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Florida and Irma With Jose not far behind

#1 User is offline   fortyearspickn 

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:04 PM

Having lived in South Florida for close to 10 years, from Key West to Ft. Lauderdale, and knowing how the population has increased since then, I can't imagine the terrible stress for everyone there, especially families with small children. All we can do now is pray they will be safe. I know we have some forum members there.
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:22 PM

Yes. . . Hopefully Nick (J45Nick) is doing some smooth sailing up in New England, and his place is in good hands. JannusGuy retired his cool glass guitar table and now must protect windows, etc. Long-time forumite ('08) Ponty is lucky this time in Bermuda with trouble to his southwest. Best wishes to all.
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:39 PM

My prayers go out to all may be in for the wrath of Irma. Having luckily escaped the devastation of Harvey I feel for them greatly. They are not positive where Irma will track, but you sure don't want to be within 200 miles of a storm packing 150 MPH winds.
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:50 PM

Back with a bit of an update, check out this video of Irma from 10:30 this morning
https://www.westernj...western-journal

Sustained winds of 185 MPH, not wind gusts, but sustained (STEADY) winds!
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:09 PM

I'm in the Tampa Bay area. Glad all my guitars are all insured with Heritage. I will take my custom built Martin 00018 with me when I evacuate. I'm hoping the rest will still be here, along with my condo, when I return. I've been here since 1972. This storm is the worst threat I've ever seen in all those years. Keep a good thought for us down here. Over and out.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:40 AM

That is one bad storm.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:44 AM

I live in northern Alabama, and my airfield is receiving over a hundred helicopters (to park and tie-down) from a military training base down south.

MAN are we getting crowded here!!

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:33 AM

Im flying in to Orlando in 3 weeks ...will i land ?
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:43 AM

View Postjannusguy2, on 07 September 2017 - 08:09 PM, said:

I'm in the Tampa Bay area. Glad all my guitars are all insured with Heritage. I will take my custom built Martin 00018 with me when I evacuate. I'm hoping the rest will still be here, along with my condo, when I return. I've been here since 1972. This storm is the worst threat I've ever seen in all those years. Keep a good thought for us down here. Over and out.


Just showed a live clip on Fox of Tampa traffic heading north on I-75. Bumper to bumper going about 5 mph.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:56 AM

For all those in danger, you are in the world's thoughts. Plan for the worst and hope for the best.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:13 PM

Yeah. Hold on tight folks
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:46 PM

It's very scary, they are now saying that *everyone* in Florida should be prepared to evacuate if needed since they still don't know exactly where the worst impact will be. And nobody is really even talking about Jose. It seems to be turning now but previously looked like it could threaten the Northeast US. http://www.nhc.noaa....l?cone#contents

Stay safe everyone, I hope it isn't really as bad as some of the predictions suggest.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:34 PM

we have family down there, so we're watching closely for news.

my sister inlaw said the interstates are jammed, she's in Palm Bay,, half way down, east coast.

they're riding it out as are the others on the west coast, a little further north.

the track appears to go straight thru the middle of the state.. Saw some footage from Puerto Rico, looks like one insane storm.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:52 PM

Thoughts and prayers to you all 🙏
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:29 PM

Tomorrow between 9am and 3pm will be the determining window. A turn is predicted in that period. Which ever way it goes, someone's getting hammered. It will not be pretty. I'm on the 4th floor of a highrise on Tampa Bay. We could get flooded but as high up as I am I'm more concerned my windows will blow out (or in) and water will get in that way. So, you see my prep in the attached pic. If the floor floods the guitars should remain dry. If this turns out to be folly, well, they're all insured. Hope to see you all on the other side. Rob

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:34 PM

Godspeed forum friends. Nick... thinking about you too. Stay safe Rob.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:19 PM

Yes, our thoughts are with you.


So if you had to evacuate right now, where do you actually go? Friends, relatives, motel? I mean, where do 20 million people go?



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:23 PM

View PostBluesKing777, on 08 September 2017 - 06:19 PM, said:

Yes, our thoughts are with you.


So if you had to evacuate right now, where do you actually go? Friends, relatives, motel? I mean, where do 20 million people go?



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We're all going over to my girlfriend's house! Well, that's where I'm going. And if that idea shxts the bed then to a shelter. This storm will be in and out in about 12 hours or less and is expected to weaken to a Cat 2 (from a Cat 5) as it gets to us. Gonna take the positives where I can find them.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:46 PM

Take Care, Rob. And anyone else down there.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:44 AM

Well, Irma has made up her mind and seems to have Tampa on the West Coast in her sights.
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