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Old 06-22-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Sunny FLA
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Now a 70% chance that we will have TS Debby within the next 48 hours. This thing, weather it organizes into a named storm or not is going to bring a LOAD of rainfall to Florida's west coast. Are you ready? Here are the latest forecast tracks, out 96 hours.
I saw 3 to 5" on the weather cast this am. As long as it's just rain.......
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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In 04 i i d ame a pro at i stalling my shutters. Up. Down. Up. Down.
I had a neighbor a snowbird hes take a.couple week lutting his on before he left he lit one on each day little by little i used to laught the thought of him sitting in the dark when i eould put them up the morning i was to leave.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Anthem, AZ
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I just heard from Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips at ABC Action News in Tampa...We have Tropical Storm Debby in the Gulf with winds of 45 MPH.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Vik
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Here we go...Isaac is a TS still and will loose momentum over Hiati, but I don't like the way it is heading!!
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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Mild disruption of life here in SW Florida. Not that big of a deal.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Anthem, AZ
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I think it will be like Debby, part duex. But I'm prepared. Wired a plug-in so my gen-set gives direct power to my breakers. I know...turn off the main! We test ran it and it powered both fridge/freezers and everything else in the house at once, except of course the AC and stove/oven. Got the rest of my plan together, as well. We are set. I even changed my Facebook profile page to Isaac from The Love Boat, as homage to the storm. I'll take all the good gree gree I can find. Hurricane partiers unite!
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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It's our good luck that the people we bought from spent big bucks after Charley on shutters, metal roof, generator, etc. Cleaned up the palm trees and put 15 gal of gas in the garage today. Taking the door off the pool cage tomorrow just to be safe. More than a 7 ft storm surge would float my boat off the lift, but I'm thinking that's very unlikely.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Probably a dumb question, but why are you taking the door off the pool cage?
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Probably a dumb question, but why are you taking the door off the pool cage?
If that is a dumb question, I'm an idiot!
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:12 AM
 
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Probably a dumb question, but why are you taking the door off the pool cage?
Two reasons; the latch and hinges on a screen door are not very robust, so it can be easily ripped off. Second, I've heard that the wind rushing by can create a vacuum under the screens, adding to the likelihood of screens being ripped out; if that's true, removing doors would help minimize it. That doesn't seem very likely in a Cat 1, but we just rescreened with fine super screen, which might aggravate the condition. In either case, it's a 5 minute job worth doing, IMO.
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