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Good Luck Gulf Coasters

Post by vupilot » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:39 am

To our Gulf coast members: Stay safe and good luck weathering the storm.

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:24 pm

This morning it was headed straight at us. I was bringing the boat to B'ham anyway. Right now their showing Mississippi. But, that puts us on the east side, not good. I really don't think this is a biggy. (I'm bettter than the weather service! :wink: )

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Re: Good Luck Gulf Coasters

Post by Gunner » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:14 pm

The latest map shows the storm moving further west. I hope the winds stay below dangerous speeds. The rain could be a benefit for the Miss. River if the storm would stay moving north after it makes landfall.

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Post by kens » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:38 pm

I been watching it too, especially since i am taking a job in Eglin and be looking for housing.
notice in the weather reports that there is NOT any 50kt winds in SE, NW, nor SW quadrants.
That indicates that this storm is not a full circulation system. It isn't packing much punch so to say.
Lets see what happens when it comes out of the Keys.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Post by Wood Nut » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:10 pm

thanks for the good wishes. we have been getting some rain and wind since this afternoon. waiting for the worst of it to hit in a little while. So what does one do while waiting on the storm, work on the boat of course. It sure felt good to get back started on it.
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Post by Roberta » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:18 am

Stay Safe!!!

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Re: Good Luck Gulf Coasters

Post by Wood Nut » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:41 am

Doing ok. Loss power, water, cable and internet but still have my smart phone. I have a supply of food water and a generator. Just waiting for this slow poke storm to move out of here. Can't work on tne boat as the garage is full of stuff. All will be good in time.
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Post by kens » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:04 pm

Good luck down there. A slow moving storm like that can do more damage by prolonged time, rather than fierce winds.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:15 pm

Charlie

Best of luck. It should be by you soon. It is slow though.

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Post by Wood Nut » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:59 pm

We had major flooding in my area and we made better than a lot of people as many had 3 to 4 feet in thier house.. Have wind and water damage and had 5 inches of flood water in tne garage. Another 1" and the workshop would have taken on water we are now in clean up and repair mode and will help our friends as much as we can. This cat 1 storm was a scary one. Got more damage this time than for Katrina witch was a cat 5.
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Re: Good Luck Gulf Coasters

Post by Roberta » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:41 am

Glad you made it with minimal loss. What a mess for a lot of people.Our prayers are with everyone affected.

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Re: Good Luck Gulf Coasters

Post by Wood Nut » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:29 pm

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. Recovery is under way, water is going down, water and power are being restored. My prayers to all with great loss. May they recover in short time.
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Re: Good Luck Gulf Coasters

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:15 pm

Charlie

Glad you're fine. It's just part of being on the Gulf Coast. Just like earthquakes in California. But, I don't want to deal with it! But, I do.

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