Praying for Florida

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  1. Immike

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    Hang in there guys, want to hear from you soon...
     
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  2. savagedasher

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    Safe here Winds way down rain is done
    Now wate for storm surge . Not a problem for me . Prayers for others who wasn't that lucky
    Larry
     
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  3. brokeasajoke

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    My mom and brother good no power though.
     
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  4. DRNewcomb

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    Irma seems to have lost a lot of strength. At last check it was a Cat 1. The eye has opened up considerably.

    Actually, just downgraded to a tropical storm.
     
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    Good in my area most without power many trees nd power lines down Three on my street trees on the houses . But everyone is safe . Larry
     
  6. New Gun

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    Glad to hear everyone is safe.
     
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  7. hogpatrol

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    My sister in Lake Worth lost two good size trees. Other than that, no damage to the house. Glad it wasn't as bad as some had predicted.
     
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    Pretty much all of Florida is without power. I've lost a couple of trees mostly in the woods. Just still windy.
     
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    We have 350 thousand that lives in our county they said on the news 140,000 reported power ouatages .
    80. % of signal light are out . Prayers for them . Larry
     
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  10. New Gun

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    I heard 2/3 of the entire state are with out power tonight. Huge effect on Utility Services. We saw a steady stream of Power Company Trucks from all over heading south.
     
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  11. DRNewcomb

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    Help is on the way. Out on I-10 here in S. MS yesterday and it's a constant stream of bucket trucks and disaster relief vehicles headed east. After Ivan, the electric companies changed how they handled disasters. My brother in P'cola was without power for about two weeks after Ivan and predicted I'd be a month after Katrina. My power was back on in one week and the impact to the grid was much worse than it was in Ivan. One of the convoys I saw headed east was from "North Houston Pole Line", which I assumes that the power grid in Texas is already back on line.

    P.S. Looking at various news sites, it appears that Florida's toughened building codes have been vindicated. The scenes of "devastation" seem to be mostly 1) older homes, 2) trailer parks* and 3) marinas.

    *In the case of trailer parks, the fixed structures (e.g. office buildings) seem to survive. The trailers are what suffers. This leads me to believe that trailer parks represent some sort of a loophole in the building codes. Like their supposed to be for transient, vacation use but end up being semi-(until the next hurricane)-permanent.
     
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  12. Uthink Uknow

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    Trailer parks are God's bullseye.
     
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    My Son is live in in his camper and my daughter is liveing in mine both made it ok in the stem along with their homes . Power is out for them both . The only thing is they are camping in there yard . The generator lets them have air and cords keep their The food safe in the house . Larry
     
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  14. Uthink Uknow

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    What about the Manatee Range?
    When they dropped 100 and 200 BR, I stopped going there?
    Any thoughts about bringing it back?
     
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    Range is the last thing on my mind. Just keeping people safe is all that matters .
    Larry
     
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    I was in Boynton Beach today many without power. Trees and debris everywhere. Palm Beach Island closed to all but residents also no power. Still many Utility Trucks heading south. On a side note......Why are people allowed to carry 5gal. fuel cans on the roof of their SUV. I saw one with 6 containers held down with bungie cords. Be safe out there.
     
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    Hopefully you won't be "shooting" until you get back to normal. We're getting reports on the news about looting in some areas. Also robberies by bad guys dressed like utility workers. Stay safe and keep your head on a swivel!
     
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  18. savagedasher

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    The range
    Neighbor was wearing a side arm . At first it up set me. Then I realized he was smart . If anyone was caseing the area to loot and seen him wearing . I know he was smart . Larry
     
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    I know crooks are afraid of guns . Not sure about the Democrats. Larry
     
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    Well..Got good ole Lake of Worthless power back today but no Internet so phone network. Was glad to go to work today. Hope everyone is backup and running.
     
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