Hurricane Season

JHDK

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I'm watching the news and Mikey really did a number on the panhandle. Sad shit. Looks like us SFL'ers really dodged a bullet.

Makes me wonder how my building would fair. It's a big, concrete condo building so I am usually convinced that it would be fine, maybe the roof would blow off and the place would be condemned but I really doubt it would blow over. Who knows?

So far in my 13 year FL career I've only had one bad one, Wilma. And it went down the year I moved here in 05. My parent's building and the crappy house I was living in at the time survived but a whole bunch of places all around us were leveled. I got lucky.
 

JHDK

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When was your building built?
In the 80's. Mine in the early 80's and my dad's in the mid 80's. He is in a 3 story, multi-building retirement condo complex and it has seen upgrades with a new roof and reinforced hurricane glass installed in all the windows a few years back. Mine still has a lot of the original windows that would likely be the first to go in any serious wind. His place also built a hurricane rated shelter/auditorium from the ground up in around 2008. It's big enough to fit the entire community. We are both pretty inland, dad like 4 miles from the ocean and me closer to 9, so flooding has historically never been a major concern. For any real storm I'd be over there to help him out since the roads would likely be blocked for days after a storm.
 

HecticArt

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At that age, the buildings should hold up reasonably well, especially 8 or 9 miles from the shore. They had started requiring the additional hurricane reinforcement a little later though.
 
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