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    Filed at 8:34 pm under by dcobranchi

    The predicted track takes this right over my house early Sunday morning.

    7 Responses to “JUST GREAT”


    Comment by
    atlas
    August 14th, 2004
    at 7:55 am

    It’s already been right over our winter get away place in Port Charlotte. No news about it yet but the outlook is grim. Best of luck to everyone in it’s path.
    atlas


    Comment by
    Chris
    August 14th, 2004
    at 8:48 am

    Looks like about 8 PM tonight for us.


    Comment by
    atlas
    August 14th, 2004
    at 10:44 am

    Update: Looks like everything gone. For us, a big setback. But it was really just a winter place by my wife’s parents where we could be of support for them.
    For my wife’s parents, they lost everything. 82 years old and homeless. He fought a world war, came home, made a career at the gas company, built a house, raised two kids. Now this at 82.

    Multiply them by thousands down there.
    Time to pitch in.
    atlas


    Comment by
    Laura
    August 14th, 2004
    at 11:42 am

    Gosh, atlas. Sorry to hear that. At least they’ve got family. I don’t know what people do, who don’t have.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 14th, 2004
    at 2:33 pm

    So sorry, Atlas. My folks are in Daytona. I just found out that the eyewall went right over their place, too. No storm surge, of course, but winds were recorded at 145 mph. The town is just a mess. Good luck to all.


    Comment by
    Chris
    August 14th, 2004
    at 2:36 pm

    Sorry to hear that Atlas. My grandparents have (had?) a winter home in Port Charlotte. They are north for the summer, and as of this morning, nobody could get in to check on the house.


    Comment by
    atlas
    August 14th, 2004
    at 3:40 pm

    Chris, the only place I know about is Port Charlotte Village, which is almost totally gone. Still trying to get updates. I’ll pass along any info I get.

    For those of us with winter places there it is a big bad financial hit. That can be fixed over time. Who my heart goes out to is those retirees on small fixed incomes, no family left, now homeless. For many of them, the community was what they had left to hold on to and their common support group of like people. Now that is gone.
    Sadly, you will see many of these people fold up in the coming months.
    Hug your kids.
    atlas