Ian just exploded.

kent_island_sailor

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Yes but you are on the Chesapeake...I think that percentage rises to 80% in Florida.
The KIS Insurance Law:
If your boat has a furling genoa or canvas up during a named storm, your insurance is void.
The KIS Ammendment:
If you try and put your boat on a mooring and paddle a kayak back to Annapolis while the storm is building and I have take off after you to tow you back, there will be a $25 fee payable at the bar or you can just blow on over to the Eastern Shore and have fun over there.
 
Last Friday removed two Oaks that were growing on a dike that holds the fish pond. Roots were growing through and across the dike so that if they blew over it would put the dike at risk. Still hate to cut trees after Hugo! Climbed on the roof today and blew out the gutters in case of a major rain event. At my age I use a step ladder tall enough to allow me to step onto the roof with a good hand hold.
 

Fat Point Jack

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It may really suck to be $100,000 short on flood insurance, I need some wind damage and the rain coming in. But, it may be hard to get a wind claim on the HO policy with a brand new 2 month old roof.

Go west young Ian.
 

NovaScotiaoldie

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It is a big deal for some. Our neck of the woods (Nova Scotia) just endured Hurricane Fiona a few days ago. Hardest hit were eastern Nova Scotia, Prince Edward island and western Newfoundland. The winds and the tidal surge wreaked havoc. Boats, wharves, houses washed out to sea and a few people as well. Power lost for days. I do hope Ian is not a big deal for Florida, but to say a hurricane is not a big deal is not what the family whose elderly mother in her house were washed out to sea would say.
 

kent_island_sailor

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Kent Island!
Your marina lets your boat stay during hurricanes??
Yes it does. OTOH some of the others decided not to and if the owners could not be found, towed the boats to various creeks and anchored them. Between forgetting where they put them and anchors dragging, it was some time before they all got located. Then we had the boats that got hauled out, floated off their jackstands, and ended up all over the place. For some time there was a crab boat on the shoulder of a local road with a "For Sale As-Is-Where-Is" sign on it :ROFLMAO:
We are lucky that our marina is basically a giant dredged out bathtub with one narrow entrance, we are very protected. We had wind and we had high tide, but not much in the way of waves.
 

DryArmour

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If you live in the area that is likely to be affected by the hurricane, do yourself a favor: Walk around the house this evening and document each room. You can do it by video (Best) or just take a few snapshots but try to include the expensive stuff. Upload whatever images/video you do take to YouTube/ or a cloud service if you have one. Most iphones offer an icloud backup. Don't be cheap, buy a few GBs. Tomorrow morning, if it is safe to do so, video your property including the house/apt, cars, boats, RVs etc or just take clean still shots of everything and upload that the same way to YouTube or the cloud BEFORE* the storm arrives.

If you have plenty of battery, maybe take some short videos of the storm from a SAFE LOCATION. These things don't come around that often and you will have something to show your freinds and grandkids. Narration is a plus. Try to limit the profanity if possible.

Make CERTAIN* you have close-toed shoes to walk in during/after the storm. Charge your phone to the max until the power goes out. If you are running out of battery and need rescue, change your voicemail to your last known location before your phone dies along with time, location and document any injuries along with the number of persons and animals you are with. When your phone dies, your voicemail continues to play your last update.

You're welcome.
 

Grande Mastere Dreade

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i'm ready

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billsreef

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These things don't come around that often and you will have something to show your freinds and grandkids.
Ha. If I count up all the once in 50 year and once in a 100 year storms I have been through, in storm years I make Methusela look young! These damn storms are all too common.

That said, if you need make insurance claims after Ian, be sure what your coverage includes and word claim right. After the Perfect Storm there people that would keep going on about the storm surge flooding out the house, despite the insurance adjuster trying to hint that the water damage might have been from the door being blown open and letting the rain in. The ones that got hint were covered, the ones that didn't get it were denied as their water damage coverage didn't include tide surge.
 

P_Wop

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And if you insist on staying when the core arrives, make sure you've inscribed your SSN on the inside of your arm with a Sharpie.
 

Rasputin22

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We were at ground zero for Sally two years ago and it was a real sleeper. Slowed way down and was much more powerful that predicted. My trimaran is still jacked up on blocks in the front yard by the Bayou awaiting cooler fall temps to finish patching the holes and relaunching. I am praying for those in the sights of Ian on the West Coast of Florida.



Look what Sally left in out yard!



Before they could haul off the Sportfisherman they had to extract this headboat which nearly took out our modest fish shack! You can see my trimaran stranded down near what is left of our dock.

 

bridhb

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Yes but you are on the Chesapeake...I think that percentage rises to 80% in Florida.
Went to prep my boat yesterday...there were a lot of boats barely tied up, awnings still up, potted plants, BBQ's and other crap on the dock. Heck, one boat had hanging potted plants all over it.
 

kent_island_sailor

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Went to prep my boat yesterday...there were a lot of boats barely tied up, awnings still up, potted plants, BBQ's and other crap on the dock. Heck, one boat had hanging potted plants all over it.
Some people can't even prep a freaking CAR for a hurricane!
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My attempt to sleep in was defeated by the car shorting out and setting off the car alarm.
 

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