Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Island Living St Pete Beach in a storm

 Storms COME and Go.  Understanding Island Living during a storm. Local Residents are the ones who tell it like it is. Always ask the neighbors if they know if any house that has flooded. Most will tell you a good yarn but I can honestly say I do not know one house that has had water inside their house on St. Pete Beach. Maybe near the garage and I have lived here for almost 20 years. I love Beach living.

St Pete Beach and Pass-A-grille have been around over 100yrs.
Storms come and go. 
Everyone that lives on a Barrier Island understands that sometimes when the tides are high and a storm blows by you may have to drive through  salt water in some areas and streets. Living on St Pete beach I know, as an example that this island,  its roads, seawalls and drainage were originally built, especially in the older areas, like Pass A Grille and Don Cesar Place so that the salt water would come on to the roads and drain out again. Locals also know that in the event of a storm, the city will supply sand bags usually to put up against the garages etc. Also after the tide has turned on those rare times when we may have to drive in salt water, we simply call up the Fire Marshall and find out when the guys will have the hoses out,  this is a free SERVICE TO ISLAND residents of having the cars under carriage hosed. Also an interesting note, the last time this happened on ST Pete Beach that I can remember was during DEBBIE when the Tornado blew thru Pass-A-Grille and blew off some roofes and un-earthed some trees on 9th ave, this time the firemen
were SERVING the better good and helping Pass A Grille residents.

 Recently, I was on Boca Ceiga Isle I was talking to a neighbor of one of my current ISLAND listing, 840 Boca Ciega Isle dr.
 St Pete Beach FL www.wideopenwater.com
 I had had the pleasure and selling him his exceptional wide open water front home "Chinese drywall' short sale home a few years back at 824 Boca Ciega Isle dr, with an ugly city placed sign out side his house( and now my new listing)  saying 'beware of salt water'. walking past the sign he shared some good news saying that "the city of st pete beach had finally come and cleaned out" the old clogged up ISLAND drainage easement and pipe that had caused the water to back up in on the eastern point of Boca Ciega Isle, this very old beach community and a very unique natural island.
 see homes for sale on St Pete Beach FL here WWW.PASSAGRILLEHOMES.COM

 Treasure Island, FL Presents

Nov. 20 - Nov. 24 on the beach behind the Bilmar Beach Resort at 104th Avenue & Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. 10 Master Sand Sculptors from throughout North America & Europe compete for top prize money. Three days of sculpting begin Thursday, Nov. 21; Awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7pm. Live music, shopping arcade & food court Friday, Saturday & Sunday Noon to 10pm. Info & vendor applications: 727-547-4575 ext. 237. Click the link below to view a brief video of last year's event.
Call Diana Sames at 727-776-0122--Look for the Baloons


Beautiful Sunset Beach--Walk to Everything with magnificent Sunsets. Sunset Beach is at the Southern-most tip of Treasure Island and one of the most desirable beach areas in the state.