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Hurricane Michael Thread

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Phrygian77, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 30, 2016
    Crawfordville, FL
    Power just went out here. Probably out for at least a few hours. It had flickered and gone out momentarily a few times in the last hour.
     
  2. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Mar 30, 2016
    Florida USA
    You should be toasting your good fortune! Cheers!
     
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  3. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 30, 2016
    Crawfordville, FL
    Yeah, well, I am just sitting here on the front porch drinking beer and watching the trees blow around.

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  4. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    I live right near Pompano.

    Weather is fine.
     
  5. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Something you said earlier just hit me...did you say people float (as in inner tubes) down the Wakula River? Whoa! Ain't there gators in that water? Hope that bad stuff misses you!
     
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  6. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 30, 2016
    Crawfordville, FL
    Big inflatable things made by Intex, not really inner tubes. Although, you don't really hear about gator attacks on the river anyway.
     
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  7. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Coral Springs, FL
    The heavy media attention alerts people and saves lives.

    Plus, you gotta remember that these storms are tracked days before they hit, when no one knows WHERE they're going to hit. So the very nature of the beast is a very long, slow, and intense media countdown.

    As far as coverage of the aftermath? Depends on the storm. Katrina, Andrew, Irma and Harvey certainly got plenty of aftermath attention.

    Puerto Rico didn't because that's a political issue and still open for debate.
     
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  8. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    Mmmmm...

    The beverages.
     
  9. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Showing pictures of Mexico Beach...water to the roof tops. Total devastation. Hope no one tried to ride it out there...
     
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  10. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    That was Ground Zero, right?
     
  11. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Man, it looked like it had to be. Judging from the water level at the time of the pics the surge had be around 10-15 feet... I've been switching channels and haven't determined if that was ground zero.

    What I have discovered though, is that Brooke Baldwin is actually capable of blinking much faster than she does in the studio...
     
  12. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    Wow:

    I'm looking at the footage now.

    They just show the beachfront view. Nothing on how far inland it went.
     
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  13. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    When they say a 12' storm surge, for example, that means 12' above high tide, I assume. Which from a layman's viewpoint, 12' right at the shoreline.

    So it's 12' of flooding there, and gradually decreases inland because of distance and topography? And I would assume storm duration is a factor.

    Am I following this right?
     
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  14. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    And all the time this is going on, the Stock Market Dow Jones has just dropped 821 points. What a day.
     
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  15. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    It'll pick up a few hundred before closing.

    They say it's a good news/bad news thing:

    Stocks went down because Treasury Yields are up.
     
  16. stxrus

    stxrus Friend of Leo's

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    May 25, 2007
    St. Croix, USVI
    I broke my main rule and turned on the weather channel. So far sane reporting. Pix of a lot of damage but nothing sensational

    Folks in Michaels path please take care & be safe.
     
  17. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    That's the way I interpret it...
     
  18. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    I made one mistake, I'm pretty sure. A biggie:

    It's not 12' above high tide. It's 12' above any level tide.
     
  19. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Holic

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    Jan 9, 2011
    Florida Keys
    Living in the Keys, it is tough to know which of our local secrets are being kept. If the tourists keep fishing and drinking, we locals can continue to keep our pristine beaches for ourselves. That's a win for all.

    My college girlfriend and I spent a lot of time in Mexico Beach. It was tiny, quaint and completely unspoiled. We loved it. That was a few decades ago. Then came the boom. I drove back through there just a few years ago - after the build out. I couldn't recognize it.
     
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