Good-bye Hurricane Dorian - Seabim Updates

Sept 3, 2019, 3:30 p.m.:
As Dorian weakened and is moving north, off Florida’s east coast, we will CLOSE this post. Seabim vacation guests: Please let us know, if your arrival times change due to flight cancellations.

Sept 2, 2019, 9:38 p.m.:
TRASH CANS: This evening we learned that our trash cans WILL be emptied tomorrow, although the company had informed us before that this would not be the case due to Dorian.  We were able to reach almost each of our guests to inform them. I hope the few remaining ones read this post. If your garbage pick up is scheduled for Mondays, please put the cans out tonight. Thanks! All other days will be one day later.

Sept 2, 2019, 11:40 a.m.:
Many guests are stranded here because of flight cancellations. We are helping our guests to stay a few days longer or / and arrive earlier or later. Contact us as soon as you can, so we can work on a solution for you.

Sept 1, 2019, 12:12 p.m.:
Wishing all the best to the Bahamas!

Aug 31, 2019, 9:35 p.m.:
Thankfully, in regards to Cape Coral and Southwest Florida, it looks like we can close this post soon!

Aug 31, 2019, 11:17 a.m.:
What a development over the last 12 hours! Dorian seems to completely miss Florida! While our east coast is not fully out of the woods yet, we can be quite certain that Cape Coral and Southwest Florida can stop preparing now. Our team will start to plan the reversal of all preparations. — This morning, several Seabim-guests informed us that they cannot be here as scheduled, because their inbound flights have been cancelled. We hope that all of them will finally make it to us!

Aug 30, 2019, 11:13 p.m.
NOAA track continues to move north-east. It becomes more and more unlikely that we will be impacted in a significant way.

Aug 30, 2019, 8:35 p.m.:
To our Seabim vacation home guests:
No garbage pick-up on Monday and Tuesday! — One of our customers reported flight cancellation Lufthansa out of Miama (Sunday); possibly more cancellations to come.

Aug 30, 2019, 2:10 p.m., 5:43 p.m.:
The newest NOAA track forecast is very good news for Cape Coral and Southwest Florida. Dorian seems to change direction sharply to the north after making landfall, away from us. If this scenario becomes reality, most likely, we will not feel much of the storm at all (apart from the usual, like some wind and heavy rain). Even the risk of losing power appears quite low under these circumstances. — We feel for the impacted areas on the east coast. All the best to them!

Aug 29, 2019, 9:12 p.m.:
Meanwhile, there is rationing for many items that we recommended to get (see below). If stores / stations still have drinking water or gas, for example, you can only get a small amount per person. — Stores are expected to get more supplies.

According to NOAA Advisory update, Sept 2, 2019, 8 p.m.:
NO IMPACT EXPECTED in Southwest Florida. Therefore, disregard the following information!

  • Landfall most likely on Florida’s EAST coast (Tuesday).
  • Dorian could make landfall as a major hurricane, possibly at 130 mph – 156 mph (Cat 4).
  • As these storms normally weaken over land, we only expect limited impact in our area of Southwest-Florida, even if it moves closer to us, which does not seem to be the case.
  • If, after landfall, the storm’s path leads to Southwest-Florida, we still expect high winds, a lot of rain, thunderstroms, possibly tornados. If that happens, there could be some damage to screen enclosures and maybe roof leaks, etc.  Current track moves away from us after landfall.
  • Among other things, there could be power outages, some fallen trees, and flooding in the streets. Therefore, we advise all our customers to take the appropriate precautions. Do not be outside in hazardous conditions. Move loose objects inside the house. If you leave the house, take your house key with you, the electric garage door might not open. If current track is correct, these risk are low for Southwest Florida.
  • Prepare for power outages (seem less likely now):
    Get cash, drinking water and food, gas in your tank, BBQ propane gas, flashlights, batteries, etc. Watch for melting ice in your refrigerator. Be aware that communication might not be possible or limited (internet, phone lines, etc.).
  • At this time, we do not see reason for major concern in Cape Coral or Southwest Florida. We would not be surprised at all, if this event did not feel much different than a regular summer thunderstorm.

The closer the storm approaches the less we might be able to answer each email or phone call. Therefore, please follow our blog post. We will try to publish relevant new developments.


– Please follow the information and advice above.
– In emergencies, please try to contact your Guest Consultant or the emergency number we provided you.
– If your flight OUT is scheduled around the possible storm arrival time, prepare for flight cancellation. Follow the advice above (and from others), especially make sure that you have enough gas to leave the area, water, food and cash. If you want to know your options to stay with us longer than booked, contact us AHEAD of time.
– If your flight IN is scheduled around the possible storm arrival time, prepare for flight cancellation or landing in another city. At this time, we expect all Seabim-Vacation-Homes to be ready and fully prepared for your arrival, whenever you arrive. You might find the outside furniture inside, though.

Link to one of our local news channels: FOX4 Southwest Florida


In vacation homes that are currently not occupied, we will take a few precautions, including getting loose objects and furniture inside the house and preparing for power outages. We do not plan to install manual shutters. Our personal assessment is that most likely, the situation does not require it. Owners, who want to order the mounting of their manual shutters need to let us know by Friday 9 a.m. — In addition, we contacted our repair people, so we get them as quickly as possible in case any of our properties incur damages.

DEUTSCH, for our German speaking customers:
Nach neuester Vorhersage: KEINE GEFAHR mehr für Cape Coral und Südwest-Florida!
Wahrscheinlich ist Floridas Westküste deutlich weniger betroffen als die Ostküste. Wir erwarten keine übermäßig gefährliche Situation (unter Vorbehalt), aber möglicherweise stärkeren Wind und Regenüberschwemmungen und ähnliches. Dennoch raten wir unseren Kunden, entsprechende Vorbereitungen zu treffen, vor allem für Auswirkungen von Stromausfall (Benzin im Auto, Trinkwasser, Essen, BARGELD, Taschenlampen, Batterien, etc.). Für abreisende Gäste: Bereiten Sie sich auf Fälle von Flugstornierungen vor. Für anreisende Gäste: Erwarten Sie Ihr Seabim-Ferienhaus vollständig für Sie vorbereitet. Bitte entnehmen Sie weitere Details dem englischen Text. Wir können aktuell nicht vollumfänglich zweisprachig schreiben.

Bitte fordern Sie gern unsere detailliertere Zusatzinformation für deutschsprachige Gäste an.

We are local in Southwest Florida. However, our information is based in parts on third party information. In addition, we provide our personal assessment of the situation after living through ALL storms and hurricanes in Southwest Florida since 2002 and currently managing about 50 homes in the area. We will help and support our customers to the best of our knowledge and experience, but we cannot rule out mistakes or false assessments. Please understand that all readers and customers need to draw their own conclusions and take action accordingly and responsibly. Follow local news media and emergency communication.

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