Any surge damage at Port if the Isles?

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  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 2,788 Captain
    I was able to speak for a moment with another guide who works out Choko and over to the west (Port of the Islands). He hadn't returned yet but did hear that the church on Choko had water up to its roof.... I'll post up more when I hear anything... hope they're alright.
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  • Capt.AWCapt.AW Posts: 929 Officer
    Thanks! They left this morning to head down and assess the damage. The Port of The Isle facebook vaguely reports minimal damage. Keeping our fingers crossed.
  • polliwogpolliwog Posts: 211 Deckhand
    Don't know about POI,but Goodland got a pretty bad shot from reports, Stan's place got flooded badly.
  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 580 Officer
    Naples news had the Choko bridge closed due to damage.

    Any vehicles are toast due to surge
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  • Capt.AWCapt.AW Posts: 929 Officer
    Looks like POI did fairly well. I just got off the phone with them and they said there is very little structural damage throughout the community. Their villa on Stella Maris only has a few screens missing.
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 2,788 Captain
    What phone number did you use for POI? I couldn't get through this morning. I also couldn't get through to Glades Haven (figure they're still down for phones and electric). As usual lots of TV coverage for Keys and the Naples vicinity - nothing for the 10K. Hope they're alright....
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    (954) 435-5666
  • Capt.AWCapt.AW Posts: 929 Officer
    "Them" was referring to my in-laws. Sorry for the confusion.
  • AnchorDropsAnchorDrops Posts: 32 Deckhand
    Capt.AW wrote: »
    Looks like POI did fairly well. I just got off the phone with them and they said there is very little structural damage throughout the community. Their villa on Stella Maris only has a few screens missing.
    Was there any ground floor flooding?
  • AnchorDropsAnchorDrops Posts: 32 Deckhand
    lemaymiami wrote: »
    What phone number did you use for POI? I couldn't get through this morning. I also couldn't get through to Glades Haven (figure they're still down for phones and electric). As usual lots of TV coverage for Keys and the Naples vicinity - nothing for the 10K. Hope they're alright....
    The marina only lost a few boats.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/hurricane-irma-this-couple-braved-storm-saving-boats-marina/sc79ARA6E6ucGibRquKIhO/
  • Capt.AWCapt.AW Posts: 929 Officer
    Was there any ground floor flooding?

    Not in their unit.
  • RizanglerRizangler Posts: 147 Deckhand
    Glades Haven? Any reports? All news videos from Naples talk about lots of flooding but nothing specific. I have a cabin and can't get to it till Tuesday. Trying to prepare for the worst.
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  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 2,788 Captain
    All that I've found about the EC/ Choko area has been on Naples News - the photos posted today about that area are pretty tough to look through after a ten foot surge pretty much trashed everything there....

    On the good news side of things I was able to get through to Port of the Islands today (239) 389-0367... I was advised that they were about 75% operational (of course, I forgot to ask about rooms or restaurant since I was only interested in the boat ramp....). The ramp is open - but they had no info on whether the canal was passable or any info about areas past the canal... Think my first scouting day will be over there since I figure that the Park will be locked down for a long time.... and like every guide - I need somewhere to run with anglers aboard...

    I'll post up when and if I make it across.... If I sound a bit unconcerned about the welfare of folks who are probably in pretty bad shape and only thinking about fishing - remember that the sooner we start spending money there as every small business struggles back to life - the sooner they'll get on their feet...
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    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • AnchorDropsAnchorDrops Posts: 32 Deckhand
    Capt.AW wrote: »
    Not in their unit.
    Good to hear. I know a guy that lives in that immediate area and was hoping he had similar luck. He posts here occasionally but I imagine he has much more important things to do right now than the internet.
    lemaymiami wrote: »
    If I sound a bit unconcerned about the welfare of folks who are probably in pretty bad shape and only thinking about fishing - remember that the sooner we start spending money there as every small business struggles back to life - the sooner they'll get on their feet...
    Same here, obviously concerned about the residents first and foremost. On the bolded point, I'll be arriving down there in 3 weeks for several nights, staying at the resort proper, and hoping to hook a few fish on foot while supporting the local economy.
  • 1outlaw1outlaw Naples FLPosts: 604 Officer
    News reported that **** key is gone. As soon as these people quit freaking out on gas I'm ready to get out... Gonna be some changes for sure!! Hope everyone fared well. I have minimal damage but damage non the less.... Powers back on.


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  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 2,788 Captain
    For rizangler (and others wanting to get a visual on Everglades City or Chokoloskee) here's the satellite imagery from NOAA.... Looks like Glades Haven had it's cabins moved around a bit.... You can see that both the Island Cafe and the next door Everglades Motel still have their roofs where they belong... but you can't see much of anything about whatever flood damage there is... Here's that NOAA info...

    https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/Irma/index.html

    As you look at the maps you'll see the 10K and other storm damaged areas shown in black - then just zoom in and move around a bit to find the address/location you're looking for... It even shows Port of the Islands to the west....
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  • Rebait2003Rebait2003 Posts: 115 Deckhand
    Video that was shared on facebook. Video is of Everglades City and Choko.
    I fixed the link. This one should work.

    http://www.fox4now.com/weather/hurricane/everglades-city-residents-desperate-for-help-after-hurricane-irma-ruins-homes
  • Mister-JrMister-Jr Posts: 26,276 AG
    How could a surge travel all the way up the to Port of The Islands? I don't think that's possible.
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  • AnchorDropsAnchorDrops Posts: 32 Deckhand
    Mister-Jr wrote: »
    How could a surge travel all the way up the to Port of The Islands? I don't think that's possible.
    Over low ground and up the canal. Tides make it up there, no reason a surge couldn't.
  • RizanglerRizangler Posts: 147 Deckhand
    lemaymiami wrote: »
    For rizangler (and others wanting to get a visual on Everglades City or Chokoloskee) here's the satellite imagery from NOAA.... Looks like Glades Haven had it's cabins moved around a bit.... You can see that both the Island Cafe and the next door Everglades Motel still have their roofs where they belong... but you can't see much of anything about whatever flood damage there is... Here's that NOAA info...

    https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/Irma/index.html

    As you look at the maps you'll see the 10K and other storm damaged areas shown in black - then just zoom in and move around a bit to find the address/location you're looking for... It even shows Port of the Islands to the west....

    Thank you Bob- as terrible as the damage is I feel better knowing a bit more from this satellite view.
    I spoke with Dan, our Association President, he reported lots of mud thick in cabins he was able to see. Electricity may not be there for a very long time. I was told mine had shifted off its blocks, the NOAA picture does not look as bad as I though from an areal view. At least my cabin is upright. I plan to drive down Wednesday.
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  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 2,788 Captain
    Good luck - and post up if they say anything about the marina store or ramp opening up.... Wish all those folks good luck (and pray that we don't get hit again this season...) -they're going to need bit of luck and folks coming back to spend their money. I'm fond of the ramp at Glades Haven and probably use it more than most in that area - when I'm not working off of POI....

    As a side note - I'm a permitted guide in the 'Glades - and we haven't heard a peep out of the Park since the storm.... I figure Flamingo will locked down a long time as they slowly clean it up before re-opening the front gate...
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    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 2,788 Captain
    Big surprise.... Just came from the Park's website where they've posted a bit of info about the cleanup, etc. Unlike previous closures - the Park is NOT closing Park waters this time... Here's what they've had to say...



    Everglades National Park – CLOSED

    "While the park remains closed, airboat concessions will begin operating and marine waters are open with a Notice to Mariners posted.
    Park maritime waters are open for access, including to commercial permit holders, with a mariners advisory to exercise caution."

    This is very good news since folks will actually be able to "run south" from Choko or Everglades City while the Park, itself is still closed for repairs, etc. Pass the word along to anyone interested....
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    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666

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