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Old 11-10-2008, 05:42 AM
 
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The rolling blackouts were in 89. I remember because we didn't have any problems where we lived in S. Tampa but there were problems in the area where we bought our house the next year. I used that as a reason to have a fireplace built in the house.. Someone at work had power only a few hours for the whole week where she lived, the rolling skip her subdivision.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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26 years here, knock on wood: zero damage.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:37 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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It has been said that you are more than likely to be struck by lightning or have your house catch fire, than have a direct hit by a Cat 2 or above storm in Tampa Bay.

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Old 11-10-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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Wow, thanks everyone. I have no idea why those people talked like Tampa was a disaster zone. I live in Raleigh and I've had a tree come down due to a hurricane. It busted a portion of my fence. Sounds like I've had more damage here than most of you.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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Wow, thanks everyone. I have no idea why those people talked like Tampa was a disaster zone. I live in Raleigh and I've had a tree come down due to a hurricane. It busted a portion of my fence. Sounds like I've had more damage here than most of you.
Tampa has a "protective bubble" around it....




Ok, there is no real protective bubble, but we have been really lucky and most storms miss us. Our biggest threat locally is a late season storm that forms on a trailing cold front or from a late season wave in the caribbean. The best time for that is usually late sept till mid oct. The last direct hit was in 1924 so its not something that happens often
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