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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2017, 05:27:06 PM »
Well, here we go again!! I have family and many friends in Fla. Last I heard my cousin said he could not get out----traffic snarls and not enough gas available. Surely, he changed his mind and kept trying----he is near the beach on the SE side of Fla. My other cousin has bought acreage in Montana to have a home built----hope he is not near the horrible wildfires there----850,000 acres burned so far.. Boy, my family can really pick the spots to live!!! Or is there ever a really safe place to live??? Am watching Irma carefully----she is a monster!

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2017, 09:02:18 PM »
Rabbitproof,

I would urge your cousin to take a cab to the nearest airport and fly out. There are still plenty of flights to get out. The airlines aren't waiting in lines for fuel. There hasn't been any diesel at the place I usually fill up at in about ten days. I have greatly limited my trips to conserve the fuel I have left in my pickup. Some of the other places have water in their tanks so I am waiting.

There probably won't be a lot of companies sending their tankers into a hurricane zone to bring fuel when there are other places with less risk. Hopefully your cousin will make it out.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2017, 12:26:00 AM »
Coastal Georgia Irma update: One of the current projections for Irma shows an east side of coastal south Florida hit then back into the Atlantic and then a direct landfall in the Coastal Georgia (Savannah area) and/or South Carolina. This is obviously a computer model simulation of available data. After Matthew last year and Harvey this year everyone is taking this hurricane more seriously than usual. Gas was sold out by 3 pm today at most stations. With the refineries not fully operational supplies for the east coast will be limited. Ships can't come into southeast o r gulf ports because of Irma. I live near coastal highway 17 and I-95 coming from Florida. I am concerned most evacuees from Florida will run out of gas before reaching a safe location. I also heard most motels in safe areas (northern part) of Georgia are booked by people coming from Florida. They are now booking in Tennessee. They have not called for evacuation of coastal Georgia yet which will create a dilemma of where these people will go. I went to fill up one of my vehicles today and people were getting very irritable and testy  with each other. The hurricane is not suppose to be here until Monday maybe Tuesday so by then individuals should really be fired up.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2017, 05:32:34 AM »
I am sorry to hear that You guys are in for it again , Stay safe & you are all in my Prayers,
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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2017, 07:48:18 AM »
Double B----My cousin just let me know he is flying to his sister's home in Atlanta on Friday morning. Thank heaven's!! I truly believe he would not have survived where he is located. He just lost his lifelong best friend to liver cancer and right after that his favorite pet died----think he must have been in a grieving fog of some kind to even have hesitated to get out!! He is normally a very rational guy.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2017, 08:28:52 AM »
It looks like Tennessee will have a flood problem after landfall.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2017, 02:02:28 PM »
Ragun....Say it isn't so!! Looks like it will hit me right on the nose. I have a high lot, but these days how high is high enough??? My brother's neighborhood was built up to withstand the highest flood waters ever recorded there. He was having no problems whatsoever(even after 5 days of torrential non stop rain) until they released water from the large reservoir northwards of his town----that put 5-6 ft of water in his homes!!!! 

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2017, 03:25:50 PM »
It might not be as bad as those models look, it's still too early. The Euro model has been the best for this storm and it moved the eye hitting west of Miami and going straight up Florida. You can go to this site and play with the setting to look for almost anything.
Here's the rainfall totals and where the eye will hit. https://weather.us/model-charts/euro/usa-east/gusts-3h-mph/20170910-1200z.html

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2017, 04:13:05 PM »
On behalf of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security's Director, Glen Woodbury

As you are all very much aware, our Nation has sustained severe flooding and damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and we are anticipating major impacts from Hurricanes Irma and possibly Jose. This is the peak of the hurricane season and it is far from over; to this end, we are reaching out to you to help in response and recovery efforts. FEMA is looking to recruit personnel, with an expected deployment of 30 days, in the following areas:

Program Area: Skillset Required

Individual Assistance: Survivor outreach and communication, case management

Logistics: Load and unload trucks; coordinate and deliver resources; track inventory

IT: Establish connectivity for facilities; install, track, and manage equipment; configure communications equipment

Disaster Survivor Assistance: Engage directly with survivors; demonstrate understanding of available programs; case management

Hazard Mitigation: Floodplain management, mitigation strategies for the built environment, flood insurance, FEMA’s grant programs and authorities

Disaster Emergency Communications: Set up, operation, and shut down of communications vehicles; installation of voice and data cables; knowledge of radio protocols

External Affairs: Communications, Congressional and intergovernmental affairs, media analysis, media relations, tribal affairs, private sector relations

Environmental and Historic Preservation: Knowledge of environmental, historic, and floodplain management processes and regulations

Human Resources: Human resources specialists and managers
Finance: Travel arrangements and budget controls
Acquisitions: Contracting officers, purchasing specialists, and procurement specialists

If you are available to serve in one or more of these areas, please send your résumé to FEMA-CAREERS@fema.dhs.gov, and please put “Higher Ed” in the subject line. Feel free to also share this request throughout your networks. This is a great opportunity to serve the Nation and support our survivors in this time of need.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2017, 10:15:29 PM »
Rabbitproof,

I am so glad that he is getting out. There is no point in taking this kind of chance. I hope that you guys stay safe. Please keep us updated and we will keep praying for you and your family. 

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2017, 08:21:29 AM »
Thank you, Double B.  Prayers are definitely needed and very much appreciated.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2017, 07:06:55 PM »
Well we shall see in the morning what the true track will be. Got lots of friends in NE Florida so this last track on the west side should help them.

One of the coolest things I hear (cool may not be the word), the cops in Miami went around and arrested all the homeless people. People with no way to get out or any place to go. As a humanitarian effort, my hats off to them. 

My plan is always the same. 55 gals of gas in the motor home ready to bug out. I don't play with storms.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2017, 09:13:05 PM »
We have relatives in Tampa with a beach front house, my sister talked to them this afternoon, they couldn't get a flight out to anywhere, they even tried to find one going to Alaska. They found a sturdy looking place in Orlando today and rented it. They gave thought to leaving by car but was afraid of the fuel situation .

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2017, 12:44:16 AM »
I have a friend that lives south St Augustine Fl. not far from the coast. He is on Watson rd. A few miles from the Island and river. He is staying since the storm took a western track....
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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2017, 06:42:09 AM »
Northwest Florida is so flat that even the milder storms have a lot of impact but all those from Louisiana can sure relate to that.  My favorite uncle is south of Florida and my son lives in Pensacola but they have taken all precautions they can.  The son may head for our place today using back roads but it is normally 5 1/2 hours away.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2017, 07:34:46 AM »
One of my cousins lives around Tampa and her home is about six feet above sea level. Looks like the storm surge from Irma may cause them some significant damage. They evacuated several days ago and were in central Georgia heading to one of my other cousins home in Indianapolis when I received word from them.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2017, 07:40:44 AM »
They were smart.  Too many people take that storm surge forecast to mean a few waves.  I lived in Pensacola when Hurricane Ivan can in and that surge was 20 feet coming into Pensacola Bay.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2017, 08:30:31 AM »
We have a family member  by marriage staying with us in c Ms. She's from Destin.   I will keep everyone close in my heart and prayers.     judy

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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2017, 12:29:17 PM »
Haven't heard from Digg66 recently. Anybody hear from him?He lives in Fla. so must be caught up in this somewhere.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and her sidekick Jose
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2017, 01:13:54 PM »
Hello, Wade

We are still here, not sure how much longer we will have power, it has started to flicker several times. Current wind is high in the trees at the moment so my guess is a limb came down and hit the lines.  Rain has not been to bad at all. Just got 24 loads of wood chips delivered over the last three weeks so the rain will be good for them. Winter garden is up, but Irma may take care of all the new plants.
We are as prepared as we can get  storm still wondering some what West then North. Two PM forecast coming up in three minutes so we will see how it looks now. Any way you shake the box it will not come out pretty,  Duke Energy called and told us to expect a long term power outage up to 6 or 8 weeks. That will take a lot of fuel for the generator if we can find any.  The eye is to come in at this point, around 8 AM Monday morning.  So the next several hours will be getting worse by the hour.
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Will try to keep you posted on the other side of this storm.
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