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Old 09-08-2017, 07:23 AM   #1
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I figured it would be good to start a separate thread to keep up with all of the Florida Georgia Carolina stuff that's going to be going on related to this.

They're expecting a 45 foot storm surge in Miami. That's ridiculous.

It's supposed to be all the way up here about 2 in the morning on Monday. They keep readjusting the track closer and closer to my house. They're expecting it will be 105 miles an hour sustained with gusts above that when it reaches my latitude. We are going to stay here in the house. I hope I have a very aerodynamic house.

Northbound Interstate from here to Atlanta has been backed up for 2 days with people from South Florida. Many gas stations are without fuel. I have some fuel stockpiled for the generator because we have above-ground electrical lines and big trees. I expect we will lose power sometime Sunday night and probably be without it for 3 days or more.

The strongest winds will be from the north if the storm stays to the east of me. The jackass just to the north of me has **** all in their backyard like car parts and tin storage shed. There's also a giant oak on the property line to that side. It doesn't overhang my house but parts of it overhang my detached garage and it completely covers their house.
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best of luck dude.

sounds scary as hell. I cant even picture what 100mph sustained wind would be like
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Since the storm has moved more westward and decided to destroy Florida, I think Charleston is going to get off lucky in this one. We will probably get some rain and wind. Stores have been out of water since Tuesday. Whatever they get in is then gone almost immediately. Gas is starting to run out, but getting refilled daily. Harbor Freight sold out of generators last Saturday, during their labor day sale. I was talking to the manager and no one was thinking about Irma then. Everyone just wanted to get those sweet sweet HF discounts.

I have a 3000watt generator that currently is not starting. I need to post my video on here and try to get some help. Maybe I will do that later today.


Goodluck to everyone in Florida and Georgia.

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Hurricane winds are measured at their speed across open water. The winds experienced on land are much less. The Islands that got hit were only seeing real wind speeds of like 90-100mph when the storm was at its strongest. By the time it gets to us it will be a cat 2 which shouldn't rip an old oak tree out of the ground. It will likely throw some branches and some of that trash in the backyard on to your house though. I think we will be mostly fine with some power loss for some time. It is still far enough out that it could still change directions too. There was a model showing a path that hooks back out in to the Atlantic. All of the spaghetti plots showing a direct hit to Tampa that were there yesterday were no longer there this morning. No one really knows where it will go. If it hits the gulf I am going to get really worried.
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Since the storm has moved more westward and decided to destroy Florida, I think Charleston is going to get off lucky in this one. We will probably get some rain and wind. Stores have been out of water since Tuesday. Whatever they get in is then gone almost immediately. Gas is starting to run out, but getting refilled daily. Harbor Freight sold out of generators last Saturday, during their labor day sale. I was talking to the manager and no one was thinking about Irma then. Everyone just wanted to get those sweet sweet HF discounts.

I have a 3000watt generator that currently is not starting. I need to post my video on here and try to get some help. Maybe I will do that later today.


Goodluck to everyone in Florida and Georgia.

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That's messed up!

On a more serious note....
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I hope I have a very aerodynamic house.

Pics of how you mounted your splitter/ wing?
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Hope you TPA peeps keep your feet dry. I was checking elevation down there- where my pal lives in S Seminole Heights (across the street from the Hillsborough River) shows ~25ft above sea level and he said that's about has high as it gets in town.

Not gonna lie, I am freaked out even way up here in ATL. They're predicting 30mph sustained wind with 60mph gusts. I live with a bunch of giant trees. That's six oak trees and two tulip poplars that are all within striking distance of my house.

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This thing just keeps moving west. At this rate it will end up in the gulf and all hell will break loose. Tampa went from being okay to getting hit directly in the span of 12 hours. I live in Tampa heights near your friend and I don't think we will have to worry about flooding here. South Tampa and Downtown are gonna be screwed though. They will be completely under water. I am starting to get worried about the wind as well. It is supposed to significantly weaken from where it's at now but it's still bad.
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Yep- I wished it would just go west to the Gulf and die- the only good answer. My go to for hurricane updates: Mike's Weather Page... powered by Sparks Energy! Yes, it doesn't take much for downtown TPA to flood.
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Checking in from Panama City Beach, wishing you guys in the peninsula good luck.
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My mom, my sisters, nephews, niece and BIL, all live in New Tampa. I know they'll be fine, but I'm still worried sick.
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The center is now predicted to be around 20 miles east of me. Yay. That puts me in the eye wall. Joy.

Hurricanes don't ever go into the Gulf and die. The gulf water is about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. They only strengthen there.
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Have you heard they're going to rename the US virgin Islands? Because they've been fucked by Irma.*






*Yes, I know I'm going to hell for that.
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Have you heard they're going to rename the US virgin Islands? Because they've been fucked by Irma.


We know it's going to be shitty because Rush evacuated.
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Still here in the keys. Staying in - CBS reinforced with steel, hip shaped roof, FBC metal roof, straps embedded into the concrete walls. Impact windows and doors. The first floor is an airplane hangar with a 20' ceiling. House is less than 10 years old.

I really hope I don't die.
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Still here in the keys. Staying in - CBS reinforced with steel, hip shaped roof, FBC metal roof, straps embedded into the concrete walls. Impact windows and doors. The first floor is an airplane hangar with a 20' ceiling. House is less than 10 years old.

I really hope I don't die.
I would seriously reconsider your plan. Sounds like your structure is good to go for wind but it's the surge that will kill you.

http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/

I have been following this page. Levi's videos are really good for explanations of the currents steering this beast and why it has been so difficult to forecast.
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Still here in the keys. Staying in - CBS reinforced with steel, hip shaped roof, FBC metal roof, straps embedded into the concrete walls. Impact windows and doors. The first floor is an airplane hangar with a 20' ceiling. House is less than 10 years old.

I really hope I don't die.
Goodluck I hope you make it. Irma is about to **** the Keys. How are your supplies looking. I think that is the bigger issue. You might survive the initial hurricane, but I am doubting infrastructure will be fixed in any sort of timely manor.
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Still here in the keys. Staying in - CBS reinforced with steel, hip shaped roof, FBC metal roof, straps embedded into the concrete walls. Impact windows and doors. The first floor is an airplane hangar with a 20' ceiling. House is less than 10 years old.

I really hope I don't die.
Looks like you don’t have much of a choice at this point. Good luck.

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The keys are rock. That helps. If they were a sand barrier island they could just go away. The winds will be incredible but if you are in a hardened structure then the rising water is the thing to worry about. If the eye passes west of you the sea will rise 20+ft. If it is to the east then it shouldn't be as deep.

I wish you the best, my friend. Please take awesome video to share with us later. I'll pray for your safe passage.

The track has been updated to pass west of me now, right over Troy's (Miata2fast) house and between my place and Ryan G's. We are all in the reach of the eyewall and the 110 MPH estimated speeds. Not like the keys, which will see 180mph or more.

I just did the research and my home saw 71mph sustained and gusts to 83mph during Jeanne in 2004. This will be much more interesting.
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Best of luck to you guys. I just checked the tracker update, no bueno!
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