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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    In Florida, it's going to be starting all over again for people, just like Andrew. The insurance never returned after Andrew and now the govt covers it, correct?
    No. Now go back to bed
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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    In Florida, it's going to be starting all over again for people, just like Andrew. The insurance never returned after Andrew and now the govt covers it, correct?
    No. Now go back to bed
    It's 5:22 am where I'm at.

    I won't be going to bed soon.


    If you're right, then show some evidence.

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    ^ have you got a good stock of whisky and batteries for your radio ?

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    Two more storms waiting out in the Atlantic both already developing into hurricanes and both expected to threaten land.




    Hurricanes Jose and Katia both expected to strengthen and threaten land | AL.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    ^ have you got a good stock of whisky and batteries for your radio ?
    I left a few days ago, driving north and leaving my condo.

    Why leave?

    Because of my car. I park in a basement car-park and I expect or at least think it's possible to have flooding. I do not want to lose my car.

    I took a different route. Almost everyone took and is now taking I-95 north. I headed west of I-75 and then went north on it on the west coast northward.

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    Did you swing by my buddy's at Panama City Beach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by birding
    waiting out in the Atlantic
    katia is in the gulf




    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa
    I left a few days ago,
    smart move - you should be looking to see what allowances you can claim from the govt - and buy whisky

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    The BBC have now taken an interest in this hurricane because it suits their interests by pining Global warming to its size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Did you swing by my buddy's at Panama City Beach?
    No time for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
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    Did you swing by my buddy's at Panama City Beach?
    No time
    Ahh, you definitely don't know Marty then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    I left a few days ago, driving north and leaving my condo.

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    Where in the USA are you from, Grampa?...
    I'm from and in the West Coast.

    Ahem. Peeps living on the Gulf don't tend to refer to it as the "west coast" all that often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa
    I took a different route. Almost everyone took and is now taking I-95 north. I headed west of I-75 and then went north on it on the west coast northward.

    Reads like you were studying the atlas as you were writing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa
    I took a different route. Almost everyone took and is now taking I-95 north. I headed west of I-75 and then went north on it on the west coast northward.

    Reads like you were studying the atlas as you were writing that.
    I was coming from Ft. Lauderdale!

    Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    I was coming from Ft. Lauderdale!
    The one on the West Coast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    I was coming from Ft. Lauderdale!
    The one on the West Coast?
    I miss spoke.

    I grew up in SoCal. Now live in FL.

    Do you want my social security number?

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    The west coast of the east coast, is that located in the Bay of Mexico?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    I miss spoke.

    I grew up in SoCal. Now live in FL.

    Do you want my social security number?

    Writing this down:

    A Miss Spoke.

    Southern California / Jupiter / Hollywood, FL

    Writes road atlases (incorrectly) while driving.

    Loves a Thai ladyboy and/or goat.

    Refers to typing as "speaking."

    Willing to give soc on social media.

    Writes "in" the coast rather than "on."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Perhaps it should be considered whether the American housing construction style (wooden frame clad by chip boards) is suitable for such weather conditions.



    However, can American people afford a stone house?
    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post

    Well yeah, contrary to the TD opinion of the US, new homes have, like, codes shit they are built to. With, like, hurricane ratings & stuff.

    Not much is going to stand, stone or otherwise, 185+ MPH winds.

    My shop in Florida is rated to 120MPH sustained winds and 140 MPH gusts, so they say, and its steel sheeting.
    What ever you think of Slick, he does have his head around Building practices.

    In 1974, Christmas time, Cyclone (think hurricane spinning on the other side of the road), Darwin, Australia's most northern major city was flattened.



    Even stone buildings crumbled (below)



    One of the things to come out of that event was the introduction of a building code in relation to Wind Shear/Strength.

    Now, depending on where you live you have a 'W' code which is the minimum standard the building must reach.

    For normal living, the focus on building design is to hold the building 'Up' ... but in a cyclone/Hurricane Event, it's about holding it 'Down'.
    Holding down the roof to the building and the building to the footings.



    Plus a 'Shear' or side wind stability which is usually achieved by diagonal steel braces embedded into the wooden framework or
    plywood bracing sheets.





    One place that often fails is the garage door.

    But this isn't the building forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    is that located in the Bay of Mexico?
    I think he meant the Gulf of Biscayne...I'm sure worried about Gramma.


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    It doesn't look as strong or symmetrical as it had and winds are down some...to 175. Still a beast though.



    Interaction with land/mountains of DR and Haiti disrupting it some??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    is that located in the Bay of Mexico?
    I think he meant the Gulf of Biscayne...I'm sure worried about Gramma.


    Nice cut.

    It's Biscayne Bay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa
    It's Biscayne Bay
    well then, i guess you did grow up in the west coast

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    Public Advisory #35

    STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water is expected to reach the following HEIGHTS ABOVE GROUND if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

    Jupiter Inlet to Bonita Beach, including Florida Keys...5 to 10 ft


    Threats and Impacts
    • Locations may be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
    • Many roads impassable due to large debris. Many bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable.
    • Widespread power and communications outages. Major damage possible to communication towers.



    little tidbit: Hurricane Irma is already causing insurance stocks to plunge
    Last edited by S Landreth; 08-09-2017 at 11:02 AM.
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    edited out b/c drunk when posted it.
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