Hurricane Irma

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  1. chicagoslim

    chicagoslim Active Member

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    Hope to start hearing from our Florida Members. I hope that you are all safe and well.

    I know what it's like. I went through the eye wall of two category 2's and 1 category 3, when I lived in Sebastian FL.
     
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    All good on my side, ty. We lost power for about 14 hours or so but it came back on last night.

    No damages in my circle but others weren't so lucky.
     
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    On extension of that, how are our members from Texas doing?

    I really hope Jose doesn't give you guys too hard of a time down in Florida.
     
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    Jose is tracked to head north way before it hits the US coast so I'm not worried about it right now. Things can change but for now it's cool lol
     
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    I know it's not P.C., however I've been praying to Jesus for those affected by these storms. ;)
     
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    I've also been keeping the people of Florida and Texas in my thoughts and prayers.

    I'm staring to hear from friends who are OK, but have been without power for 14 hours.
     
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    Just got power back! No damage to my property, some residents near by weren't so lucky.
     
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    Power outage is barely a lack of comfort, it's not that big a deal compared to property damage and upcoming sanitary problems. Where I live, we're powerless several times during winter. When it's -20°C, it's another ball game.
     
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    @-20°C you hope you've got one left.
     
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    Still have both, I wear seal fur boxer shorts.
    Minus 20°C is manageable. It's when you get in the minus 30°C that it becomes less fun.
     
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    Says the Guy living in a temperate part of Canada.
    In the south, living in 40 C humid weather without AC is def a hardship, especially for the elderly....or those suceptible to heat stroke. Ive done multi day outages in both Canada (1998 ice storm anyone?) and Southern US (2012 Derecho in DC ,80+ hr outage)....IMO it's easier to stay warm. But its no contest, both suck and I pray to Zeus for all those suffering from recent hurricanes.
     
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    You might have more chance with Aeolus :)
     
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    Has anybody heard anything from Raiyn? If I'm not mistaken he resides in the Tampa area.
     
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    I haven't. I talk to him a bit in PMs, but Raiyn and Dave Johnson haven't been heard from :(
     
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    I'm sure they're fine, not exactly comfortable, but fine none the less! Hardly any of the residential areas in St. Pete, Clearwater, Tampa, etc have any power. There's still more than half a million people without power.
     
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    Wishing the best for all affected.
     
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    Survived.......interesting way to spend 9/11
     
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    Wild ride that's for sure! Down for three days here, what a **** show!
     
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    Oh c'mon... Don't censor me stoopid forum! I need another beer :cheers:
     
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    We finally got power roughly 12 hours ago. It was no picnic, that's for damn sure. Fortunately, I missed the bulk of it having bugged out for a week, I still had to deal with 4 days with no power. No TV / internet is inconvenient. I'd have been fine with that, but no AC or fans is miserable. The last day we were fortunate enough to be lent a pair of battery operated fans so I fashioned a swamp cooler which made it a bit more tolerable.
    Having grown up in what my brother-in-law refers to as "Canasota" (pronounced Can a Soda) I can safely say I can deal with extended cold a LOT better than extended heat. Cold, you can always add clothing, have a fire, etc.
    Sorry about that, no WiFi at the Evac site. That and herding the furballs and in-laws took most of my time.

    @Dave Johnson is fine, he had a bunch of trees come down, but other than that damage to both our houses was minimal. He called me to give me the good news.

    I was uncomfortable, Dave has a backup generator. I was quite jealous at the end.
    Yeah.
     
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