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09/15/2017 10:23:58 AM · #1
Looks like Lee and Maria are in the making out there in the Atlantic.

Floridians, get your hurricane stock back to full while you can. Soon these resources will be gone yet again. Get your gas cans and your generators now.

What looks to be Lee in the next 24 hours will head north into open waters and shouldn't hurt anyone... Soon to be "Maria" on the other hand, looks like she will be headed along the same general path as Irma which scares me. WAAAAY out in advance, so anything can happen... But better to be ready sooner than later.

Possible paths of soon to be "Maria"
09/15/2017 09:14:21 AM · #2
Originally posted by grahamgator:

Woot woot, as of 4:00 EST, we have power!!


Woohoo!
09/14/2017 04:17:59 PM · #3
Back from my abbreviated cruise to Cuba and unexpected cruise to Cozumel. Thanks for that, Carnival.
09/14/2017 04:15:50 PM · #4
Woot woot, as of 4:00 EST, we have power!!
09/13/2017 10:23:19 AM · #5
Originally posted by grahamgator:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by grahamgator:

Still no power---and it is making me grumpy (:
Now that the rain and clouds are gone, it is again hot and humid with no ac! I guess it could be worse.


Do you have FPL?


Clay Electric, which is a rural electric company. Some of our neighborhood was restored on Monday evening' however, we are on a separate grid (19 of us) and there must be a major issue that wasn't a quick fix. The town near us (10 miles) is FPL and most of the businesses still don;t have power. This hospital power returned yesterday. Yesterday, the only business open with power was Walmart. They are doing a brisk business although no water or bread on the shelves - free coffee and donuts, lol. A big portion of Jacksonville near the St Johns River is still flooded with a lot of folks in shelters.


The local companies seem to be hit or miss on getting power back. My parents are on Lake Worth Power and Utilities and they never get power back within a week after a storm. I'd be surprised if they get power back within 2 weeks honestly. But then I've heard other local companies do REALLY well with getting power back. Here's to hoping you get it back soon! Florida heat is no fun.
09/13/2017 10:18:41 AM · #6
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by grahamgator:

Still no power---and it is making me grumpy (:
Now that the rain and clouds are gone, it is again hot and humid with no ac! I guess it could be worse.


Do you have FPL?


Clay Electric, which is a rural electric company. Some of our neighborhood was restored on Monday evening' however, we are on a separate grid (19 of us) and there must be a major issue that wasn't a quick fix. The town near us (10 miles) is FPL and most of the businesses still don;t have power. This hospital power returned yesterday. Yesterday, the only business open with power was Walmart. They are doing a brisk business although no water or bread on the shelves - free coffee and donuts, lol. A big portion of Jacksonville near the St Johns River is still flooded with a lot of folks in shelters.
09/13/2017 09:53:47 AM · #7
Take care soldiers.. Best wishes
09/13/2017 09:00:04 AM · #8
Originally posted by grahamgator:

Still no power---and it is making me grumpy (:
Now that the rain and clouds are gone, it is again hot and humid with no ac! I guess it could be worse.


Do you have FPL?
09/13/2017 08:59:08 AM · #9
Still no power---and it is making me grumpy (:
Now that the rain and clouds are gone, it is again hot and humid with no ac! I guess it could be worse.
09/13/2017 08:55:29 AM · #10
Still no internet at my place. AT&T doesn't seem to have their service up and running. But at least I got to sleep with the AC running! :)

09/13/2017 12:20:53 AM · #11
Happy to hear that all are safe.
09/12/2017 07:49:19 PM · #12
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Indeed.

And... WE HAVE POWER!!!

Woohoo!!! First in the family to have power! Looks like I'll be hosting my mom and dad tonight. Lol.


Hurray!!
09/12/2017 07:03:54 PM · #13
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Indeed.

And... WE HAVE POWER!!!

Woohoo!!! First in the family to have power! Looks like I'll be hosting my mom and dad tonight. Lol.


a blessing.
09/12/2017 05:05:09 PM · #14
Indeed.

And... WE HAVE POWER!!!

Woohoo!!! First in the family to have power! Looks like I'll be hosting my mom and dad tonight. Lol.
09/12/2017 02:16:11 PM · #15
At least it missed the tennis court!
09/12/2017 02:10:14 PM · #16
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This is the only tree in my neighborhood that fell. Lots of tree limbs but this is the only one that completely fell in the neighborhood.

There were lots of other places that had more damage that I took photos of but those are on my camera and not my phone so I can't upload them until I have power at my place.

More photos to come.
09/12/2017 12:03:15 PM · #17
Glad everyone is safe!! Thanks for the updates.
09/12/2017 10:20:06 AM · #18
Everyone in my family safe and accounted for.

We are scattered all throughout Florida so each of us got hit one way or another. Some harder than others but we are all safe.

:)

Photos to come when I finally get power back.

ETA - Not many photos.. Just some downed trees and such. Nothing too crazy like I said before...

Message edited by author 2017-09-12 10:29:08.
09/11/2017 04:06:36 PM · #19
A "cyclone" is a more generic term, and can also refer to tornadoes (which form over land) and other rotating storms ... a related phenomenon called a waterspout which is somewhat like a small, localized hurricane.
09/11/2017 03:34:59 PM · #20
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Are typhoons the same a hurricanes? Or are they stronger?


Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon. They call them different names depending upon where they occur. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.
09/11/2017 03:24:43 PM · #21
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

My turn Wednesday :(
http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/prevent/typhoon/ty.htm?

Some pictures from DPC challenges from previous typhoons

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Are typhoons the same a hurricanes? Or are they stronger?
09/11/2017 03:14:18 PM · #22
My turn Wednesday :(
http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/prevent/typhoon/ty.htm?

Some pictures from DPC challenges from previous typhoons

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Message edited by author 2017-09-11 15:22:35.
09/11/2017 01:36:54 PM · #23
Safe here as well. Lost power around midnight, but we have a small generator. A lot of downed trees on our property but none on our house. Still raining here but the wind has finally calmed. Went through the worst of it early this morning and I thought surely we would be blown away! We have a pond that is now half way into our backyard. Driveway is flooded, but may be able to get out tomorrow.

Happy to hear all are well.
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09/11/2017 01:14:19 PM · #24
Whew!thanks for keeping us posted. (Waddy would of course have a generator. I understand his anti-hurricane machine isn't finished yet).
09/11/2017 01:05:00 PM · #25
All good here as well. Rough night. Winds are still gusting but the worst has past. Glad to hear others are safe as well!!
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