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  • Buzzard
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    Thanks for posting Bill. It is a real reality check for those of us who live in the mountains. Glad you made it unscathed.
    Cheers, Bill

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  • shifter4
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    I made a post in Stove Huggers on this video , but it's a pretty good one .
    After the first quick scene at a Beach approach etc in DB, , it goes at about 40 seconds ,to very near my house , and goes south into Daytona Beach .
    Most of it is in Holly Hilly ,a separate but quite surrounded city in the area .
    My house is back one block from the River ( ICW ), but I do have 13-15' of elevation .

    on Youtube :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qcER0mF2p4



    http://www.news-journalonline.com/ne...-daytona-beach
    Last edited by shifter4; 09-13-2017, 11:34 AM.

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  • ClayBelt
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    Survived the outskirts. Only lost power for 2 days, lost a few trees.

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  • dictator27
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    Originally posted by Buzzard View Post
    And we are still dealing with wildfire threats here in British Columbia. My US Army 10 WD Firetruck is full (3500 gallons) and right now I can't see across our valley due to thick smoke. Friends near by (40 minutes away) are evacuated and others are on alert(15 minutes notice to get out). Summer 2017 has been hell for many of us. We get occasional wind gusts of 30-50 MPH. I can't imagine what 185 is like.
    Good Luck to all of you staying prepared and safe.
    Bill
    We haven't seen any fires in the metro Vancouver area, but we have had a lot of smoke. The air quality was said to be three times worse than Beijing at one point. My wife developed a bad cough and sore throat from the high particulate level in the air. Coupled with unseasonably high temperatures (32-34 Celsius) it wasn't pleasant. My brother-in-law got out of Kamloops because the smoke was so bad and spent three days in Jasper where the air was clear. We took the motorhome up to Manning Park over the Labour Day weekend. Beautiful, clear weather, but we could see smoke in the direction of Princeton 72 kilometres away.
    Currently, there are still over 140 forest fires burning in the province. The largest one has been burning for almost two months and has consumed more than one million hectares on its own. This has been the worst summer for forest fires in the provinces history.
    Mother Nature doesn't like us this year!! Hope everyone who has felt the wrath of Irma is safe.

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  • Buzzard
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    Glad you made it intact Bill. I think your whole state (mostly in part to your Governor) did a fantastic job of minimizing the attrition.
    Welcome back after a once in a lifetime experience.
    Bill

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  • Colgate Studebaker
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    Howdy everyone, we just got power back on at about 12:30, and wife managed to get the internet working too. We weathered the storm in very good shape, had 1 tree (staked as it is a newish planting) that got bent over but didn't break, and a lot of small debris all over the yard. No damage to the house, my shop or anything else. Just lost power for 37 hours, and Withlacoochee Electric Co-op did a terrific job getting us back on line. Thanks to everyone for your concerns and good thoughts, Bill.

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    Horses taking a mid day snooze, They are non plussed, except for losing 25% of their shade choices...

    (This pic gives you a perspective of how big these old Pecan tree's really are)


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  • Jeff_H
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    I heard on the radio coming into work this morning that Disney World was opening today so the Orlando area must not have been too badly nailed. I've a uncle and some cousins live in that area (St Cloud & Christmas, other cousin by Okeechobee someplace....). I'll have to ask my sister if she heard anything as I don't have any contact info but she has 1 cousin's email/phone.

    Here today is expected to be high 80s, rather hot for this late in the season. It was 39 one morning last week and probably we get a frost sometime in the next 3 weeks.

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  • Swifster
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    Drove from Mobile to Bradenton yesterday. I filled up in Marianna, FL (west of Tallahassee), there was no gas until I got to Wesley Chapel just north of Tampa. I took US-19 on the way home and between the power outages and everything being closed, I thought I was dealing with the Zombie Apocalypse. At least when I got home everything was OK and power was already back up.

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    The Deep-N-Hock Acres Hurricane Wilma destruction tour group will be starting in 15 minutes at the RED ZONE at loading pavilion A.

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  • jclary
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    YEaay!!! SUNSHINE! Even if temporary...first rays since Sunday! In a few moments, I'll go out and do a walk-around. So far, my wife has observed that our humming bird feeders are on the ground. I have not told her (yet) that I took the glass ones off the tree limbs Sunday evening. If there are no trees or limbs across the fence, or shingles off the roof, we are fortunate. In fact, regardless, we are blessed anyway. Prayers to those who took the brunt of Irma's force.

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  • j.byrd
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    I wonder when "reporters"will start running back and forth across a highway of speeding cars telling pedestrians to stay out of the road because it's dangerous. These people are disgusting and apparently stupid as a rock to be doing this while telling us that "NO ONE" should be out in it, and... it makes the other dummies (and looters) think "if that's all it is, we can go out too". Thank goodness for music stations, Velocity, MAV TV, PBS, RFDTV, and ......hmmmmm, guess that's about all of 'em. There are truly some strange and mentally challenged folks out there around us, and it seems like the news channel hiring staffs know where to find the most idiotic of them.

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  • sweetolbob
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    But that's how I know it's going to be a serious weather event, No Jim, nothing but a mundane rain event in the near future. It will probably continue until one of them takes a 2X4 or flying stop sign between the lookers. Glad all the effected seem to have weathered the event. Bob

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by jclary View Post
    Currently, watching the local news, we are getting a chuckle. While telling the rest of us to stay indoors, the local news crews are crawling all over the county to find downed trees, broken power lines, and out of place trash cans to add drama to their reporting
    Some are questioning the ethics of that: http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/nature...gNb9&ocid=iehp

    Craig

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  • DEEPNHOCK
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    Originally posted by jclary View Post
    Currently, watching the local news, we are getting a chuckle. While telling the rest of us to stay indoors, the local news crews are crawling all over the county to find downed trees, broken power lines, and out of place trash cans to add drama to their reporting. <snip>
    I was laughing when I watched the Weather Channel buff dude Jim Santouranium (or whatever his name is)
    standing out in the full fury if Hurricane Irma near naples, Florida.
    Bravely facing the rapidly intensifying and deadly storm with his company logo'd parka on, complete with matching waterproof panties, and rubber booties.
    Bending over...bracing against the onslaught...
    My thought? Who the heck is video'ing this idjit.
    Then.. The little reality TV weather charade was exposed. The cameraman backed up his camera back inside the rear window of the rental car to wipe the lens dry.
    The weather dude took two steps to his left and gained shelter from the wind behind the mini van, and when the camera was pushed back out the window, the weather hunk deftly two stepped back to position one and started his hero in the wind act again. Never missed a beat.
    Film at eleven....

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