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Old 09-04-2008, 04:37 PM
 
Location: S.E. Florida
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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I've never been in a Cat 3, 4, or 5. The most I've experienced was Katrina and Wilma and Katrina was bad enough I thought, even in Miami. There was a lot of destruction and downed trees that went through roofs and split homes in half.

Right now, we are half way shuttered up already because we had put up the shutters for Gustav and left half of them on just in case.

I have an older CBS home and I just hope the roof is still good enough (it was put in after Andrew but it's those barrel tiles). We have to put all the patio furniture somewhere and tie down all those humongous planters too. We do have most of the supplies already.

I have 6 pets so I have to stay home no matter what.

Let's just hope really hard that Ike stays the hell away from everybody.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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HWRF and GFDL runs now both take Ike into the Gulf.

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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*Look at above map*

Wow the Blue, Purple, and white lines look like the worst right now.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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It' still too early to tell....we will know on Sunday where Ike is headed
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I just looked in on the 11PM report and it is still not looking good for south FL. Stay alert folks. This could be really bad for those in S FL.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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As of now it certainly doesn't look good for South Florida, but this could all change over the weekend and miss FL. But the bad news is it will make landfall somewhere. Should have a very good idea by Monday where it's expected to make landfall.


http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/levi280/at200809_5day.gif (broken link)
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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When Hurricane Ike was a Level 4, it was really hyped, but now that it is only a level three no one seems to be paying attention to it.

I believe it is psychology. People are afraid if if something bad is growing but if it is getting smaller (Ike), the fear is gone. If Ike was a Level 1 and becomes a three everyone would be so nervous. But because it was once a four and now is a three, people are no longer that concerned. Strange reasoning!
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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I have noticed that as well. We just moved to North Carolina from Michigan so we are new to Hurricanes and tropical storms. From just watching TV people don't seem worried and i get that hanna might not be big. I respect the weather and I know from experience that it changes and that sometimes small stroms can cause as much damage. Also that even the best pridictions can be wrong or change. I know from Michigan that some winter storms that were suppose to be light can cause as much power outage and accidents then a huge strom that was pridicted. To me this is no different than a winter storm waring and we did the same thing. Get supplies, batteries ect. I know you have to respect Mother Nature because the min you don't she will show you why you should.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Perhaps because there is a bit of a difference between a 3 and 4. Just as there is a difference between a 5 and 6 for an Earthquake. I'm not nervous with a Cat 1, 2 or 3 - (or high 3). Cat 4 starts to get on my nerves. The difference for me is how much more inconvenienced after it things will be - what will be shut down, how long power will be out - and God Forbid, that means I will miss my nail appointment on Thursday. Heh.

Last edited by JeepGirl118; 09-05-2008 at 06:31 AM.. Reason: Waking up. I don't do mornings.
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