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    Default Re: IRMA - This does not look good either

    You can clearly see the storm is being polled Northeast.

    Sorry I did not include the ref.
    https://weather.com/storms/hurricane...inas-southeast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    Reynard, how is your Beaufort property fairing? Out of flood danger yet? Flooded? Hope it's ok.


    Tom, thanks for asking. Winds were 40+ knots with the gusts. Storm surge was the biggest threat. Lotta rain as well. Back of the lot (lowest part) along the marsh had over a foot of water at high tide. Where the house and shop will be not much at all especially at the finished level of the slabs.
    Dock is OK. We put on a new floater after Mathew as well as additional cross bracing under the walkway.
    Here's a pic after the tide went out.



    Looks like the porta potty got the worst of it!

    I'm waiting to hear about Catnapper. Parts of downtown Beaufort had 2' of water in the streets. Areas closest to the water. I've seen videos taken from a Jon boat going down the main drag. My realtor is going to drive by and check on her for me sometime today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    You can clearly see the storm is being polled Northeast.

    Sorry I did not include the ref.
    https://weather.com/storms/hurricane...inas-southeast

    IRMA.jpg
    The storm is still headed west. Just because it is large and bands have reached the coast does not change the fact that the storm track is northwestwerly. You really do just make up your own facts don't you.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?cone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    The storm is still headed west. Just because it is large and bands have reached the coast does not change the fact that the storm track is northwestwerly. You really do just make up your own facts don't you.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?cone

    Alternative facts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    It's moving into Arkansas. Arkansas is east of Florida, correct? I guess it's backwards day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    It's moving into Arkansas. Arkansas is east of Florida, correct? I guess it's backwards day...
    East or West, North or South, Right or Wrong. What's the difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    East or West, North or South, Right or Wrong. What's the difference?
    You would think that an engineer would understand that accepting reality is necessary every so often. But - we don't have to worry about details like gravity when designing something, right?
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    It's spread out some. X marks Ohio...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    You would think that an engineer would understand that accepting reality is necessary every so often. But - we don't have to worry about details like gravity when designing something, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Haven't bought many new consumer products have you ? :-0

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    I dunno - other than battery life my iPhone's pretty darn good. The TV works just fine, stc. I get that marketing people have a tenuous grasp of reality, but isn't it sort of a job requirement for engineers? Well, maybe not car engineers, as they believe no one will ever have to fix their stuff...
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    Latest word from my daughter in Ft Lauderdale, elevation 9'. She lives in a 12 unit condo complex. No problem with surge, minimal water and wind damage. She is one of only three who has power (kinda strange) so she and the others are each putting half a dozen people up every night and have set up phone charging stations. Nice to see that folks are coming together in times like this. I can't imagine what the heat and humidity are like without air conditioning.

    AZ - no hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wild fires, avalanches, tsunamis, volcanoes, blizzards or floods.

    And it's a dry heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Latest word from my daughter in Ft Lauderdale, elevation 9'. She lives in a 12 unit condo complex. No problem with surge, minimal water and wind damage. She is one of only three who has power (kinda strange) so she and the others are each putting half a dozen people up every night and have set up phone charging stations. Nice to see that folks are coming together in times like this. I can't imagine what the heat and humidity are like without air conditioning.

    AZ - no hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wild fires, avalanches, tsunamis, volcanoes, blizzards or floods.

    And it's a dry heat.
    But you must be due a plague of locusts1

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    ...or an invasion of snowbirds. <wink, grin>
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post

    And it's a dry heat.
    So's my oven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    AZ - no hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wild fires, avalanches, tsunamis, volcanoes, blizzards or floods.

    And it's a dry heat.
    High of 80, low of 60 for the rest of the week. IOW - just about perfect

    Glad your daughter is OK. Our kids in Vero Beach are all good. House is fine, but overrun with crabs (outdoors). Last I heard Matt had tossed about 20 back into the water. Lots of branches, etc. to clean up - but they are very relieved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    It's spread out some. X marks Ohio...

    Irma.jpg
    Thank you for the image

    When the eye IRMA got to the Columbus GA area the storm broke into 3 smaller storm

    1. A storm moved Northeast in NC hitting Charlotte.
    2. A second storm moved more North and a little east over the mountains into the Ohio river valley.
    3. A third storm did move Northwest into the Mississippi River Valley.

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    To all concerened,

    Been a bit out of internet access here in UK. Long story.

    Nevertheless hopefully all your friends and family have made it through Irma safely and they and property are OK.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    I'm happy to hear from you! I know we have all been concerned for you and yours!
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    Good to hear from you, Rum Pirate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    To all concerened,

    Been a bit out of internet access here in UK. Long story.

    Nevertheless hopefully all your friends and family have made it through Irma safely and they and property are OK.
    UK? Wishing you well RP

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    WOW, WHAT A BLOW......... But it could have been worse...... always.

    Power grid took a very bad hit. We are still without power and estimate is weeks.
    Gas line at Murphy's gas station in Avon Park got the first delivery on Tuesday Night,
    the line in on direction stretched about a mile, the other went into Walmart parking lot.

    Stations are beginning to open again, as are a few groceries, supplies are coming in.
    Traffic lights in a lot of areas are being powered by generators.....

    Storm damage is a lot of roofs and fallen trees, and of course the effects of those trees...
    Today is the first I have been able to get on line with the phone..... No knocks to anyone.

    Kudos to the linemen, who in many cases down here are needing to rewire transmission
    lines before service lines can be addressed......
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack grebe View Post
    WOW, WHAT A BLOW......... But it could have been worse...... always.
    Good to hear that you are OK.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Good to hear from you Jack!!
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    Glad to hear you're OK Jack! Good luck with the recovery!
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    Excellent news, sir.

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    Glad to hear you came through all right, Jack.

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    David G
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    Good to hear from you, Jack. Glad you're OK.

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    Thanks everyone, my time on the net for a while is gonna be curtailed as work around
    here has exploded.... When things settle down, I will post some pics and videos of
    the experience....

    Donna has an increased workload due to other nurses still being out..... Immediate
    family of course comes first, and many of the other nurses she works with are
    younger with children...... Schools still out too.

    Today we helped some at a local church that is setting up a distribution center, unloading
    too truckloads of goods for tomorrow....... Thank God for Oxy........ I will be there tomorrow
    helping again, but D has to work...

    As for actual damage personally, we lost / had damage to 3 roof vent covers on the motorhome
    Some water was forced into the windows..... Wet couch, mattress, etc....... Very minor indeed.

    We lost 2 giant coastal oak trees, one damaging a fence...... Several areas of fencing also
    will need new posts/repair from wind damage..... No biggie

    I have not had a chance to look into the path, but I do believe we got the eye wall, that
    being said, all pets and critters accounted for and healthy........ We were really lucky.

    For us, this was the first time being on this side of relief efforts..... It is humbling
    to say the least...... The convoys of trucks, the workers, the willingness to help is
    amazing...
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    Not too bad then. I was worried about the motorhome. They have to be lightweight with big windage.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    RP, Jack. God to hear from you both.

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    My Daughter in Fort Lauderdale just got power back on Friday and sent me this video.

    Her dog Olive found this right after being let out of the house after the storm.


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    What is the young bird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBreeze View Post
    Anyone in touch with Pipefitter? Not sure of his location in FL
    Thanks
    Thanks for asking, JBreeze, it's Tampa. I typically sit through these but now I have young grandchildren, so I fled to the hills to a friend in N. Georgia. I knew we could survive the storm, but I knew we would be without power, which was the case, as it turned out, and it became more about visiting old friends than the storm. Also, to put others concerned at ease.

    When we decided to leave, I-75 was at a crawl and fuel was an issue. Filled up my boat cans the night before just incase, along with a couple 5's which was the right thing to do. We left 10pm Friday night, avoided 75 and took old Hwy 41 instead and basically sailed right through and made Blairsville, GA. in about 12 hrs. Made it to Valdosta using less than a half tank and were able to find fuel just outside of Atlanta so we never had to tap into the reserves but it was close and the lines were long.

    Neighbor recorded gusts here to 95+mph and my yard was littered with oak logs and they somehow missed the house and my boat. Power was off until Wed evening and cable just came back on today. Fortunately, we had emptied/used up the fridge of all perishables a day before we left. As it was, the quarter I set on a cup of ice in the freezer had only sunk about .75" deep so food would have survived in there.

    As far as visiting the friends, it was the right thing to do. Was also nicer not listening to all that snap-crackle-pop for hours on end. We made a holiday of it and I cooked/baked comfort food and it was like a huge family get together, southern style, just like we used to back when we were all close. Came home and is just a huge mess to clean up of yard debris.
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