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#996186 - 09/05/17 08:26 AM Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend
bwpsg42 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/13
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Loc: Florida Keys for now

Hurricane Irma will be too close, leaving on Friday.
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#996199 - 09/05/17 02:22 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]
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Hoping for the best possible outcome for our friends in FL. wave
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#996213 - 09/05/17 06:13 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]
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Registered: 08/09/03
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Loc: FT. Lauderdale
The tourists will be ordered out starting Wednesday and the residents shortly thereafter. The hospitals are being evacuated as we speak. I wouldn't wait till Friday. Monroe County is asking for people to leave asap as to reduce traffic nightmares..

I have several friends who are evacuating as well. Most have boats for their businesses so it's a rush to get ready and get out. We all know what the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane did....
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#996216 - 09/05/17 06:56 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: Rider1200RT]
John Ranalletta Offline
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Asked my nephew on a canal in Naples if he's ready and he sent a picture of a bottle of Jack Daniels and said, "Almost".

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#996217 - 09/05/17 07:04 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: John Ranalletta]
Bernie Offline
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Well he may need several bottles if this storm becomes another Andrew.
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#996225 - 09/05/17 11:27 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]
Danny caddyshack Noonan Offline
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Sustained 185 mph winds. Sounds like a supercar ad.
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#996228 - 09/06/17 01:36 AM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]
bwpsg42 Offline
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Loc: Florida Keys for now
Heading out tomorrow late at night. Took the RT to my place near Titusville over Labor Day. Heading back there tomorrow, if it chases me I'll head for wherever it's not. This afternoon's forecast for 2pm on the 10th was 24.4n, 81.5W. Right on top of my house. The 8pm model runs look a little promising, a degree or two east would spare the house from the wind and maybe flooding. We'll see.
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#996320 - 09/07/17 05:06 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: bwpsg42]
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I'm staying home which is west of Ft Lauderdale since evacuating is a moot point as the roads are clogged all the way to Georgia anyway and gas is a PITA to get. Concrete house plenty of water, storm shutters and most importantly my family and lots of booze....
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#996326 - 09/07/17 06:56 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: Rider1200RT]
John Ranalletta Offline
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My Florida family in Naples are moving inland to other family members' homes in Ave Maria. Those homes have poured concrete walls and should withstand the winds, though the roofs are conventional.

My nephew took his boat (30') out of the canal and is storing it in some orange grove inland. A neighbor who doesn't have a boat lift acted late and couldn't get marina storage and storing his boat in my nephew's lift for the duration. The picture below was snapped at 2:50p of the guys securing the boat in the lift. It is the same size as my nephew's boat.

My nephew's house is on an older canal development. He believes the house is worthy but if the higher, storm-driven tides cause water to spill from one canal to another, it could wash the houses into the canal.


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#996334 - 09/07/17 09:22 PM Re: Not looking good for in the Florida Keys, and elsewhere, this weekend [Re: John Ranalletta]
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Notice the seawall on the far side of the canal. Likely, the picture was taken at high tide. If IRMA brings a 10-15' tidal surge, the houses will be inundated. My nephew's house is elevated as shown; so, a tidal surge would flood his lower level garage and bedroom en suite on ground floor. The house across the canal just sold for ca $800k. Hope new owner bought flood insurance.

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