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  1. thats what she said ba dum dum
  2. I flew down to help my family in Cape Coral; mostly to help my brother (homeless so I wanted to make sure he got to a shelter) and then help the rest of my family with final preps. When I booked the flight, it was still forecast to go up the middle of the state so I was prepared for a wind event and thought hey, this'll be fun. ha This morning (after I found my brother) and took him to my sisters place, the new evacuations were ordered due to the surge map. Since her & her family's place is on a gulf access canal about .5 miles from Pine Island sound, we went from "batten down the house mode" to "get **** packed so they can get their kids and 2 week old granddaughter out of here" mode. Loaded up the cats & dogs, grabbed important papers & pictures and her husband drove one van, she drove another & they left for their house in NC. Luckily taking my brother with them. Then I went to my other brothers house who is in evac zone b, he & his wife are watching their 2 grandkids while their parents are on vacation I was skeptical about staying, since I'm still not to cool with this storm surge potential..but he's right on the border of B/C (a matter of maybe .75 miles) I'm pretty sure we won't get the devastating surge here, but, just in case, this is EXACTLY what I told them earlier about the axes/tools. We cleared all the crap from under the attic entrance in the garage a couple of hours ago and put 2 axes up there. I felt kind of ..stupid.. making him do this, but thinking about it now, it could be the difference between life & death. on that note, long day. Going to bed but will post what I can from here in the cape tomorrow
  3. already forecasted to enter GOM and hit anywhere between Ft. Myers/Tampa (currently)
  4. Thanks. Yea the angle is going to be the key (along of course with wherever landfall is) I'm hoping the surge isn't too bad there, but I think when I get down there I'm going to try and talk them into moving over to Ft Myers where I found a hotel room. Just to be safe.
  5. Good question. Flying down to Ft. Myers tonight, helping my family in Cape Coral who couldn't evacuate. I just talked to them, they're not concerned about surge AT ALL. Yet they live on Gulf access canal .5 mile from Pine Island Sound (basically the Gulf)
  6. That is a wise decision. PB Gardens: not a good place to be with surge.
  7. That crane on 57th, man.. I thought it was going to come down. Was there at 8th/57th during the height of the storm watching that thing sway. My friend who lives on 57th had to evacuate his place for a week while they dismantled it and brought it down.
  8. I'm not saying the track reminds me of the Okeechobee Hurricane, but if we get a strong cat 4 or 5 going up through the middle of the state, that's another large area of water that is prone to storm surge. I was just tossing it out there that I haven't seen a lot of discussion about the possible *added* disaster that will cause on top of the coastal communities.
  9. hate to think of what will happen near Lake Okeechobee, too. Not a lot of talk about that, but somewhat similar to the Okeechobee Hurricane back in the 20's (albeit now they have better levee systems) I suspect there will still be quite a surge there also.
  10. Gah. I almost choked on my water thinking of the NAM/EURO talk in the winter months.
  11. The thing is (for your dad), where can he go? Just got off the phone with my brother in Ft. Myers and it took my niece almost 8 hours to get to Tampa. Along the way a lot of the gas stations are out of gas. And it's only going to get worse down there since Lee County starts their mandatory evacs tomorrow morning at 9am. I-75 is going to be a parking lot. If he's inland and it's a new home, he should be ok. They got walloped pretty bad during Andrew but came out relatively unscathed (no injuries/deaths). I have friends down in GG and they're staying put too. Apparently, from what I've read, Collier County isn't even issuing a mandatory evacuation because they realize there's no place for anyone to go. As far as your uncle in Tampa; he'll be fine. The only thing I'd worry about is if it goes waaay west into the GOF and then slams into Tampa with the surge. Otherwise, surge is only going to be on the east coast. I've been in Tampa before when storms have gone by (on the east) and the water was actually drained from the bay.
  12. my family in Cape Coral is. I may be flying down tomorrow to join them; along with finding my homeless bro and dropping him off at a shelter.
  13. There's actually more evac routes up there then down south. 75 is it for Lee/Collier unless they cut over to the east coast and fight the 95 traffic which will be at a standstill. At least up in Pinellas they've got 75 or 4 which could take them to the turnpike. Hell, I dunno, there's got to be some reasoning behind it.
  14. There's actually more evac routes up there then down south. 75 is it for Lee/Collier unless they cut over to the east coast and fight the 95 traffic which will be at a standstill. At least up in Pinellas they've got 75 or 4 which could take them to the turnpike. Hell, I dunno, there's got to be some reasoning behind it.
  15. It's baffling that they are calling for mandatory evac up in Pinellas, yet my family down in Cape Coral don't even have one yet.