What's happening in your neck of the woods?
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06-10-2016, 07:37 AM
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
(06-10-2016 07:34 AM)Fireball Wrote:  
(06-10-2016 07:26 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  HURRICANE MATTHEW:

I have batten down the hatches, brought as much inside as possible, closed most of the shutters, trimmed the trees, hoarded water and food and charged all my devices. Now we wait.

At this hour I don’t think the winds will be a big problem, tonight we may get 40-50 mph tops, it’s the surge that scares the shit out of me. Our island is only a few feet above mean sea level and while our house is on stilts 9 feet above MSL the roads in and out could become impassable. The cars would be lost and all else stored on the ground floor. Undecided

Looks like I might spend my 27th wedding anniversary tomorrow cleaning up debris. If you don't hear from me it means we lost power.

[Image: HurTrack1.gif]

I hope you come out of it OK!

Thanks, me too.

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06-10-2016, 07:39 AM
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
Boat is on dry land now on a trailer?
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06-10-2016, 07:41 AM
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
(06-10-2016 07:26 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  HURRICANE MATTHEW:

I have batten down the hatches, brought as much inside as possible, closed most of the shutters, trimmed the trees, hoarded water and food and charged all my devices. Now we wait.

At this hour I don’t think the winds will be a big problem, tonight we may get 40-50 mph tops, it’s the surge that scares the shit out of me. Our island is only a few feet above mean sea level and while our house is on stilts 9 feet above MSL the roads in and out could become impassable. The cars would be lost and all else stored on the ground floor. Undecided

Looks like I might spend my 27th wedding anniversary tomorrow cleaning up debris. If you don't hear from me it means we lost power.

[Image: HurTrack1.gif]

Shee-it.

Hold on tight there!

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06-10-2016, 07:46 AM
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
(06-10-2016 07:39 AM)skyking Wrote:  Boat is on dry land now on a trailer?

We have a lift, it looks like this (image from web)

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I have strapped the boat to the runners below to keep the boat from being blown off the lift by the wind and then I raised it as far at it will go. The tide could come up some five or six feet before it would float the boat, at that point I would have much bigger problems than the boat.

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06-10-2016, 08:05 AM
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
The scariest part is that this hurricane may not only hit the State once but TWICE!

A few models have this monster looping back around for a second go at whatever it may have left standing the first time. Angry

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06-10-2016, 01:43 PM (This post was last modified: 06-10-2016 02:03 PM by Full Circle.)
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
3:41 PM local.

First heavy band of wind and rain just coming in. Sky a deep, dark gray.
High tide this afternoon around 6 PM. That will be the problem.

House nearly blacked out, meaning almost all accordion shutters closed, if the power goes out we’ll be tripping over our big, black dogs.

Here we go.

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Rada...n=USFL0244

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06-10-2016, 02:04 PM
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
(06-10-2016 01:43 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  3:41 PM local.

First heavy band of wind and rain just coming in. Sky a deep, dark gray.
High tide this afternoon around 6 PM. That will be the problem.

House nearly blacked out, meaning almost all accordion shutters closed, if the power goes out we’ll be tripping over our big, black dogs.

Here we go.

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Rada...n=USFL0244

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06-10-2016, 02:05 PM
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
(06-10-2016 01:43 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  3:41 PM local.

First heavy band of wind and rain just coming in. Sky a deep, dark gray.
High tide this afternoon around 6 PM. That will be the problem.

House nearly blacked out, meaning almost all accordion shutters closed, if the power goes out we’ll be tripping over our big, black dogs.

Here we go.

[Image: layer.png]

Possibly evacuating. Dodgy Wish me luck finding a hotel to accommodate me with two birds and a dog when 2 million other people are trying to get into a room, too.

Stay safe, FC.
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06-10-2016, 02:05 PM
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
(06-10-2016 01:43 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  3:41 PM local.

First heavy band of wind and rain just coming in. Sky a deep, dark gray.
High tide this afternoon around 6 PM. That will be the problem.

House nearly blacked out, meaning almost all accordion shutters closed, if the power goes out we’ll be tripping over our big, black dogs.

Here we go.

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Rada...n=USFL0244

Stay safe my friend.


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06-10-2016, 04:27 PM
RE: What's happening in your neck of the woods?
(06-10-2016 02:05 PM)Aliza Wrote:  
(06-10-2016 01:43 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  3:41 PM local.

First heavy band of wind and rain just coming in. Sky a deep, dark gray.
High tide this afternoon around 6 PM. That will be the problem.

House nearly blacked out, meaning almost all accordion shutters closed, if the power goes out we’ll be tripping over our big, black dogs.

Here we go.

[Image: layer.png]

Possibly evacuating. Dodgy Wish me luck finding a hotel to accommodate me with two birds and a dog when 2 million other people are trying to get into a room, too.

Stay safe, FC.

Fuck. If I wasn't a member of this forum I could just think "Damn, those guys over there getting rained on are unlucky"... now it's personal. Sad

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