We are headed back to Florida

@ramapo17 (18708)
Melbourne, Florida
September 13, 2017 10:21pm CST
My husband and I are staying overnight in North Carolina as we are on our way back to Florida. We left before Irma arrived. We have no idea what to expect as all our neighbors evacuated when we did. We did hear from the manager of our community but he didn't go into many details. I really hate not knowing what to expect..We have about ten more hours of driving which keeps the mind thinking the worst.
21 people like this
26 responses
@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
14 Sep
I hope you find little damage, drive safely.
5 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Sep
Thank you.
5 people like this
@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
14 Sep
@ramapo17 you are very welcome
3 people like this
@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
14 Sep
Nancy I pray that damage is minimal and that you guys are able to return home with no setbacks
4 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Just the car port is half down but we already had someone here to check it out for us. Thanks.
2 people like this
@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
17 Sep
@ramapo17 That's good news Nancy! It definitely Italy could have been worse. Glad it was minimal!
2 people like this
@Tampa_girl7 (21305)
• United States
14 Sep
I hope that your home didn't get damaged.
3 people like this
@kobesbuddy (16789)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Sep
Marie, how are you and your family doing? Was there any damage to your property?
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
@Tampa_girl The house is okay but the car port was half destroyed and still hanging down. We did have someone here to view it and we are waiting for the ok to get it fixed. Everything takes so much time when waiting for the okay.
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Sep
@Tampa_girl Did you have any damage?
1 person likes this
@toniganzon (39905)
• Philippines
14 Sep
I can sense how anxious you are and I would have felt the same way if I were in your situation, not knowing what to expect. Hope your house is fine.
3 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Thank you. The only issue besides losing lots of my shrubs and plants was part of the car port is all in pieces. We are waiting for the repair man to come and fix it.
1 person likes this
@kepweng (5874)
14 Sep
stay safe friend in your travels
3 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Thank you. We are okay.
1 person likes this
@andriaperry (31028)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I hope its not to bad. stay safe.
3 people like this
@Corbin5 (78823)
• United States
14 Sep
I do hope that you find your residence in pretty good shape. Also hope you have power!!!
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Luckily we did have power but the tv was out for a week.
2 people like this
@Corbin5 (78823)
• United States
17 Sep
@ramapo17 My husband's family live in Lake City, Orlando and Naples. 2 tress fell on his Mom's garage in Lake City, and it did take a week for the power to be restored in Lake City. Our family in Naples live in a CAT 5 building and they did not lose power, but Orlando family did.
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Sep
@Corbin5 It was strange why some things got hit so bad and nearby places did not. It is like that here in this community. Some lost their roofs or screen porches and next to me they had nothing and we had the car port ruined.
1 person likes this
@Platespinner (18073)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
14 Sep
Hope you don't have any unpleasant surprises when you get down there.
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Thanks. We do have damage with the car port and reported it already.
2 people like this
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
17 Sep
@ramapo17 Glad to hear it wasn't any worse!
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
18 Sep
@Platespinner Thanks. I am glad it wasn't any worse to.
1 person likes this
@peavey (15865)
• United States
14 Sep
I hope your home is okay! I have heard that some of the highways are still a mess, so I hope you don't run into trouble there
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
The highways were awful leaving here and it took us 3 days to get where we were headed. We stopped 2 nights in a hotel as it was crazy on the roads and we needed sleep. It was stop and go all the way from Florida to New Jersey.
2 people like this
@peavey (15865)
• United States
17 Sep
@ramapo17 Sounds awful! I'm glad you're home safely.
2 people like this
@Kosgey (1224)
14 Sep
Good to know that you are doing well.
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Thank you.
2 people like this
@Kosgey (1224)
18 Sep
You too
1 person likes this
@DaddyEvil (21978)
• United States
15 Sep
I hope you have made it home by now, Nancy, and everything is fine there. Yes, I remember about the carport, but I am hoping the damage is minor.
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
The carport is half down and we had somewhere here already that will fix it when the insurance company says we can.
1 person likes this
• United States
14 Sep
I hope you don't find any major damage or flooding when you get back home. Your anxiety must be through the roof.
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Thank you. The only damage is the car port which is hanging from the top waiting for the man to come and fix it.
1 person likes this
@Kandae11 (25605)
14 Sep
I hope it isn't too bad. We are all happy to see the last of Irma.
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
We certainly are looking to get rid of her but there will always be another sooner or later.
1 person likes this
• United States
14 Sep
I hope you find things in perfect order!
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Luckily we only had part of the carport in shreds but compared to the people down the street that lost part of their houses, we are not complaining at all.
1 person likes this
@JolietJake (39831)
14 Sep
Hopefully you'll get home and not find much damage
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Only part of the carport collapsed but the cars did not get any damage.
2 people like this
@yanzalong (7785)
• Indonesia
14 Sep
Hope everything is going to be just fine for everyone.
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Thank you.
1 person likes this
@snowy22315 (32956)
• United States
14 Sep
Omi Gosh, that is scary. I hope everything is intact at home!
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
Only damage is the carport came down in spots.
1 person likes this
@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Sep
I hppe you find little damage my prayers go with yuou
2 people like this
@ramapo17 (18708)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Sep
It could have been a lot worse for us but the houses up the street lost half of their houses or roofs.
1 person likes this
@poehere (17375)
• French Polynesia
14 Sep
Please take care and drive carefully. It is hard to return home after such events. Please think positive and let us know how you are and if everything is fine when you arrive home.
2 people like this
• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Sep
Okay thanks Nancy for the update my friend..be safe.
2 people like this