For those of us in Florida, looks like Irma could be beating a path right to our front door...we have been lucky since Wilma in 2005 - that was a destructive hurricane at Category 3, but was fortunately not as large a storm, moved through quite quickly as it was fast moving, and came with a cold front right behind it making living without power for 8 days much more tolerable. Irma is MUCH bigger, may come in between a Category 4 or 5, is slower moving, and comes right in the middle of our miserable hot humid summer weather, so no relief on the back end if the power goes out. The Orlando area could get scraped too - depending on if Irma stays along the coast or just out to sea and just gives us her outer bands, or plops herself onto land around Miami and heads dead north up the middle of the state. If she does that, it could put her through Orlando at a strong Cat 2-3, meaning damage could be at or above Charlie levels. Anyone who went to Disney World after Charlie will remember all the roof tiles missing, trees fallen all through the forested areas, leaves missing from trees, etc. Down here in SE Florida, we're at ground zero right now for all the landfall targets...we're hoping Irma decides to turn and head north while she's still out over the Gulf Stream - similar to what Matthew did last year. If not - could get messy around here. I may disappear from the boards for a bit if we lose power, plus if we have to clean up and dig out...so just putting out my best wishes to any and all who might be within the possible path of this beast over the next week or so! I have a Disney trip planned for Sep 15th, and depending on damage down here, I might need the break!