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View Poll Results: When do you evacuate?
A tropical storm scares me. 3 3.33%
When it's mandated. I'll leave immediatley. 19 21.11%
I procrastinate, maybe I won't have to leave. 5 5.56%
Cat 2 or 3, I've seen the damage. 16 17.78%
I'll be sitting in traffic. 0 0%
Cat 4 or 5 - Coming straight at my house! 26 28.89%
I ain't leavin'. 21 23.33%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-10-2007, 12:13 PM
 
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If its a mandatory evacuation, then you should go no doubt. If Hurricane Katrina would have hit Florida, such as maybe Miami or maybe even Tampa, I imagine the devastation would have been equal to worse than what happened to New Orleans.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:00 AM
 
Location: imprisoned in chicago
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If its a mandatory evacuation, then you should go no doubt. If Hurricane Katrina would have hit Florida, such as maybe Miami or maybe even Tampa, I imagine the devastation would have been equal to worse than what happened to New Orleans.
when has a mandatory evacuation order for a hurricane ever been issued to communities at least 2 to 3 miles or more inland?
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Link to Sunricos so very informative thread? I'm a New Yorker moving to Ocala in July....and have never been through a hurricane!

Good Luck!
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Default Can't evacuate

I can't evacuate so I'm not really a good one to get into this pole but I also have a cinderblock house which is purty darn sturdy. Recessed window etc.
NOW when it comes to both sets of parents...hubby and I both make sure they evacuate in between the "voluntary" and "mandatory" My mother's place has a shelter right where she lives so it's pretty simple, his mother's destination depends on which way the storm is going. But thanks to the training we got in 2004, we have it pretty down pat.
To the newcomers.....watch the local news, they also have links as to where the shelters are, what to bring, for how long etc.
Read, get a hurricane supply kit ready according to these lists.
Pack your patience!
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:12 AM
 
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Talking Where were you?

Katrina did hit Miami - coverage was understandably eclipesed by disaster in New Orleans
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I'm staying here in Miami unless its a cat4, then I'm going up north to jupiter. (Will there be much difference in magnitude between Miami and Jupiter, which is basically West Palm?)
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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I'm staying here in Miami unless its a cat4, then I'm going up north to jupiter. (Will there be much difference in magnitude between Miami and Jupiter, which is basically West Palm?)
Burgler why don't you find out if there's a shelter near you. You might be better off staying there, close to home, than going to Jupiter. I think if we do get hit by Ike as a Cat 4, WP/Jupiter is not much better and it will be harder to get back.

I don't know. I'm staying here. Have too many pets and my house is pretty well protected - I hope.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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I stay because my DH is in a wheelchair and don't have a handicap van. Can't go to a handicap shelter because I can't stay with him if they don't take my kids in. So much for FL helping people. These hurricanes are so scary.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think if someone has kids or health issues, it is irresponsible not to evacuate. I also know it is a big pain and very expensive when you do evacuate. So, each hurricane becomes a stressful judgement call. I used to live in Jacksonville on the beach...I think it was 2005 when I finally just kept my trunk packed and my car full of gas.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I live in coastal NC about 20 miles inland near New Bern. It would have to be a strong Cat 4 or 5 to get me to evacuate.
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