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Old 08-22-2008, 06:57 AM   #57
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The rain has only gotten worse. Everything is soaked. Many low areas are completely flooded out. 20+ inches of rain on converted swamp land is not a good thing.
Hooked up the AS in a downpour at 6 am. Leaving for Asheville later today. Trying to decide I-75 or I-95. Worried about cross gusts closer to the storm center.
Also concerned now that Fay will follow us to NC.

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Old 08-22-2008, 08:06 AM   #58
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The winds have just started getting stronger here.it blowing around 10 to 12 mph but I expect it to get to about 20mph by this afternoon.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:36 AM   #59
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Gainesville still not to bad, just a drizzling rain. 3.6" in the rain gauge here at work on the north side of town. Lost power at the house from 6:30PM til 1:30AM. Don't know why, wind wasn't really blowing hard at all. We did loose a main feeder line out of the power plant, from a rotten tree.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:47 AM   #60
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1300 - sun peeking out - good rain this AM - more on the way from the backside
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:56 PM   #61
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I just got back from lunch and here in Atlanta we are getting just fringe stuff. We are getting that weird tropical storm approaching wind that seems like it is blowing but it's not really blowing. You see it in the tree tops, but you don't feel it at the ground except in little burst or you see it in the shrubs at a distant but it really isn't where you are standing. The air is warm and muggie, but not all that humid. I guess that is the low pressure/falling pressure thing.

My wife gets migraines when a storm front approaches and she got a doozie this morning about 2:00 am. She woke me up running to the bathroom to throw up. She still had it when the dog came and got me out of bed at 5:30 to let him out. She was asleep on the sofa in the great room. He knew not to bother her. She is stubborn about taking anything for her headaches because of digestive irritability but I made her take some of my Max-alt before she left. She called me about 9:00 and said her principal had made her go home and had the school secretary call in a sub for her. Becki told me that the Max-alt had begun to work, but it was a relief to get away from the school children (second grade).

Since Fay likes the south and isn't heading up the east coast like most good little hurricanes, we aren't expecting too much of the desperately needed rain. We are looking at 40% chance today and each of the next two days. Lake Lanier that supplies Atlanta with drinking water is down over 20' so we could sure use the rain.

I hope you folks in the pan handle and points west don't get flooded out or better yet don't wake up to find that Fay turned bad and became a real hurricane and makes bad mojo on your property. The Mississippi Delta region still hasn't completely recovered from Katrina and no telling what kind of economic set back would occur if another one were to hit that region any time soon.

Take care and batten down the hatches!
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:23 PM   #62
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It is finally dropping a couple of drops here and there but it has not really started raining yet.I am just on the edge of it right now so it should be starting here real soon.Everything is done and all I have to do is get the little one out of school and that is it.Hope all goes well for the rest of everyone else.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:31 PM   #63
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Stabalizers up or down to help secure the Airstream.The wind is really kicking up now and they say that it will keep its power since it is going over water for a little bit.Makes me wonder if we will get some 40 plus gusts here.It is not raining yet so I want to nip this in the bud now before it starts to dump some big drops here.Thanks all.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:50 PM   #64
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Steve,

You decide it's too much I have a driveway for you here. Power and water and a bed inside the house. Only 2 hours away - maybe a little late but if you go you have a place.

Put the stabilizers down to help keep it from rocking.

It's expected to turn north before hitting us but still a rain event expected here.

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Old 08-22-2008, 08:57 PM   #65
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Naples,and we are still getting the outer bands,gusts to 40 mph,cloud bust one minute ,then sun the next,this has been going on since Monday.Dave
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:15 PM   #66
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It's over here in the Melbourne, FL area, but we got over two FEET of rain in some areas. I'm okay where I live, and Daisy spent the storm inside a high and dry storage facility.

I didn't see any replies from the posters located in Indian Harbor Beach and Land Yacht Harbor. Are you guys okay? IHB had some serious flooding and Land Yacht Harbor is just across the road from the Lamplighter Village trailer park that had to be evacuated by swamp buggy since there was five feet of water in there.

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My wife gets migraines when a storm front approaches and she got a doozie this morning about 2:00 am. She woke me up running to the bathroom to throw up. She still had it when the dog came and got me out of bed at 5:30 to let him out. She was asleep on the sofa in the great room. He knew not to bother her. She is stubborn about taking anything for her headaches because of digestive irritability but I made her take some of my Max-alt before she left. She called me about 9:00 and said her principal had made her go home and had the school secretary call in a sub for her. Becki told me that the Max-alt had begun to work, but it was a relief to get away from the school children (second grade).
Most of the females in my family have a history of migraines - which often get misdiagnosed. Most of the drugs they use to treat these headaches have either bad side effects or result in a bounce-back headache 4 to 24 hours later. After 20 years I got some very simple things that WORK quickly and with no bad side effects. Next time your wife gets a headache, make her soak her hands and feet in hot water, and put icepacks on her forehead and on the back of her neck. That alone will almost immediately cut the severity of the headache by 50-70%. Next, there is a tendon and nerve bundle between the thumb and forefinger, that is moderately painful when you pinch it with the thumb and forefinger of the other hand. Have your wife locate that sensitive spot. When she gets a headache, if the hot water trick doesn't work fast enough either you or she should pinch those painful spots and hold it for about a minute. If you ask your wife to describe her headaches from 1 minor to 5 as bad as it can get, she'll tell you the pinching technique will lower the intensity of the headache by two numbers.

Migraines are frequently mis-diagnosed as sinus headaches because your nose will get stuffy and run quite often during the onset stage. Decongestants DO NOTHING for a migraine, so if anyone else out there thinks they have sinus headaches that don't respond well to medication, try the migraine tricks.

I occasionally had headaches that would put me in a darkened room for three days, now I feel one coming on and I can work it into submission in 15 minutes. Hope this works as well for your wife.

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Old 08-22-2008, 10:09 PM   #68
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We're still waiting for Fay here west of Panama City. The winds have picked up. We had a beautiful sunset on the beach with our neighbors. Fay is supposed to hit Walton County in the middle of the night. Lucy is standing` by in the driveway if we decide to leave.
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Stabalizers up or down to help secure the Airstream.The wind is really kicking up now and they say that it will keep its power since it is going over water for a little bit.Makes me wonder if we will get some 40 plus gusts here.It is not raining yet so I want to nip this in the bud now before it starts to dump some big drops here.Thanks all.
Stabilizers down, bow into the wind. Hitch to the tow vehicle for added weight. Make sure all antennas and covers are locked down and stowed. Shore power unplugged, fresh water tank full, hose disconnected from the house, windows and vents closed.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:25 PM   #70
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It has finally hit here.Wind is pretty gusty also.I am pretty sure Moosetags has already been getting the start of it by now.
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