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Posted: 09/13/17 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And just when you thought it couldn't get worse...BAM! I-75 getting shutdown north in North Central FL due to rising river level.


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Expected that there would be flooding impacting traffic flow north of a hurricane coming ashore.

I grew up in southern Arkansas, most times I've seen US-82 or I-20 closed was flooding due to heavy rainfall upstream of the Red or Ouachita rivers from hurricanes hitting Texas or Louisiana.


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For those of you who are concerned about media over-hype, Get A Life! If you think we "dodged a bullet" please come on down and help us clean up. Better yet get out your wallets and send money to those folks still in shelters and those with no homes to return to. Did you hear about the 5 seniors who died in a nursing home? How about all the commercial fishing boats tossed ashore. Am I mad? You bet I am. lizzie

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Posted: 09/13/17 01:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No hype the Keys took a hard hit for sure!


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Tell the people who are hourly workers who had to flee, so won't be getting a paycheck, that they dodged a bullet. Bet they were living paycheck to paycheck....now they have no income. Plus, it costs money to flee...bet it was money they really didn't have. Tell the small businesses who depended on a constant cash flow/customer base to stay in business. Now, they'll probably lose their businesses because they had to flee, so no income flow. And, this doesn't take into account any property that might be destroyed. With higher hurricane deductibles, simply coming up with $5,000 or $10,000 for the deductible will hurt a lot of people.


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A former colleague at Boeing went to work for Eastern Airlines and moved to the grater Miami area in the early 1970s. I visited once during a Boeing trip and saw their house.

It was a three bedroom rambler in a major development and houses were still under construction in the neighborhood. I was amazed by the construction techniques. Vertical sections of rebar were planted about every 18" in the concrete foundations after they'd been poured. Walls were made of hollow concrete blocks threaded onto the rebar with concrete "gluing" them together.

Once the wall reached the required roof height, another concrete rectangle, similar to the foundation, was poured in forms around the top of the wall, also with horizontal rebar going all around it.

Outside doors all opened outwards so the wind couldn't blow them in. The development got hit pretty hard a few years later, but damage was minimal. I don't know if that type of design/construction was common in Florida.


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A former colleague at Boeing went to work for Eastern Airlines and moved to the grater Miami area in the early 1970s. I visited once during a Boeing trip and saw their house.

It was a three bedroom rambler in a major development and houses were still under construction in the neighborhood. I was amazed by the construction techniques. Vertical sections of rebar were planted about every 18" in the concrete foundations after they'd been poured. Walls were made of hollow concrete blocks threaded onto the rebar with concrete "gluing" them together.

Once the wall reached the required roof height, another concrete rectangle, similar to the foundation, was poured in forms around the top of the wall, also with horizontal rebar going all around it.

Outside doors all opened outwards so the wind couldn't blow them in. The development got hit pretty hard a few years later, but damage was minimal. I don't know if that type of design/construction was common in Florida.


Actually, no it wasn't back then. But, after awhile Florida started to get the message and changed codes to make things stronger. The reason that the damage is not worse is because of that.

I think that instead of criticizing them we should instead be thanking the weather people and the government that helped to get people out of the way of this storm. If not for the warnings that had been issued and if everyone had stayed in place think about how bad that would have been. The emergency management people would have been overwhelmed.

Then everyone would have complained about that.

They can't win.

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To those people who lost their homes and planing to stay and build in that huricane alley again,,maybe you should consider building stronger houses..

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Posted: 09/14/17 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Florida dodged the bullet & got off light.


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Dodged a bullet?
What are you smoking or better yet what stations are you watching?

We had a cat4 hurricane hit and then STAY a hurricane and run right up the ENTIRE state of Florida.

Call me I'll send you a plane ticket so you can come down here and see the devastation and homes obliterated. Power/water is still out today over 50% of the state.

I could go on but can't my battery won't last that long because I still DO NOT have power or water and today is going to be in the high 90's. Gas stations empty, no where to get water or supplies. So enjoy YOUR day.

But don't say Florida dodge a bullet and got off light because they did not.


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Don't forget that Florida wasn't the only place affected by Irma. To bring the thread back to RV's, both Edisto Beach and Hunting Island State Parks in South Carolina are closed until the end of the year while storm surge and storm related tornado damage is repaired. All reservations until then have been cancelled and refunds are being issued.


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