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Old 08-28-2019, 04:17 PM   #1
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Preparing for Another Hurricane in Good Ol' Fla.

Dorian (Gray) is heading our way. All the best to all our East Coast Florida Residents, stay safe. We are staying put as we always do.

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Old 08-28-2019, 04:30 PM   #2
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This morning when watching the Weather channel it looked like this thing might not be so bad and would probably not make it into the gulf. Now it is looking like it will cross FL and head west. Keeping and eye on it......
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WOW! I sure do feel for you people. I will take my snowstorm any day over that. No destruction and just have another cup of coffee and wait it out. LOL

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It's raining, robustly.
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It's raining, robustly.

Bolt, whereabouts are you located?

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Just discovered that our very nice gas can, bought 2 months ago in preparation for hurricanes, is missing from our garage. Someone obviously walked in there on one of the occasions the door was left open, and walked out with it. There are no more gas cans left in the local stores - no bottled water, etc. either. Now if we must evacuate, we have no gas but what we can carry in the gas tank.
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Now if we must evacuate, we have no gas but what we can carry in the gas tank.
Most any car can get out of florida on a full tank. We'll decide Friday, but a 3 or less we'll stay put (most likely).
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We're on a barrier island. If the governor says get out, we gotta get out before they close the bridges. Or so I understand the law.
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We're on a barrier island. If the governor says get out, we gotta get out before they close the bridges. Or so I understand the law.
Same as us, but we always stay anyway.
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Latest update I saw has it hitting the Central Florida east coast as a Cat. 3 hurricane, 115 mph. Somewhere east of Orlando, maybe, but they really won't have a good handle on exactly where it might hit until tomorrow or friday. I'm watching this closely, as we are on the Gulf Coast, west of Orlando........right now they are saying the winds could remain at or near 100 mph all the way across the peninsula
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Beautiful area.

I often visited a friend who wintered on Big Pine Key. We often bicycled or kayaked around those parts.

Stay safe. (Latest prediction I saw had Dorian headed towards the middle of FL by the weekend, so your locale may luck out.)

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Just discovered that our very nice gas can, bought 2 months ago in preparation for hurricanes, is missing from our garage. Someone obviously walked in there on one of the occasions the door was left open, and walked out with it. There are no more gas cans left in the local stores - no bottled water, etc. either. Now if we must evacuate, we have no gas but what we can carry in the gas tank.
Might be a good time to go for a 2 week vacation a few states to your north. You will get quite a ways on one tank of gas, and will surely find more along the way to finish the trip. Lots of sights to see up there, and a bonus might be easier gas can availability. You can get one for the next hurricane.

Every evacuation doesn't have to be a "run for the hills" scenario. Sometimes it's just easier to leave early, especially for retirees.
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Thanks! We are new at this (although I've lived in FL before, just never this close to water - and there weren't any hurricanes) so all advice is welcome at this point.

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Stayed at the local high school for Irma.
Will stay in the house this time, unless it develops to a Cat 4. Not crazy about driving north myself.
The Euro model has it crossing the state beneath the Tampa area. Could get interesting.
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Most any car can get out of florida on a full tank. We'll decide Friday, but a 3 or less we'll stay put (most likely).
If you live in Miami you are not likely to get out of Florida on a single tank. Best you could hope for is maybe west of Ocala, maybe on your way to Tallahassee.
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Latest update I saw has it hitting the Central Florida east coast as a Cat. 3 hurricane, 115 mph. Somewhere east of Orlando, maybe, but they really won't have a good handle on exactly where it might hit until tomorrow or friday. I'm watching this closely, as we are on the Gulf Coast, west of Orlando........right now they are saying the winds could remain at or near 100 mph all the way across the peninsula
That doesn't sound good. I have family in Leesburg and Oakland. I may have to reach out. Stay safe.
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If you live in Miami you are not likely to get out of Florida on a single tank. Best you could hope for is maybe west of Ocala, maybe on your way to Tallahassee.
I'm in S Fla, my small SUV gets about 350 miles on a full tank, I'll get to Jacksonville at least, not worried about finding at least one gas station on the way up if I leave friday, but after Saturday we'd stay put.

I've been thru enough of these, and the house is as hurricane-safe as can be, but a 4+ isn't something I want to test in person.

It's way too early to start making and firm predictions for which parts will be hit or safe. Tomorrow will still be too early. Those lines are very vague and often move. This is where we all set our clocks by the NHC advisory schedule and just go nuts.
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FWIW, here are some of my favorite hurricane-monitoring websites:

ē National Hurricane Center

ē GOES-East, Caribbean Sector

ē Earth Global Wind Map

ē Mike's Weather Page

It's shaping up to be an "interesting" weekend in Florida. I prefer my weekends to be less interesting.
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Thanks! We are new at this (although I've lived in FL before, just never this close to water - and there weren't any hurricanes) so all advice is welcome at this point.


I agree with the leave early option if you have the flexibility. When I was a kid, they thought Hurricane Camille was going to hit somewhere else. At the last minute, the forecast was revised and it was a direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We evacuated and our house got 3 ft of water in it. We lived about a mile from the beach.

My sister and her husband did not evacuate for Hurricane Katrina. They got over 5 ft of water in their house. Luckily it was a 2 story house but they were pretty scared as the water was rising.

Iíve been through several hurricanes and theyíre nothing to mess around with.
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