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Hurricane Irma Watch.

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At 12:04 Sunday Levi says;

It might weaken it a bit, but Irma is not expected to move fully inland over Cuba for very long, if at all, so any weakening is unlikely to be drastic, unfortunately. The storm will also have some time to recover between Cuba and Florida, anyway.
 

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Still watching Ch. 7 live out of Miami in the background.

Your a trip V ! Out chasing gas at 3:00 am. Hard core survivor, be careful, and God Bless.

EDIT: Ten thousand people without power in Dade County already. FPL is in the process of shutting down the Nuke Plant at Turkey Point.
 

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Switched to WPTV in WPB. Big concern with Lake 'O' spilling over the dike with all the rain and 130 winds tomorrow. If the dike gives up even we will be flooded. Lake 'O' is 65 miles wide. While not real deep it's still a whole lot of water.
 

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Browser crashed while watching CH 7 live feed. Now it tells me to upgrade adobe. Guess I just overloaded my favorite Chromebook. Guess it's telling me to go to bed.
 

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Yea they were working on lowering it a couple days ago. Lot of rain on the way but hopefully that stays west.
 

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Yea they were working on lowering it a couple days ago. Lot of rain on the way but hopefully that stays west.
The old dike that the Corp of ENG built years ago after the 29 hurricane is in bad need of shoring up. They are working on it, but you know it's a "government job" as us old timer like to say. :-) Stand around for 8 hours, and do about 3 hours of real work.
 

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My built in sound quit, but the headphones still work.

Boy Roxanne lookes better as the years go by.
 

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Boy that storm just bounce off of Cuba.

Levi said that this storm is so strong and big it can make it's own path.
 

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Screenshot of Cuba live.

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Phones screaming.
County just added to watch.

Note: Passed on bidding a couple of big jobs with KBR / .Gov a few years ago.
Rework of some of locks and pumps for the O system and canals etc.
 

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I'm Ocala -Orlando area, it looks like I'm going to see a real hurricane. I'm not boarding up and 99% of my neighbors aren't either. Block house with metal roof 140+ rated, preps are good and exam time folks.
 

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okay, a little levity on the situation.....


Florida gun owners encouraged to 'shoot the storm' and fire their guns at Hurricane Irma
Harriet Alexander,The Telegraph 5 hours ago


A Florida man who suggested shooting guns at Hurricane Irma out of "stress and boredom" has found that his idea has captured peoples' imaginations - with over 46,000 signing up to join in.

Hurricane Irma is due to hit Florida on Saturday, and the state is currently experiencing the largest ever mass evacuation due to a hurricane in American history.

But Ryon Edwards, 22, came up with a novel way of amusing himself during the storm: firing bullets into it.

He started a Facebook "event", and as of Friday evening 46,000 people say they are interested.

"A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event," he told the BBC.

"The response is a complete and total surprise to me.

"I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself. It has become something a little out of my control."


The "Shoot at Irma" page
Graphics suggesting how to shoot at a hurricane have sprung up online, with the suggestion that if you fire correctly the bullet might not come back and kill you.

Since Mr Edwards came up with his "masterplan", other similar Facebook pages have been created - including one suggesting using flame throwers to scare away the storm.

"It's time we took a stand against this bully!" reads the event description. "This is our home, nobody drives us out of our own territory.

"Join me in this fight as we shoot flames at Hurricane Irma and dissipate her on the spot."
 

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Just starting to get a bit breezy here. A few squalls moved thru with short bursts of hard rain. Hope Irma keeps on a Westerly track a little longer. Looks like folks on West coast are going to bear the brunt of the storm. My main concern here is the threat of storm surge but that has dimished some with the latest track. I hope anyone along the coast still has a chance to get out and get inland to any shelter available.
 

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I’ve heard that 15ft or more of water will wash over the Keys. I wish the guy that I saw a bit ago walking his dog in Mallory Square could hear me yelling “are you insane? You will die because 15ft of water and 150mph+ winds are coming” Hope it’s quick. Poor dog. WTF

Thinking about all impacts (and the dog) got me to also think about the animals that will be affected by this hurricane.

The animals I saw when I visited the Keys are those feral chickens and roosters that roam the streets Key West, a bunch of different birds, and some Key Deer. I think a majority of all the animals that roam the Keys will die.

Mike McMinn, assistant manager of the National Key Deer Refuge has said "If one force four or five hurricane hits Big Pine Key, we'll be lucky if we have any deer left." I guess all the latest efforts save the Key Deer from screwworms won’t be necessary any longer. What a big bummer man.

Though birds fly, unfortunately in hurricanes even they will die.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission there are over 6000 species of animals in the Keys. Of those I am concerned mainly about the animals that are found only in the Keys, which include the Lower Keys marsh rabbit, Key Largo cotton mouse, silver rice rat, Key deer, Key ringneck snake, Florida Keys mole skink, Lower Keys striped mud turtle, Stock Island tree snail, Bartram’s hairstreak and Schaus swallowtail butterfly. Wondering if any of these species will survive?

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Still watching Ch. 7 live out of Miami in the background.

Your a trip V ! Out chasing gas at 3:00 am. Hard core survivor, be careful, and God Bless.
EDIT: Ten thousand people without power in Dade County already. FPL is in the process of shutting down the Nuke Plant at Turkey Point.
Fuel farm has been ready for a few days.
That was 1st thing I did.
I go over to the 711 here when I cannot sleep.
Night guy there is from Egypt and lived in S.A.
( hey...he might know Uncle !!!...gotta ask him...lol )
for some time and he is good to talk to about " world events "...
His twins just graduated from my old H.S.
Will post some more pics later.
Got some wood gaps to fill in here.
Can hear lots of saws etc in the hood now.
I would say about 10 % only though give a shite.
Others are " letting it roll "...
Good for them.
Back in awhile...
 

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okay, a little levity on the situation.....


Florida gun owners encouraged to 'shoot the storm' and fire their guns at Hurricane Irma
Harriet Alexander,The Telegraph 5 hours ago


A Florida man who suggested shooting guns at Hurricane Irma out of "stress and boredom" has found that his idea has captured peoples' imaginations - with over 46,000 signing up to join in.

Hurricane Irma is due to hit Florida on Saturday, and the state is currently experiencing the largest ever mass evacuation due to a hurricane in American history.

But Ryon Edwards, 22, came up with a novel way of amusing himself during the storm: firing bullets into it.

He started a Facebook "event", and as of Friday evening 46,000 people say they are interested.

"A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event," he told the BBC.

"The response is a complete and total surprise to me.

"I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself. It has become something a little out of my control."


The "Shoot at Irma" page
Graphics suggesting how to shoot at a hurricane have sprung up online, with the suggestion that if you fire correctly the bullet might not come back and kill you.

Since Mr Edwards came up with his "masterplan", other similar Facebook pages have been created - including one suggesting using flame throwers to scare away the storm.

"It's time we took a stand against this bully!" reads the event description. "This is our home, nobody drives us out of our own territory.

"Join me in this fight as we shoot flames at Hurricane Irma and dissipate her on the spot."
That is some weird shite...lol !
 

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Well the center of the storm is still a long way off, 150 miles from me here WPB. Won't get serious until another 12 hours at a least. It will be a Cat 4 when it hits the keys. Don't start relaxing yet it isn't the wind per say, it is the objects in the wind that take off roofs and bust windows. In Wilma my sister had her slider doors covered and it still blew her whole door into the living room.

Not trying to excite fear, just mentally preparing anyone for the worse. Rather be wrong than injured cause of slacking. Trees and poles are already down in Miami and the storm is 100 miles south of them.

Nick I don't know it you are being serious, or just want to be the first one to claim I told you so, if it doesn't do any damage. A 20 mile shift east in the core and you will know you are in the soup big time. Unless you want to prove how Mr. Macho your are, (like showing your guns that you will never need this weekend) don't be passing false information to others.
 

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I'm packing a "Bug Out" bag, how many pistols should I take? How much ammo? This is just in case...
 

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I'm packing a "Bug Out" bag, how many pistols should I take? How much ammo? This is just in case...
Pack a pistol that has a ubiquitous caliber just in case you need more ammo later. A box should be fine. Personally, I'd pack a revolver chambered in .38spl/.357Mag. You can always find that stuff and you know your semi-automatic will develop a case of failure to feed at the worst possible time. Plus if it lands in the water somewhere a revolver is way easier and faster to dry out than a semi especially if you are still on the move.
 

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I'm Ocala -Orlando area, it looks like I'm going to see a real hurricane. I'm not boarding up and 99% of my neighbors aren't either. Block house with metal roof 140+ rated, preps are good and exam time folks.
Late, it is not the wind that destroys, its the crap in the wind, like your neighbors hub cap, dog house or roof.

A blockhouse still has glass windows. If the windows blow then kiss your posterior good bye.

Re bugout bag. How much can you carry and remain viable?

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