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Erik welcomeHello, my name is Erik Wesner.  I’m not Amish, but I’ve visited over 5,000 Amish homes and written 2 books on the Amish (more on that here).

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Amish can be found in 28 states + Canada.   Read more in the Amish State Guide.  Sample articles:

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    1. Ted

      How did the Amish make it through th Hurricanes in florida ?

      I was just wondering how the Amish made it through the 2017 hurricanes in Florida?

      1. Hi Ted, you weren’t the only one wondering – I wrote a response on this to another reader, you can check it here: https://amishamerica.com/florida-amish/comment-page-1/#comment-172800

        But in short, looks like not too badly, some damage but nothing catastrophic from what was reported.