In Evacuation Mode for Hurricane Irma


It’s SanibelSusan with an abbreviated real estate blog today. The barrier islands have been under a voluntary evacuation order since last night, mandatory since 9 a.m. today. SanibelSusan Realty is zipped up and today, the home front, so I’m hoping to be successful in my first iPad blog post.

With Hurricane Irma now trending further west, some scary storm surges are expected, so Lee County also has issued evacuation orders.

The City has moved their point of operations to Ft Myers. Emergency trash pick-ups have gone on all day, while door-to-door City staff and volunteers have ensured all residents know about the evacuation notice and curfew (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.). Island Water also issued a boil water notice, beginning at noon tomorrow (Sat).

So, I have just taken a spin around the exterior of my home. Took these photos, which I hope are not needed for an insurance claim. The good news is there is no boat on my dock to sink, that was the exercise in 2004 with Hurricane Charley.

The team and I wish safety for all. I am moving to Plan B at Dave & Lisa’s off-island in the morning, probably followed by all of us going to Plan C in the afternoon.

P.s. We did have a little real estate news this week, Congratulations to Dave for his sale of the commercial property at 2422 Periwinkle Way (formerly She Sells Seashells). Our other closing scheduled for today is delayed due to the storm, but we have two offers in the works, one our listing, the other our sale. It’s up to Irma how those play out.

So, happy Friday to all with special wishes for safety for all dealing with hurricanes past, present, and future.

Hope I have good news to report next week. Susan Andrews, aka SanibelSusan.

2 thoughts on “In Evacuation Mode for Hurricane Irma

  1. Susan, please stay safe the next few days. You will never know how much I look forward to reading about Sanibel via your weekly updates. I refuse to let Irma diminish my goal to someday soon relocate to the FL SW coast. I have no doubt the people of SW FL will come through this stronger than before and am keeping you all in my prayers. Your neighbor to the North.

    Joe – Chicago

  2. Thanks for keeping us updated under difficult conditions. Please stay safe! We are looking forward to your new post (with good news!) next week. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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