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Old 05-09-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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There were times that because of my asthma, I had to stop and pull over because of a coughing fit..

I was NEVER so glad to load up my U-haul and put that smoke in my rear view mirror...I got in the habit of taking LONG showers with lots of HOT steam and one of those tablets you put in the shower that smells like Eucalyptus...I have asthma, fires are torture for me...

Since its been so smokey here, I don't leave the house, I still am having symptoms but I keep telling myself the balmy rainy tropical summer will be here SOON...
Get used to fires because they happen a lot in Fla.

"Balmy tropical summer"? You are kiddin, right? The summer in fla is not balmy... it is hot and miserable.

And this 3-week early tropical system is a mere preview of the hurricane bonanza you guys will 'enjoy' this "balmy summer".
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Few pics from today:
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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Storm path.... signs of early and major hurricane season...
Says who? You?

This "subtropical storm" is no worse (and indeed, 10X better) than the "conventional" storms that ravage the plain states each Spring bringing F5tornadoes that kill dozens.

Buncha chicken littles around here sometimes, I swear!!
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:59 AM
 
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It'll help with the fires. Incident., those who put FL down because of hurricanes, well, look at the entire weather picture and realize, the weather is a constant and always has been. Kansas has tornados, other parts of the US have floods. CA and FL, fires. It's a fact of life. I'm more concerned about over-population and our using up of natural resources. That is a good part of the problem. We are using up water and land supplies and messing with the eco-system. We don't need big families anymore, people for those big families are using up resources that they will need to live on.

I hail from upstate NY and have lived in FL for about 15 years and the hurricanes are nothing compared to tornados and other weather conditions as we get ample time to prepare and half of them don't even hit.

After digging out of too many ice storms, I'd rather deal with 6 months of maybe a hurricane will hit.
This mobile home located in central Florida went through all three hurricanes in 2004, All three storms came right through Orlando, within a short time of reaching land they all slow down, not only do you have days to get ready, but they are so slow you can wait until the last minute to leave, unlike tornadoes. Being a Native of Florida, I know what to expect; when these thunder storms move in, we pay close attention to the news, and are usually ready with a plan.
Gators - we just don't swim in fresh water lakes that are warm, around Nov the water starts to cool enough, here in Florida we have many under water springs that stay a constant 72 degrees, the biggest problem with Florida I can tell you, it's not the storms, it's the bugs, especially if you live near woods, the misquitos can carry encephalitis, and more. if you ware DEET bug spray you will be ok, and the water, as many in Florida know 3-4 decades ago toxic land fills covered up along I-4 everyone knew it was only a matter of a few decades that some of this would eventually make it to out water supply. O and one more thing, the phone solicitors here in Florida are many.
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:47 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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We aren't getting much rain from this system light drizzles yesterday with maybe a 5 min down pour.
It is 85 miles off shore from us right now I was just out for my walk and we had some wind but thats about it. I know the players in Ponte Vedra at "The players Championship" are hoping it won't rain much today.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: on an island
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And this 3-week early tropical system is a mere preview of the hurricane bonanza you guys will 'enjoy' this "balmy summer".
That's subtropical to you, Mr TravelingDude.
Subtropical Storm Andrea dissipated off the U.S. Atlantic Coast on Thursday....All warnings were dropped and the system was downgraded to a depression on Thursday when its sustained winds weakened to 35 mph (55 kph).
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Lightbulb Expert sees 'volatile' storm season

Two national hurricane experts said Tuesday that they expect 2007 to be an especially active season, producing up to 17 tropical storms and hurricanes and a "well above average" possibility of at least one striking the United States. During the Second Annual AccuWeather Hurricane Summit, a gathering of more than 100 weather experts and academics to discuss the coming season with members of the energy industry, whose business can be severely affected by storms.

There is a 74 percent chance of a major hurricane striking the United States, with a 49 percent chance it will hit along the Gulf Coast between the Florida Panhandle and Brownsville. Storms reaching Category 3 or greater on the hurricane scale are considered major, with winds up to 130 mph.

WOW, Lets hope for a calm season and be prepare for the worst. Planning is the key for each one of us....
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