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Old 04-03-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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By now everyone knows that Florida can be hit by a hurricane. This should not be NEW news for any of us. What we must do is to be prepared and have a plan to leave the area if a CAT 3 or higher is coming our way (depending on your location).

For all of us that own a home we have insurance for that specific reason (hurricanes is what drives the price astronomically high), so we know of the dangers, we accepted the danger, and we must react to the danger. For the ones that rent, get renters insurance to cover replacement value of your belonging.

I will ask each member, do you want to deal with hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, blizzards, floods, wildfires, drought, avalanche, lahars, landslides, sinkholes, volcanoes. Limnic eruptions, tsunami, hailstorm, or ice storm. We do get hit by many natural disasters….

Having experienced Andrew and other hurricanes, I will take a hurricane anytime. With all the info available, we have sufficient warning to prepare and evacuate. Since 1998 we had our share of hurricanes in the panhandle but I did not receive any damage. Now we had a hail storm not associated with a hurricane and my roof was condemned by the insurance company.

If the prediction for hurricanes is high or low, does not matter. Be prepared to take action if Mother Nature decides to hit Florida like in 2004 and 2005. I hope that nothing happen, but I have a plan to evacuate and survive for many years after this hurricane season and I do hope that everyone develops plans accordingly.
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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Last year we had the luck of the jet stream. When the jet stream is low like it was last year its great news for us as far as storms. This year the jet stream will be high and thats not good news for us. Right now in Lee County we are at a 715 drought index and alot of wells are dry. My ponds are lower then I can remember but we were never this dry. Rain is needed bad!!!
A storm this year could be a good thing. I know it sounds bad but a cat-1 or 2 would be a blessing for the drought and to flush the rivers.
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:31 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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We certainly do need rain.
Thanks for the pics, doggiebus.
Funny how hurricanes get so much media attention.
The recent tornadoes in the midwest certainly were nasty, and the thunderstorms there in the summertime were horrendous, especially in Missouri. Literally thousands of people were without power for weeks in July.
But everyone grimly focuses on the approaching hurricane season.
I swear people will be *disappointed* if nothing happens.
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:39 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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They are never right about these season predictions. Don't worry about it for a couple of months.

If it makes y'all feel better, I'm staring down some very scary tornadoes tonight, here in Knoxville. Of course, I know it doesn't make you feel any better. Please pray for me and I will pray for you.
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Please pray for me and I will pray for you.
Will do!
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Old 04-03-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Thanks, Cil. I knew I could count on you!

It looks like a very small disturbance is breaking up over the mountains, we should get some hail in the next 20 minutes but it may be okay. What has me worried is this huge line of possible tornadoes is coming in a few hours from the northwest. Very unusual for it to come in from there.

Gosh I hate tornadoes!

Hey Cil and anyone else that is interested.

I am fine. It looked horrible on the radar and we had all kinds of tornado warnings but I think we are all fine. I heard on the local tv that Kentucky might have had damage. I guess it is too early to tell.

That was really scary and thanks for all your prayers because I am sure that it worked, especially after seeing the radar that came through! Amazing!
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Southeast Cape Coral
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This will be our first season, I hope we don't get a storm.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:01 AM
 
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I hope y'all stay safe down there this year and don't get hit too hard!!

The high water temperature, jetstream, etc like others have mentioned isn't exactly good news though....be prepared for whatever comes and stay safe! Who knows what may come.
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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Well, we've lived here, in the Panhandle, for over 26 years, and we've learned to take the so-called "predictions" with a grain of salt. We just try to be as prepared as possible, and keep an eye on the weather, as it comes, during the hurricane season. We'll just take each storm, (if and when they come), and deal with them, one at a time.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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That was so nice that you stayed and help, with out our relatives helping it would of been much worse. Yah, Key Largo was untouched that was great to see (otherwise would of had to deal with that too). Is your place on stilts and CBS?
Yes my home is 12 feet up and all concrete, flat roof and all. It did take a direct hit by a waterspout a few years later though, with no damage. It's the 1990 version of mid-century modern, although the concrete company took a short cut by not vibrating the concrete properly, so I have a lot of flaking on the edges.
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