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  • rednoise
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #475
"Marx and myself, one has fought harder all one's life long against the alleged Socialists than against anyone else"

-Engels

  • SkepticTank
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #476
Tampa Bay has been drained.

  • osmanthus
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #477
It'll come back.
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  • SkepticTank
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #478
Indeed.

  • SkepticTank
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #479
Roads are green on google maps.  If you still want to get out and you're north of I-10 or so, now would be a good time.
  • Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 12:06:33 PM by SkepticTank

Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #480
What is going to happen to all the Burmese pythons in the Everglades?

  • osmanthus
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #481
They'll be sucked into the stratosphere and will rain down on Washington.
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  • ksen
Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #482
Wind gusts are starting to pick up.

Hey, what was that noi

  • MikeS
Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #483
Center is just east of Fort Meyers now, about 100 miles south of me.  I'm actually hoping this will go right over top instead of angling toward Tampa and giving us the right hand punch in Lakeland.

It's been raining constant, but light, for the last few hours with winds just starting to pick up.  Long night ahead with a frightened family and the spinner vents on the roof going wild.

RRRrrrrRRRrrrrRRRRrrrRRrrrRRRRrrrrrRRRRrrrr

  • rednoise
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #484
Be safe, y'all. I hope no major damage happens.
"Marx and myself, one has fought harder all one's life long against the alleged Socialists than against anyone else"

-Engels

  • MikeS
Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #485

I'm between TPA and GIF.
http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USFL0438

Current track puts me in the eye around 2am or so.  Although winds might be only as strong as present wind gusts (let's hope).

this would be eye #3 for me.   :happydance:   :awgee:   :ohmy:   :gonk:   :stopper:

ETA:  Note that the east coast around Melbourne and Daytona have recieved more than 16" of rain so far.  The damage from this storm is random and widespread.  Downtown Miami flooded.  Tampa soon to get a storm surge of 5' to 10' after the bay drained all day.

ETA2:  On the link, click on "Pan & Zoom" to get a very good interactive map that you can choose different overlays and play animation, zoom in/out, etc.
  • Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 07:28:23 PM by MikeS

  • MikeS
Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #486
Still have power.  The eye is about 15 miles SSE of me and I'll probably be on the west side of the eye as it moves over.  The backside is pretty dry so I'll be able to clean up in the morning.

Probably lose power in the next hour so wish me luck.  :cheer:

  • SkepticTank
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #487
Mike's last post was two hours ago.  ksen's was nine.

I think we should call it guys.

RIP MikeS and ksen.

 :smith:

Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #488
Good luck

Eta: and Godspeed
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

  • SkepticTank
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #489
Well, since we don't have any firsthand accounts, I can report that several friends in ksen's area (Melbourne/Palm Bay) are reporting little damage, but yards are covered in branches, power out for many/most.

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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #490
I talked to my mom (who is in Maine), she talked to her neighbors and her house is OK, she expects to get some water in around a sliding glass door that doesn't seal well and she's not scheduled to fly back to Florida until Friday.  So there may be some mold issues to deal with by the time she does get back.

  • osmanthus
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #491
I think they'll be ok. Wind strength moderated rapidly from what the reports are saying. It would only be storm surge that would be a worry, if you were in the middle of that.
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  • MikeS
Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #492


I'm baaaaaacccckkk.

Power went out about 15 minutes after my last post.  That's when the eye went over Lakeland.  80+mph winds for about 20-30 minutes but that's was it.  Woke up Monday morning to a yard full of tree debris and one very large branch down on my fence.  Also, in the tree top, was a dangling branch.  At this moment the tree people are cutting that down and removing the final waste.

Yard is cleaned, roof needs cleaning and .....

POWER!!!!  Came back on at 9:30am this morning.  Lucky for us temperatures have been only in the low 80's and upper 70's.  Also the neighbor had a generator and we stretched extension cords enough to run the refridgerator, no spoiled food.

Another day to clean up and then wait for the county to pick up the waste.

I was hoping for some medium to major damage on the roof, I was ready to spend the hurricane deductable.  But the house and even the pool screen enclosure came through with zero damage.  Not even a rain gutter broke free.  Oh well.

The neighborhood is a mess, but maybe one in twenty houses had damage from falling trees and limbs.  It got hit hard further east from us (the right hand of the storm) but I've been out of touch so don't know much.  We kept phone service throughout but have been too busy to try and keep up with the news.

Back to clean up today and tomorrow morning then back to work tomorrow afternoon (5 day business trip).

  • SkepticTank
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #493
Oh god, now the zombie apocalypse has started.

  • SkepticTank
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #494
Some of my east coast friends are getting their power back. One friend on Merritt Island has power, but no drinkable water.

Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #495
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/hurricane-irma-new-photos-show-paradise-destroyed-florida-keys/R0AvVQFabZH8BH3jejLheI/

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Quinn wants FEMA to help clean up the park quickly, so he and the other residents can start cleaning up the Keys.

The park, once a retiree paradise, was one of only a few places low-income workers could afford in the Keys' pricey rental market.

"This is low income, workforce housing," Quinn said. "We're waitresses, cooks, construction workers. We're the ones that do the work for the tourists."

Collapsed 3 story building due to storm surge:


The ruined trailer park:


  • ksen
Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #496
Hi guys!

Still no power at home. The best estimate FPL will give out is east coast done by the end of the weekend. It'd be nice to have a neighborhood map with where they're working now and where they plan on going. FPL spent $3 billion on a smart-grid system so they have the information but they don't want to give it out.

Meanwhile I haven't seen a single FPL truck between home and work the few times I've driven around. FPL is getting hit pretty hard on the Twitter. So that part's pretty frustrating.

I also like how you are encouraged to keep three days supply of food and water on hand but the electric takes about seven days to get back on. :golfclap:

Glad you have power MikeS and got through relatively unscathed. We lost a lot of fence and there's one piece of siding I have to reattach so damage wise it isn't that bad.

Oh, while out front of my house Saturday night over on the side where the power lines enter my property a pine tree branch was brushing the power line and throwing off sparks through the night. That was fun.

We lost power a few minutes before Midnight on Saturday and are still waiting on it to get turned back on. Mid-90s during the day with barely any breeze to speak of. At least we have running water and can take cold showers for some relief.

  • SkepticTank
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #497
I also like how you are encouraged to keep three days supply of food and water on hand but the electric takes about seven days to get back on. :golfclap:
Are the stores open?  When Ike came through Houston, most stores had no power for about two weeks so they didn't have anything frozen or refrigerated shipped in.  It was really nice when we got to buy meat and dairy again. We also had FEMA handing out water and food rations within about 3 days. But you had to wait in line for a couple hours to get supplies.

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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #498
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/13/irma-death-toll-rises-as-5-dead-at-south-florida-nursing-home/

It was 5 this morning, now it's up to 8.

There's a hospital literally across the street.

Ugh.

  • ravenscape
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Re: 2017 hurricane season
Reply #499
I fly to Florida on Friday.  Power is restored to the neighborhood where I'll be staying.  Minor roof leak that is supposed to be fixed on Saturday.

Many friends I'm hoping to catch up with may be too busy dealing with the aftermath and waiting for power and shit, though.