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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

A 6-hour loss of power and a few downed limbs from the wind here in the heart of Charlotte. I know a few still had no power late yesterday due to downed trees but, other than that, we're counting our lucky stars we didn't have another Hugo! And, it's gorgeous and 71º today - can't complain at ALL.

Happy to hear no property damage, Ben! I hope how soon your internet & power are back up and running.

Sep 13, 2017 09:22 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

        Talquin Electric turned off the power on Sunday and kept it off for 48 hours, even though "Irma" never got anywhere near this place.

      Talquin claimed, "Safety".  But the real reason for cutting off power to hundreds of houses here?  The mandatory evacuation and state of emergency will bring them millions of dollars from FEMA.  


Sep 13, 2017 04:48 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good to know that it is over and all are safe.

Sep 13, 2017 10:00 PM
Ilena Perez
DeSane & Associates of Keller Williams Wellington - West Palm Beach, FL

Being born and raised in South Florida I will say that Hurricane Irma had us all pretty nervous. Thankfully for my close friends and family she turned and we did not get the direct hit that Palm Beach County had been expecting. There are still a lot of people without power and FPL & other power crews are working endlessly on 16 hour shifts covering 24 hour days to get us all back up and running. We are very thankful for the minimal damage that most received her and the hard work that is taking place for clean up! My hope is that the West Coast can survive the aftermath. But I know they will, us Floridian may be crazy but you'd have to be to live where we do! We've got this!

Sep 13, 2017 04:18 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Nothing on this side of the world except concern for those impacted by Harry and Irma's visits.  Our day will come.  

Sep 13, 2017 02:47 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No dames in Jupiter but no power until the end of the week we think.

Sep 13, 2017 10:52 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

During times like Hurricane Season, New England looks good.... our turn will come during winter blizzards!!

Sep 13, 2017 10:15 AM
Melissa Cochran
Planters First Bank - Warner Robins, GA
Mortgage Lending

I'm in central Georgia.  Irma left a lot of businesses in downtown Macon without electricity or internet service...ours fortunately was not one of them.  My home in Warner Robins, GA did not lose power at all, we lost our privacy fence and a lot of limbs from our River Birch tree due to the winds.  We were very lucky.

Sep 13, 2017 09:49 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ben DeHaven We're getting the remnants of it with some rain.

Sep 13, 2017 09:29 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

No complaints.

Mike and I were not raised with a golden spoon, so we take things in stride. We have been through many hurricanes.

Lots of limbs down and days of cleanup needed.  Our dock is still underwater and falling apart.  Our yard gate with posts in concrete was knocked down.

We were out of power for 2 days and got internet back today (3 days).   Last time we were 10 days with no services and it was really hot...

I am worn out from sleeping longer, doing nothing and eating crap.  Today I went back to juicing greens and tomorrow I am going back to the gym. 

Typically we found that the affluant neighborhoods got power restored the fastest...this time they worked on the working class neighborhoods first...Mike and I figured there must be a politician living among us.

Right after the storm, there was a line one mile long for Mc'Donalds drive thru.  They were not letting anyone inside for fear of a riot for food.  The waffle house was also open with a 2 hour wait. 

Today most eateries that have power are open, but I am not going to eat out...I worry about the quality of leftovers they might serve this early.

Most people still do not have power and everyone is looking for ice and a place to charge phones.  We put all frig food in coolers with small frozen water bottles (works better than plain ice), so lost very little food.  Our freezer stayed frozen.

Last bad hurricane was about 13 years ago, so we are good for awhile...hopefully.



Sep 13, 2017 08:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We enjoyed beautiful weather in Maryland.

Sep 13, 2017 08:53 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It was a vigorous backrub, but no right hook for me.

Sep 13, 2017 08:43 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thankfully, it didn't reach us here in NY.

But, I did write this article for one of my clients to help those who need to get insurance/repair/FEMA estimates.  I hope it helps many.  It's an epic post (over 6,000 words How to repair and sell your house after a hurricane or flood.

Sep 14, 2017 02:13 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

We came out fine - just some wind and light rains - I also wrote an offer the day after - the good with the bad

Sep 14, 2017 06:16 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Ok, she stayed out of IL except for today. We will have rain I guess.

Sep 14, 2017 04:47 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Luckily it did not visit Arizona

Sep 14, 2017 04:17 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fortunately, we were lucky.

Sep 13, 2017 11:07 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We had some wind and rain though it wasn't really heavy like in the deep south.

Sep 13, 2017 10:19 PM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

All of the devastation created great sadness within me.  I was nowhere near the hurricane ... yet it hurt me. I worried about so many of my AR friends. It certainly messed with my head and heart.

Sep 13, 2017 08:27 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Ben DeHaven Glad you are okay.

Sep 13, 2017 08:19 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Glad to hear you weathered the storm well Ben.

Sep 13, 2017 05:36 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

In Chicago, no problem. My friends, all over Florida, were spared for the most part although some still lack electric power.

Sep 13, 2017 01:55 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

No impact in Oregon outside of rising gas prices - probably due to Harvey rather than Irma.

Sep 13, 2017 01:25 PM
Joel Jadofsky
Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach - Panama City Beach, FL
One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area

Just a little rain and some wind - a few downed tree limbs.  The power flickered a bit but stayed on for us.  Thankful for the near miss!

Sep 13, 2017 11:44 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Nothing but a little rain here in Loudoun county VA.

Sep 13, 2017 11:29 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Finally got power back in Miami condo; elevators are working and water pumped out of underground garage. Windows not broken; not sure yet if water damage inside (hubby going tomorrow to assess). Expecting Irma rain in Connecticut next couple of days.

Sep 13, 2017 11:21 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

We had some heavy rains on Monday night and some wind, but overall no biggie in Charlotte.

Sep 13, 2017 11:01 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I say you are one of the lucky ones.

Sep 13, 2017 10:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

GLad all is reasonably well. Some friends and family do not have power but from what I have heard minimal damage, thankfully!

Sep 13, 2017 09:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Glad to hear you fared well, as did our clients, had minimal damage.  A

Sep 13, 2017 09:08 AM
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!


Sep 13, 2017 08:53 AM
LaShonda Solomon
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Kennesaw, GA
Serving Cobb, Paulding, Douglas, Bartow Counties

I was one of the more fortunate ones.  Irma came through my side of town and sprinkled us with a little rain.  No power outages.  I did get to spend time with family and friends who evacuated from the south.  I pray that those who endured Irma's wrath are able to recover and get back to normalcy very quickly.

Sep 16, 2017 05:24 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I did get 2 calls from people that want to move to Denver now.


Sep 16, 2017 08:19 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Glad to hear you sustained no property damage, and hope you get your power back soon!  

Sep 16, 2017 06:28 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Thank goodness it was a tropical storm when it hit Atlanta.  We did not lose power but my brother did for 2 days.  Other than rain & more rain it was not too bad.

Sep 15, 2017 04:02 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Same here.  No issues, but no power or Internet.

Sep 14, 2017 07:34 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

What is left of Irma is making it into New England today, just sporadic rain left. I was happy to hear from all my friends an family in Florida who mae it through. My friends in the keys had the most damage with one, not even able to get to his house to see what happened there yet

Sep 14, 2017 05:46 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

We are in Pa.

Sep 14, 2017 03:39 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not at all

Sep 13, 2017 11:18 AM