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#67346 - 09/08/04 12:36 PM Re: Florida Poultry
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Sally,
I got through to my sister (Sally) last night, other than a few trees, they came through fine. She said Sebring (just a few miles north) got hit pretty hard. One of her kids answered the phone - and said she was BORED for the 2 days they spent indoors.

Power was out just 1 hour!

Now we get all the rain and tornados...

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#67347 - 09/10/04 05:28 AM Re: Florida Poultry
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well we got frances out of the way and here comes Ivan. This is very frustrating. frown

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#67348 - 09/10/04 07:41 AM Re: Florida Poultry
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Registered: 07/20/02
Posts: 110
Loc: Florida
Here we go again, Al Sanchez of Wesley Chapel, Fl. In Pasco county.. Now the Bad Ivan is heading towards Florida. I have lost over 30 birds in the two last storms & have no idea how many Ivan will take, my prayers go out to all my fellow Floridains. Hope everyone stays safe & I will give an update once Ivan clears our state.. Til then God Bless us all. Al Sanchez West Central Florida..
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#67349 - 09/10/04 09:51 AM Re: Florida Poultry
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Registered: 07/24/03
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Loc: Massachusetts
I'm sorry for your losses, Al. I talked to my dad in Ocala yesterday. He had just gotten his electricity back on at 8:30. It had been out since Saturday. Our prayers are going out to all the FL people with or without chickens...

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#67350 - 09/10/04 08:15 PM Re: Florida Poultry
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It is a very strange and difficult time. I too have lost a few birds but I have lost more from snakes and predators than the storms. Good luck Al. I believe the stress of waiting is the worst for most. Where I was frantic and fearful the last two, I am weary of it all and will just wait it out. There is someone in my prayers, in Key West. Katha, the chicken lady will probably stick it out down there as she has no way to move all the birds and won't leave them. At least I don't think she ever has. So be it. We are a tough lot here. We will make it.
Would all of us from FL. on this forum please check in as soon as possible when all is said and done.....thanks and God bless.
Sally

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#67351 - 09/14/04 10:18 AM Re: Florida Poultry
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Hi Sally and Florida friends, Keeping you all close in thought thru this awful hurricane season. I LOVE Florida, love the people, too and wish I could come down to help you with all your animals. You must all be stressed and exhausted to the maximum. You and your animals are ALL in my heartfelt prayers.

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#67352 - 09/14/04 10:53 AM Re: Florida Poultry
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Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 71
Loc: United States
I know hurricanes can be devistating - an acquaintance from the Eastern seaboard lost nearly all of his extensive poultry operation(birds) in a hurricane several years ago. He is well respected and had helped a lot of others over the years and I understnad that people came out of the wood work to help him repopulate his operation once everything settled down.

If any of our Florida Friends have been so unlucky, maybe they wil find similar support here and elsewhee in the poultry community.

Loren

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#67353 - 09/15/04 06:48 PM Re: Florida Poultry
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Loren, Mare and all of you,
Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. Many of us were spared Ivan, for that I am indeed grateful to God. We are getting the extreme outer bands which are just rain squalls, but, unfortunately the west coast of FL., the Panhandle and the gulf coast are getting slammed as no other this season. For this I am extremely saddened. It is sad to lose our livestock, wether it be pet or our income and livelihood. It is far, far worse to lose our people. We have, and will lose, many more with this storm. It is a killer. It is gonna slam up the midwest into the mountains and destroy many lives. I just want you all to know, for me anyways, it isn't about the birds, it isn't about the region, it is about luck and the grace of God. I have been blessed through all of this. I pray for the safety of all, man and beast. Judy, I know you live up there but are out of the area. Please let me know you are ok.
As much as we get bad weather sometimes, it is usually no worse than other areas that deal with their own demons. I would never want to live anywhere else than here. I hope to live here till I die...(at age 120 please, in my sleep with a chicken on my lap.
peace out wink
Sally

and Loren, you are so right....there were so many helping others it was hard to feel bad about the situations. I had friends come many, many miles to help me with roofs, fences down and flooded pens when they themselves had many worries of their own.

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#67354 - 09/16/04 07:01 PM Re: Florida Poultry
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hiya... just checking in here from Marion County, Fla. We got whack-wolloped up here by Frances - lost power and the roof off my chicken house (they were all in the garage much to my husband's absolute delight - not!) & a mess of shingles and some trees (one *just* missed my car!)

Power's back on, coop's repaired, birds seem to have forgotten their stresses, bunnies are acting like nothing happened, cable came back on and i got to check who remembers how many days worth of mail --- AND --- we found our land and should be moving in January/February! WOOT~

To those of you still in harm's way from Ivan, my thoughts are with you... we're keeping a wary eye on Jeanne now. Will this season never calm down??

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#67355 - 09/17/04 09:59 AM Re: Florida Poultry
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Registered: 04/15/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Ohio
Its so hard to hear that these storms are coming one after another there is two more tropical sotrms in the Atlantic. I live in southern Ohio and we have had rain every weekend from the remnatnts of Francis and Ivan right know our creaks are up and we are under flash flood watches all day. Our power has flickerd but never went out. And its funny to watch but I couldent get my goat to walk trough the flooded barn to get on the Milk stand this morning but through it all this rain is really helping the land up here. My prays go out to the families in Florda.

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