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09/05/2017 02:55:53 PM · #1
This nasty storm is creeping up on me...

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I live right on that arrow...

Yikes... Looks like I'll be evacuating on either Thursday or Friday. Let's all hope my apartment doesn't go under water. :/
09/05/2017 03:06:32 PM · #2
Yes, Good luck Marko.. and others in the path.
09/05/2017 03:15:29 PM · #3
I will try to post some aftermath photos when I can. Unsure of when I will be able to do that as I expect to be out of power for about a week or more after the storm. I remember back in 2005 that's about how long it was before I had power. So we will see.

I'll keep you posted.
09/05/2017 03:21:26 PM · #4
Hurricanes is #3 on my list of reasons not to live in Florida. Stay safe, marKo.
09/05/2017 03:35:00 PM · #5
My heart is with you, Marko. My brother lives under that arrow as well. Fortunately, his condo is not on the ground floor, but his businesses all are.
09/05/2017 03:39:10 PM · #6
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Hurricanes is #3 on my list of reasons not to live in Florida. Stay safe, marKo.


#1 and #2 are? Lol.
09/05/2017 03:40:50 PM · #7
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

This nasty storm is creeping up on me...

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I live right on that arrow...

Good luck!

Thanks for posting the graphic -- given the current administration's budget recommendations I'm not sure how long that resource will be available ... :-(
09/05/2017 03:48:55 PM · #8
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Hurricanes is #3 on my list of reasons not to live in Florida. Stay safe, marKo.


#1 and #2 are? Lol.

It varies between these things: Psychopaths, bizarre crimes, general craziness, insects, arachnids, alligators, heat with humidity
09/05/2017 04:00:07 PM · #9
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Hurricanes is #3 on my list of reasons not to live in Florida. Stay safe, marKo.


#1 and #2 are? Lol.

It varies between these things: Psychopaths, bizarre crimes, general craziness, insects, arachnids, alligators, heat with humidity


All things that are Florida!!!

I'm in Orlando, went to the store...no buggies, water, chips, bread...soda was disappearing quickly. I filled up for a premium price on gas (thank you Harvey) but now I'll run on full. Everyone seems to be panicking...we won't get serious about taking precautions until Thur/Fri. Because we're inland we'll get lots of rain and wind. Florida is a great big sieve...it usually drains off quickly.

Thank goodness we have a camper...I'll put all my meats and as much of my frozen foods in there that I can...and until the storm hits...it's gonna be freezer surprise for dinner!!!
09/05/2017 04:06:10 PM · #10
Originally posted by Ja-9:

I'm in Orlando


I don't know how far north we will go... But I have a dog... Know any hotels up there that accept pets?

Message edited by author 2017-09-05 16:07:50.
09/05/2017 04:33:03 PM · #11
Yup, not my first rodeo. I just left Texas to come to work in Daytona Beach. Good thing I have Mississippi gulf coast experience. Working on the road can put you in some funny situations. Right now I am staying at my co-workers house which is in Deltona and should be OK.

Marko, check with La Quinta, they allow pets. We would stay there with 3 small dogs and a cat with no problems. Most are very pet friendly.
09/05/2017 04:38:34 PM · #12
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

I'm in Orlando


I don't know how far north we will go... But I have a dog... Know any hotels up there that accept pets?


Also Hilton hotels accept pets
09/05/2017 04:43:43 PM · #13
Thanks for the help on this guys! :)

I'm sure my pup also says thank you! :)
09/05/2017 04:54:20 PM · #14
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Thanks for the help on this guys! :)

I'm sure my pup also says thank you! :)


South Carolina a Yamassee (sp) had a hotel that excepted pets. It used to be a Hampton Inn...no longer
09/06/2017 10:19:12 AM · #15
Man, this storm is something else. I don't know where this thing is going. One minute it wants to push to the gulf, the next it's going up the East coast of FL. This storm doesn't know where it wants to go let alone the meteorologists who are trying to figure out where it's going.
09/06/2017 10:26:55 AM · #16
I would still plan to head to high ground
09/06/2017 10:30:18 AM · #17
Originally posted by cowboy221977:

I would still plan to head to high ground


The biggest issue is, if I leave FL, it could literally make a slight turn and chase us up the coast. Or it could go into the Gulf of Mexico and cut us off. It might be better to stay with this thing.



09/06/2017 10:45:03 AM · #18
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by cowboy221977:

I would still plan to head to high ground


The biggest issue is, if I leave FL, it could literally make a slight turn and chase us up the coast. Or it could go into the Gulf of Mexico and cut us off. It might be better to stay with this thing.


I follow Ventusky. The most important days are next Sunday and Monday. Anything can happen, but Irma may head north to hit Charleston, SC. I think in Florida, you need to "run from the water and hide from the wind". Evacuating to the north may be just the wrong thing.
09/06/2017 11:20:07 AM · #19
that's an amazing site, Richard. thanks.
09/06/2017 11:25:00 AM · #20
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

I'm in Orlando


I don't know how far north we will go... But I have a dog... Know any hotels up there that accept pets?


La QUinta... Hyatt Place

Be safe and be careful. FLorida is more difficult, I would guess, because there's only one direction to go. Do it if they tell you to.

Message edited by author 2017-09-06 11:27:10.
09/06/2017 11:51:26 AM · #21
Originally posted by hahn23:

Evacuating to the north may be just the wrong thing.


Exactly my point. I think we may hunker down in my gf's parent's house. They have both hurricane shutters and also hurricane proof windows. They also seem to be fairly high according to the flood warning map. The biggest issue now is to make sure our pup doesn't have a heart attack. Gunna attempt to get her some doggie drugs to put her in a state of drowsiness until the storm is done.

Don't worry guys, I've done this a time or two here in FL. I will be careful... But I'll make sure to take my camera. ;)

09/06/2017 12:49:04 PM · #22
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

... They have both hurricane shutters and also hurricane proof windows. ...

How about the roof?! Strong enough to stay attached?

Message edited by author 2017-09-06 12:49:32.
09/06/2017 12:58:59 PM · #23
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

... They have both hurricane shutters and also hurricane proof windows. ...

How about the roof?! Strong enough to stay attached?


I'm not worried. Only about 5 year old building. Thing is meant for hurricanes.
09/06/2017 01:58:26 PM · #24
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

... They have both hurricane shutters and also hurricane proof windows. ...

How about the roof?! Strong enough to stay attached?


Our house is very sturdy and strong...we built ours the year Hurricane Andrew devistated south Florida. We had to do extra strapping for wind load far above the requirements at that time and now!!! At the time it was a royal pain...25 years later...grateful to have it done!!!
09/06/2017 03:01:01 PM · #25
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Again, the arrow is about where I live. I have my fan outside trying to blow it a little more off the coast. Lol.
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