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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #150 on: September 14, 2017, 08:12:24 PM »
It's not a lump sum payment. It just extends your loan out a bit. So, if you pay, say $500 a month in interest, it would essentially add $1500 to your principal owed... but growing principal sucks :-).

I'm better off just keep paying the monthly payment instead of coming up with 3 month one lump sum !

3 month buffer would be great thou !

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« Reply #151 on: September 14, 2017, 10:15:08 PM »
Oh got it !
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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #152 on: September 15, 2017, 10:14:33 AM »
Biew Kiew longan trees did very poorly in the hurricane while Kohala trees held up very well. One grower in homestead had 20 acres of BK that are a total loss while kohala have only minor limb loss. In my grove the longan tree with the most damage is a BK. Lychee trees also did not fare well.

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #153 on: September 15, 2017, 10:23:25 AM »
I saw the guys who take care of my trees today and they told me about a field in Homestead at least 10 miles from the ocean that was loaded with all kinds of fish from the ocean including large grouper that were sucked up by the hurricane and tossed inland.

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« Reply #154 on: September 15, 2017, 11:23:42 AM »
Sorry to hear that !

Does anyone know he w Carlos Avocado grove did ?

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #155 on: September 15, 2017, 08:09:45 PM »
My place on Pine Island in Lee County did OK. I had planted almost one acre this summer and the trees are wind burned but will recover. I had staked them at planting between 2 t-posts and tied with straps. Six Valencia Pride trees on the north border of the mango grove were blown over but protected the rest from strong gusts out of the north. I skeletonized them and pulled them back up.

We were spared the brunt of the storm by being on the west side of the track and landfall south of us. If the forecast track had held we would be wiped out.
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I was in Alabama but was watching live news feed from our local radar, and since the vast amount of damaged trees across the island were laid down north to south this screen capture as the eye wall passed may have been what did it:



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« Reply #156 on: September 15, 2017, 08:19:35 PM »
I also want to hear from Carlos and Dom.
Hope they did ok.

Homestead took a hit and I hear some parts of Lee County around Orange river got very wet.





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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #157 on: September 15, 2017, 08:23:43 PM »
I saw the guys who take care of my trees today and they told me about a field in Homestead at least 10 miles from the ocean that was loaded with all kinds of fish from the ocean including large grouper that were sucked up by the hurricane and tossed inland.

I think they were screwing with you.

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« Reply #158 on: September 15, 2017, 10:17:25 PM »
I saw the guys who take care of my trees today and they told me about a field in Homestead at least 10 miles from the ocean that was loaded with all kinds of fish from the ocean including large grouper that were sucked up by the hurricane and tossed inland.

I think they were screwing with you.
You mean like a fish story, or perhaps square grouper? :)
But seriously, this should be possible.  South Florida is criss-crossed with canals, what is to prevent fish to be washed upstearm in the surge and stranded as water recedes?

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« Reply #159 on: September 15, 2017, 11:22:11 PM »
Orkine, I messaged Dom. He is fine but has not had power since Sunday.

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« Reply #160 on: September 17, 2017, 03:08:19 AM »
Orkine, I messaged Dom. He is fine but has not had power since Sunday.

Thanks.

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #161 on: September 17, 2017, 04:35:57 AM »
Here comes Hurricane "Maria" , as of this writing,  it is projected to be on, or near us in the DR, and go right over PR,  supposedly will be a Cat2 when it gets here around Thursday.   thing is,  where will it go after that?  I know you guys got nailed pretty bad, last thing you need is another.
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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #162 on: September 17, 2017, 07:21:33 AM »
Here comes Hurricane "Maria" , as of this writing,  it is projected to be on, or near us in the DR, and go right over PR,  supposedly will be a Cat2 when it gets here around Thursday.   thing is,  where will it go after that?  I know you guys got nailed pretty bad, last thing you need is another.

It'll be at 110 mph+ winds by the time it hits puerto rico so it doesn't look good, but it's still about a week to early to tell where it'll go

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« Reply #163 on: September 17, 2017, 09:57:36 AM »
That's crazy I just removed my storm shutters !

Good luck everyone.

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #164 on: September 17, 2017, 12:14:14 PM »
Wishing everyone a full and speedy recovery from this crazy storm.

We did alright here. The house is fine. Car is a little scratched and bumped up. Don't think any of our trees will be a loss. Most of them are damaged, several were laying sideways, but they are propped and strapped back up and looking ok. It was amazing how the small and low lying stuff really was not effected. Several tiny 4 inch pots with seeds were not moved by the storm. Seems like anything over 2 foot or more took a beating.

Have had power and ac since before our return, but no internet until today.

Being that I am self-empoyed, the major impact has been on our income. Glad to get back to work next week.

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #165 on: September 17, 2017, 09:17:34 PM »
Alhamdulillah, you guys are recovering from the storm. Luckily. I didn't buy a house down in Isla Pinella. Even I liked the spaceous area down there. My wife hates the heat and humidity. And mom wants to be near the grand kids. So we bought AZ and CA, Scottsdale and Riverside. That's where they are now. Family support if stuff happens.

Since I am half way around the world, I can't be home if emergency arises. My wife is Asian with kids. All hell would break loose or worse over there if I am not at home to assist them. 
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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #166 on: September 18, 2017, 12:35:42 AM »
I saw the guys who take care of my trees today and they told me about a field in Homestead at least 10 miles from the ocean that was loaded with all kinds of fish from the ocean including large grouper that were sucked up by the hurricane and tossed inland.

I think they were screwing with you.
You mean like a fish story, or perhaps square grouper? :)
But seriously, this should be possible.  South Florida is criss-crossed with canals, what is to prevent fish to be washed upstearm in the surge and stranded as water recedes?

yeah, i saw a picture of a manatee that was washed on shore, so i am sure the same could happen to grouper.

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« Reply #167 on: September 18, 2017, 07:35:42 AM »
A manatee washing ashore is somewhat different than a groupernado carrying fish 11 miles inshore.

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« Reply #168 on: September 18, 2017, 08:14:03 AM »
If the manatee pic is the one I saw, it was in Tampa Bay when the storm emptied the bay so fast it left stuff like manatees high and dry.

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #169 on: September 19, 2017, 09:02:07 AM »
I also want to hear from Carlos and Dom.
Hope they did ok.

Homestead took a hit and I hear some parts of Lee County around Orange river got very wet.

Got this email reply from Carlos on the 17th: "I have no power at home but minimal damage mostly trees and fence
Grove worst about 30% of trees down.  A crew started yesterday there to see what can be saved.
I,m getting to old for this
Thanks bro:

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #170 on: September 21, 2017, 09:37:35 PM »
bit late just a quick note but well irma tore up the island of st maarten
both sides, many roofs and structures. even buildings with concrete roofs that stood, blow out windows and doors.
damaged tons of fruit trees the ones i could find in pots well lets see if they will survived.
Amazingly for all the damage destruction very little loss of life. Dominica got hit really hard by maria

glad that missed us!!!! not glad it hit everyone else though

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« Reply #171 on: September 22, 2017, 03:58:08 PM »
bit late just a quick note but well irma tore up the island of st maarten
both sides, many roofs and structures. even buildings with concrete roofs that stood, blow out windows and doors.
damaged tons of fruit trees the ones i could find in pots well lets see if they will survived.
Amazingly for all the damage destruction very little loss of life. Dominica got hit really hard by maria

glad that missed us!!!! not glad it hit everyone else though

Glad to hear from you on the ground.

 

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