Hope all you "Panhandlers" are ready.....Mike is on the move.

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Hope all you "Panhandlers" are ready.....Mike is on the move.

Post by higgybaby » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:22 am

I know we have several Florida members....I hope yall are watching this storm. Be safe all.....
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Post by John_ » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:17 am

Nothing nice, a Cat 4 this morning. Yesterday on TWC they were interviewing some people who were staying for the storm in Panama City Beach. They own businesses and wanted to be able to re-open quickly.
These are people who will be calling 911 at some point to come rescue their butts. Some people just are not very bright at all. I was rather stunned by their decision yesterday.
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Post by John_ » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:46 am

Pressure still dropping in Michael, now 931 mb, winds @ 145 mph.
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Post by Lgaam » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:46 pm

Family in Destin weathered in place, never even lost power. Folks in Blountstownn reporting roof damage and not a tree left standing. Still waiting on word from Tallahassee.
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Post by keltex78 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:12 pm

Co-worker's brother lives in Panama City, and he decided to stay instead of evacuating. Storm blew the roof off his house, and then it caved in. Fortunately, no one was injured, because they were outside looking at the damage when it happened.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:37 pm

If you have never lived through a hurricane, don't. It should not be on your bucket list.

18 years in Louisiana have taught me to watch the weather, carefully.
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Post by John_ » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:44 pm

Video from the town of Mexico Beach FL reveal utter devastation. Like bare slabs and debris everywhere.

I have lived in southern Louisiana for 58 years. My house and car was flooded by Hurricane Isaac August 29, 2012. So I moved a wee bit further north. I have never evacuated for any hurricane......yet.
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Post by keltex78 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:45 pm

Closest I've ever been was when Ike hit. I live North of Palestine TX, so it had just been downgraded from Hurricane to Tropical Storm when it passed my home. I lost power, and ended up talking the food from my refrigerator/freezer to my office and spending the night there. Lots of trees and limbs down. I went outside in the storm and got to experience the full effects.

My extended in-laws had a beach house destroyed on Bolivar where Ike made landfall. Same person had their home in Houston destroyed last year when Harvey hit.
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