If anyone has info about folks on this forum in Florida or the islands that may have been affected by the storm let us know! I assume @hd4mark is up north for the summer. Any news on your recently purchased place in the Keys? Pretty sure @wilcolandzaat wasn’t in the path of the storm. I feel like there were a couple of guys from Florida on here…
Al my relatives in Florida have checked in safe and sound with minimal damage to personal property. My one cousin near Lakeland got power back on today.
My first cousin on St John and his GF are safe but have lost pretty much everything they own including their beloved sailboats. Survivor of 30+ years of island storms and always the pragmatist my cousin said, we’re alive and well insured!
My daughter’s BF’s family in St Thomas lost everything there and are considering moving to the states to get their 9 year old back in school so she won’t miss a year. They have no idea when the schools will open since they’re basically living in the stone age for now. Luckily they have the means to make a life changing situation tolerable. Apparently they hitched a ride on a fishing boat to Puerto Rico and are flying to Baltimore tomorrow.
St Martin is almost a second home to me, my wife and our kids. We’re heartbroken by the news coming out of there. It could be years before they’re fully recovered.
Such a long rebuilding process all these folks have ahead of them.