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08/24/19 at 15:16:02
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Hurricane Andrew.  How we made it through that storm was a miracle. The very north inside of the eye wall passed overhead at around 7am and I looked up into a funnel.  That only lasted a minute or two then all hell broke out when the winds returned at ~180 MPH.
  
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Reply #1 - 08/24/19 at 15:38:44
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I had just got my family moved to FL just before Andrew hit.
It was incredible the tragic damage that was done to the South of us.

What I do remember the most about it was (and a lesson learned) was one victim (woman) who lost her home.  She stated she realized that when people run out and get food, that if it doesn't do damage to your home, you won't need it.  If it does do damage, you won't be hungry anyway!  We are always as prepared as can be.  No running out at last minute.  Unfortunately we were not spared damage when Charley and Frances hit.  We had over 20G in damage but thanks to insurance, in the end, we came out better.  I still wouldn't want to go through that again......but I do fear it's just a matter of time.[/i]
  


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Reply #2 - 08/24/19 at 18:40:16
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Can’t remember exactly how much damage we had but I think insurance paid out $45,000 or so to repair our house.  Replacing and repairs went on for awhile, maybe into 1994.  We got in touch with our insurance right away and were lucky because the cost increased exponentially as winter approached.  Somehow neighbors on each side had more damages, and some completely mashed their house in.  It was like waking up in Germany during WWII that morning.  I had gene through several heavy duty Typhoons in the Far East back in the early 1960’s, but Andrew took the cake.

Fortunately we had very little damages in Charley, Frances and Jeanne n 2004 and was very glad Wilma missed us.  However, Irma's power outage cost us in food but we only had minor damages to the house.
  
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Reply #3 - 08/25/19 at 17:30:37
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Nyte_Byrd wrote on 08/24/19 at 15:38:44:
I had just got my family moved to FL just before Andrew hit.
It was incredible the tragic damage that was done to the South of us.

What I do remember the most about it was (and a lesson learned) was one victim (woman) who lost her home.  She stated she realized that when people run out and get food, that if it doesn't do damage to your home, you won't need it.  If it does do damage, you won't be hungry anyway!  We are always as prepared as can be.  No running out at last minute.  Unfortunately we were not spared damage when Charley and Frances hit.  We had over 20G in damage but thanks to insurance, in the end, we came out better.  I still wouldn't want to go through that again......but I do fear it's just a matter of time.[/i]



Yep, your family and mine are in the danger zone of every hurricane that comes down the pike. Just pray and keep your homeowners up to date........that's all we can do. I thank God we'll never see water because of the way we're situated and won't lose power thanks to Genrac but the trees scare the pee outta me..... Shocked
  
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Reply #4 - 08/26/19 at 09:58:30
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That hurricane changed the insurance industry forever.

Since my father and husband both worked in the industry, I saw all the news and assessment of the changes.

Put many insurance companies out of business.  Some people don't understand why insurance companies need to have so much money on hand.  The government is always trying to get it, regulated it, etc.  A disaster like that cost gabillions, and they need to have the assets ready for it.

Even though I was in Illinois, I sure do remember it.

Lily003   Shocked
  
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Reply #5 - 08/26/19 at 10:04:47
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BTW, next month we are looking at 30 years since Loma Prieta - a lot of people died, the Marina went up in flames, the Oak/SF bridge collapsed, etc. etc.  My highly expert friend, Surrounded, probably has better information than I do as I was in my car in Civic Center in SF when it happened.  Wondered why all those people were running out of buildings and my car would not move...
  
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Reply #6 - 08/26/19 at 16:19:13
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    (I'm still in the mountains but managed to check in today)

   October 18th?, I believe.  I remember it well, of course.  I was on a soccer field with the team I was coaching.  There was a loud ka-boom and then the ground waved up about three feet, went down, then back up again in the opposite direction.
    The rest of the story next October.
  
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Reply #7 - 08/27/19 at 07:42:39
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It is 15 days away from peek hurricane count so we wait for the new TS to develop and come close or hit us.   It does not look like conditions are favorable for a big storm to develop, but one never knows.  I hate this time of year.....

  
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