Hurricane Matthew hit us with some 100 mph gusts. Fortunately the storm was just offshore when it passed this way.
I live in a bit of radio heaven. My QTH is the blue dot on the mid-left of the pic and I'm 2 miles from the Indian River and a 270 degree horizon of water (at least from a first hop perspective.)
I live out in the sticks. The little hand points to the dark spot where I live
BUT when a hurricane comes there is nowhere to hide. My QTH is on a virtual FL mountain. Even though I'm only 2 miles in my QTH is 34ft ASL and one of the highest spots around so I'm not worried about storm surge. My issue is wind. When Charlie came in 2004 I had 100 ton of oak and pine to deal with. This time it was my flame thrower verticals. I had 1/4 wave 160 inv-L, full size 80M 1/4 wave, a custom end fed 1/2 wave on 40 fed with a home brew parallel network, 5/8 on 30M and 5/8 on 20M. Each antenna was fed separately with an automatic band switching relay driven by BCD from the Flex 6xxx radio. My amp was also driven by the same BCD line so I could basically point and shoot a low angle DX signal pretty much anywhere. My logging software DXLab, speaks directly to the Flex so when a spot comes up I click it and have at it.
Matt put me out of business so I spent the past week rebuilding. I presently have 1/4 160 inv-L, a wire 80M 1/4 wave which parallels the vertical portion of the L, a 1/4 wave 40M vert, and a 1/4 30M vert, all still point and shoot. My ground plane is 4000 ft of #14 with lengths of 50ft, 60ft, 100ft and a few really long ones pointed toward EU and Asia. XT2AW Burkina Faso was my inaugural 40M contact. I also worked Mali on 80M and Suriname on 160. The pileups were easily broken. 30 was deader n a door nail but I worked TL0A and ZL7G on that band a couple nights ago so I think the antenna on that band will fly also. I don't think this antenna is quite as good as my last but it has the advantage that I can drop everything to the ground in about 10 minutes including my RX loops by myself. This is called peace of mind. SOOO, W9OY is back on the air!!