Tropical Storm Fay!

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  1. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Being a Florida native, I've been through much, much worse. But I thought I'd share anyways.

    Here a quick video I shot while in a Wal-Mart parking lot. I was technically working, but because of the wind, there was nothing we could do, so I literally sat in my work van from 1:00 to 5:00 PM playing my DS.

    YouTube - Tropical Storm Fay

    Here some pics from the same parking lot. It hasn't even hit hard where I am yet, and it already blew over a light pole. The eye is supposed to be over me late tonight.


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  2. Seth Buzzard

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    Man, you'll use any excuse not to go to class.
     
  3. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Stay safe down there. Looks like it might head this way. Yikes.

    Could be worse. You could have been the dumbass kiteboarder that was on the news who got slammed into a wall by the wind.
     
  4. Wingsbr

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    It's supposed to go out to the Atlantic and turnaround and come into Jax. :( 
     
  5. TJOmega

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    It made landfall almost on top of me... and I slept through it to give you any idea how intense the storm really was.

    I told GogDog that you hit a point where you've been through so many of these storms eventually you dont even bother to make sure your Gameboy has fresh batteries.
     
  6. Cascadia

    Cascadia Ion Storm

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    sounds like you just got rain and some strong winds.
     
  7. Wingsbr

    Wingsbr Christian TF Fan :)

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    Lol, was thinking the same thing earlier today...
     
  8. Doug

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    I am also a native Floridian. I have been through seven hurricanes in my
    life time. Ivan was the worse one for me four years ago.

    1,000 people are moving into the State of Florida everyday and yet, most
    of them never experience a hurricane. I remember 13 years ago when
    Hurricane Erin was approaching, there was a young woman who was telling
    me that she was going to have a hurricane party. So I asked her has she
    ever been through a hurricane and she answered no. I told her that I hope
    she will be alive after the storm passes, so she can go around telling people
    about her party. She walked away and said nothing.
     
  9. Chaos Muffin

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    Was in my first hurricane 2 years ago at Wrightsville beach. The house was wobbling like crazy , and it didnt help that the whole house was eleveted on wooden beams over the sand. Was keeping tabs on it by watching the local news until the power went out.
    The kid slept through it, but watched her cheeks vibrate like crazy. It peeled about 70% of the shingles off the roof and we watched the outside furniture go flying away.
    Pretty scary night, but the wine helped.

    Couldnt see the ocean water, everything just turned grey over it. It was all so dark, yet it was during the day time. The wind almost sounded like a train
     
  10. Doug

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    It was at night when Ivan hit. The winds were howling and you can hear
    the electric transformers(not Autobots and Decepticons)popping all over
    the neighborhood. It was so dark you could'nt see outside and so I stepped
    outside to the back patio with a flashlight to see any trees down. Pine trees
    will snap in two. Pecan, oak and popcorn trees will uproot from the ground.
     
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    Here's some pics of my neighborhood after Charlie in '04. Forgot I still had them out on my photobucket.

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    my uncle moved to Florida to get away from the quakes.

    FAIL
     
  13. GogDog

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    Pretty much. But technically, that's what a hurricane is, too.

    I was just a little disappointed by the way my job handles these situations. I work for a cable company, and they send all all a page saying to finish whatever work we are currently doing, and everything else will be rescheduled. They don't want us driving around because the wind and debris is starting to make driving a little unsafe, yet they make us sit around for 4 hours in it and won't let us go home.

    The last hurricane we had in '05 was spawning tornadoes in my hometown, yet my work was making people come in. Some people saw tornadoes as they were driving to work, but if they wanted to stay home, they had to use vacation. In contrast, in 2004, when Florida got 4 hurricanes in one year, when ever one hit, they let everyone stay home that day with pay.

    Like I said earlier, this is nothing compared the other storms we have gotten, and in a few days or weeks, everyone will have forgotten about it. But when a company says don't work because its too dangerous, but makes you sit in it for four hours, its a little weird to me.
     
  14. Drake

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    Ivan sucked. Denis too. No power for 1 1/2 or 2 weeks isn't much fun. Sad thing is Gulf Power is at the end of my street. I'de like to hit all the idiots on tv who said Fay wasn't strong enough in the back of the head with a shovel.
     
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    You know a fair few of the hurricanes Florida gets end up here in New Scotland as Tropical storms (and I've been out delivering in them). Cept Juan that stayed an actual hurricane and made landfall.
     
  16. GogDog

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    Well, the storm decided to stay stationary over my town for almost 24 hours now, and half my county is flooded. :lol  Literally. I saw a few city workers standing in streets well above their knees.
     
  17. Doug

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    I was staying at my parents house during Ivan. The power came back on
    two nights later and it was only just one block that the power was back
    on. After it came back on, I stepped outside and there was a neighbor
    walking around and he lived the other side of the block and his house was
    still without power. He asked me when did our power came back on and I
    told him a few minutes ago. He took out his cell phone and was calling Gulf
    Power. I wished him good luck on that.

    I was staying at a friend of mine's house in Gulf Breeze during Dennis. There
    was no damage in the neighborhood, just a few down trees.
     
  18. Doug

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    Now they are saying the storm will turn toward the Northwest across the
    Florida panhandle into Southern Alabama. I have a sister who lives near
    Huntsville, AL and she told me alot of people are hoping the storm will travel
    to Northern Alabama, they need the rain.
     
  19. Drake

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    I was cleaning up debris in my yard after Ivan and the Gulf Power guy came over to me and told me the power will be back on the next day. I didn't ask him anything or even approach him about it. So two weeks later the power was back on. When I called Gulf Power they were very rude. All I told them was there's a power line down in my street and a pole about to fall.

    I hope this thing isn't to bad when it comes this way. The Weather Channel keeps trying to get a boner over it possibly coming back into the Gulf. I'm seriously thinking about investing in a Generac system.
     
  20. Drake

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    Stay safe!
     

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