Two weeks after the hurricane

@ramapo17 (25798)
Melbourne, Florida
September 28, 2017 12:29pm CST
Our senior community where I live was hit by Hurricane Irma about two weeks ago. If you saw some of my posts, we did have damage to our car port but not the cars, thank goodness. Today the truck came around and picked up all the piles of leaves and branches. There was a very long flat bed and four men picking everything up. They actually had to use a chain saw to cut the big branches. The yard is starting to look back to normal. I did lose a lot of plants and trees but some can always be planted again. Some of the plants looked like they were in a fire as the ends of the branches were burned off. My one prayer is that all the people in Puerto Rico, Dominica, Texas, Mexico and any other islands I might have missed can recover soon.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
28 Sep 17
Glad that you did not have major damages.It is good that the yard will look back to normal before Christmas.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
It looks the same here for every month of the year. At least when I lived up north we had 4 seasons and it showed. Here it never changes.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
30 Sep 17
@ramapo17 Seasons are not the same at all the places.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
@silvermist That is for sure. I really miss the season when I lived in the northeast as each season was very unique. Here in Florida I don't even know what month we are on. I always ask my husband what day it is. They are all the same.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
28 Sep 17
I am glad you guys did not suffer more damage.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
Thank you @thislittlepennyearns. Did you get any damage? I don't know where your town is.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
30 Sep 17
@ramapo17 We got a little from the wind but nothing that bad. Close to Alabama. Lol
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 Oct 17
@thislittlepennyearns I always forget about that part of the state. I am still trying to learn about this side. I am only here 3 years and my first year I think I was in depression as I missed the northeast. Now when I go back there and just riding from one place to another I wonder how I lived there all my life. I will always miss the beauty of the winter and cold and the fall with all the colors. I can always visit if I get in one of those moods or even look in the computer.
@sallypup (29233)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Sep 17
Its good to hear that you and your neighbors are okay. So many suffering people right now.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
You are right. It is plain craziness. The people that need the help most cannot get enough of it as other communities are getting hit with one thing or another.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
28 Sep 17
Yes, so many others still need our prayers. So good to know that your area is getting back to normal.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
It does feel good.
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@dodoazo (21584)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
Nope, I haven't seen or read your posts. Sorry for that. I join with you in hoping that those places that had been hit by the hurricane might recover the soonest possible time.
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@rebelann (42997)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Sep 17
I'm glad you weren't injured and I too am praying that all victims can recover soon.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
Thank you @rebelann. I only hope Puerto Rico and Texas can recover soon.
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@rebelann (42997)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Sep 17
Texas got a dirty deal from that mayor who opened up flood gates causing even more damage than what Harvey did @ramapo17 at least that's the last I heard, who knows what all happened in east tx.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
@rebelann I didn't even know that. I was probably concentrating on getting out of here. Were there a lot of deaths from that?
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@moffittjc (46045)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Sep 17
We still have huge piles of debris all over the city that hasn't been picked up yet. But with such a heavy tree canopy in Gainesville, there were a lot of trees and branches that came down during the hurricane, so it's only natural that it will take a while to clean up.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
We had a lot of leaves on my plants burned during the hurricane. It was the strangest thing. I never noticed that before but I was only in hurricanes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and we really didn't have many leaves on the plants then.
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@moffittjc (46045)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Oct 17
@ramapo17 There are two things that could have caused the "burning" of your leaves: 1) it may have been from wind damage, as high winds whipping leaves back and forth can cause that appearance; and 2) it may have been from salt exposure from the hurricane blowing all that salty ocean water inland. Salt can cause "burning" of the leaves. Or it may have been a combination of the two.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 Oct 17
@moffittjc I lost half of one of my big plants last year and it started to come back. I bought 2 small ones just like it and planted them in front of it. It is growing on a trellis and it looked so sparse through the year I went and bought long artificial leaves and weaved it through the plant. It looked pretty good until we came home from this year. I won't give up. I will have to go out and give it some more tea.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
28 Sep 17
Yes. Hope they can recover soon. But will take time.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
I just hope we have seen the last of the hurricanes this fall.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
30 Sep 17
@ramapo17 hurricanes dont end til november..
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• United States
28 Sep 17
Good the truck came by Nancy. And glad the yard is looking better. Yes the other places that were hit also are still suffering.
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
Thank you @TiarasOceanView.
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@vandana7 (68473)
• India
28 Sep 17
Yes, they have suffered a lot too...but glad things are looking normal at your end. :)
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@ramapo17 (25798)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Sep 17
Thanks @vandana7.
@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Sep 17
I hope they can recover as well. I'm glad your community is starting to look normal again.
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@kobesbuddy (57322)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Sep 17
Those countries are quite poor, so it's harder for them to get the help they desperately need:(
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