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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » September 9th, 2017, 12:59 pm

Hope everyone in Texas made it through unscathed.
I got Irma breathin down my neck.
Sumbitch is supposed to bring a 12 foot tidal surge into Tampa Bay, which is my backyard.I'm roughly 3 blocks from the Bay.Even though this ol cracker box wooden house is 2 foot off the ground, probably won't do much good with a 12' tidal surge coming.
Guess I need to head for higher ground.
I'll check back in when I can.Not sure when the power is gonna go out,but I got a generator, some charcoal, a propane burner(turkey fryer) and making gallon bags of ice to put in my 6 day Coleman boat cooler,so we'll see how things go.
Here's a sunrise picture I took the other day.
We'll see what this place looks like in a few days...
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Re: Hurricanes

Post by Rodcrafter » September 9th, 2017, 2:11 pm

Hey Roger,

I hate to see that you are in the eye of the storm path. You can come to Orlando and stay with us if you want.


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Re: Hurricanes

Post by Weldun » September 9th, 2017, 4:42 pm

We'll certainly be thinking of you, hang in there!


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Re: Hurricanes

Post by Pete Mazz » September 10th, 2017, 6:38 am

:yth:


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Re: Hurricanes

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » September 10th, 2017, 6:49 am

Thanks Terry and Weldon.
As long as the storm surge(I called it tidal surge earlier.its storm surge) doesn't get any more than 6', I should be good.
And although this city (nicknamed "tree city" for good reason) has a whole bunch of huuuuuge old oak trees we'll have to dodge, I'm more concerned about the rising tide.
But...as Robert Plant once sang, "what's to be,they say,will be".
Can't do much about it, so we'll just get into the safest room and hold on.
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Re: Hurricanes

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » September 10th, 2017, 6:57 am

This is where I'm at.
Actually, the east side of Clearwater,on Tampa Bay.
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Re: Hurricanes

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » September 10th, 2017, 8:17 am

On a positive note, it's not 105° today!

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Re: Hurricanes

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » September 10th, 2017, 8:23 am

Sums up Flordia right about now

Twas the night before Irma
And all through the land
Floridians partying with a beer in our hand
Warnings on TV, the highways are packed
I ran out of tequila, time to open the Jack
Waiting for thunder, and waiting for wind
When i run out of Jack, I guess I'll open this gin
If i get too drunk this evening, and pass out tonight
Im starting tomorrow with a 6 of Bud Light
My family is angry, that im hunkering down
I bought batteries and water, and a huge jug of crown
The beaches are vacant, but my cooler is not
Im digging this weather, so sick of the hot
As we're waiting for Irma, we're partying down
The news suggested we vacate, but this is OUR town
So i hope that you're listening, you b**** of a storm
Go back where you came from, so we can return to our norm.

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Re: Hurricanes

Post by Pete Mazz » September 10th, 2017, 10:34 am

:beer: :beer: :beer:


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Re: Hurricanes shelter duty

Post by bigbook » September 10th, 2017, 12:34 pm

ive been holed up at a school as maintenance on site . hurricane duty 24/7 till its over
as long as my smoker does not run down the road im good .....................
going stur crazy ......@!#$%#@$
this shelter caters to the homeless ...... very interesting crowd //////////



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Re: Hurricanes

Post by ajfoxy » September 10th, 2017, 6:11 pm

Hope you guys are all doing OK over there. You guys certainly got the crap end of the stick when it comes to bad weather.

Safetyharbor... good that you are keeping positive and here's hoping you don't end up with a "boathouse" and that the worst is just a slightly damp front deck.

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Re: Hurricanes

Post by temurf » September 10th, 2017, 9:05 pm

Thoughts and prayers going your way from the desert out west.


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Post by Big T » September 10th, 2017, 9:19 pm

Maybe the surge won't be as high as they predicted in your neck of the woods. I saw that they were predicting 10-15 foot in Miami but it was only around 5 ft , hopefully it'll be the same for y'all.


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Re: Hurricanes

Post by Stewart » September 10th, 2017, 10:06 pm

lol I leave for vacation in myrtle beach Friday. I'm hoping the resort is still there when I hop off the plane.



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Re: Hurricanes

Post by Dirtytires » September 10th, 2017, 11:45 pm

You guys are in it now....hang on and let us know that your back on line when you can. I know we are all concerned...



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Re: Hurricanes

Post by Gringo Loco » September 11th, 2017, 12:32 am

Prayers for everyone involved in the storms!!


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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » September 11th, 2017, 10:35 am

It turned and missed me but RodCrafter took a good hit.
Terry, you guys ok?

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Post by Weldun » September 11th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Good to hear bud, hoping we hear from Rodcrafter too!


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Post by Big T » September 11th, 2017, 7:09 pm

:yth:


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Re: Hurricanes

Post by Rodcrafter » September 11th, 2017, 8:11 pm

Hey thanks for thinking of me you guys. We were out of power for some time and cell service doesn't work when everything is out of power. But I just got a call from OB1 that's (aka) Frank for those who don't know. Any way he thought you guys were about to write me off. lol
By the grace of God we are just fine.


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Post by Weldun » September 11th, 2017, 8:56 pm

Glad to hear all is well Rodcrafter! I was only concerned about you and your families well being, as far as your pits go I ran some calculations and best I can tell it would take 600 mph winds to tip one of them things over.

In all seriousness I'm glad our Florida boys weathered the storm, hang in there!


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Post by Big T » September 11th, 2017, 10:05 pm

:yth: and nobody is going to write off The Man, The Myth, The Legend that quick!! I'm glad to know that y'all all made it through it safe.


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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » September 12th, 2017, 6:45 am

Glad to hear RC!
Things are much better today here.
Still waiting on power.Parts of town came on last night,but not mine.
Oh well,still got enough gas for the generator for another day.
Might have to do a little BBQ today though, cause some of the stuff in the freezer is thawing, LOL.
Anyway, thanks for the well wishes guys.
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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » September 12th, 2017, 6:48 am

And yesterday's double rainbowImageImageImage

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