Gator in the River

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  • Russ Lewis
    Russ Lewis
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    on: October 2, 2022 at 8:28 am

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    Paul Sokal
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    Re: Gator in the River
    Reply #1 on: October 2, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Russ, how’d you fair in the hurricane?

    Russ Lewis
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    Reply #2 on: October 2, 2022 at 10:08 am

    Hi Paul,

    For two days the forecast had Ian heading almost directly for us. A day before it was due to get here it changed course and headed for the east coast. We got a lot of rain and a lot of wind, but we escaped the worst. A couple trees down and a large collection of moss on the trails. That was it.

    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #3 on: October 2, 2022 at 10:22 am

    That’s great to hear.

    Russ Lewis
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    Reply #4 on: October 2, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Thanks Paul. I certainly agree.

    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #5 on: October 2, 2022 at 11:40 am

    My brother lives in Durham and one of their neighbors house was literally split in half by a falling tree. The human inhabitants were ok but their dog was killed.

    Russ Lewis
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    Reply #6 on: October 2, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Well, I’m glad it wasn’t your brother’s place.

    I have a friend down here whose daughter and her husband were going to buy a double-wide in the Fort Myers area. It was pure junk, but he couldn’t talk the kids out of buying it at an advanced price. Ian solved his problem. The house no longer exists.

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #7 on: October 3, 2022 at 7:28 am

    I’m back from the arctic.  Hope you did ok with the hurricane.  My sister in Naples had three feet of storm surge in her house.  The destruction is terrible.

    Kevin Raber
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    Russ Lewis
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    Reply #8 on: October 3, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Hi Kevin, As I told Paul, we got off nearly free. A few trees down and a lot of moss on the trails, but outside of violent winds and lots of rain we did well. The days since the thing passed by have been gorgeous. Perfect temperatures, light, delightful winds, etc.

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