Miami to Key West poker run

Old 10-25-2005, 07:36 PM
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Is the poker run still going to happen after the Hurricane? How is every thing down there? I know marco island was hit hard how about the rest of southern florida?
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Taken off the FPC website:
UPDATE - Ocotober 26

Hurricane Wilma devastates South Florida.

10/26/05: NewsBulletin to all FPC Members

From: Stu Jones, President

Hurricane Wilma passed through the Florida Keys and Southwest Florida and continued through Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties , before heading offshore. In less than 24 hours, the storm caused an estimated eight to nine billion dollars of damage as it devoured everything in its path. In Pompano Beach , the wind gusts were recorded at over 120 mph, leaving marinas damaged beyond repair, upturned vehicles, fallen power lines and uprooted trees virtually everywhere. Damages at South Florida marinas are extensive, and some initial news reports indicate that the west building of Marina One in Deerfield Beach and Fort Apache Marina in Sunny Isles may have been completely destroyed. Hideaway Marina in Pompano Beach lost one north facing wall, but miraculously no extensive damage has occurred to any of the boats at the marina.

Electricity is out in many parts of Miami-Dade, and most of Broward County , and there are no firm estimates by FP&L as to when the power will be restored.

The Florida Powerboat Club office is relatively undamaged, although we are without power. We will make the following changes as a result of our current situation:

Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show Bash, Oct 28- CANCELLED.

Please note that the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show has also been cancelled. No information is available as to whether it will be rescheduled for a later date.


We are operating on generator power, with a reduced number of phone lines and limited internet capability. Please limit your calls to important calls only.

This week: Thursday Oct 27 and Friday Oct 28: 11 AM to 4 PM

Next week: Mon Oct 31 – Fri Nov 4: 10 AM – 5 PM

KEY WEST POKER RUN – Nov 15-21, 2005

There is certainly some reported damage in Key West , but we have not yet heard anything that would cause us to cancel or modify our event. We will maintain our Key West schedule exactly as planned, with four departure dates starting Tuesday Nov 15 through Fri Nov 18. There are NO MORE registrations being accepted for the Thursday departure. If you have not yet registered, you must download the booking form, complete it, and fax it in to us on weekdays only, from Noon until 4 PM. There is no guarantee we will receive your fax, so be sure to call to confirm that you sent it to us. If you are a newcomer, be certain to send your completed member application as well, with proof of insurance.

Thank you for understanding and helping us to work through this difficult time. Soon we'll be back in full swing and having fun with all of you in Key West !
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I wonder if there will be enough docks to accomodate everyone once in Key West, that is the only problem I see happening. I also wonder if anyone that has signed up had their boats in those demolished rack storge buildings.
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