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#26 tonyp

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:44 AM

Greg, what about me? I don't count? Debbie, the pets, and myself are staying. We are nowhere near water. Plus we are loaded with batteries and duct tape. LOL.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:46 AM

"Higher ground" LOL.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:50 AM

Tony,

 

You were included in the "etc., etc." LOL... (I knew I shouldn't have tried to list any names...)

And I knew you weren't anywhere near the coast, too.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:23 PM

You are forgiven this time... it's EVIL vs Irma. Easy to guess the name on the chassis I do this weekend. I'm soldering till the power goes off. Got to keep busy and not sit here and worry about it. Just hope it doesn't morph into a sharknato.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:32 PM

Plus we are loaded with batteries and duct tape. LOL.

 

Sounds like how my first child was conceived...

 

Stay safe, everyone.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:32 PM

LOL.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:34 PM

Best wishes to all the FL slotters and their families.

 

Stay Safe


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:13 PM

Greg, what about me? I don't count? Debbie, the pets, and myself are staying. We are nowhere near water. Plus we are loaded with batteries and duct tape. LOL.

 

The racer now known as Tony W(ho).

 

Good luck and stay safe.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:00 PM

Hey Thanks for caring.

These things 'wobble' and you really don't know where they land until it goes by.

 

 

I stay and fight.
I would rather go face to face with the wrath of God than be stuck out there in no mans land with a rash of fools out of gas in traffic.

If you leave it could be a long time before you can get back in and find your were looted. My whole life is here.

 

 

 

Been through many 'weather events' over my life.

Off the top of my head.

- 1991 called 'The Perfect Storm'  NYS

- 1993 called 'The Storm of the Century' or the Great Blizzard of 1993 NYS

- 2004 FL.

- Hurricane Charley I just got out of the hospital 10 days earlier from getting the greatest gift of life EVER. A kidney transplant.

Putting up the storm panels I split my gut, bled from the staples and Jackson bulb  and developed a bad hematoma the size of a grapefruit. But I made it through and kept my family safe. We only got skirted and flooding.

- Hurricane Jeanne Cat 3ish bitch 2.5 - 3 ft. of water in the streets.No power,~ 8 days, no cell or landline

- Hurricane Francis another very nasty bitch No power, ~ 10 days, no cell or landline

- 2011 Hurricane Matthew the Eye was 20-30 miles offshore. The 360 deg wind shift was amazing. Est. wind here 85 sustained 108 gusts.

 

- I don't even want to talk about the many years of wild fires right here. my land boarders 10s of thousands of acres of protected of 'Pine Flatwoods'.

 

As Rick Moore said above - is not something I wish to ever see again, or want anyone to ever see, much less experience. It’s one thing to see it on a TV, and quite another to be standing in the middle of it…

 

I look at as a war with nature, an adventure, a challenge to protect myself, family and property.

 

Ready!

140 MPH rated construction (Miami-Dade) code 1.5 miles from the water. Added $7700 (2004 post hurricane money) in additional wind protection of storm panels and garage door post and anchor system.

6260kw 10HP gen set.

35 gals. gas cans.

55 gals diesel drum.  

5 24pack cases of water, 10 one gal jugs,  250 gal. untreated potable well water.

Tractor with loader, tow chains and straps, small chainsaw.

Unspecified qty. of Hornaday ZombieMax  "just in case" the power is out for an extended period. lol

 

War games are over, scenarios played out, plan it place.

Ready! :good: Now go WIN! :victory:

 

I'm getting to old for this s**t.  :dash2:


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 02:17 PM

If you want to geek out on Irma info, search for Mike's Weather Page. All you want to know in one place. We were going to NC when it looked like a 4-5 in central FL, but now that it is a 2-3, we are staying.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:00 PM

I’ve been called a lot worse things than “etc”, most of them warranted…

 

Turns out I’m not working tonight (otherwise I’d be asleep now); Tampa General Hospital put in hurricane disaster plan; Team A (not me) reports starting tonight through storm, and Team B (me) relieves them when it passes, so I still got to be around Tampatown... Forecast track keeps moving to the west now, but, as we all know too well, it will go where it goes; we’ll see.

 

Joey and I will be riding it out at the condo…

 

I can’t stop doing the “Ride of the Valkyries” thing while I’m trying to get stuff done today…

 

“…da da dada da, da da dadaa da, da da dadaaa da, da da dada…”

 

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and Joey too



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:01 PM

Stay safe, Joey.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:30 PM

Put Joey on a drone with some kibble, water, .047, and fly him here :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

We're riding it out in Jacksonville. We're not in an evacuation zone nor a flood zone and are at the high end of the street. We keep a "hurricane cabinet" well-stocked from early summer through fall so we don't have to fight the madness at the stores. Have water. Have Vienna sausages. Have a generator. Have prayer!

 

So as long as the oak trees don't end up on the house, we're going to ride it out.  

 

Doesn't mean it won't get scary.

 

Of course ... I have another whole set of worries about our place on Treasure Island. It's on Boca Ciega Bay and is pretty close to the Gulf.  


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 05:23 PM

Wobble, wooble... duck and cover
 
As usual this is going to suck.
 
Rick, my daughter is on B team at Indian River Med Cent. She wanted to bolt out of state but they fire you if you if you don't show up when the bell rings. Last year (Mathew) they fired two great nurses, one a 12-year vet there.  
 
Wobble, wobble... as it lines up a strike. :clapping:  High and outside slider to you westcoasters... for the moment.
 
We have to see when she makes hard right turn north.
 
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Factoid - Female-named hurricanes are deadlier .  :shok:  :sarcastic_hand: 
By Max Londberg
jlondberg@kcstar.com

September 05, 2017 10:56 AM
 
As Irma storms toward the Caribbean and Florida, now is an appropriate time to revisit a study on how sexism kills during hurricanes.
Female-named hurricanes are far deadlier than male-named ones, according to the 2014 study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 
How is that possible? Sexism, and more specifically the stereotypical perceptions often held on the basis of gender, according to the study.
 
“These experiments show that gender-congruent perceptions of intensity and strength are responsible for male-named hurricanes being perceived as riskier and more intense than female-named hurricanes,” the authors wrote.

Their findings — based on data from 94 hurricanes that made landfall in the U.S. from 1950 to 2012 — were telling. While hurricanes with masculine names caused an average of 15.15 deaths, those with female names caused 41.84 deaths. (Data from Hurricane Katrina and Audrey were removed as outliers.)
 
The authors also conducted lab experiments in which they confirmed that a storm with a masculine name markedly increased people’s perceptions of its intensity and danger. Female-named hurricanes were perceived as weaker.
In addition, participants were less likely to follow a voluntary evacuation order if a hurricane had a female name.
These stereotypical perceptions held true for all genders of the study participants.
“These findings have important implications for hurricane preparedness and public safety,” the authors wrote.
Even the early naming mechanism for hurricanes was sexist; hurricanes were once only given female names, “a practice that meteorologists of a different era considered appropriate due to such characteristics of hurricanes as unpredictability,” the authors wrote, citing the “Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones.”
 
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 02:17 AM

Whoever heard of a himacane?


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 05:06 AM

Prior to 1978, all hurricanes had female names, too.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:48 AM

All of you guys on the West Coast ...... get the hell out of there!


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:48 AM

All of you guys on the West Coast ...... get the hell out of there!

 

We like surprises. No one can critize anyone for not evacuating or blaming some inept politician for slow reactions. We live "in the now".  Sonic's shop and my home aren't far from one of the most notorious faultlines in SoCal.... so it it lets loose it'll be a big ride...

 

Now back to the topic: Irma. Please everyone take care, be safe, and may this storm end quickly.


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:52 AM

Well...

 

At least I'm not doing that annoying Wagner thing today...

 

...instead I keep singing along with Martha Reeves...

 

"...Nowhere to run to, baby

Nowhere to hide..."


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:05 PM

First outer band of this bitch came through this morning. It's about 400 miles in diameter.

Just the beginning and it will not pass by here until Monday.

A long weekend....

 

Wobble, wobble. comin' your way today.

 

Rick, 'I Talk To The Wind' might help....the others, not so much.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

 

We like surprises. No one can critize anyone for not evacuating or blaming some inept politician for slow reactions. We live "in the now".  Sonic's shop and my home aren't far from one of the most notorious faultlines in SoCal.... so it it lets loose it'll be a big ride...

 

Now back to the topic: Irma. Please everyone take care, be safe, and may this storm end quickly.

 

Are you krazy?

I have enough faults to go and live on one.


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:09 PM

All of you guys on the West Coast ...... get the hell out of there!

 

Like the avatar ... :good:


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:12 PM

East coast up to Orlando looking pretty good right now.


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 02:02 PM

Tony, you know the old saying ...

 

"If you don't like the weather in Florida, wait 10 minutes."

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