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View Poll Results: Hurricane Sub-Forum Poll
Would like a Hurricane sub-forum 47 73.44%
We don't need a Hurricane sub-forum 16 25.00%
Don't care about this topic 1 1.56%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-31-2007, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Do you think that would be a good idea to add a hurricane sub-forum? We get a lot of questions about hurricanes and can be a very positive tool to disperse information before, during, and after a hurricane. Information is a great tool if we can get it out to the public. This could be a public service from the Forum management. Please remember that we do have hundreds of individuals that visit our Florida forum. Please vote and I will keep it open until 06/06/07 to allow all the Florida/visiting members to voice their view.

Moderator:

Please place a sticky so everyone gets a chance to provide feedback...

Thank you

Sunrico90
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Thumbs up No tax on hurricane supplies June 1-12

Florida has established a sales tax holiday from June 1, this Friday, through June 12, for hurricane preparedness items.

“I urge all Floridians to take advantage of the Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday so that every person is prepared for the possibility of a storm,” said Governor Charlie Crist. “We have learned from experience that prepared residents and communities are key to surviving and recovering from hurricanes or other natural disasters.”


Below are a few examples of items that will be exempt during the sales tax holiday.

* Flashlights and other portable, self-powered light sources - $20 or less

* Portable radios, two-way radios and weather-band radios - $75 or less

* Tarps - $50 or less

* Gas or diesel fuel containers - $25 or less

* Batteries - $30 or less (AAA, AA, C and D cell, and 6 and 9 volt batteries)

* Non-electrical food storage coolers - $30 or less

* Portable generators - $1,000 or less

* Carbon monoxide detectors - $75 or less

* Storm shutter devices - $200 or less

For more information on the 2007 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday or to find information on building a customized family or business disaster plan, please visit FloridaDisaster.org - Florida Division of Emergency Management or MyFlorida.com - Home.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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FANTASTIC idea, Sunrico. I'm a weather buff and would love to help giving out information. I know Chisoxfan and others are good at this. I also know that you are the King of hurricane preparedness.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Lots of new people will need this info. Or, if God graces Florida, they won't.
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:52 PM
 
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Great idea!

Mariah
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: ~Palm Coast, Florida~
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Good Idea!!
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Do you think that would be a good idea to add a hurricane sub-forum? We get a lot of questions about hurricanes and can be a very positive tool to disperse information before, during, and after a hurricane. Information is a great tool if we can get it out to the public. This could be a public service from the Forum management. Please remember that we do have hundreds of individuals that visit our Florida forum. Please vote and I will keep it open until 06/06/07 to allow all the Florida/visiting members to voice their view.

Moderator:

Please place a sticky so everyone gets a chance to provide feedback...

Thank you

Sunrico90
I think it would be great to have a forum where we can talk about that.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:22 PM
 
Location: North west of Baltimore soon to be Port St. Lucie
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Never been in anything bigger then Isabel and that was just a tropical storm. The more info the better. What kind of generator would you all suggest? I saw something about a gaurdian? Is that overkill? Or should we go with something smaller. Not that I have the first real idea of what I am even talking about. Geez, is there a south Fl 101 class I can take?
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:29 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Yes. I would love to download maps for everyone. I can track those storms! Show everyone radar and Nasa photos. Give predictions.

Once again, let's not have any. But in the event that we do...
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Keep the comments and votes coming...Thank you for the support...
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:42 PM
 
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Thumbs down No way...

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Do you think that would be a good idea to add a hurricane sub-forum? We get a lot of questions about hurricanes and can be a very positive tool to disperse information before, during, and after a hurricane. Information is a great tool if we can get it out to the public. This could be a public service from the Forum management. Please remember that we do have hundreds of individuals that visit our Florida forum. Please vote and I will keep it open until 06/06/07 to allow all the Florida/visiting members to voice their view.

Moderator:

Please place a sticky so everyone gets a chance to provide feedback...

Thank you

Sunrico90
There are Many, Many sites devoted ENTIRELY to weather...

There already enough depressing people, thoughts and vibes on the FL forum...
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