Matthew Cleanup

I called a local tree man Thursday evening right after we were allowed back on the island….so we were first on his list ….Friday afternoon he and his crew with a Bobcat and chainsaws cleared out our front yard…

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These guys worked hard for 5 straight hours, dragging trees out with ropes, up on ladders with chain saws, pushing piles of debris to the roadside with the Bobcat, etc.

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Before they started…..our house from the street…

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Same view afterward…..

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We’ve never been able to see our house very well from the street but that’s changed….

One of two huge piles of the remains at the edge of the road..

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The view from the street is definitely more “open”…

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I am trying to figure out what is going on with the birds…they seem very disoriented…..here are a bunch of egrets in some standing water along #3 at Ocean Point Golf Course….they have been flying around in big flocks….like they are looking for their old habitat and can’t find it

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I just came from a bike ride….a lot of people had water in their ground levels…..our neighbors on the left had 3 feet of water in the ground level garage and work room, his truck had water above engine line, his two golf carts were floating around in the garage. Another friend nearby had a foot in his ground level and the water got into the electronics of his Porsche Boxter….estimate to repair was $3000.

I think we had about a foot or two clearance from the highest water….we are very fortunate

 

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