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bm357-DrGlow
08-13-2004, 09:16 PM
God bless and watch over our brothes and sisters in Florida & North Carolina

bm357-DrGlow
08-13-2004, 09:16 PM
God bless and watch over our brothes and sisters in Florida & North Carolina

PBNA-Boosher
08-13-2004, 09:18 PM
This Hurricane will pass over. Keep safe everyone.

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VMF-312JarhedEd
08-13-2004, 09:33 PM
I have a brother and sister in Florida literally, one in Bradenton, one in ST. Pete.
If not for that last minute jog to the East by Charlie, well they would have been at ground zero-ish. Pray for those in Port Charlotte and Ft. Meyers.

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Obi_Kwiet
08-13-2004, 09:37 PM
I wish I could go down ther now.

Bearcat99
08-13-2004, 09:41 PM
Amen............

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TheJoyStick
08-13-2004, 09:44 PM
My sister was right on the outskirts of it. She said she couldn't see a damn thing due to the insane rane and winds.


Her power's out, too.

gurypuddle
08-13-2004, 09:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bm357-DrGlow:
God bless and watch over our brothes and sisters in Florida & North Carolina<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

RGRT........

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T_O_A_D
08-14-2004, 04:26 AM
bm357-DrGlow
As I don't realy dissagree with the purpose of this thread at all. But I did delete the copies of it every where else I could.

I have a Sister down there aswell.

There is no need to abuse the forums with spamming the same message all over.

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basdirks
08-14-2004, 04:56 AM
God bless the people in Sudan and may He watch over them. Oh _By the Way_, God bless the people in Florida, and may he watch over them.

I hope you get my point, altough i dont disagree with this thread.

Yellonet
08-14-2004, 05:42 AM
Americans are religious people, be sure... Personally I always feel kind of awkward among "religious people". My girlfriends grandmother always say grace before eating.. never know what to do in that situation really http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif IMO, religion is just a way of describing something we cannot understand.

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RAAF_Edin
08-14-2004, 05:46 AM
belief if something you think you know but have no proof of... but anyway, I wish good luck to those people... and at the same time I wish luck to all good people of this world.

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woofiedog
08-14-2004, 06:25 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gifI hope any of you that were caught in this storm down along the East Coast have made it through OK... along with your Families.

And like many have said already...
GOD BLESS!

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Hoenire
08-14-2004, 06:29 AM
This Hurricane - is it a IIc? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/sonar.gif

Dawg-of-death
08-14-2004, 08:19 AM
God bless the people in Florida and God bless America.................

S~

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PBNA-Boosher
08-14-2004, 10:01 AM
The damage it did is more like a Hurri Mk. IId's capability.

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Jasko76
08-14-2004, 01:17 PM
I guess we need to be reminded who's the Boss around here, every once in a while. God bless us ALL, not just America, my friends. We need the blessing!

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AKA_PLT_VICTOR
08-14-2004, 01:41 PM
It was a hummer. I would of hated to live south of here. Some decent wind and rain even after that sucker went over the whole state in a diagonal line. I live almost 300 miles from Port Charlotte in Jacksonville. About 100 miles North of Daytona.

AdEridanus
08-14-2004, 05:04 PM
I live north of Daytona Beach on the penninsula, and helped my manager secure our 24hr store (which we closed at 7:00). Had a fair number of last minute panic shooping, which thankfully stayed pretty calm. Oddly enough, myself and my manager were the only calm ones there, but I have been through several hurricanes, so nothing new here. I actually got off just in time to zip across the bridge before it closed and was chased home by the outer wall.

I lost a fence, about 30 shingles and an 18 foot castor bean plant I had been working on for 1 1/2 years. Other than that, not too much damage. My neighbor's pool screen collapsed and went right through mine, which is a joke becasue mine's in such lousy condition that I'd like to see it destroyed. We had to back both of the Jeeps against the garage to keep the door from folding in. We were just waiting to hear a "whump", followed by our garage roof deciding to run off. At least we got to watch most of the Olympic opening ceremonies.

I woke up at 5:30 AM walked down to the beach with my brother. We couldn't find A1A (the major north-south beach road) because of all the sand blown across! In reality, all of the damage was pretty minor on the Atlantic coast. We only lost power for 12 hours, and no fatalities as of yet. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the folks around Punta Gorda and Port Charolette. I sure hope they get things straightnened out soon.

But at least the power's back on. I was getting the forum-shakes. I sure hope everyone else in Charley's path fared as well or better than we!

SwingerSpecial
08-14-2004, 05:51 PM
Alive in Sarasota!

Damn, that was too close! I cut down the trees in the yard, put everything that could turn into a missile into the garage, shoved all electronics few feet off the ground, grabbed the wife & the cat and bugged out to my brother in law's place (I'll take my chances in a stone house over a wood frame house thank you). Everyone though it was going to plow right through Tampa Bay and make landfall right downtown Tampa until it started turning all of a sudden around 1 pm friday. For a moment there we were basically staring down the barrel of a gun as the bastard started to pick up strength (cat 4, remember that the scale only goes up to five) and was heading straight for us. This was the point where I started evacuating the liquor cabinet as I was getting quite nervous. We got lucky, incredibly lucky, and the storm kept turning further south, hit Punta Gorda (which was completely devastated) and completely skirted around us(!).

Horrible storm, but thanks to people evacuating in time, and the storm turning at the last moment, this one passed with relatively minor damage (of what it could have been if Tampa had been hit, not trying to downplay the damage caused to Charlotte county in any way). I think this is a moment when everyone living in the Tampa Bay area and southwest Florida needs to think about what happened, and consider their level of preparedness, because it could have been your house that got hit.

Atomic_Marten
08-14-2004, 05:56 PM
I only wish that one time when I post thread like this it won't be locked. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

p1ngu666
08-14-2004, 07:56 PM
ya i hope it dont cause too much damage.

hope u americans get to watch from a safe distance, weather is awsome http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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p1ngu666
08-14-2004, 08:19 PM
over in england, we keep our hurricanes on a leash

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in times of badness, u need humour, this is ment as a funny positive thing only http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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woofiedog
08-15-2004, 06:31 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gifGreat Pic p1ngu666!
Can they Hunt for Duck's! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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T_O_A_D
08-15-2004, 07:53 AM
Yeh p1ngu666 Funny!

I want to know will they atleast fetch?

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purzel08
08-15-2004, 09:36 AM
I am a civil engineer and I just wonder why they bulid so many "light" houses in the US. Especially in areas which often suffer from hurricanes.

greetings...

Capt.England
08-15-2004, 11:58 AM
I hope we as a community have not lost anyone in this storm! My dad was in Bangladesh when they last had a big one and was listed as missing. It turned out that he went for a walk!! and hurt his leg. He was found in the hospital a short time latter and was one of the first westerners to be airlifted back to England. My family made it onto the local newspaper and tv because we was the first people to get a telephone call out of Bangladesh telling us that my dad was okay. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I hope everything gets back to normal as quickly as possible. BTW, have any of the old warbirds in FL been damaged? or is it still too early to know yet? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/353.gif

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AKA_PLT_VICTOR
08-15-2004, 12:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by purzel08:
I am a civil engineer and I just wonder why they bulid so many "light" houses in the US. Especially in areas which often suffer from hurricanes.

greetings...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Money is the reason.

VF-17_Jolly
08-15-2004, 01:58 PM
You could build your house so it could with stand a full hurricane steel shutters on the doors and windows, it would cost you thousands and would you want live in it. It would be like living in a prison...
I read that a lot of house in hurricane and tornado areas have a shelter either in the centre of the house or if out of town a shelter in the garden..

good luck and god bless all in the florida area

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SwingerSpecial
08-15-2004, 09:39 PM
Category 4 hurricanes pack quite a punch, we're talking continous wind speeds of over 200km/h, and gusts of up to 250km/h. The buildings you see flying to pieces in the news footage are usually built before 1992 when hurricane ties became mandatory for new construction, or the Southern US specialty; mobile homes & trailers (a manufactured metal building that does not have a real foundation). The attraction with trailers is the price, they're very inexpensive, and because of the climate you don't really need that good of protection against cold weather. As far as Hurricanes go, well, you just take a gamble with them.

Raiden48
08-16-2004, 12:38 AM
Suspiciously many Christians in hard times http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Jasko76
08-16-2004, 01:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Raiden48:
Suspiciously many Christians in hard times http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

And 1 Muslem http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Regards,

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RAAF_Edin
08-16-2004, 02:24 AM
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Friendly_flyer
08-16-2004, 03:05 AM
I think some of the "light houses" has little to do with the damage. Some years ago, we had a storm in Norway, where housing are really wel constructed (to comply with cold, avalanches and law). Despite this being a relatively mild storm (in comparison with the sub-tropical ones in California), we had our share of ripped off roofs, blown in doors etc. As any of the tecnical guys on this forum can tell you, shape is just as important. Overhanging roofs, being good for rain are not good for wind and vice versa.

Also, it's a matter of strategy. In a world where you may experience an occasional tropical storm, you essentially have two choices: Build a really strong but resource-demanding house that will last (in ecology called K-strategy), or build a flimsy house that you can afford to loose (r-strategy). It is the same basic principle that underlies the fact that an elephant get 1 calf every 5th year or so, while a cod lays thousands of eggs. It's all a matter of initial resources, transfer of resources between generations and overall resource turn-over. Each builder will, surprisingly rationally, build according to what he got and what he expects to have.

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Nanuk66
08-16-2004, 03:24 AM
Forget the Lord!!

I just wanna know if my Condo in St Pete still has windows and a dry carpet!!
Pretty hard to find that out from the UK as well! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

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TgD Thunderbolt56
08-16-2004, 07:47 AM
I'm not very religous, but I do live in Daytona Beach. We got hammered pretty good and today is my first opportunity to post the goings-on. I'm at work right now (and being a hospital, we have priority on critical power) but still don't have power at my home. I have numerous oaks over 200 years old and lost 2 of them in the storm. luckily neither one fell on my house. They di fall on the power lines and snapped them like thread. We're looking at possibly another 10-14 days with no power.

I have 5 kids and we are more fortunate than the majority. I have a generator, chainsaw, propane and gasoline and despite the hardships of no hot water or Air Conditioning (90 degrees is the norm this time of year) we're all getting along fairly well. We spent all day Saturday clearing the downed debris from our yard and all day yesterday clearing neighbors' yards.

Despite getting hit hard, (this is my 5th hurricane) we definitely count ourselves lucky. My family is unhurt and our personal property damage is at a minimum. There are many that fared much worse (many in my own neighborhood)

Thanks for all your thoughts. More later

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VonKlugermon
08-16-2004, 11:26 AM
Disaster brings out the best and the worst in people---curse those who are looting and price gouging! People like that should be given a serious case of lead-poisoning!

Willy

Capt.England
08-16-2004, 01:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SwingerSpecial:
The attraction with trailers is the price, they're very inexpensive, and because of the climate you don't really need that good of protection against cold weather. As far as Hurricanes go, well, you just take a gamble with them.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just seen one for sale in Leicester, England, and it is going for ‚£50,000 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

I bet it's cheaper in the U.S.

Anyone know how Clearwater faired? I went there 2 years ago, Sept time and was just missed by a storm that hit cuba instead of Florida.

Britwhiner No.1

woofiedog
08-16-2004, 02:27 PM
I hope you get back on your feet soon Tgd Thuderbolt56 and the rest of your community. We had just a lot of rain yesterday around in New England by the time it came through.
We Luck Out when it didn't go back out to sea and then come back and hit us.
My thoughts are for You and your Family.
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T_O_A_D
08-16-2004, 02:56 PM
Glad to see ya made it through TB! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Heres to your aching back! After you get done cleaning up the mess!

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arcadeace
08-16-2004, 03:53 PM
Yes glad you and the fam are ok Tb http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif