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Hurricane Irma
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Silverstix
Posted 9/6/2017 8:18 AM (#721737)
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With Hurricane Irma barreling down on the Dominican Republic and Cuba, it made me wonder what type of impact a major hurricane could have on the cigar industry......in terms of decimating crops, damaging barns and structures, etc.

Pretty scary stuff going on down there......hope it isn't as bad for those people as it sounds.....

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BrockDB
Posted 9/6/2017 8:21 AM (#721739 - in reply to #721737)
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I was thinking the same thing yesterday. But I would think over the decades of storms coming through those areas, they would have contingency plans for the cigars? As for the crops, I don't know if there is anything they can do... I think there will be an impact though.
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Posted 9/6/2017 9:08 AM (#721740 - in reply to #721737)
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The good news is (at least for the tobacco crop) that the seed is not in the ground yet for the 2018 plants. They plant as early as now and as late as December. Early to mid May 2017, all of the plantings were in late harvest or already in cure. They plant and harvest at those times of year because the weather is absolute perfect and have high sun.

As for the crop out of the ground, they are in barns or in factories for sure. Even if there was a major storm, hopefully there will be enough supply to keep the good cigars coming without a ton of price hikes. Also, I am hopeful that the impact on the people and infrastructure is minimal. These folks have had centuries of experience with this sort of thing so even if it comes through as a Cat 5, the people know how to deal with it. Best wishes and safety to everyone down there.
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Posted 9/6/2017 6:50 PM (#721750 - in reply to #721737)
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I just went online to place an order with Cigar Place and their website notes they are taking orders online, but their customer service and shipping departments are closed tomorrow through Monday. And from Monday on, they just don't know!
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cigar-guy
Posted 9/6/2017 9:21 PM (#721761 - in reply to #721750)
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I remember back in 2005 when there were 4 hurricanes that Cuba got rocked pretty badly. I had heard that Cuba was buying some tobacco from Plasencia Nicaragua. I'd be more worried about the FDA then any problems from the storms
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Posted 9/7/2017 1:29 AM (#721771 - in reply to #721737)
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Hopefully, it won't do the kind of damage that was seen in 2008 or 1998 that wiped out the Fuente storage or devastated the Jamaican cigar industries repectively.
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Posted 9/7/2017 2:32 AM (#721772 - in reply to #721737)
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Kind of glad I am way over-stocked.
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Posted 9/7/2017 4:24 AM (#721773 - in reply to #721737)
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The way things look now, Florida is gonna get clobbered and a lot of stock is probably going to be wiped out there as well. Looks like some tough times ahead for a lot of businesses. But this has happened before and hopefully they are prepared for it as best as can be.
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Posted 9/7/2017 10:49 AM (#721786 - in reply to #721737)
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I have family there, some who are into cigars. At least one shop has packed most of their inventory into a truck and is driving North.
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Posted 9/7/2017 1:54 PM (#721791 - in reply to #721737)
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wow just left the store. there isn't much bottled water left and i'm pretty far inland.
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Posted 9/7/2017 2:16 PM (#721792 - in reply to #721791)
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Saw Aquafina for $38.88 a 24 pack on Amazon this morning.....
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Posted 9/7/2017 2:30 PM (#721795 - in reply to #721792)
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Vroomp - 9/7/2017 3:16 PM Saw Aquafina for $38.88 a 24 pack on Amazon this morning.....

 just looked. there is one for $54 as well. crazy. 

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Posted 9/7/2017 2:37 PM (#721796 - in reply to #721737)
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The Nestle guy just dropped off ten cases (special sale).

No matter what you pay on Amazon, how are they going to deliver tomorrow...?
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Posted 9/7/2017 2:49 PM (#721798 - in reply to #721737)
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I pray all the cigar rollers are safe. It's hard enough for most of the people in that region without all the devastation.
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Posted 9/7/2017 6:04 PM (#721801 - in reply to #721737)
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Hey guys and gals!

This hurricane is one bad bitch of a storm. I've lived in NE Florida for most of my 52 years on this big blue ball and this one has me scared. I haven't heard any reports yet from the Dominican Republic as the storm passes by just north of that island as I type this. It looks like Irma is gonna skirt the northern coast of Cuba before she hangs a hard right into Miami as a CAT4 or 5. I'm not sure how much of South Florida south and east of Lake Okeechobee will be recognizable. I may be wrong, but if I'm not mistaken, a lot of the major players in the cigar industry still call Miami home, have vast amounts of inventory stored there, and still operate factories in the area.

NE Florida is still days' away from any sort of impact, and they've already issued mandatory evacuation orders for St Johns County (St Augustine) just south of me. The gas station I use is out of gas. The latest track has Irma diminishing in strength to a CAT2 by the time it reaches us in Jacksonville sometime around noon on Monday. That we can deal with, Good Lord willing, at the Casa D' Dave, but things can still change.

Say your prayers for all of us down here.
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Posted 9/7/2017 7:09 PM (#721805 - in reply to #721801)
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I'll wave as I fly by your house!
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Posted 9/8/2017 1:40 AM (#721810 - in reply to #721737)
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Now there is a possible Tsunami from the 8.2 earthquake that hit off of Mexico. Eucador, Honduras and Nicaragua are in the probable path. This is serious Wrath of God kind of stuff hitting the tobacco countries.
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Posted 9/8/2017 3:25 AM (#721812 - in reply to #721810)
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Jackal - 9/8/2017 1:40 AM

This is serious Wrath of God kind of stuff hitting the tobacco countries.


I'm still gonna smoke my cigars...
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Posted 9/8/2017 4:01 AM (#721813 - in reply to #721737)
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All the more reasons to stock up whenever possible.........as if enabling was something new...!!!! Stay safe everyone. - No such thing as too many cigars in the Humi's.
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Posted 9/8/2017 2:27 PM (#721838 - in reply to #721813)
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klamm143 - 9/8/2017 2:01 AM
No such thing as too many cigars in the Humi's.


Sure, but when are there too many humidors for the house? I'm on my second "overflow" mega-Tupperware, and two 2.5 gallon freezer bags now, besides my main humidor that probably holds 300.

"BUT THEY WERE ON SALE"

Seriously I picked up some very good sticks on a crazy deal for $1.10 each. I think there was a site pricing error.
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Posted 9/8/2017 2:30 PM (#721839 - in reply to #721737)
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Saw this little article on Cigar Aficionado about some of the hurricane's impact so far.  Sounds encouraging so far..... http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/hurricane-irma-m...
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Posted 9/8/2017 5:56 PM (#721849 - in reply to #721795)
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toby2 - 9/7/2017 5:30 PM

Vroomp - 9/7/2017 3:16 PM Saw Aquafina for $38.88 a 24 pack on Amazon this morning.....

 just looked. there is one for $54 as well. crazy. 



that is just asinine.
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Posted 9/9/2017 6:08 AM (#721865 - in reply to #721737)
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Looks like I'm getting this one right in the face
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Posted 9/10/2017 5:48 AM (#721899 - in reply to #721865)
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danb6177 - 9/9/2017 7:08 AM Looks like I'm getting this one right in the face

 Stay safe brother~! It's coming your way~!

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Posted 9/10/2017 10:14 AM (#721905 - in reply to #721865)
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danb6177 - 9/9/2017 10:08 AM

Looks like I'm getting this one right in the face


Stay safe! Looks like it is going to be a rough one for sure. I evacuated inland to Inverness. High but not dry here. Will keep you all posted
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