I was deployed and away from my home starting Friday night. Did not get back home to check for damage until Monday Night. Many of my Fan palms, Fishtail palms, cedar topiary trees and hardwood trees were blown over or mangled. Lost sections of fence and half my rain gutters. But the main house is in one piece and I did not loose power even though many sections around my neighborhood did loose power. NO damage to my Pathfinder, which was parked at the rear of my house. Trees landed all around it, but no damage incurred.
When Irma was predicted to hit South East Florida as a Cat 4 or 5 I sent my wife, daughter, and dogs to Jasper, Georgia and then Chattanooga, Tennessee. I was not going to have them face a possible Cat 5 storm in a house built in 1979. They left Thursday at 6am and finally arrived at 805am the next day (26 LONG HOURS!!!) It took them 20 hours to return home and arrived this morning at 8am.
I hope everyone and their families weathered this storm without injury and/or major damage. The outcome could have been much more severe if the storm had struck as they had been initially predicting.
Stay safe everyone...