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#21 User is online   jdgm 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:24 PM

Good luck to Notes, Pup, brc and everyone else....



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:46 PM

I would urge you guys in Florida to evacuate. You may have experience, and you may have ridden out storms before, but not like this one. There has never been one as big or strong as this. Right now the predicted track is right up the middle of the state so both coasts will be hit with storm surge plus the rain and extreme high winds.

As they told people in Texas - if you are not leaving, please write your social security number on your arm. [scared]
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:23 PM

Twang Gang said:

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I would advise you guys in Florida to evacuate. You may have experience, and you may have ridden out storms before, but not like this one. There has never been one as big or strong as this. Right now the predicted track is right up the middle of the state so both coasts will be hit with storm surge plus the rain and extreme high winds.

As they told people in Texas - if you are not leaving, please write your social security number on your arm. [scared]


Sounds like good advise.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:20 PM

I am " lucky" in the sense that I am up on a hill , actually the highest house in the area, so I am not too worried about flood waters coming in the house.
But what I am concerned about are the high winds.
I look down from my front door to the closest home about 300 yards away, so the front area of my house is exposed to the wind.
I have a big magnolia tree in my front yard that I could possible lose to the wind.
Have all the windows boarded up ( which took days ) , trees staked down, lawn furniture brought inside, and basically making sure every thing is brought inside.
We have already been notified by the power company that we will lose power , which is a given , but I have a 10,000 watt generator so other than an inconvenience , I think we are good power wise.
Dundee, the small city I am in, once power goes out we lose water also due to the pumps.
So stocked up on water, drinks food and most importantly plenty of beer.
This should be on hell of a ride.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:27 PM

View Postbrc, on 08 September 2017 - 04:20 PM, said:

I am " lucky" in the sense that I am up on a hill , actually the highest house in the area, so I am not too worried about flood waters coming in the house.
But what I am concerned about are the high winds.
I look down from my front door to the closest home about 300 yards away, so the front area of my house is exposed to the wind.
I have a big magnolia tree in my front yard that I could possible lose to the wind.
Have all the windows boarded up ( which took days ) , trees staked down, lawn furniture brought inside, and basically making sure every thing is brought inside.
We have already been notified by the power company that we will lose power , which is a given , but I have a 10,000 watt generator so other than an inconvenience , I think we are good power wise.
Dundee, the small city I am in, once power goes out we lose water also due to the pumps.
So stocked up on water, drinks food and most importantly plenty of beer.
This should be on hell of a ride.



Prayers are with you brc , just hold on to your favorite guitar


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:35 PM

View Post4Hayden, on 08 September 2017 - 04:27 PM, said:

Prayers are with you brc , just hold on to your favorite guitar

Thanks Hayden,
I have my vintage and favorite guitars in very strong heavy safes.
Of course if the house is destroyed, I am not sure if the safes would survive .
Storm is not scheduled to come through here until late Sunday, early Monday and already the winds have started .

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:49 PM

View Postbrc, on 08 September 2017 - 04:20 PM, said:

Dundee, the small city I am in, once power goes out we lose water also due to the pumps.
So stocked up on water, drinks food and most importantly plenty of beer.
This should be on hell of a ride.


You are definitely more in the path than I am - unlike last year with Matthew. We aren't even boarding up since we are supposed to get only 50-70 mph winds. You will get higher winds down there, so hang tight Sunday night and early Monday morning. I think we will all be out of power for a long time though, so that will suck.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:26 AM

View Postbrc, on 08 September 2017 - 04:20 PM, said:

So stocked up on water, drinks food and most importantly plenty of beer.


Sounds like you're ready! Best of luck!
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:42 AM

All good here. No power - but no damage. Got the generator running some fans and wi-fi.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:36 AM

It was a hell of a night!!
The high winds did nit hit until 8:00-8:30, then all hell broke lose.
Power went out at 9:00 on the dot.
About 9:30 heard this God awful sound from out side
Went out front only to find out the roof shingles were being ripped off the roof.
They were asphalt missles and One just about took my head off.
While I was out side, the huge magnolia tree was split down the middle just barely missing the corner of the house.
The sound I heard was the asphalt shingles being ripped off the house.
Went outside this morning about 7:00 am and found out close to 3/4 of the had been ripped off the house.
Water damage inside the living room, dinning room and den.
About 140 feet of chain loping fence down,.
The house moved so much the front door will not open.
Just about every one in this area has a carport.
Mine took such a hit that is is leaning at about 15/20 % out of level.
They say will will be with out power for weeks but damn I hope not that long
Lovely Florida
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:33 PM

Well we've heard from Surfpup and BRC and they seem OK although not without damage to homes.

Hope to see a post from Bob Norton soon as well. [unsure]
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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:08 PM

So the power finally came on today after 6 days without. Gotta respect those early Florida settlers - they musta been some desperate sunsab!tches! It's not the heat ya know, but the humidity! [biggrin] The wife said she missed the warm showers more than the air conditioning. I said I'd take cold showers any day over no AC. Regardless we have both now! YAY! Think I might go crank up the JTM 45 just because I can.
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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:11 PM

View PostTwang Gang, on 11 September 2017 - 02:33 PM, said:

Hope to see a post from Bob Norton soon as well. [unsure]


Hope Notes is well. Haven't heard anything. Most of the gulf coast fared better than expected I think.

Generally the state is a total mess. Pretty sure I've never seen this many trees down in North Florida - and the Keys are reportedly wrecked.
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