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Hurricane Irma

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:22 am
by TheJose1972
If any of you pray we can use it plz. Irma is coming up the middle of Florida. Thanks.

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Re: Hurricane Irma

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:02 am
by Tyler
Good luck. Crazy that 2 CPT members were impacted directly by both hurricanes.

Crckrjack's brother and SIL were also on vacation in Sint Marteen when it hit. They may be stuck there awhile

Hurricane Irma

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:34 am
by bmyoungs
I have a bunch of family spread across Florida, not sure if they evacuated

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Hurricane Irma

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:56 am
by wags83
No family down there for me, but a couple co-workers who live down there have evacuated. Stay safe!

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Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:44 am
by CrckrJack
Stay safe!!!!!!!!

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Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:44 pm
by Erin
Sending prayers!

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Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:15 pm
by wags83
Talked to a coworker who has a son in Miami and daughter in Sarasota. Neither have evacuated, apparently their neighborhoods are not in evacuation zones which is surprising for the one in Miami. But he said, even if they wanted to evacuate, they wouldn't be able to at this point because there's no gasoline anywhere anymore.

Re: Hurricane Irma

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:05 pm
by Tyler
Wow. That is terrifying. You can't leave even if you want. How is their stock pile of food?

Hurricane Irma

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:50 pm
by wags83
Tyler wrote:Wow. That is terrifying. You can't leave even if you want. How is their stock pile of food?
I didn't ask. He seemed kind of nervous for his kids so I didn't pry further.

Hurricane Irma

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:01 am
by Artukka
I live in Gainesville, FL so I'll be impacted as well, but by the time the storm gets here it'll be weakened a lot, and we're above the flood plane. Still, even just a strong thunderstorm can knock down trees and boughs sometimes which can badly damage houses, and we're guaranteed to lose power for some period of time.

I was in North Miami when Andrew hit. We didn't get the eye and our house didn't take any serious damage, but we still ended up losing power for what I think was a couple weeks, which in the summer heat was pretty miserable, and what it did to some other neighborhoods was horrific. And this storm is larger/stronger than Andrew, so yeah, terrifying for people who live on the coast or in the southern part of the state, and I can only imagine what those islands are going through. At least people by and large seem to be taking the storm seriously, which is maybe one of Harvey's silver linings.

Re: Hurricane Irma

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:03 am
by Tyler
Wow, I can't imagine living in a house without power for weeks. Did other places in town have power? Did you get a generator?

Hurricane Irma

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:35 am
by Artukka
Yeah, other places had power that weren't too far from us (after a couple days at least). I spent a few days at my grandparents' house, and went with my mom to work a couple times since they had air conditioning and drinking fountains. We didn't get a generator. I think the storm's aftermath is when I learned to riffle shuffle playing cards. And I remember always wanting ice, haha.

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Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:46 pm
by wags83
How's the Florida crew holding up? Jose? Artukka?

Hurricane Irma

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:23 pm
by TheJose1972
No power as of now. Ugh thus sucjs its 10:30 pm

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Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:06 am
by Artukka
We're doing OK so far. Things are a bit nerve wracking as branches have been falling so we hear periodic thuds on our roof (so far not really worse than what we sometimes experience during thunderstorms though) and I've heard reports of downed trees around town. We still have power but there was some flickering a little while ago and I expect we'll lose it sometime in the next few hours. It kind of looks like the eye is headed right for us but that's kind of fortunate overall because it's better than what some of the models were predicting where the eye could've ridden along the west coast for about the entire length of peninsula. This way at least the storm surge won't be as bad in as many places and the storm will weaken faster.

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Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:12 am
by Tyler
Jose did it ever come back on? I imagine they can't fix it until after everything passes?

Artukka, power still on for you?

I don't know what your professions are, but do most places close? Is there an expectation you need to make it into the office?

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Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:47 am
by Artukka
Surprisingly we kept power, though about half the county wasn't as lucky. [Edit: It seems I spoke a bit too soon; we just lost power even though we're not getting much weather right now.]

Most places are closed today, so yeah, a lot of people have the day off. I think things will mostly be back to business as usual tomorrow though, at least here in Gainesville where the damage wasn't too bad.

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Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:51 am
by wags83
Glad you guys made it relatively unscathed.

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Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:25 pm
by CrckrJack
Glad you are good Artukka! Scary business. I bet my brother and his wife will be traumatized from being in St Marten during it. Hopefully it wasn't as terrifying for you all.

Re: RE: Hurricane Irma

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:55 pm
by Tyler
CrckrJack wrote:Glad you are good Artukka! Scary business. I bet my brother and his wife will be traumatized from being in St Marten during it. Hopefully it wasn't as terrifying for you all.
Any word when they will be able to leave?