Wow -- that is terrible Steve!We live on the Englewood and Port Charlotte border.
It was a fuggin disaster and that’s putting it lightly.
We lost everything. The house is a total loss and who knows how bad we’ll get screwed after the contractor and lawyer get done with what we get from the insurance company.
Had a brand new up to code roof put on a year ago and even added upgrades to it.
It pretty much held up but the wind blew out almost everyone’s soffits and then created depressurization and sucked down the ceilings in houses.
That’s what happened with us and when that happens the rain get sucked up in that vacuum and gets in the house even if windows don’t get broke.
We left and went to North Carolina. The neighbors across the street stayed and said they saw my minivan that was in the carport get lifted off the ground a few times and slammed back down. There we big pieces of plywood and metal panels from who knows when under my tires. Which shows the force of the winds. They think we had a tornado go down the street but who knows. The winds for 8 hours devastated all of us.
Even as bad as it is for us…too many have it even worse.
We’ve already helped a few young families in the neighborhood with kids that lost everything. It’s heartbreaking.
I’m praying for everyone.