~No Power~

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Jacksonville, Florida
September 11, 2017 8:04am CST
Good morning. I hope your all doing well. I have been up on and off all night long. We lost power here at 2am. I can't sleep when I'm too hot so I was having a tough time through the night. The wind is still whipping out there. I'm so grateful we didn't have much worse than what it is. I really hope we won't be without power for too long mostly because the kids and the food in our fridge. I know there are a lot of people in FL without power though. =( I am praying for everyone that had so much damage done.
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@moffittjc (45346)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Sep 17
Jennifer, glad to hear that you are okay. I saw a lot of footage out of Jacksonville of the storm surge in the St. Johns River. I hope you are not near the river! And sorry to hear about your loss of power. Hopefully it gets restored soon! I got called into work last night at 1:00am, and I've been at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) all night. We're safe here, although we are on back-up power from the generator. I will have to assess damage to my home later, but from early indications from a couple of my neighbors, it appears I have little damage, if any. But trees are down everywhere.
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
11 Sep 17
Glad to hear that you and your family are safe.
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@moffittjc (45346)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@Happy2BeMe Thanks Laurel. I'm checking on family around the state now to make sure they are okay as well.
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@andriaperry (58894)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Glad to hear you all are safe.
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
11 Sep 17
I have read the same as @Platespinner, 6 million people are without power and many suffered big damages.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@Ladyduck Yes, that's why I'm so grateful we didn't get it worse than what we did.
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@LadyDuck (176861)
• Switzerland
11 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies Let's hope the worst is over.
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@sugartoes (42687)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies it's NOT over just yet.
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
11 Sep 17
Glad to hear that you and your family are safe. Hope that you power is restored soon.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@Happy2beme Thank you. I hope so too, thanks. I'm grateful it wasn't what some people got.
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
11 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies yes that is so true. Some weren't so lucky,
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@Happy2BeMe I know. =(
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@Courtlynn (55302)
• United States
11 Sep 17
Okay, this answers my question on my post.. sorry you still don't have power. I'm sure those smart kids of yours will come up with ways to stay busy without power. Glad you didn't get worse.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@Courtlynn Yeah still no power and it will most likely be days before it returns since there are so many without it. They have been playing cards, building block towers, coloring and enjoying some snacks. They make each situation the best they can, which is awesome. =)
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@Courtlynn (55302)
• United States
11 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies very awesome! Way to go mom and dad
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@Courtlynn Thank you!
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Sep 17
From what I've seen this morning more than 6 million residents in Florida are without power, so you're in good company. Thankful it wasn't any worse for you.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@Platespinner Yeah there are so many without power here. I'm so grateful as well.
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@andriaperry (58894)
• United States
11 Sep 17
I hope you get power back soon too. Its just beginning here.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@andriaperry Thank you. I hope you stay safe!
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@sugartoes (42687)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Sep 17
@andriaperry my prayers are with you in this mess of a storm stay safe & hope you don't get any damages from Irma.
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@dodo19 (33670)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Sep 17
I hope you get your power back soon. It's not pleasant to have to deal with, especially when you have food in the fridge.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@dodo19 Thank you, yeah our food will be bad soon.
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@dodo19 (33670)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies That's definitely not good. I'm sorry to hear that.
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• United States
11 Sep 17
I saw on the news this morning that your area was without power and severe flooding. Hope your power comes back soon. Are you flooded?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@Marilynda1225 Yeah some areas here are under water. Thank God we are not flooded.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26230)
• United States
11 Sep 17
I hope that your power comes back on soon. We have loved ones in Lakeland and Orlando . They are okay.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@Tampa_girl7 Thank you! Good I'm glad they are okay as well.
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@velvet53 (17418)
• Palisade, Colorado
11 Sep 17
I am so glad that you didn't get hit hard and that you are all safe. . With luck your electricity will come back on. It is nasty in so many parts of the state. Be safe cause we don't know what Irma might decide to do.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@velvet53 Thank you! =) Yes I hope so but either way we will get it back eventually. I know, I feel so bad for everyone that has bad damage.
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@velvet53 (17418)
• Palisade, Colorado
11 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies It is devastating. How are things there now?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 17
@velvet53 No power, lots of flooded places, stores shut down, lots of down power lines and trees. =(
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@celticeagle (119871)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Sep 17
So glad to hear that you only lost power. Hope it is back for you very soon. Hopefully many others will fare as well.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 17
@celticeagle Thanks, me too. It's back on now. I feel bad for everyone that's dealing with flooding and so much damage.
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@celticeagle (119871)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies .....Thank goodness you aren't. I don't think I could deal with all that.
@CinnamonGrl (6065)
• Paradise, California
11 Sep 17
I'm glad you and your family are okay. The heat must be horrible though.
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• Paradise, California
11 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies we had our power out for a week one January. Very unusual for this area, but there was a windstorm all over California and we were one of the last to get power restored. Luckily it wasn't a terribly cold winter. I hope you can find ways to get cool, ugh
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@m_audrey6788 (15331)
• Philippines
11 Sep 17
Oh. I can relate to that! It`s really hard to sleep without power especially on summer! Wish you have some hand fan with you there!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 17
@M_audrey6788 Yes it is hot to sleep without ac.
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• Philippines
12 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies ..Yes..so uncomfortable
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
11 Sep 17
Hope the power will be back soon. Hope you are fine
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@prashu228 Thank you, we are okay.
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@marlina (78106)
• Canada
11 Sep 17
Glad that you are safe.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@marlina Thank you! =)
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• United States
11 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies Sending Prayers your way!
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@sugartoes (42687)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Sep 17
WHEW I'm really GLAD to hear that's all you have going on cause with what I'M SEEING isn't good you have record flooding in your area & they're saying to put a white sheet on the OUTSIDE of your door so they KNOW your in there to be rescued. It's gonna be AWHILE for power to be turned on so you can kiss your food good bye cause it's ALL going to turn bad sorry to say, but it can be replaced PLEASE don't let the kids go out side cause of all the debris floating around & down on the ground. Praise GOD you all made it through the storm. I have a post with the update of your area on a video being you have internet to watch it please take time to watch this so you know what's going on.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Sep 17
@sugartoes I only have my phone which won't load videos.
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@sugartoes (42687)
• Greencastle, Indiana
11 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies OH flip well that's not good but I'm sure GLAD to hear your alright & made it how bad is the flooding where you at? cause what I'm seeing isn't GOOD I wish you could see the video.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 17
@sugartoes There are certain areas that have bad flooding but not near us.
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@DianneN (85168)
• United States
11 Sep 17
So sorry you are one of the ones who lost power, too. Sleeping and losing food must be awful. At least you're ok.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 17
@Diannen Thank you. Yeah, it wasn't fun but at least it's on now so it wasn't too bad.
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@DianneN (85168)
• United States
12 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies So happy it's on now!!!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 17
@DianneN Thank you, me too!
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@Tina30219 (35766)
• Onaway, Michigan
12 Sep 17
I hope the power is not out to long for you. I hope you sleep better tonight.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 17
@Tina30219 Thanks, it came back on this morning.
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@Tina30219 (35766)
• Onaway, Michigan
12 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies Glad to hear it came back on.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
12 Sep 17
I hope your power is restored soon. I'm glad you didn't have worse too. Stay safe.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Sep 17
@poehere Thanks, it came back on this morning.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
13 Sep 17
@LovingMyBabies That is excellent to hear. I am glad it wasn't that long for you. They worked fast in your area.
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