While Irma hit Naples directly about an hour before the hit, the wind began flowing rather strongly from the East pushing the Gulf of Mexico waters some 5-700 feet off shore so that the storm surge just never materialized. The same thing occurred even in the Tampa area so coastal areas were saved from total distruction. My home was spared with NO damage except lots of trash which FEMA picked up 6 weeks later. We did not have power for 14 days. Luckily, we went to a Nieces home in Pensacola and did not return until power and water were restored. Thank you for the expression of concern.
Posted on Jan 20, 2018, 3:39 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11