Hurricane Irma

Discussion in 'Florida Region' started by PalmbchZ28, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    My wife and I lost everything including our house to a Cat 4 hurricane in 2004. The vacuum packer is great for securing all important documents! I store important documents in my truck during the storm. Garbage bags secured over roof vents. Get cash for after storm...there are no credit cards if there is no power. 2 week supply of medicine. Of course all the normal supplies. And a whole shit load of good luck.!!! Check on your neighbor as it amazing how many people don't take it seriously.
     
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  2. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

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    One thing about Harvey having just hammered Texas is people are taking storms more seriously. Right now Irma has hit some of the islands to the east and really doing a number n them. Between the models all showing Florida in the bulls eye and the fact that Florida is way over due for a major hit, I suspect there will be a lot of damage from this naughty gal. She's as strong and on the same track as the Labor Day storm of 1935.

    To top it off, Jose is behind her.
     
  3. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Praying these new models are correct...trending to the East !
    New models will be out at 8am
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  4. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

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    I'll Take the Purple one with the sharp 90* turn.
     
  5. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Good tip...Just in case it happens!

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  6. 1972_Z-28

    1972_Z-28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Like the washer idea!!!
    Good tips Palmbch on protecting documents. Another thing you can do is take pictures and save them to cloud or email them to yourself.
    Hoping the models are right and sending Irma east and out to sea.
     
  7. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Some perspective as to the size of the storm.[​IMG]
     
  8. TommyRS70

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    That is one mother of a storm!!! Climate change is real!
     
  9. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    But remember, the gale force winds only extend some 60 to 80ish miles from the center.

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  10. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Wow this really sucks the latest path is one half mile West of my house as a Cat4 . And how ironic is it that on September 9th 2017 the storm will be here.. . on September 9th 2004 Hurricane Ivan took my house on Cayman. So as the picture shows my wife and I are real familiar with what a cat 4 storm will do to this coastline .. God we're praying awful hard down here. Might need an angel Grand Cayman Our House Before and after IVAN.jpg
     

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