- Dec 26, 2003
- Reaction score
- East Central Florida
M Gravlee":3sjdrw8o said:Hi D.R.,
Did great in Akumal. No damage except a few limbs. The beach is gone but it's starting to come back already.
Not so good in Orange Beach. The eye passed 2 miles west of us. The worst possible place. Every house on the island was damaged, many totally destroyed. We had a good bit of roof damage and the resulting rain damage soaked the living room and den and the bedroom under them. Don't know when we can get to the house. The bridge to the island is not usable. Nobody can get in the entire area to even make temporary repairs.
Oh, the joys of coastal living!
Best of luck. Lots of barely used generators for cheap here now. Even though I STILL don't have power at home. Disaster assistance teams have done a tremendous job in our area, so rest assured that food and water should be readily available. Especially since elections are right around the corner. Make a note to contact FEMA. They have offered lots of help in the financial department for those suffering losses personally and commercially. I haven't recieved anything from them yet, but expect to get help offsetting the cost of "homemade electricity" as well as farm and crop losses. Catch 22- do I go ahead and utilize an insurance check for repairs, or wait for Jeanne to make up her mind? Another double jeopardy. I've got folks in Seminole, AL. They may end up needing my help. If I end up that way, I'll post to check your need for supplies. God Bless.