Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Say Goodbye to The H Word!!! November 30th ... It's Time to Party in The Keys - Hurricane Season is OVER!!!

Phewwww!  And good riddance!! I always get a little tingle in my step on November 30ths.   A busy season quantity wise, but luckily for us, most of the storms had little, if no, direct impact on us this year. So, I guess it's time to stop humming my favorite Jimmy Buffet song, Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season (check out the nice video I found on sure to pause the music playlist on the lower left of this page before you play, so you don't have 2 things at once), put the generator in storage and use all my batteries for Holiday presents.

Hurricane Memorial in Islamorada
I get asked quite a bit by Buyers about the effects of Hurricanes on our market here in the Keys.  My response is...they are a fact of life here. They are wound into the very DNA of Keys Living.  From the storms that ravaged to Spanish Fleet in the 1700's to the tragic Labor Day Storm of 1935 to recent tempests such a Wilma, Hurricanes are, and will be a fact of life here.  That being said...advances in storm preparation, communication, prognostication, and building materials and zoning have made living with these menaces...manageable.   So, to my Buyers I always advise to be proactive!  Preparation, a good plan, strong shutters/impact windows....and great insurance, all help in keeping your property and sanity together.
I lived in California for 10 years and was in the 1989 Earthquake, and like here, those shakers are just a fact of life.  At least Hurricanes, generally, have some forewarning.
So, until at least June 1st, let's say goodbye to the Hurricane parties, the crazed weather reporters outside in 100 mph winds and rains...looking like complete idiots, (no offense Julie Durda and Lizzette Gonzalez, who both read this blog, but what is up with that???), and our tracking charts and get ready for some real craziness...The Holiday Season!!

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