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trike lady

Hurricane Irma

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trike lady

Anyone here in the Florida Keys and South Florida Hurricane Irma is on the way, please evacuate when asked and I'll be praying for you.  May God protect you from the storms rage.

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AZgl1800

Ned Jewett lives in that area, he is "LongBoater" on the forums as he is a retired Navy seaman. many years he has fought the storms out there, I was just visiting with him earlier today about Irma.... he said a lot of the larger water craft are leaving the harbor areas and heading out to sea so they don't get damaged from smaller craft that loose their sea anchors.

 

or you can find him here on FB, he is constantly updating us on Irma...

 

 https://www.facebook.com/ned.jewett.3

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Monkeytrucker

Years ago Estella and I had our first vacation in 33 (?)  years of marriage.  Our parents wanted us to come home to St. Francisville, IL.  We wanted a real vacation so being we had just got the internet we noticed St. Francisville, LA.  So we went to St. Francisville and stayed in a great B&B, toured plantations and then went down to the gulf.  Went swimming on the gulf side of a little island with a fort on it.  Got up the next morning and noticed all of the shrimp trawlers making for harbor.  Checked out, went to Stennes Space Port and a tour.  It started raining while we were on the tour so we got in the rental car and headed home.

 

Well we found out we left the coast just as Hurricane Danny was coming ashore.  We had no idea about it as we did not listen to the TV or radio.  The casino barge we marveled at was driven up and across RT. 10.  Read that they simply cut it up as getting it back to the gulf would have been much more expensive.  

 

The Military has smarts as they simply fly aircraft to safe places.  When I was at the University we got to see a lot of Navy and Air Force guys who were students in our Military classes.  The University airport looked a military one with all of those birds.  It was probably the only times those people ever stepped foot on campus.

 

I just hope all of the people in the FL and Gulf area listen to the warnings and get north.

:agreed-with-sign: ????

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DougW

We are keeping a close eye on it as we have camping reservations for the outer banks of NC starting on Sunday. Irma has the potential to change those pans.

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brianinpa

Anyone here in the Florida Keys and South Florida Hurricane Irma is on the way, please evacuate when asked and I'll be praying for you.  May God protect you from the storms rage.

 

This is more than likely the Emergency Management Coordinator in me posting this, but I have to wonder why people wait until they are asked or told to evacuate.  With all of the storm stories on the news these days, no one should think they are stronger than mother nature.  No one should think they are strong enough to hold their house together to the relentless winds and storm surge.  In the height of the storm, there is no OFF switch that will make the wind and water stop.

 

Pack up a few belongings, protect what you want to, and get the heck out of dodge EARLY!  If your house is still standing when you get back, you just wasted some money in gas.  If it is gone when you get back, your family will thank you for getting away.

 

God Bless!

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Halfling

We are keeping a close eye on it as we have camping reservations for the outer banks of NC starting on Sunday. Irma has the potential to change those pans.

Could shift your plans over to the Illinois M&G Doug although the dates may not work for you....

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roscoepc

Actually the storm track looks better for my part of the state than it did this morning when it looked like it was gonna center punch the entire peninsula!!! Still nothing to play with but a bit better....

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DougW

Could shift your plans over to the Illinois M&G Doug although the dates may not work for you....

The track they just showed on the weather now looks like IL might get about the same as the outer banks.

 

We are still planning to go, if they wave us off we will just head for my brother's place in NC about 4 hrs inland for a few days.

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Halfling

Yeah, I'm not liking the new track at all! Be safe!

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roscoepc

Yeah, I'm not liking the new track at all! Be safe!

 

I'm not liking it either as the 8:00pm track today puts the eye right over my house!!!!!!! It is what it is though and it's a long time until it get's here....

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brianinpa

Be safe Don, and any others in the path of this beast.

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OnaWingandaPrayer

We will have more precise tracking come Monday morning. just as we begin clean up . Prayers to keep us all safe.

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brianinpa

There once was a time that I would see these things on the TV and think... dang!  That's a shame for those that are involved.

 

Then along came the internet, these online forums, and meet-n-greets and suddenly you become friends with people that live in the areas are or are going to be affected.  "Dang" just doesn't seem like enough any more.  You'll be safe!

 

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AZgl1800

yes,

 

the Internet has really shrunk our world.

Before 1990, all we had was the local TV stations, cable was in its' infancy and not many could afford it, so "world news" was a day old usually and found in print on the newspaper you found on the front door step.

 

Now, we have the entire world in front of us with Satellite TV and our computer vision, and have to selectively ignore the things we can't do anything about anyway.

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roscoepc

Here's a link to the best Hurricane Tracker that I've found! When the page loads, scroll down and click on the Warnings/Cone Interactive Map window. You'll be able to zoom in to see just how close this things forecast to come by you: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

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AZgl1800

I much prefer the MyRadar app on my cellphone, it is a lot more intuitive with more info available.

 

this is just static picture, it moves in Real Time.

 

 

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OnaWingandaPrayer

 Irma will be our guest early Monday morning. I hope she doesn't mind I boarded up all the windows.

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trike lady

Prayers for all in the storms path, may God watch over you and protect you.

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Halfling

Some impact from Irma expected here in Middle TN but it will most likely be rain and some gusty wind. Nancy and I spent the better part of the day picking up the backyard and tidying up in general. Nothing that even begins to compare to the destruction in Florida. Praying for all our family and friends in harm's way.

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AZgl1800

Far west as we are in Oklahoma, most likely we will just get some winds and maybe some rain out of it.

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Monkeytrucker

One of the Florida Flywheelers was at the end of the row of engines at the show.  His home is on one of the FL keys 5' above sea level.  He was pretty sure his duplex would be gone.

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AZgl1800

:(

 

that is not a good thing to know.

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Monkeytrucker

He also has a place near Elnora, IN, in Amish Country.  They have many Amish friends who are builders and have had several families take advantage, at his request, of staying at his place in the keys.  He does not have flood or home insurance on the place and figures he can rebuild better on just what he saved on insurance.  He already has a group of Amish who have volunteered to go down and rebuild his home.

 

I think those Amish builders who do not cut corners when building houses and buildings could make a fortune in TX and all along the gulf coast.  I love to watch them build,  They do not waste time talking to each other, they all know what the next thing is to be done and one of them just does it.  They know where windows and doors are supposed to be and no one spends minutes looking at plans.

 

Lou has a 1905 SM Jones 16 hp oil field engine with flywheels about 6' in diameter.  He has sewing machine type belts driving a common school room pencil sharpener and sharpens pencils with he and his wife's name and the engines info on the pencil and gives them away. 

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Flyone

Just to let members know, it looks like all members in FL and GA are in pretty good shape.

 

Thanks to everyone for worrying about our forum family!

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