Vero Beach this Labor Day Weekend -- Tropical Storm / Hurricane Dorian

maloned

DVC Member 2006
Joined
Jun 27, 2006
Who else is going this weekend? I called DVC and we might be able cancel by tomorrow with no penalty (no points on hold). I really want to go. The storm is inching north. The center of the storm is projected to hit north of Vero Beach as a Category 2. Let's see what happens in 24 hours. Any thoughts?

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com_op_2000

DVC Member since '93; One Hour from WDW
Joined
Jul 13, 2010
Check your forecast again.
Dorian is now projected to be a Cat 3 at landfall around the PC area.
 

Maistre Gracey

DIS Veteran
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Apr 23, 2002
I’m hoping it veers north.
We are building a house 10 minutes from the resort...

On the bright side, if I lose my roof I have an excuse to upgrade to metal. :teeth:
 
  • emilymad

    DIS Veteran
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    Sep 17, 2003
    We are heading to HHI this weekend. We are waiting to see what happens. If it shifts north we may have an issue.
     

    Deb & Bill

    DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
    Joined
    Mar 20, 2000
    I’m hoping it veers north.
    We are building a house 10 minutes from the resort...

    On the bright side, if I lose my roof I have an excuse to upgrade to metal. :teeth:
    Metal roofs don't always last in hurricanes either. Saw a few rolled up ones here on Marco Island after Irma. You have impact windows and/or shutters right?
     

    Maistre Gracey

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    Metal roofs don't always last in hurricanes either. Saw a few rolled up ones here on Marco Island after Irma. You have impact windows and/or shutters right?
    Well.... the house is not completely finished, so.... the front doors and rear sliders are impact. The windows will have shutters, but not sure of the status of that during the build.

    PS.... I have no clue if metal roofs hold up better during a hurricane.
    I just like metal roofs!! :teeth:
     

    Deb & Bill

    DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
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    Well.... the house is not completely finished, so.... the front doors and rear sliders are impact. The windows will have shutters, but not sure of the status of that during the build.

    PS.... I have no clue if metal roofs hold up better during a hurricane.
    I just like metal roofs!! :teeth:
    They aren't as expensive as tile roofs, but more than architectural shingles. Just build to Miami-Dade standards as a minimum and you should be okay. Power shutters are the way to go. We have them over our sliders. Makes the house nice and dark.
     

    maloned

    DVC Member 2006
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    Jun 27, 2006
    Looks like I’ll have to cancel today. Unlike the other DVC resorts, Vero Beach is in an evacuation zone.
     

    maloned

    DVC Member 2006
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    Jun 27, 2006
    Cancelled. I booked for Columbus Day weekend. Oh well. Hoping no one gets hurt and no major damage.
     

    loveswdw

    DIS Veteran
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    Mar 21, 2001
    Well, I just saw on Facebook that The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore is at Vero Beach so that's not a good sign either.
     

    Deb & Bill

    DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
    Joined
    Mar 20, 2000
    Well, I just saw on Facebook that The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore is at Vero Beach so that's not a good sign either.
    He is in the Atlanta studio this morning. It will hit Atlanta instead. Never fear. Now VB is on the dirty side of the storm, not the eye which is showing up to be closer to West Palm and Jupiter. I hope Maistre Gracey's house will be okay.
     

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