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Old 10-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #21
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I got my generator ready...I'll have heat, running water, tv, and cold beer. Now that's how you do it!
Sounds good. I'll be over!
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #24
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Silly northerners all afraid of a little category 1.
Agreed. I sat through a Cat.1 in the South and a Cat.1 in the East. Gotta say, it wasn't much more than a lot of rain and a day off work. This storm of the century scenario is sure pulling in the advertising money for the weather networks.
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Is it odd to half hope the roof gets ripped off? We are getting the entire roof redone next week... hoping for an act of god isn't insurance fraud right?
If anything, you may get some flyers from contractors fishing for work. The contractor will do the damage assessment, make the claim in your name, and collect the repair payments; all with little involvement from the homeowner.

The last hail storm out by your IL residence, I heard of people getting roofs and even landscaping repairs done with no money out of pocket!
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #27
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Unless your house is made entirely of drywall a category 1 hurricane should do almost nothing to your house no matter what state you are in,
^^ This.

The current-gen Florida homes are great if you expect to be routinely hit by Category 5 hurricanes. But a Cat 1 is more like a stiff breeze with some Jimmy Buffet music added in. You'll lose some shingles, and the taller and less well supported billboards and gas-station signs will blow over, but that's about it. A well-built mobile home will survive provided that it's properly anchored down.



I just made a Cuban sandwich with French bread. It's close, but not quite exact.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:58 PM   #28
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The wife and kids are in Norfolk, expecting some rain and about 40kts of wind for about 48hours total. The bitch is that even if there was no rain or wind, the power is going to go out due to all the "****-upping" further north.

I'll be riding it out down here in NOLA, like a bauce.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:08 AM   #29
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The bitch is that even if there was no rain or wind, the power is going to go out due to all the "****-upping" further north.
True story:

When it became evident that hurricane Charley was going to butt-rape Charlotte County right up the harbor, FP&L did something amazingly intelligent.

They announced ahead of time that at 9AM (or whatever the exact time was) they were simply going to open the Big Switch and shut down the entire power grid.

And they did.

Result? As soon as the storm was past, they were able to immediately start switching undamaged sections of the grid back on. No exploded transformers, no fireballs at substations, no destroyed generators. Sure, a lot of distribution lines god knocked out, but the core infrastructure was saved and started coming back up the very next day.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:35 AM   #30
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All I know is, the electric companies are prepping big time. There is bucket trucks parked everywhere.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:21 AM   #31
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ITT the Texas and Cali crews discuss where they are going racing this weekend.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:28 AM   #32
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My biggest problem is we're currently setting up footings for a 7000sqft house and if we get the kind of rain they're calling for, its fucked.

75% of the lumber is set and elevations are shot, so 20' high banks could really do some damage us. Not to mention set us back on our schedule which is already tight as it is.

Other than that, I could give a **** less about this ****. People are pussies.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #33
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you guys really all are tougher than nature. congratulations on your large diameter *********.


meanwhile, i prefer not to have water flood my basement and trees fall on everything I own.

apparently water levels in MD are 1.5 feet above average.

yes the storm is a category 1 and you've all sat out and washed your car in that, but apparently this one is set to take the record spot for sheer size. It's got tropical winds across 520 miles. It was downing trees in SC from 300 miles offshore.


your storm machismo can go suck a dyke.
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ITT the Texas and Cali crews discuss where they are going racing this weekend.
No racing, but we had a blast tearing up and down Palomar Mountain yesterday. Unfortunately I am technologically impaired, so there is no video, just one picture from the parking lot at Mother's.



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Old 10-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #36
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Most maps I've seen put the center hitting somewhere AT my families home 2 blocks from the beach and in a flood zone.

Bah.
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The current-gen Florida homes are great if you expect to be routinely hit by Category 5 hurricanes. But a Cat 1 is more like a stiff breeze with some Jimmy Buffet music added in. You'll lose some shingles, and the taller and less well supported billboards and gas-station signs will blow over, but that's about it. A well-built mobile home will survive provided that it's properly anchored down.
This reminds me of Ron White, "It's not THAT the wind is blowing, it's WHAT the wind is blowing..."

Jump to 4:30
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I am kind of a doomsday-prepper but my wife got the best of me this year. Last year I was in Vegas during Irene, so I didn't have much control over the situation. This year she kept telling me "nothing is going to happen", so I let it go. Now I regret not getting at least a generator. I went out last night to harbor freight and every HF was sold out on long island, along with Home Depot and Lowes.

Thankfully my house is 42 feet above sea level and as of now it looks like the storm track will horseshoe around us.

I made stew bitches.

In other news, I kind of want to build my own gasoline engine generator. Joe Perez, i'm looking at you for guidance.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #39
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This is a political storm, not a tropical Storm. Politicians are half hard, hoping for another Katrina.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #40
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i'm pretty sure i'm getting fucked by sandy.
i've yet to buy anything either. i literally have wine, bailey's, three chicken breasts and water.
i think i need to stock up on some ****.
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