Friday, August 24, 2012

20 Years from Andrew, Here Come's Isaac with his Eye on The Keys ...Who's up for a Hurricane Party?

"Squalls out on the Gulfstream...Big Storm's Coming Soon / I passed Out in My Hammock...God I slept 'till way past Noon"

Jimmy Buffett definitely had the right attitude when it comes to Keys and Hurricanes in his "Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season", one of my favorites from the Keys' Bard.

Tryin' to Reason With Hurricane Season.
So here we are ready for Isaac, 20 years to the day of Hurricane Andrew.  20 years, hard to believe it has been that long.  I was right in the eye in South Dade on that day, hunkered in a 1960s fortress of a home, that sustained nominal damage as compared to others. We were one of the lucky ones.

Hunkered is definitely a word I would most use to remember Andrew.

Now when it comes to storms and real estate contracts there is a lot to know, something we call Force Majeure, and who is responsible for what should there be damage.  We learned a great deal about real estate and damage through Andrew. Contact me, I would be delighted to educate you on the particulars.

I am anticipating that Isaac, on the other hand should be not more than a strong Tropical Storm when he slides over our shores, but hey storms in the Keys are always a great reason to party!!. 

Storms here in the Keys are a way of life, a fact of existence.  They come, they Blow, they go.  They leave a trail sometimes benign, sometimes devastating, as in the Labor Day storm of 1935, always an event, always a buzz around town and in the bars where the storm info plays continuously on the TVs.  The hot topics of the day, Whether to put up shutters or not, whether to leave town or not, what are you going to serve at your hurricane party...yep always a buzz.

Of course we take them seriously, preparation and good insurance are they keys, but we take them with a grain of salt, a dash of humor, and a jigger of rum.

The Keys are resilient, this 127 mile stretch of limestone, we have a long history of blood, sweat, and tears, we bounce back, we work hard and God knows we play come on Isaac..we're ready for you!
Will be Waiting for Isaac with a Hurricane in my Hand!!

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