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Anyone running from the storm?

post #1 of 23
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I've been watching it very closely b/c I've noticed that when it starts this early in the season it generally means that we're in for one h*ll of a season.

I hear it will develop into a weak hurricane by the time it makes landfall in the US. Looks like it's going to miss us and I hope that those in it's path will fair well.

If you're in its path, keep us posted - let us know you're ok.
post #2 of 23
isnt it scary living there being afraid of the storm every year?
post #3 of 23
How scary! Thinking of all those TCS'ers who are potentially in its path,
post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by fwan
isnt it scary living there being afraid of the storm every year?
Not at all. We have at least a weeks warning before we have to leave. Now, if I lived where tornados happened often, I'd be worried - there is very little or no warning with that.

We have very good insurance and the only things that we take when we do have to evacuate is our photos, things with sentimental value and pets. Everything else can be replaced.

We only have to leave about once every 5 years and don't really get hit hard but once every 10-20 years.
post #5 of 23
Well, last year we were SMACK in the middle of 3 of the 4 hurricanes, but we didn't have any serious damage. I'm not too worried about Arlene, but I'm dreading this hurricane season. However, we got a generator, so it SHOULD be a little easier this time. Hopefully. For Florida residents, there aren't ANY taxes on hurricane prevention equipment... i.e. batteries, generators, flashlights, etc.... it's great. LOL! But, I am not looking forward to this year's hurricane season... last year was ENOUGH!

P.S. Arlene is already a category 1 hurricane... she upgraded.
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by catherine
Not at all. We have at least a weeks warning before we have to leave. Now, if I lived where tornados happened often, I'd be worried - there is very little or no warning with that.

We have very good insurance and the only things that we take when we do have to evacuate is our photos, things with sentimental value and pets. Everything else can be replaced.

We only have to leave about once every 5 years and don't really get hit hard but once every 10-20 years.
We don't leave at all... we ride it out, but we are in Central Florida. Where are you?
Actually, tornados aren't that bad, either. I lived in Oklahoma... smack in the middle of Tornado Alley, where there are most tornados. We actually lived not too far from where they filmed the movie "Twister." Every neighborhood, and nearly every house, had a storm cellar. We were never hit by a tornado, but we had quite a few warnings. There was once where we watched a funnel start to form, drop, and then suck back up right over our HOUSE! It was AWESOME! We all have our drills of what to do, even since we moved here to Florida, where hurricanes aren't that common, but it's still best to be prepared.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by CJandBilly
For Florida residents, there aren't ANY taxes on hurricane prevention equipment... i.e. batteries, generators, flashlights, etc.... it's great. LOL! But, I am not looking forward to this year's hurricane season... last year was ENOUGH!

P.S. Arlene is already a category 1 hurricane... she upgraded. [/b] [/font] [/color]
That's a good idea. No taxes on hurricane neccesities. All coastal states should do that.

I hope you all fair well, I know y'all had a hard time last year and that many residents haven't rebuilt yet.

Our last "BIG ONE" was Andrew - 13 yrs ago so I'm prepared, it's about that time again.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by fwan
isnt it scary living there being afraid of the storm every year?
Like the other Catherine said, it's really not that scary at all. In my 22 years of living in Florida we've evacuated once, for Hurricane Floyed about 6 years ago -- and that one didn't even hit us. Last year we were hit with 3 of them, but never left, and luckily didn't get too much damage (besides, all of the damage at my apartment was taken care of quickly without any payment from me). We really don't get hit with as many as it seems. Years like last year make it seem like much more of a threat than it really is. And, like Catherine said, there's a good amount of time to prepare in case you are in its path.
post #9 of 23
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I'm on the coast in Louisiana. About an hour from New Orleans. When we get it, we get it bad. But like I said, we usually fair well until the big one every 10-20 yrs.
post #10 of 23
I hate hurricane season . Every year it comes I have to dread something coming this way. For those of you in the path of hurricanes like me , it may be easier for you because you have family you can turn to , or houses with insurance that will help. I am a renter with no family, so if anything happens I am in big trouble, worse with 2 cats. I tried to get out of this place this year, but couldn't maybe next year? It takes lots of money to move a family and the money I had to move was used for car repairs and my new cat tree , among other things. You may ask why I came down here in the first place? My husband was offered a good job and we stayed, but every year I worry and my hair gets more grey.
post #11 of 23
No storms here. I wish. It is low 90's and 4% humidity. Not bad for June in the desert.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by catlover7731
I hate hurricane season . Every year it comes I have to dread something coming this way. For those of you in the path of hurricanes like me , it may be easier for you because you have family you can turn to , or houses with insurance that will help. I am a renter with no family, so if anything happens I am in big trouble, worse with 2 cats. I tried to get out of this place this year, but couldn't maybe next year? It takes lots of money to move a family and the money I had to move was used for car repairs and my new cat tree , among other things. You may ask why I came down here in the first place? My husband was offered a good job and we stayed, but every year I worry and my hair gets more grey.
Where are you located?
post #13 of 23
All I can think with this latest tropical storm is 'here we go again'. I rode out through 2 of the 4 last year and saw a friend's house in Port Charlotte take heavy damage from Charlie. If we have a hurricane season like last year, I'll spend time on shelter duty again.......
post #14 of 23
We had some yard, barn, and fence damage from a couple hurricanes last year. I'm thinking that this year looks likes it's gonna be a bad hurricane season. It doesn't get as bad here as does other places (I'm in central Georgia), we get lots of heavy wind and heavy rain, but it's not like it is on the coast.
post #15 of 23
I've heard on the news that this is supposed to be the worst hurricane season ever. But then my g-ma told me it's supposed to be a light hurricane season. I'm listening to the news as of now, but if I hear different... well, I guess I'll just have to find out the hard way, eh?
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by catherine
Where are you located?
I live in South East Louisiana a few blocks from the Mississippi(hope I spelled that right .)
post #17 of 23
I got here to Fort Myers (Bonita Springs) Florida on Wednesday - it has been stormy every single day! I think the storm has passed this area by already though. Hopefully our flight will get out on time tomorrow, I miss my family!
post #18 of 23
I spend every hurricane season sitting on go to get the heck out of here, but so far we have not evacuated. The last 2, we did not even lose power.
I have started stocking up on canned food and saving jugs for water. Every time I go to the grocery store, I buy 1 or 2 extra cans of something and put it in the back of the cabinet. I have to start stocking up on cat food and supplies, too. Usually by the time we are really threatened, I only have to get bottled water. I still have all my candles, lamps and lamp oil from 2 years ago.
Hurricane season scares the devil out of me!
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Talon
I got here to Fort Myers (Bonita Springs) Florida on Wednesday - it has been stormy every single day! I think the storm has passed this area by already though. Hopefully our flight will get out on time tomorrow, I miss my family!
You poor thing! You've come at a weird time here in Florida. It's been storming almost every day for the past 2 weeks straight!!! It's been really bizarre.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by catlover7731
......Mississippi(hope I spelled that right .)
Yup, got it right!
post #21 of 23
A heavy Hurricane Season, grand
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
We're leaving next Friday for vacation so I'm hoping that if we're going to get one this year that it happens next week while we're gone.

I think that this will be a heavy storm season, I've noticed that when it starts early there is usually no end in sight.

I hope everyone stays safe.
post #23 of 23
Trav and I are going to South Carolina in a few weeks and I've never been to "Hurricane country". I'm worried there will be a hurricane when we're there. I'm not a big fan of thunderstorms as it is!
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