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    Quote Originally Posted by alphasigmookie View Post
    I sure hope so. Recent reports have shown 175-180 mph sustained winds with gusts up to 220! Cat 5 starts at 155. At those speeds we're looking at a hurricane sized F3 tornado! Let's hope it slows down considerably prior to hitting land.
    They've been saying this is the most powerful ever in the Atlantic. I have read many times in different articles that Labor Day, 1935 the storm that hit the Florida Keys had winds close to or in excess of 200 MPH. Not gusts, sustained winds of 200 MPH and that it was the most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic. That storm actually moved a large Locomotive Engine off the tracks.

    As for category they use sustained wind not gusts for that. I know this because I was living here when Hurricane Carla hit here in 1961. It was a Cat Five when it was in the Gulf. It lost some zip just before land fall and came in as a cat 4. Yet we had gusts in more than one instance to 175 (Actually those gusts, one at Union Carbide Plant and one at the Alcoa plant both exceeded 175 but broke the wind measuring instruments at both locations.) But it's still rated as a strong cat 4 storm because the sustained wind did not exceed 140-145 MPH. Category 5 starts at 155.
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    Stores in my area (Tampa Bay) are already running out of bottled water. Batteries, bleach, and certain canned goods are nearly gone. I saw several elderly lady's at the grocery store buying Perrier & San Pellegrino. I was just trying to buy a yummy Publix sub for lunch and ALL check-outs were open with at least 7 carts deep in each. Every gas station has at least 2 or 3 car waiting for the next pump.

    Doesn't anyone have a faucet in their kitchen?
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    Muck Spreading;

    Get stuck behind one of those on a "B" road.

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    Someone finally used their noodle and came up with a game plan. Hope everyone joins the effort..................

    Just send Congress down there and direct their mouths ESE. Those blowhards could turn that hurricane right back and push it right back to the coast of Africa, no sweat!

    Any of you thinking of bugging out of FL, Macon, Albany, and Valdosta, GA might be worth heading for. They're far enough inland to miss the worst of the hurricane.
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    The windows and doors in our new house are impact rated. In theory, we shouldn't need to board up anything.

    So far, we are in a low percentage area for a hit.........
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    Instead of a big fan or airboats just get a bunch of people lined up with .270s and shoot her ... that should do the trick
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    Went shopping this morning at 09:30, every store was out of D batteries, Home Depot and Lowes were out of plywood, one of the cashiers told me they just got a truck load in so i paid for 3 sheets and waited 1 hour while they unloaded it, topped of the gas tanks and got 10 extra gals. gas went up to $2.70. All in all were in good shape unless we get hit real hard, now all i have to worry about is my daughter in Boynton Beach and my brother and his family and Big Dan in South Miami, and if it turns north my grand daughter lives in Nags Head N.C.

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    Food, water, ice made, meds stocked, dog and bird food stocked, cars gassed up. Went to get gas for generator and gas stations either out of gas had lines down the road. Irma is already causing problems.
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    Even stores in Panama City and Pensacola are out of water
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    Re: Hurricane Irma Watch ...

    Quote Originally Posted by NCFUBAR View Post
    Instead of a big fan or airboats just get a bunch of people lined up with .270s and shoot her ... that should do the trick
    Man, never thought about that! Good idea NCFUBAR!!! That should bend the wind!!!

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    I will go to Walmart tomorrow and get 1000 rounds of .270, ya think that will be enough ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywapti View Post
    I will go to Walmart tomorrow and get 1000 rounds of .270, ya think that will be enough ???

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    1000 rounds?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burton View Post
    Doesn't anyone have a faucet in their kitchen?
    THIS! I have a 10 gallon stainless turkey fryer. Clean it well, fill it with tap water, put the lid on it, 10 gallons of drinking water. Fill every pot with a lid. Fill up the bathtub.

    I also have a bunch of 5 gallon buckets that I can fill with pool water to flush the toilets. Sometimes people are sheep...

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    Re: Hurricane Irma Watch ...

    Looks like the predictions are trending more of an Easterly impact on FLA this weekend, either on landfall more on the West side or better yet in the Atlantic skirting the coast or heading that way after a South FLA impact.

    If it stays true for the next 48 hrs and the models keep agreeing it will be "Better" for the Gulf side of FLA, but ANYTHING can and has happened with the paths of these hurricanes in the past.
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    Re: Hurricane Irma Watch ...

    Last year, Matthew stayed just off the coast of Florida and people breathed a sigh of relief.

    I offered, " Prayers answered."

    Keep praying.

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    Re: Hurricane Irma Watch ...

    Quote Originally Posted by snake284 View Post
    They've been saying this is the most powerful ever in the Atlantic. I have read many times in different articles that Labor Day, 1935 the storm that hit the Florida Keys had winds close to or in excess of 200 MPH. Not gusts, sustained winds of 200 MPH and that it was the most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Atlantic. That storm actually moved a large Locomotive Engine off the tracks.................
    Before there was a road connecting Miami with Key West there was a railroad. That storm completely destroyed much of it and it was never rebuilt. After that they built the Overseas Highway to the Keys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDanS View Post
    THIS! I have a 10 gallon stainless turkey fryer. Clean it well, fill it with tap water, put the lid on it, 10 gallons of drinking water. Fill every pot with a lid. Fill up the bathtub.

    I also have a bunch of 5 gallon buckets that I can fill with pool water to flush the toilets. Sometimes people are sheep...

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    When we were camping on a regular basis, I had a few flexible 5-gallon water jugs with a built-in spigot that would fold up into a compact space when emptied. Several of those things, stored in a plastic tote would supply several days' worth of drinking and cooking water, and then fill the storage tote for bathing and toilet flushing! Buying and hoarding truckloads of bottled water has never made much sense to me.
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    A local tip, fill up 1 gallon zip locks.

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    Track's shifted eastward. Center of the cone is now skirting the east coast, which still ain't great but is better for us.

    Thank you Canada for sending the cold air mass and associated high southward.
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    Re: Hurricane Irma Watch ...

    Good news!! Hopefully it will track farther east!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al1 View Post
    Good news!! Hopefully it will track farther east!!
    That's my hope, too. The peninsula is still in the cone, and the panhandle as far as Appalachicola, but it's looking better!

    Hurricane prep when you have a family and a house is a whole lot more involved than when I was single and lived in an apartment...
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    Stay safe guys; have a few friends that went through Andrew in the '90s and they were pretty shaken by the experience.
    Our only nature issues down here are quakes and for us living 4 blocks form the sea, tsunamis, and there's little you can do to prepare yourself against the 1st. one (The other is a consequence).

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    Re: Hurricane Irma Watch ...

    Needs to go 100 miles further east........
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    Quote Originally Posted by avmech View Post
    Needs to go 100 miles further east........
    ...at least.
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    Spent part of the afternoon prepping the house. Shutters are up, most of the small things around the yard put in the garage. Took apart the fountain, Tomorrow will fill the kayaks with water and bring in the patio furniture and hope for the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avmech View Post
    Needs to go 100 miles further east........
    She needs to go out with José ... and head north!
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    As of now NOAA, the ONLY source for weather info I trust, has it hitting South GA as a cat 3 by Sunday afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbp-ohio View Post
    The windows and doors in our new house are impact rated. In theory, we shouldn't need to board up anything.

    So far, we are in a low percentage area for a hit.........
    I hate to pop your bubble but that rating means that projectiles won't penetrate up to a certain speed, not that it won't crack. Kinda like safety glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisheadgib View Post
    I hate to pop your bubble but that rating means that projectiles won't penetrate up to a certain speed, not that it won't crack. Kinda like safety glass.
    I know. I watched a few Youtube video's on them. They just keep the wind from causing pressure inside house when windows fail, which causes the roof to lift (off)
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