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Old 08-18-2008, 06:33 AM   #1
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Hurricane Fay

Well, looks like Central Fla. is right in her path. Our AS is under a canopy tarp. It provides great protection from the elements. Like the hail we might see. I am worried about the wind gusts. Don't really want to see the canopy take off like a sail. So, tonight I'll secure it it with plenty of tie-downs. There a couple of old Oaks that could crunch the AS if they were to topple. That would take some really strong winds though along with drenching, root weakening, rains. Or, a spin-off tornado like we had in 2005. Worst case scenario I can hitchup and hit the road. Funny, I'd feel worse if the AS were damaged than I would if the house took a hit.

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Old 08-18-2008, 06:51 AM   #2
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We gathered up all the stuff that is sitting outside Bertha, and put it in either the truck or the van. I also retracted the awnings, and tomorrow I'll lower the antenna. I was told we don't close our shop for tropical storms, and I am not allowed to leave.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:15 AM   #3
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Where are you at Terry?
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:21 AM   #4
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It looks like Fay can not make up her mind as to where she wants to go. MSN weather still shows her hitting land neat the Fort Myers area, but who knows. Even though this is not a major hurricane, please be careful. Our thoughts are with you guys.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:37 AM   #5
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Where are you at Terry?
We are about 20 miles North of Tampa Bay. just to one side of center of the cone of death.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:49 AM   #6
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Here I am at the Land Yacht Harbor Harbor in Melbourne - just waiting out the storm. Who Knows?????????? - the Weather Person Knows?????????????
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:56 AM   #7
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Here I am at the Land Yacht Harbor Harbor in Melbourne - just waiting out the storm. Who Knows?????????? - the Weather Person Knows?????????????
The Shadow knows--but he isn't talking...
This time tomorrow we'll know more, just in time to be blown away, or not.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:57 AM   #8
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Any of you going I-10 and west let me know - I have some power and water for ya here......
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:18 AM   #9
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Just got back from the gulf on Saturday...glad to be home!

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Old 08-18-2008, 11:50 AM   #10
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I just rolled up My awning. It shouldn't be too bad me thinks. I'm in a zone 5, which is some what higher then others. About 1.5 miles off the coast.
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My family endured Hurricane Wilma in '05 while we were visiting Florida on vacation and Hurricanes are nothing to take for granted. Even though this is supposed a weak or mild hurricane, I'd still treat it with respect. You never know where it's going or how much strength it will pick up.

But then again, this is no news to the people who live in Florida and deal with this kind of thing every Summer. My prayers are with you all in this and future tropical storms and hurricanes.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:35 PM   #12
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Clancy boy - that is certainly nice of you to do. I am not going anywhere, but I will bet someone will take you up on your offer.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:46 PM   #13
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:04 PM   #14
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Here I am at the Land Yacht Harbor Harbor in Melbourne - just waiting out the storm. Who Knows?????????? - the Weather Person Knows?????????????
I'm curious: can you tell me where the heck is Land Yacht Harbor? Is that near the old Port-O-Call? That's where my grandparents used to reside 5 months out of the year --- ages ago. That place looks like a ghost town now - what ashame. My g-folks probably rolled in their graves when it was *abandoned*....

I'm one week into owning my '73 Overlander and have her parked at Tropical Haven in Melbourne. Everything's locked up and the jacks are in place - she's neatly tucked between two 5th wheelers. Hope she'll sail through --- well, not literally!

I'm at KSC now --- rumor is that they'll evacuate at noon tomorrow and all day on Wednesday. I'll be surprised if that really happens.
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