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Old 09-04-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Not looking so hot for us in FL right now. I'm remaining optimistic though.

Hurricane Ike: Official NHC track (http://weather.myfoxtampabay.com/maps/WTVT/custom/storms/ike_track.html - broken link)
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:29 AM
 
Location: S.E. Florida
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As of the 11:00am model runs from NHC on Ike, my current gut feeling is that South Florida will go under watches and warnings next week unless things change dramtically in the forecast tracks........... but I think Ike will pull a Floyd on us and miss us at the last minute.

I am more than prepared except for a couple of things, like securing the boat, charging up the batteries for the non-gas generator, getting some Ice, closing the shutters and putting up the storm bars.

And YES I do stay for any category storm......
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Hope your thoughts are correct, SouthAfrica.
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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And YES I do stay for any category storm......
Even a Category THREE, FOUR, or FIVE.
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: S.E. Florida
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Even a Category THREE, FOUR, or FIVE.
Even a 3, 4 or 5 I will be staying. I live in a well built condo, have shutters as well as hurricane security window film. Paid an inpector on my own to have the roof of the condo looked at and he said it is top notch. The building has a main generator to run elevators and emergency lighting.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: in a rocker on the porch.
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Ugh! I went through Hugo and it has reminded me of it since it came off the African coast. It's a little more condensed and north of where Hugo came across the Atlantic. This link will show the track of Hugo.
Hurricane Hugo 1989
Wow, that was such an intense read, Luvsda. I could almost feel the panic those poor people went through. I sure hope nothing like that happens again.
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Even a 3, 4 or 5 I will be staying. I live in a well built condo, have shutters as well as hurricane security window film. Paid an inpector on my own to have the roof of the condo looked at and he said it is top notch. The building has a main generator to run elevators and emergency lighting.
Okay then.....
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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The last Ike I knew was a general and then became president. Now this one is looking more like a dictator. His current path is not looking good for south FL. Stay safe everyone. While we may hope he will turn north out to open sea that's just hope that may not happen. Be prepared to do what you must. Time is shortening every day to have your plan in place. Remember Andrew....From the looks of his waistline he is well fed:

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/flt/t4/vis-l.jpg

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Old 09-04-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Ike is a scary name, it seems weird but storms with stronger names often seem to be stronger then ones with weird names. For Instance HUGO is a bold name for a male hurricane, and KATRINA is a very strong female name. Storms with weird name often aren't as bad as forcasted. Of course its all in ones perception.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Ike is a scary name, it seems weird but storms with stronger names often seem to be stronger then ones with weird names. For Instance HUGO is a bold name for a male hurricane, and KATRINA is a very strong female name. Storms with weird name often aren't as bad as forcasted. Of course its all in ones perception.
Charley sounded just like one the the Saturday night boys at the card table but he just was not nice at all. I met him personally and had no use for him at all. Ike may be now different. Now I know an Ike who is laid back and sort of cowboyish. I doubt that he will influence Hurricane Ike though. Stay tuned.
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