Here Come's Irma

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  1. Gary Ridenour

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    looks like 8 am Sun it slams into the Keyes
     
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    The rain has just started it is 5;55 AM this will be a day to remember the house is full of neighbors all seeking shelter going to be a long day 091506_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png
     
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    I have a cousin in St. Augustine who had a lot of damage from the previous hurricane. I invited him to come and stay with us until things blow over. He's optimistic that it'll stay south of him this time. I hope he's right.
     
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    Yes, all of north Florida is hoping for this.
     
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    It is 11:45 the wind is picking up and the sky has sent 250 gallons of drinking water for me thanks. about 2:00 is when the eye will be its closes, So for now no problem
     
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    Seems like quite a number of folks are staying here. Will know better come Saturday AM, when it is totally determined where Irma is going to hit here. As it stands right now, Irma will be close to our beaches, but not right on top of us AND, there is a possibility that she could wind up more "offshore", like Mathew was. Some folks are headed to Atlanta, but if those hotel/motels completely fill up, there will be some Floridians sleeping in the vehicles. Really don't want to do that in Atlanta.

    So, pretty much this is what is about............"batten down the hatches, PRAY and wait it out.".
     
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    We are having a party just wish the electricity came back to make popcorn O well you can't have everything.
     
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    My son bought gas for our generators this morning. It looks like NC will be getting something from it.

    My DGD sent me these pictures from Walmart at Zebulon this morning.

    Water shelf

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    Spam shelf

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    I called the drug store and got my prescriptions refilled this morning. If you or someone you know is in the path of Irma, it would be a good idea to get enough meds to last through a possible power outage.
     
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    I can't feature anyone wanting to stay and ride this out.
     
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    God just got finished delivering over 500 gallons for my water tank and cannot use more. The storm is now leaving Have not gone out to see the damage yet
     
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    We done it with Mathew and two Tropical Storms.

    For those NOT in a Evacuation Zone, there is no real reason to leave, UNLESS they have small kids, babies or elderly family living with them that may have some serious health problems.

    I just checked the locations of a couple of Public Shelters and, like us, they aren't in Evacuation Zones either.

    Guess you'd have to be here to understand why a number of people aren't leaving.
     
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    We have ours!
     
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    this one might make Harv look like a spring shower
     
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    Well the latest NHC forecast screams get out of Florida...
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    That is hurricane force winds in Southern Georgia and lookout Atlanta.
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    Georgia has a lot of neighborhoods with the kind of trees that can topple and take down power lines.
     
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    I wish you all the best, Martin.
     
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    We lost the internet and no electricity all day but that is so normal we did not notice. Everything is good here and the storm is beginning to die here hope the rest of the people have it good too
     
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    Things to ponder. My S/L is a utility worker and left for Florida today. A couple of hours ago, they were passing through Atlanta. Clearly they will now have to head west based on the latest forecast. They cannot become part of the problem, which clearly indicates late Monday before they can resume their journey. I guess what I am trying to say is that a lot of people are prepared to help but the south to north path of the Hurricane in a state like Florida will create a 48~60 hour delay in response that would normally happen in an east/west hurricane. Something to consider, imo.

    I have no problem with people making their own choices, but I do have a problem with people complaining about circumstances brought about by their own choices.
     
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    Have fun if you can but hang tough and keep an eye peeled. A little rain is good but don't let your bucket run over or get caught where you ought not be.
     
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    A lot of changes this morning for northern Florida into Georgia.
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    Now Category 4 and projected to remain so until landfall near Miami, 2am Sunday. By the 2am Monday, windspeeds projected to fall into Category one status and by the Florida-Georgia line into Tropical Storm status. By Tuesday 2AM, it will barely be in Tropical Storm range.

    Setting aside the wind and storm surge, rainfall amounts projected...
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    Woke up this morning to partly cover sky the damage is crops flattened electric system down and will be now for some time as many poles are broken. Trees uprooted we did not see any flooding as the land here needed the water. Hoping to get more sun as we do not have any hot water now but with a little sun we will solar water heater and hot water again. The generator is running at this moment to charge up the batteries for the inverter. So all is well here like they would say if you have lemons make lemonade our water tanks for drinking are all topped off and had to let some go. Hopefully everyone else can have as enjoyable storm as we had. It was a nice family gathering and with no internet we got to talk.
     
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    Currently, as of 8AM this morning/Friday, it is predicted that Irma's eye will shift more to the west, which would mean more away from us and toward Lake City - I75. We are still in the "cone of concern", but NHC is also saying, by the time Irma gets to here (Jacksonville) it definitely could be a Cat 1 or even less, as in Tropical Storm. Thing is, the more Irma stays over land, the less strong it remains.

    This is only a prediction, like what's been going on most of the week, so will have to wait and see where she goes once she hits the Keys and Miami.
     
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    Power outage prediction from 8 hours ago, so maybe a bit out of date with changes made in the 8am NHC forecast for northern Florida and into Georgia.
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    Not sure of the wind speeds projected for Northern Florida as the intensity guide is evenly distributed from T.S. to Category 4. It would seem improbable that 4 could contine 400 miles across land. The latest forecast has the T.S. in center Georgia, now as D in northwest GA, near Atlanta.
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    UPDATE: Northern Florida, Monday at 8AM - 75mph.
     

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  25. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Ok, we (wife and I) are here at home and it's Saturday evening.

    Getting ready to make margaritas to go with the leftover Mexican dinner we had out last night. Good that we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant last night since they will be closed today, Sunday and Monday due to the oncoming Irma. Actually, their cooks, who live at the beach, are headed up to north Georgia.

    This may shock some of you, but we have some people, from the two local Mandatory Evacuation Zones, staying with friends and family in our apartment complex.

    Today we've had rain and wind from a Nor'easter off of the Atlantic. Irma still hasn't made it's total turn yet, but so far, appears we will get some outer-band stuff, but nothing really major, like predicted earlier.......but will keep the forum informed.
     
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