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Old 09-16-2004, 02:52 PM
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Still won't let us anywhere near the beach road.I'm afraid the Florabama is history(memorial service soon).There is a lot of road damage to the beach road.They just said water is 8' deep on GulfShores Pkwy in front of Hardees.They also are looking for several snakes & gators from the zoo.Ono Island bridge is damaged & shut down.We got ourselves one hell of a mess!!!.....Ricky
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Old 09-16-2004, 03:06 PM
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That bridge picture is terrible across Pensacola Bay!!! Is that the bridge that goes into Santa Rosa County?
They were on the right front of the storm, the worst place of all. Hope
everone is OK in Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Perdido and surrounding areas.
I'm praying for them.
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Old 09-16-2004, 09:48 PM
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Just got some reports from Orange Beach. Many places are totally destroyed but some survived. There is a good airborne video on if you know the area well you can pick out a few landmarks. On the video you can see the Phoenix 10 and where Flora-Bama used to be. Flamingo Key on the other side of Phoenix 10 is destroyed. We were able to see that my inlaws house is still there and it looks like it has a roof on it.

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Old 09-16-2004, 10:40 PM
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that footage is unreal......
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:11 PM
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Any word on "Live Bait" ?
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Old 09-17-2004, 12:18 AM
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My Mom lives in Gulf Breeze, and from what she has been told is that no one has been allowed to cross the three mile bridge. The three mile bride connects Pensacola to gulf breeze, and Santa Rosa island has been washed over. Not good by any means. My Mom is lucky, she has been told that there is no water damage to her house and that she only lost 15 shingles. Both of her neighbors sustained significant roof damage. They are saying that all of the foliage is completely stripped bare.
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Old 09-17-2004, 02:09 AM
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Ricky I told you to Leave!!! Maybe next time you'll listen. Like being in a washing machine isn't it???

Guys the flora-bama and panama mac's across the street are gone, I've been to the spot and seen it first hand. It honestly made me sad to see such icons be destroyed. Thanks for the memories to owners Joe, Pat, and Marty Mac.

I am with OBFR and have been on duty since Monday (and we to stayed for the festivities). As Ricky said the damage is unbelievable, but so far no reported injuries here in OB.

On a good note...Gary Nichols and crew did get the boat out safely and Live Bait has damage but will recover.

Please keep us in your prayers as we begin to rebuild the wonderful area they call the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast.

**Ricky be careful roaming around, the roads are washed out east of AL. Point and Bear Pt. is still not cleared.

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Old 09-17-2004, 11:10 AM
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May God bless all of you and, may your herculean efforts result in success.

Above all be safe.

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Old 09-17-2004, 05:42 PM
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Bet that truck driver sh!t his pants! Hope he was okay.

I was going to ask about the Florabama. Hope it came out ok but I doubt it. I love that bar!

Sadly, I've heard that they have divers out there looking for both the cab and the driver of that truck on the bridge...In light of that news..kinda regreting my previous statement the other day
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Pic of Flora-Bama from the beach with Panama Macs in the background.
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