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Old October 08, 2018, 15:07   #1
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Prepping for Hurricane Michael

Once again we are in the crosshairs. We stay pretty prepared for these, so just laid in some perishable supplies. Filled the big natural gas tank, some gasoline for the small generators, gas in all the cars. Just a quick trip to the liquor store and we are ready to ride another one out. Stay safe everyone!

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Old October 08, 2018, 15:20   #2
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Good luck Brother!
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The wind blows, the rain falls, the flag snaps its bravery in the dark as two dogs boil for attention at my feet.

Of course it is a true story. You just couldn't make up something like that, no way.
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Old October 08, 2018, 17:14   #3
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Well where did this pos storm come from?
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Old October 08, 2018, 17:23   #4
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You should be fine. Seems you know the drill. At least if the lights are out you’ll not be totally shit out of luck. I do admit the thought of hot adult slurpees with be unsettling. Keep the fridge on with that generator
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Old October 08, 2018, 18:37   #5
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Good luck to all those on the Gulf side of FL.....don't sell this rascal short as it looks to have a great chance to gather a bunch of strength.
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Old October 08, 2018, 19:11   #6
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Yeah, we know this drill. The generator can keep the lights on, the refrigerators cold, run the well pump, and at a portable A/C that will keep at least one room comfortable. Wind/ tornado damage is the worst threat, as I am inland from the gulf 2 miles, only 300 yards from the Choctawhatchee Bay, but I'm 16 feet above sea level. The house doesn't flood but the yard can, it just usually drains back to the bay pretty quickly. Or it does now that we trenched through the berms the state park had put up that blocked our drainage a few years ago.
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Old October 08, 2018, 19:48   #7
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Old October 08, 2018, 21:00   #8
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Well where did this pos storm come from?
Mexico...where all the bad shit comes from. Africa provides the vast majority though.

I almost went and bought a big generator last week but couldn’t make up my mind what to get.
Dual fuel, diesel, welder generator ( yes there are some nice ones in the $1700 range).
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Old October 08, 2018, 21:03   #9
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Mexico...where all the bad shit comes from. Africa provides the vast majority though.

I almost went and bought a big generator last week but couldn’t make up my mind what to get.
Dual fuel, diesel, welder generator ( yes there are some nice ones in the $1700 range).
This resembles the illegal migration patterns to a 'T', doesn't it?
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Old October 09, 2018, 05:16   #10
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Old October 09, 2018, 05:30   #11
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Wind/ tornado damage is the worst threat, as I am inland from the gulf 2 miles, only 300 yards from the Choctawhatchee Bay, but I'm 16 feet above sea level.
Hey, we are practically neighbors! Over here in Bay county, I'm in the same shape. Inland, but close to North Bay and in a very low area. I'm actually in a mandatory evac area for the storm, due to expected storm surge. I'm the last man out for my work site. As soon as I lock the place down this am. I'm headed west with the wife and dogs.
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Old October 09, 2018, 09:07   #12
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Old October 09, 2018, 09:15   #13
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Hey, we are practically neighbors! Over here in Bay county, I'm in the same shape. Inland, but close to North Bay and in a very low area. I'm actually in a mandatory evac area for the storm, due to expected storm surge. I'm the last man out for my work site. As soon as I lock the place down this am. I'm headed west with the wife and dogs.
Hey Andy, I'm in Santa Rosa Beach, inland from WaterColor on the Bay side. I border to Eden State Park on 2 sides. Luckily we still have a couple miles of State Park pine forrest between us and the beach. The surge coming into the bay has never made it close to this high. Stay safe during your evacuation!
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This resembles the illegal migration patterns to a 'T', doesn't it?
Steve I’m afraid you’re right.
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Stay safe during your evacuation!
Thanks! Same to you, keep your head down. Typed from the safety of the free wifi in a Biloxi, Ms. hotel.
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Old October 09, 2018, 21:34   #17
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Just pulled the camper out of Ft. Pickens Friday. We have family in the area, pray all stay safe.
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You guys have your kit squared away and I commend you for it.

Have a nice vacation of sorts!
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Old October 10, 2018, 21:02   #19
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Well, we survived relatively unscathed. The storm actually came in a little farther East than we had expected, but was quite a bit stronger than we hoped. We had gusts in the 100+ range out of the East then shifted to winds from the North as it came ashore. We then had 4 hours of steady 80-90 mph with gusts topping 125. We have trees down, power lines down, a few roofs badly damaged in my neighborhood. Zero damage to my home or shop.

As of 6 pm I wave the generator cranked and steaks on the Big Green Egg. The kids think of it as camping, but don't realize how lucky we are the worst of it missed us and I have 50+ years experience preparing for and weathering Hurricanes.

My wife's family is in Blountstown and Clarkville, about 45 miles north of Panama City and Mexico Beach. It looks like Hiroshima there, all the trees are broken or leafless. Six of her family members families homes are completely destroyed. Very lucky none are dead. Those towns were pretty much wiped off the map as the eye wall of a still category 4 hurricane plowed through.

I hope anyone else here that was affected came through in good shape.

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Glad you made it.

Many did not.

I pray for them . . .
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Old October 11, 2018, 12:08   #21
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My mom lives in Panama City, moved there at the behest of my brother only at the beginning of September. I have been trying for three days to call, all I get is "network busy". Don't have hurricanes in Alaska.
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My mom lives in Panama City, moved there at the behest of my brother only at the beginning of September. I have been trying for three days to call, all I get is "network busy". Don't have hurricanes in Alaska.
well, I have seen storms in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea on radar that make some hurricanes look rather feeble and lame
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Well, we survived relatively unscathed.
That makes two of us. My son is going to stay at my house, as his was destroyed when a pine tree came down on it. Our house is missing the fence and some shingles, but besides that, my son said it's in "pristine" shape compared to his.

Spent a good part of today foraging for food, water, fuel and tarps for the roof. My brother will join me for the trip home with his truck full of "stuff."

Now, just have to get back through the roads and checkpoints around Bay County.
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Glad ya'll came through relatively OK!

Lot of people here in NC are still putting stuff back together from Flo, and lot of people were worried about more flooding. Luckily for us, we didn't get nearly as much rain as we were expecting. Just like a "regular" decent rain here.

I feel for the people in FL that took a beating. Hope recovery goes well for all.
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Glad to hear you FALFILERS made out okay? Any lootin' in you area like reported in the press?

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