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PegLeg45

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Hurricane Michael
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:42:36 am »
Looks like it's apt to get quite interesting over the next 48 hours in my neck o' the woods.

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Hurricane Michael
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:42:36 am »

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Re: Hurricane Michael
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 12:46:12 pm »
Keep yer head down...

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Re: Hurricane Michael
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 01:12:23 pm »
Good luck thru this, Peg and take care. 
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Re: Hurricane Michael
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 12:11:51 am »
Batten down the hatches. I'm glad that's not my neighborhood. My only weather related problem is waiting for another dry day or two so I can mow my yard again. If it keeps getting up to 80 degrees it should dry up fast enough.
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Re: Hurricane Michael
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 04:59:00 am »
Daughter and her family went down to Florida for the week.  They are near Napels, and only fighting wind.  They took a pretty hard hit last year, and they survived with only a lot of mud to clean up.  Talking to our poultry and pork suppliers, it sounds like this one will not be as bad as the last one, and they are planning that it will not hinder recovery in the already hit areas.  Hope this holds true!

Stay safe everyone in the region.
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Re: Hurricane Michael
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 10:08:15 am »
Cat 4 now and could be a Cat 5 by landfall (around PCB or Apalachicola) in a few hours.
NHC says it's the strongest hurricane to hit the panhandle in recorded history. It's supposed to still be a Cat 1 up through central GA before dropping to tropical storm levels. The last one we had this bad was Kate back in 1985 and she made a mess of things.
If it holds to current track predictions we'll be about 60 miles east of the centerline on the "dirty" side of the storm.
Once it hits land they are saying it will move on across GA and up into SC/NC quickly.

From 7:00 PM to about 2:00 AM will be our window of the worst activity.

Looks like a lively time.

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Re: Hurricane Michael
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 10:19:06 am »
Wear a hardhat!

Those pecans are deadly little missiles...and it's about harvest time!

Seriously, stay safe, hunker down make sure ya got gas or charcoal to cook, plenty of water, you know the drill.


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Re: Hurricane Michael
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 10:31:00 am »
Thanks.

I have 75 lbs of charcoal, two 30 lb bottles and a couple of 20 lb bottles (on the camper) of propane and plenty of 1 lb bottles for our gas grill. With two freezers full of vittles, we won't starve if we ain't wiped out by the winds. I went yesterday and got 240 lbs of ice in two coolers. We keep plenty of bottled drinking water on hand and filled the large tub in the bathroom to use for flushing toilets (also have a 14k gallon pool as back-up).
Last year after Irma went through I bought an 8750w generator and keep fuel on hand.
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For the Patriots of this country, the Constitution is second only to the Bible for most. For those who love this country, but do not share my personal beliefs, it is their Bible. To them nothing comes before the Constitution of these United States of America. For this we are all labeled potential terrorists. ~ Dean Garrison

"When it comes to the enemy, just because they ain't pullin' a trigger, doesn't mean they ain't totin' ammo for those that are."~PegLeg

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Re: Hurricane Michael
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 05:15:14 pm »
Sometimes I hear about bad storms and hurricanes on TV during the commercials. I didn't hear anything on TV last night and haven't had it on today. I had no idea how bad it was going to get. Stay safe everyone.
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Re: Hurricane Michael
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 06:09:50 pm »
Be safe Peg!

I see that Deepwater is in St. Pete, and they are good there.
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