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  • Writer's pictureDave LeGear

Flats Nation - Hurricane Ian status

Sunset over Pine Island Sound


Improvements in the rebuilding front are always slow after getting hit with a (now) classified as CAT 5 storm and later reports that I have on an engineering report, where wind gusts that hit us were as high as 215 MPH... Connectivity though is slowly improving, but still have issues with email showing it has gone when it did not arrive at its intended destination. So, please hang in there with us as are slowly getting everything back up to normal even after all these months ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Little changes/improvements on the connectivity front, but we are working through it as best as possible though at times, it is like sending Smoke Signals waiting for pages to load or uploading content from our end.... More on this topic and others can be heard here:


Though we are still fighting with ISP and at times cellphone connectivity issues (as expected when working in a War Zone) Flats Nation is slowly returning to normal operations. We recently posted up a new Podcast with one of our Flats Nation Team Members (Thanks again Captain Justin!) and the sound quality was not up to our normal standards with the intermittent ISP slowdowns, and it took forever to edit and clean up! Overall, we are working hard to help overcome these issues that might plague us for a while but pleased with the forward progress made and very excited with all the awesome projects planned for 2023! Thanks again for all that have helped and reached out with both prayers and support, it means more than you may first realize ๐Ÿ˜Š


We are back in our office now and advised by our ISP that we will get a more stable Internet connection on 12-2 when cable drops are repaired and secured back into place. This will make everything much simpler for content creation, working on new projects, and recording some more awesome Podcasts that have been in the pipeline for some time now that before, simply was not possible! Many thanks (again) to all the Friends, Family, and supporters of Flats Nation as we have gone through these difficult times and looking forward to the Holidays and New Year with all the exciting initiatives in the works here on Flats Nation for 2023! ๐Ÿ˜Š


The Home Office took much more of a beating than first thought... Traveling between our temporary location and back for various meetings and cleanup has burned up a lot of time. Be that as it may, we are looking forward to getting Flats Nation back up and running on a more consistent basis when and while we have Internet starting 10-31 pending further impediments since everything is, extremely fluid under such conditions as you can well figure! Thanks again for all that have helped and reached out with both prayers and support, it means more than you may first realize ๐Ÿ˜Š


We have now secured most of the gear needed to come back online and start moving forward again as best as we can starting around 10-17. Huge thanks for all the help from Family and Friends while recovering from this Huge Natural Disaster that has impacted so many...


An awesome friend of mine called and allowed us the use one of his rental properties which is a huge blessing! And now we are in the process of getting a temporary office set up so we can get back to doing what we do best here. More great content, product reviews, and Podcasts just as soon as possible.


Good Afternoon!

And just a quick update on things and from what we know as of this time naturally. Our Florida-based staff had to evacuate, and business was completely halted due to Hurricane Ian. Everyone is safe thank God which is what is most important! And we have already received an outpouring of love from family and friends which has been such a blessing... Now it may take weeks just to get back to what Cat 5 Hurricane Ian might have left of our home office, which took a direct hit from the eye wall of this storm that is still blasting across our Great State at this time. As such, we will respond to inquiries as fast as we can while moving around and securing connectivity. We thank you for your support and understanding during this time and for working to get Flats Nation back up and running like before just as soon as possible!

In the meantime,

We invite you to take in a few Flats Nation Podcast Episodes to help "Scratch that Fishing Itch" when working or traveling and you just cannot hitch up the Skiff and go, on these links:

Our main podcast page works great for your mobile device since they will stream right on your phone/tablet can be found by clicking Here

Our new Flats Nation YouTube Channel can be found by clicking Here and sharing them with family and friends if you find them Entertaining and Educational! We have some great guests in the works and planning stages on a wide range of topics and product coverage soon.

Also, The "Flats Nation" Merch and Swag collection has some new works now (just click on each Design or Picture to view that collection) and can be found by clicking Here to take you to that section to land some for yourself and your family/friends that also enjoy their time here on Flats Nation ๐Ÿ˜Ž

God bless and keep us!

Dave and the Team

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