become practical, albeit not for the organizers, and well attended.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  memebr #3967
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Derek Thompson
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Joined: 13 Jun 2003, 20:27

17 Sep 2017, 12:11 #17

Thanks for checking in, Noel. You have been on my mind. 

Ontario Hydro has also sent a convey of equipment and crews down to the affected areas. They were to arrive last Wednesday, I believe.

Derek Thompson
Toronto, Ontario

NHRHTA  Member # 0668
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BX10
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Joined: 15 Jan 2010, 05:40

17 Sep 2017, 14:47 #18

And now we might get hit with another hurricane, MARIA
by next weekend. Right now it is on the same path as IRMA

Bill
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DBrion
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Joined: 21 Jun 2006, 05:52

17 Sep 2017, 21:52 #19

Bill BX10,

Time to move back north?!?!  🚂 🌪 😉
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Tom Lapt
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Joined: 17 Mar 2016, 13:30

19 Sep 2017, 12:27 #20

BX10 wrote: And now we might get hit with another hurricane, MARIA
by next weekend. Right now it is on the same path as IRMA

Bill
Bill, how well did you make through Irma?  Much damage in your area?  We're just starting to get hit by Hurricane Jose up here in MA, although in my area supposed be no worse than tropical-force winds; still, spent about an hour & 1/2 yesterday stripping all the structures off my garden railway & stowing them in the house, as well as tying down a new gas grill I just bought over the Labor Day weekend to the old barrel shed in the yard.  ;)  Tom
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