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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2017, 08:18:41 PM »
Ok, I taped the westward facing impact windows.

On the eastward facing side I shut the shutters, and we have 18' of hurricane glass doors. 


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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2017, 08:05:20 PM »
L-T tracks are now showing the eye missing the tip of FL completely and coming ashore at Sarasota.  Another tick to the west and this thing might plow into the panhandle.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2017, 08:26:42 PM »
Just got dark outside and the winds are strong.

Hoping this things blows right by us.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2017, 08:59:25 PM »
Last I read, Irma is about 800 miles in diameter.  Even if it goes up the west coast, I'd think you're going to get at least tropical storm winds, maybe even Cat 1.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2017, 09:37:58 PM »
>tropical storm winds, maybe even Cat 1

That is what we are planning for here. 8-12 inches of rain is what they are predicting and maybe 2-4 feet of storm surge. That storm surge shouldn't do any significant damage up here. 

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2017, 09:42:33 PM »
Also just heard that the Waffle House out at the beach will stay open.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2017, 09:52:50 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2017, 03:42:43 AM »
>sucking water

Yeah, that's where some of the water for the surge comes from.  I've seen our 3-mile-wide river's water level change 4 feet in 15 minutes as one hurricane passed.  Besides wind speed, speed along the track makes a big difference here. Slow-moving ones like Irma have time to pull in more water.

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« Reply #55 on: September 10, 2017, 03:45:39 AM »

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2017, 08:52:16 PM »
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2017, 12:30:00 AM »
I'm fine. We've been on holiday in Wisconsin, Iowa, and now South Dakota. Normal September prairie weather, I'd say.

I'm saying prayers for my friends who are closer to Irma.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2017, 12:34:00 AM »
>Normal September prairie weather

Bleak, cold, apocalyptic vistas. hhh