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#1 oldmanastro

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Posted 29 September 2022 - 08:28 PM

There are some members of the Classics forum that are in Florida. I hope  that they have fared well after the passage of this hurricane. My best wishes go to them. 

 

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#2 rcwolpert

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Posted 29 September 2022 - 08:35 PM

There are some members of the Classics forum that are in Florida. I hope  that they have fared well after the passage of this hurricane. My best wishes go to them. 

 

Guido

Thank you, Guido. I’m on a barrier island on the East coast of FL. We had high winds, rain and tornados, but made out well compared to many other areas of FL.


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#3 Nippon

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Posted 29 September 2022 - 09:09 PM

I'm in infamous Polk County. Located pretty much in the center of the state it still seems to get every hurricane that comes to Florida. It was a very rough night. About 9 or more hours of roaring wind and rain. It just crawled diagonally across the state but thankfully I had no damage to the house. The foliage in the neighborhood took a real beating. I feel for the people who live on the Southwest coast. 


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#4 Knasal

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Posted 29 September 2022 - 09:43 PM

There are some members of the Classics forum that are in Florida. I hope  that they have fared well after the passage of this hurricane. My best wishes go to them. 

 

Guido

I think it’s safe to say that many on the forum are thinking about you and all the people in Puerto Rico, too !

 

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#5 rcwolpert

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 06:40 AM

I think it’s safe to say that many on the forum are thinking about you and all the people in Puerto Rico, too !

 

Kevin

Exactly!


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#6 Kasmos

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 02:25 PM

I haven't seen a post from Chas yet. I believe he's in Tampa. Hopefully it's only a matter of a power or internet outage.

 

Edit, Just saw his post in the ad thread.


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#7 CHASLX200

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 06:10 PM

I haven't seen a post from Chas yet. I believe he's in Tampa. Hopefully it's only a matter of a power or internet outage.

 

Edit, Just saw his post in the ad thread.

They never come my way.
 


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#8 Nippon

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 10:48 PM

They never come my way.
 

They certainly threaten to a lot. I've seen the Tampa weather guys really nervous that the big one is on its way only for it to turn right at the last minute and come straight for Polk County.



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Posted 01 October 2022 - 05:29 AM

They certainly threaten to a lot. I've seen the Tampa weather guys really nervous that the big one is on its way only for it to turn right at the last minute and come straight for Polk County.

Since 1921.



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Posted 01 October 2022 - 07:49 AM

Since 1921.

There is a very strong correlation between the recurrence interval and the magnitude of natural events. It generally expresses itself as a power function. In other words, your still waiting for the BIG one to arrive. Don’t think it won’t. It’s only a matter of time.


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#11 Terra Nova

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Posted 01 October 2022 - 07:50 AM

They never come my way.
 

Never say never.


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Posted 01 October 2022 - 08:25 AM

Never say never.


You've got that right!!🌪🌪🌪
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#13 aztrodog

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Posted 01 October 2022 - 08:46 AM

As my daughter in Orlando and my Dad in Naples found out, it doesn’t take a direct hit to have a good scare and serious damage.
 

Yup, Tampa is in the clear…force field activated! 

 

Tampa hurricanes
 
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Posted 01 October 2022 - 09:23 AM

Never had a twig blow off a tree in my 59 years. The No name storm was much than anything tropical.

 

MDowns was in the path. He sent me a PM the day before. He was around Lemon bay.



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Posted 01 October 2022 - 11:43 AM

MDowns was in the path. He sent me a PM the day before. He was around Lemon bay.

He hasn't been on since Wednesday morning and I noticed the classifieds thread didn't get locked and rebooted for October like he usually does as well. Hope he's ok and just power out, but reading articles about the destruction in Englewood, FL where Lemon Bay is, is very unnerving.


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Posted 01 October 2022 - 08:37 PM

I hope everyone is ok.  That was a serious storm.  I'm in South Carolina and we got a lot of wind, but I'm far enough from the coast that it wasn't a problem.  Our thoughts are with everyone in the direct path.  Some things are a lot more important than how much CA one's scope has.  It sometimes takes something like this to remind us.


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Posted 03 October 2022 - 06:24 PM

Heard from Mdowns and he is alive. Scopes are trashed and the mount. He is in Tampa for now.



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Posted 04 October 2022 - 09:58 AM

Thanks folks.We're all ok with damage we can live with. Many in our community fared much worse. We've had no power,water,internet,cell or gas available since the storm got close.Finally decided yesterday to drive north 80 miles to Tampa to get running water,ac and a taste of normal life again.Will hang around in Tampa another day and then return to whatever the situation is.BTW,the fema/national guard  sites are a godsend.We were able to get food and water at a site twice now. K rations are much better than we expected.Thanks much to those who expressed concerns!                        Michael


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