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Author Topic: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!  (Read 7263 times)

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Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« on: September 05, 2017, 08:29:48 pm »
It looks like we could get a 1-2-3 punch beginning with Harvey, now Irma, and then possibly Jose.  We have many FF members that have been, and now are possibly in the path(s) of yet another massive storm(s).

Batten down guys and keep us posted.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 08:49:19 pm »
Lynn, I have a bunch of family down south of New Orleans. Been in contact, as always, told them our doors are always are open. Had family and friends live with us well over 6 months after Katrina.

This storm is a BIG one and will do massive damage. For the gulf states, we hoping this cold front holds down in the Gulf of Mexico. If it backs off by Sunday, Lord help us.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 09:01:01 pm »
They talk like Jose will eventually breakup since its in the wake of Irma.
But Irma will defiantly mess someones day up.

The SC Forestry will be getting together crews as will other agencies in our state as well as other states to respond. Just not sure which way Irma will go.

We got a lot of FF members that could be affected. Keep checking for updates on this storm.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 09:57:20 pm »
I've lived here 40 years and have never seen a response to a potential hurricane like this. Stores are already sold out of plywood, water, camp stoves, generators, gas stations out of gas, no tarps left anywhere, lines out the doors at Costco, Sams and BJs. Old timers here are usually blase about hurricanes and new comers have no idea what's coming at them so usually just leave. People don't usually board up their windows until the day before but I've got 12 customers who want their houses closed up right now!  I75 North is already jammed and there's really nowhere to go unless you leave by Thursday.
I'm picking up 60 sheets of plywood tomorrow and got 75 gallons of gas in containers today. I think Harvey has been a good lesson for people here.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 10:01:46 pm »
I must be missing something.

From THIS MAP, it looks like most of Florida will just get tropical winds that they're used to.

Can someone point me to something from NHC or NOAA that indicates the threat level from this thing?
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 12:12:32 am »
It's too early to say what's likely to hit Florida.

Here's a good write-up -- it refers to some of the same maps that appear on your link.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/hurricane-irma-will-be-dangerous-no-matter-where-it-makes-landfall/
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 06:18:02 am »
A great tip that I use in power outages. Buy a bunch of those solar power yard lights. Let them charge up in the daylight and bring them in at night. Saves running your genset. 1000 X safe then burning a candle.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 06:58:56 am »
A great tip that I use in power outages. Buy a bunch of those solar power yard lights. Let them charge up in the daylight and bring them in at night. Saves running your genset. 1000 X safe then burning a candle.
that's a good idea about the lights never even thought about them   hope every one stays safe

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 07:59:07 am »
YoYo is something I learned from Magicman . Your on Your own , people get told to leave a flood area but don't leave . Then they call for Help , well your on your own . 
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 11:31:31 am »
A friend of ours is in school on the island of St Kits. Irma passed last night. She reports all in her group safe but lots of trees down and sheds torn apart.

I imagine this is something she will remember for the rest of her life.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 11:50:36 am »
They're projecting Irma to come and visit Savannah.  I've been tying things down and plan to remove the canopy from my mill.  I'll just lay it down on the mill and anchor those with some oak logs.  My biggest concern is to make sure its not directly under any large live oak limbs that might come down.  I lost three ladders to Hurricane Matthew last year.  SIL and I will be installing plywood over windows on three homes.  Topped off the car with gas and need to get some more for gas cans and propane refills.  Hope Irma hits the cold front quickly and heads out to sea.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 12:08:18 pm »
I must be missing something.

From THIS MAP, it looks like most of Florida will just get tropical winds that they're used to.

Can someone point me to something from NHC or NOAA that indicates the threat level from this thing?

Grouch, the threat level is at 100%, and that is what we must prepare for.  It may turn out that we only get TS winds or it may turn out to be devastating. We are getting ready for devastating while we hope and pray for less than that.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2017, 12:26:25 pm »
A great tip that I use in power outages. Buy a bunch of those solar power yard lights. Let them charge up in the daylight and bring them in at night. Saves running your genset. 1000 X safe then burning a candle.

I do that, too! Got around a dozen still working in the yard and 4 that stay in the house, on various window sills. One stays in the bathroom -- saves cleanup. ;)
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2017, 12:29:38 pm »

Grouch, the threat level is at 100%, and that is what we must prepare for.  It may turn out that we only get TS winds or it may turn out to be devastating. We are getting ready for devastating while we hope and pray for less than that.

DanG,

Here's hoping you get gentle tropical breezes and can stand out in the yard admiring the view as Irma breaks up.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 12:34:25 pm »
Yep the forecast track may move a few hundred miles but that is a lot of wiggle room.  Have to be careful.

Like the solar yard light idea, very clever. 

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 01:49:33 pm »
Here in Tampa Bay [Clearwater/ Largo] I have personally seen 2 fist fights already today 1 over gas and 1 over who was in line first for propane. I was at Lowes for a lock set and heard another fight in the plywood section of which they have been out of for 2 days so I'm not sure what they were fighting about. There is no water or basics to be had. No plywood, gas if you can find it has long lines. The county park behind me is giving out sandbags 6 per address, you fill them yourself, the line is 2 miles long. People are open carrying.

Schools will be closed starting tomorrow, people are running north. Sue Ann is a travel agent and she says there are no flights out of Tampa or any Florida airport as they are completely booked.

I just got 6 20 lb bottles of propane filled, filled up mine and Sue Anns truck/car. and am now trying to fill anything that will hold gas in case I need to run a generator. We will be freezing water in zip lock bags for the chest freezers.

I've lived here over 30 years. This is the first storm that has worried me. It's a monster and unless something changes it could very well be headed my way. I live on the highest point of the county at 48 ft above sea level. I'm not concerned with flooding so much although I am where Wild Bill lives. He is deemed a critical position at work so will have to be there. I will have Mila my Grand Daughter here. For those lower than we are storm surge and extreme high tides along with the rain will be a problem.

Wind of course is our big danger. Because of our property insurance laws and the area being surrounded by water most of my rentals do not have wind coverage as it's not available.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2017, 03:25:50 pm »
Hears hoping it will go out to sea and stay there.

I say stay there because we might be on Irma's hit list for next week depending on how it goes.

What do you do with 6 sand bags?


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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2017, 03:41:24 pm »
Yes, you guys in the path of Irma are in our prayers, I for one would surely prepare for the worse,, the worst part I see, is getting out is a long ways north,, and then what?  How far north? then east or west?  this really stinks,, take care you guys,,
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2017, 03:50:22 pm »
Flipping a coin to determine direction is as accurate as a PhD in Meteorology.   ::)  My coin toss said it will ride up the east coast. 

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2017, 03:57:15 pm »
Hears hoping it will go out to sea and stay there.

I say stay there because we might be on Irma's hit list for next week depending on how it goes.

What do you do with 6 sand bags?



Turn around and get back in line for 6 more.

I was just talking to a Ranger who said that they had to lower the limit on sand bags because they sent so many to Texas/Houston area and now we are short.
Across the street from the park is a golf course, people are going over there and taking the sand out of the traps to fill bags.

Now they are saying that gas stations on interstate 75 are running out of gas due to all the people running north. This is causing cars broke down on the side of the road which further delays traffic.
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