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Old 08-25-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Sunny FLA
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For what it's worth, got this from EMS. Not too worried bout the wind but that kind of surge will bring the gators over the sea wall. Does anyone know if a 7.62 FMJ steel core will take one out? If we loose a screen and Mr. Big Gator wants kitty in the slider (again, yep, real guys like cats!), animal control will be busy and I may need to take matters into my own hands.
Cheers and be safe!


Charlotte County Office of Emergency ManagementTROPICAL UPDATE Charlotte Alert Subscribers Tropical Storm Isaac #108/25/12 12:15 PM
This storm is currently a Tropical Storm with 60 mph maximum sustained winds. It is presently over Cuba. The forecast anticipates this storm to become a hurricane about 150 miles off our coastline Monday. Based on the current track we can expect:
WINDS56 mph maximum wind gusts Monday morning
RAINFALL5 to 7 inches of rain
SURGE3 to 5 feet above normal tide on late Monday (upon exiting storm)
TORNADOESIsolated Tornadoes
WATCHES/WARNINGSCharlotte County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch

The Emergency Management Office is monitoring the storm and is in contact with the State Emergency Operations Center, the National Hurricane Center, and our local National Weather Service in Ruskin. We recommend all Charlotte County citizens prepare for Tropical Storm conditions for Sunday evening and in Monday. Citizens are encouraged to make sure their hurricane supplies are ready and that your family emergency plans have been made. Some examples of hurricane supplies to have on hand include water, food, battery power and hand crank radio, NOAA weather radio, flashlights (extra batteries), first aid kit, can opener, local maps. If we do open sites of refuge, you can find the list on our website listed below as well as staying tuned to your local media. Stay off the roads if at all possible during the storm.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Illinois / Gulf Cove
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It looks like the gator shows on the travel channel that they are using 22's to kill them but you have to hit the right spot on there head.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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A quarter sized kill spot on top of the head, or just keep shooting until he screams Uncle!
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Sunny FLA
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I've seen the 22 in the 'spot' on tv but my a$$ aint getting that close. If I have to (hopefully not) I'll see what a 7.62 does. Wont post it though. Those buggers are protected. Why, I don't know as they can take care of themselves.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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12 gauge slug will work just fine.....but I doubt you have to worry. I don't have a sea wall and they can walk up whenever they want and take their choice of kittys in the lanai...never had one come up...not even for the fat slow one!
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: bloomington,illinois
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A 7.62 fmj should give you gator soup if you want!
By all means, protect that kitty! I'm a cat dude too! Be safe!

T.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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Looking at the Weather Channel this morning, it looks like the storm may track further west then originally thought. I wonder how that affects the projected surge?
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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Looking at the Weather Channel this morning, it looks like the storm may track further west then originally thought. I wonder how that affects the projected surge?
All depends on where the SE quadrant ends up - that's the part of the storm that will push water up the harbor; right now, it doesn't look good. Way West, or farther East would be good for us.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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TALking about gators in my last Comunity in west county there was a water retention pond and befor i moved there i heard tale of a small girl walking her dog near the pond and was killed by a gator. . The girl
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Sunny FLA
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Thanks all. I feel better about the gator situation. I don't have any slugs here but there are alternatives. I haven't seen Mr. 8 footer in our canal for a few weeks. Hopefully he's moved on.
I've heard 3 to 5' surge still. Weather Channel is still saying 5 to 7' for us. We're 9' above and feel for others that are less. We have a plan of action and I hope those lower than us are doing the same.
Now I'll worry bout the snakes! YUK!
Stay safe!
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