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This is a discussion on Dorian within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy 5:00 PM update today shows it coming ashore south of Cape Canaveral as a Cat 4, then turning and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    5:00 PM update today shows it coming ashore south of Cape Canaveral as a Cat 4, then turning and going up the coast and still being a Cat 2 when it gets to Jacksonville Wednesday afternoon.
    Even if I could fly out before it got here, I don't believe I could leave the wife here alone with the animals with a Cat 2. Cat 1, yes, no problem, but a 2 is different.

    I realized I couldn't rent a car to drive to Atlanta and pick up the connecting flight because I do not have a credit card. Haven't had one of those in over 30 years.

    So, assuming the airport is back in business on Thursday, I would only lose one day.
    And, if it wasn't meant to be, then it wasn't meant to be. So far I'm only out $330 for the plane ticket, and $230 for the reunion fees (2 side trips, 2 banquets, plus registration fee).

    There's always next year. San Antonio and I can drive there.
    Yeah, cat 2 can be dangerous, and as slow as it's moving it will dump a ton of rain to boot. Batten down the hatches and watch the homestead. There is always next year. I know you would never forgive yourself if something where to happen and you weren't there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    RPD,

    Son2 (Lineman for Southern Company/GA Power) just got his orders to be on standby and pack for 1 week of travel to somewhere in coastal GA or FL. His crew usually works the Savannah/Brunswick/Statesboro area so if things get too hairy down your way, let me know and maybe Son2 can call in a favor for your area. Are you serviced by Florida Power & Light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prepared One View Post
    Yeah, cat 2 can be dangerous, and as slow as it's moving it will dump a ton of rain to boot. Batten down the hatches and watch the homestead. There is always next year. I know you would never forgive yourself if something where to happen and you weren't there.
    Two years ago, Irma was on the way. It was scheduled to miss Florida going to the east, out in open water.
    So, with wife’s urging, I made the two day drive to the reunion in Kansas City.
    By the time I got there, Irma had changed course, and I wanted to come home but wife insisted I stay. (She knows what it means to me to be with the guys I shared hardship and danger with)
    By the time Irma got to the homestead it was a high Cat 1, wife and animals made it through OK.
    I didn’t marry a Bambi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    RPD,

    Son2 (Lineman for Southern Company/GA Power) just got his orders to be on standby and pack for 1 week of travel to somewhere in coastal GA or FL. His crew usually works the Savannah/Brunswick/Statesboro area so if things get too hairy down your way, let me know and maybe Son2 can call in a favor for your area. Are you serviced by Florida Power & Light?
    Standby. This is an aspect of hurricanes that those who never experience them don't get. There's so much information out there but there's still so much that's basically rolling the dice on the part of decision makers. Anyone remember Ike in 2008? We lived in Cincinnati at the time and our power company had recently been taken over by Duke Power (one more reason to get the hell out of Cincy). As Ike approach, and people panicked b/c Katrina was just three years before, Duke Power sent just about every truck and man south toward the gulf. And then hurricane force winds hit places like Cincy and KABOOM. No one around to get the power up. Some people went 3-4 weeks without power. Most were unprepared for this sort of thing.

    Granted, it was probably hard to see that coming, but like I said, they rolled the dice on Ike and got snake eyes.

    Good luck RPD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marica View Post
    Standby. This is an aspect of hurricanes that those who never experience them don't get.
    I live near Madison, and we are on the tail-end of "tornado alley." The nice thing about our home was that it was constructed by a home builder who intended to make make this place his personal residence. We have a solid concrete 'storm shelter' in our lower level. We have never really needed it (as of yet) but it a great comfort if the radio stations announce an upcoming twister.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    San Antonio will be the Society of the Fifth Division's 100th annual reunion - a big deal.
    We are the oldest continuously active unit organization in the country.

    I'll be glad to stop and buy you a cup of coffee.

    Nope.. coffee is on me... er.. I’ll buy.

    And please do stop by!
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    I only heard one report on the radio this morning, and then 1310AM switched over to the Brewers Game. Has anyone heard any recent news?
    ...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...

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    As of 5pm eastern

    Dorian-205408_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png

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    For comparison, here was the probability of hurricane force winds forecast on 8/29 (morning)

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    It has changed considerably.

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    It's now 5:30PM in my area. I still have not heard one, single thing on the radio about the plight of Florida.
    ...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...

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    NWS in Miami is reporting that Dorian has wind gusts of >220mph. That's some TEOTWAWKI sh*t right there.
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