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Been in the Keys for hurricanes. A big part of the problem is the surge. After all, most of the keys are less than 5' above HHW.
 

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Owned a time share in Key West since the 1980's. It is located in a historic Old Town house built by a Captain using Shipwrights in the 1800's Expect it will survive. Though last hurricane there were 3 feet of vegetation debris in the backyard. Palm Trees were striped bare but, even those survived. Most of the other low lying structures in the path like trailer parks were destroyed so new construction regulations should limit damage,
 

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Every storm is different and past storms are not really a good predictor of the next storms predictability or survivability.

No one wants to be in the path.....ever of even the most minimal hurricane or tropical storm
 

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We had 60 knot winds two days ago. This is forcasted for 40 - 50 knot winds. You need to be ready every day in the keys and this storm is a nothing burger if you're ready for the daily winds.
 

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Nam is now showing mid 30s for marathon with gusts to 50
Cuba taking the biggest hit
Other boats might be the greatest danger
Looking for tomorrows updates....
 
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