Hurricane Michael Thread

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

  1. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Tele-Afflicted

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    Building codes aren't any different here. We took a direct hit from Hermine a couple of years ago, which was rough, but nothing compared to what this storm could do. Fortunately then, we didn't have any damage, but I'm I expecting some damage to the house this time. It all depends on the track.
     
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    My son is in Tallahassee and watching the updates. He and his gf were supposed to go to GA for a wildlife conference, that may or may not still be on.
    They're currently humming 'should i stay or should I go'. They aren't silly and will haul ass if they need to.
     
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    Note that this “potential” inundation map. Sort of a worst case view. We can hope it’s not quite this bad, but better to prepare for the worst and be safe.


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    Wow...looks like Phrygian77 is right in the crosshairs of the beast...
     
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    He certainly is.

    His comfort may be that, the Forecasters send a ton of stuff up his way, but they tend so often to veer off further to the east/right. My sense is the storm will lose punch before landfall or be moving pretty fast (limited rainfall accumulation) or miss to the right. He mentioned Hermine but his area has tended to be lucky.
     
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    chemobrain Friend of Leo's

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    yes beer is definitely an antidote for "tropical storms/hurricanes .... what about the rum?
    good luck and god bless .
     
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    I am getting a bit tired and bored with all these "worst storm ever!!!" stories. Next week it will all have blown over and everything will be back to normal, and the news people will have to find the NEXT BIG STORM. The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

     
  9. Phrygian77

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    Phew man, I am done! Spent all of this morning reorganizing the garage to make room for all the crap I had to bring in from outside. Then, I moved my girlfriend's 100+ signs, garden nick knacks, wind chimes, humming bird feeders, plants, furniture, rugs, etc. into the garage, not to mention the grill and garbage can.
     
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    Hurricanes these days suck.

    the PRE-CBS Hurricanes, those had The TONE!

    Be safe everybody, things are about to get nasty again.
     
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    Why wouldn't the media want to sensationalize it? More public interest, more viewers, more money.
     
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    I wonder how long this little self-promoting circle can go on? All over the world there are true tragedies going down, but in the USA we just keep hoping and praying we'll get a real big one that is easy to cover with local network news.
     
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    You remembered! Forget the canned crap. You're gonna want to eat good.

    Good luck to you and all those getting ready for this. (As you know, we're all clear of this in South Florida.) Fortunately for those of you who have to or want to evacuate, you have a relatively short trip to get out of its way.
     
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    Where are the clowns from the weather channel? Are they anywhere near the possible impacted areas?

    “Up here in Kansas City thins are looking pretty grim. It appears the eye will pass east of us but high surf, heavy rain, & winds are things we’ll have to pay close attention to”
     
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    In other words, Katrina, Harvey and Florence weren't huge tragedies?
     
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    i lived in fort walton beach for ten years. my sister lives on okaloosa island and has evacuated.
    actually moving back in jan., maybe.
     
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    Best wishes to all in harm's way.
     
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    Good luck down there. Batten down and stay safe
     
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    Exactly.

    These big hits, they kind of remind me of Ali getting hit by Frazier. People didn't pay all that much attention at the time, but the accumulation of these hard hits takes a lot of resilience out of the people. They are proud and don't wanna be seen complaining too much.

    The thing is, those who have survived one storm probably should jump in and help the next round of victims. But we're compromised, emotionally, and probably the #1 No-Go thing to do is to show up "ready" to help someone clean up from a big storm - and then the "helper" collapses first. People who are susceptible to a breakdown serve their friends better by helping in some other kind of way. The workers may be able to work full speed, right up until someone is overcome and then it just overtakes everyone.

    So, it serves little good to make a big fuss about it - except people far away on another Continent get the whole wrong idea.
     
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    Katrina, I remember that. That was big. Harvey, Florence? forgotten. Was Harvey the BIG ONE where my brother in Naples FLA was so worried about his motor-cruiser, then fled a thousand miles inland and slept on the floor of a church... and when he went home, absolutely nothing had happened? I ain't saying the storms aren't something. I'm just saying that the news reporting is causing people like me to just shrug our shoulders and say "who cares?" Every week they report another 'storm of the century', and usually the storms don't happen. And all the while, outside of the USA, huge events are occurring which are NOT covered.
     
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