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Stupid hurricanes

Postby Gaffey » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:35 +0000

Be prepared for Irma. She just hit Cat 5. Hopefully it will shift north before Florida.

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This was a view from my cousin's house in Houston (last week). It was built 5-6 feet above ground so the water only came up to the porch. The house across the street wasn't as lucky.

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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Maka » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:58 +0000

May you and your family and all people be safe. Peace, maka
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Lobster Johnson » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:31 +0000

Stay safe, Gaffey.
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby jabba359 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 21:08 +0000

Since you're far enough up the coast and inland, hopefully you don't have to deal with the hurricane too much. Stay safe!
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Gaffey » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:34 +0000

I'm not a fan of the latest "projection". Winds will be over 110mph even up the coast. We don't have to worry about flooding or anything like that,
but our neighborhood is full of oak trees so I can only hope they stay upright... :) Hurricane Charley (2004) was a mess.

There's still time for it to make a quick right turn back out into the Atlantic.:) The Bahamas are going to get hit bad!

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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Rustyblade » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:34 +0000

The caribbean got hit bad obviously, the French President was talking about how their island, Saint Martin, was battered badly, the 3 strongest buildings didnt last long.

If youre in South Florida dont ignore any calls for evac but hopefully it doesnt come to that. Stay safe.
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby maichan » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:02 +0000

To any Dojo members and their families in Hurricane areas.... stay safe!


It's funny.... someone on another forum was saying that they wouldn't want to live in California because of the 'fear' of earthquakes, and not knowing when they will hit. The person said they prefer to live somewhere with hurricanes, because they can prepare for what's coming.
I dunno, but I think I'll take earthquakes any day over hurricanes or tornadoes.
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Rustyblade » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:40 +0000

Haha seriously, I mean in socal how many quakes do you even feel? In norcal they are rare. We just had a tiny one last week that I didnt even notice. It's the whole "big one" we are due for which hollywood has made everyone aware of. The chances of that happening in our lifetime, or our kids, or theres, etc. is so low. But how many hurricanes have happened in the past few decades? Not to mention people who live where tornados happen which blows my mind, you couldnt pay me to live there.
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Gaffey » Thu Sep 07, 2017 14:25 +0000

I said turn right, NOT LEFT!!!!

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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby maichan » Thu Sep 07, 2017 14:31 +0000

Gaffey wrote:I said turn right, NOT LEFT!!!!


Ugh! Stay dry Gaffey! and stay safe!

What are your plans? Stay at home or shelter down somewhere else?
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Gaffey » Thu Sep 07, 2017 14:52 +0000

The only thing we could do is visit friends in Atlanta and the storm looks to be going that way now. The roads heading north are packed so it's time to hunker down and hope for the best. Like I said before, we aren't in a flood zone. The only thing we have to worry about is massive oak trees uprooting and falling on our house or knocking out power lines. It's beautiful outside right now (89 degrees). It won't be as beautiful if we lose A/C. :lol:

Oh and if leave, who's going to protect my Usagi collection? :P

Thankfully, there's still time for it to change course again. The more west it drifts the worse off Florida will be. The northeast is the nasty side of the storm.

I went out and purchased my first grill just in case we lose power. Not a fan of charcoal, but it's slim pickings out there.
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Rustyblade » Thu Sep 07, 2017 15:11 +0000

Well we all are rooting for it to leave you alone lol. And charcoal is the way to go! Taste so much better than propane imo.
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Krash01 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 15:43 +0000

Stay safe Gaffey!
I'm following the news and this is serious. I've never experienced a serious natural disaster (where I live things like this never happen), so I can't imagine the situation, but according to the pictures and the media Irma is horrifying...
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Steve Hubbell » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:19 +0000

Best wishes Gaffey! Stay safe and water-proof your Usagi collection!
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Re: Stupid hurricanes

Postby Gaffey » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:00 +0000

So it Begins
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