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09/08/17 at 14:55:19
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I hope all of our FL, GA, NC, SC inmates are able to safely pack up their scoots, families, and critters and successfully hide from Irma!  Let's keep all of these people in our prayers.

Makes me glad I live in North Texas where we only have tornadoes and hailstorms to deal with...
  

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Reply #1 - 09/08/17 at 20:02:06
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I hope every one impacted by this hurricane, heeds the recommendations of officials in their area .

This is not something to ignore, no matter how many hurricanes you have been through .

I've had relatives reside in the St. Petersburg area, about 15 miles southwest of Tampa, since 1945 .

I've spent three months a year, during the summer school break from 1960 through 1972 there .

I witnessed many tropical depressions, storms and a CAT 1 hurricane  during this time .

If it wasn't for the hurricane threat for 6 months of the year, I would be living there .

My parents moved to the St. Petersburg area in 1981, when my father was forced into early retirement .

The area they moved to, was 3 feet, 1 meter above average sea level .

They got flooded two times with salt water and decided to move farther inland in 1997 to Lakeland, Florida, about 35 miles east of Tampa, with an elevation of 140 feet above sea level .

In 2005, hurricane Wilma almost took their lives, they did not go to a government shelter, a high/secondary school about 2 miles away .

If the eye of this hurricane was 17 miles farther west, their home would have been a concrete slab with no structure left !!!!!!!!!!!

I figured a desert was a place where a minimal of weather threats existed .

Hot is good, cold is bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grin
  

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Reply #2 - 09/11/17 at 01:04:47
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This  seems like a good time to spread the word about the website https://www.windy.com

  
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Reply #3 - 09/11/17 at 11:58:53
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I saw this morning flooding in St. Mary's Georgia on line hope marcmax is staying dry and the machinery is up high

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Reply #4 - 09/11/17 at 14:08:48
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Cool site, Rob.

Joe - I think he posted that he wuz gettin' the f out of Dodge...
  

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Reply #5 - 09/12/17 at 20:08:24
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OMG. I have no idea how the Amish do it. Three days without power in the heat and humidity of SoGA and I am ready to move to the mountains at the other end of the state.

Much luckier than most. all I lost was power and the contents of my refrigerator and freezer. There used to be massive old live oak trees around St Marys. There may be a dozen left. There is no longer a marina. Just a few pilings and a couple of sunken boats. The rest are in a jumbled pile half a mile away thrown up on the shore.

I am about a hundred yards away from the salt marsh. I have flood insurance, sandbagged my house and moved everything to as high a place as possible. No need. Even though the storm surge was washing across the roadway to my subdivision, the developer planned it right. Every house is built on an elevated lot with drainage surrounding them. I kept watch throughout the storm and even though the drainage filled it did its job and carried it away.
  

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Reply #6 - 09/12/17 at 20:30:01
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Good to here but I thought you were headin' for the hills?
  

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I was going to bug out but would have had to go three states away to escape. My neighbors were riding it out so we pooled our adult beverages and propane tanks for the grills and went along for the ride.
  

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Reply #8 - 09/12/17 at 23:05:08
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Damn, helluva ride!
  

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Reply #9 - 09/12/17 at 23:58:01
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Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse.


Well. two out of three ain't bad.   Cool
  

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Reply #10 - 09/13/17 at 00:01:03
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Just glad it is just another one in the record books. Seriously though, it is time for me to move out of the strike zone.
  

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Re: Irma...
Reply #11 - 09/14/17 at 04:09:05
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Glad to hear an update from you marcmax and you're through it.  Probably a hell of a mess to clean up tho.  I bet those adult beverages were tasty! Smiley
  

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