Irma and some changing perspectives

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by M118LR, Sep 4, 2017.


  1. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Last years Matthew experience has put a bit of a different spin on Thing 3's perspective as Irma swings this way. Somewhere after the hot dogs & hamburgers, between the brisket & steaks, Thing 3's other half relayed that he had been attempting to put together a Hurricane Emergency Kit. Them little hand cranked radios seem to be in short supply even on the inter-web. He wasn't surprised that I had several already assembled Emergency Kits, as I had been slowly including Him in with the Grandchildren for On-The-Job-Training (OJT) and hands on projects around the house. He was surprised when I handed Him the ALICE rig that I had been maintaining for Him since He started dating my daughter in High School. I even sent Him home with a Council Jersey strapped to the rig. Needless to say Thing 3 got a bit apprehensive as we took the hands on tour of what items are in which pockets, but Her past criticism of Dad's over indulgence in Survival Emergency Equipment has seemed to disappear. Thing 3 isn't interested in experiencing Hurricane Irma, and after the experience of being a Mother and going through Matthew last year I don't blame her. Looks like I might be shy Thing 3, Thing 3's thing 1, and Thing 3's significant other the day after Irma should something wicked this way come.
     
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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Do you really call your daughter Thing 3?
     
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Actually, it could be as simple as OpSEC, to not use real First Names in Threads.... It is common among Spec Ops folks, not to refer to Family, by First names....
     
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I do not name my kids by name either but I would be insulted if someone referred to me as Thing 3.
     
  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Looking at the forecast-ed path, You people may want to get motivated to get ready to hit the road.
    180 mph winds and storm surge is nothing to mess with.
     
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Quoting the above for fact. Sitting out a CAT 5 hurricane would not be my first option if I had the time and ability to get out early.
     
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I rode out Andrew (on the east side ) and Katrina ( on the west side ) I'm not as young as I was to be humping fuel and generators around the country side.
     
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  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well notwthat our old Monkey Friend @Falcon15 has moved back to Florida, and skipped out on Harvey and it's destruction, We will see how he does with Irma... Our Preparedness Guru, will get a chance to try out a bunch of Preps....
     
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  9. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Sounds like it's clobberin' time!
     
  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    I am hoping Irmageddin does it's thing in the southern end, as I am in the north end. Not wishing hurt on anyone, but there is an old saying, "Better thee than me."
    Due to various factors, bugging out is just not an option for me here in North Florida. So, I will hunker down in my late parents' concrete home with no close trees. My own property is far more likely to take damage from wind.
    Water is not a factor this far inland. I have my storm preps, and can weather a power outtage.
     
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  11. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Nope. Just my bug-out plan. I am rolling up the welcome mat and hitting the road in my RV headed for Alabama, Friday morning at the latest. I am good, have a place to go and will update the Monkeys when I land or if plans change. Not my first hurricane or rodeo for that matter.
     
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  12. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    This storm is as large as OHIO. Hurricane force winds *will* affect the entire state. Good luck and God speed.
     
  13. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Let's see.... Miami is, on average, just over 5 feet about sea level. What kind of storm surge will a CAT or CAT 6 deliver to the AO?
     
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  14. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    AL works if she swings north. If she heads west you could be in the bullseye again. Be safe.
     
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  15. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    I am always amazed at how quickly we prepper types go from lunatic to hero when trouble comes.
     
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  16. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    After all the Publicity & News from Harvey... One would think that Floridians would get the IDEA, that if you live below 30Ft MHW, you had better be BUGGING OUT, and be LONG GONE by Friday Night... Riding it out is the dumbest Idea, going this week...
     
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  17. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Cat 5 could be 15-20 feet easily...Cat 6 has ZERO, because it does not exist.
     
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  18. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    The storm surge will be high, for true. And if arrival happens to coincide with high tide, well, it'll be a mess. The surge height is not going to last high, it will rub off a LOT of energy within a "small" distance once it's ashore. However, the water WILL rise, all the water contained in the waves will flatten out and head inland, 'cause the incoming waves won't let it go back. . Go to Google Earth and check the elevation in your neighborhood.
     
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  19. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    The Grandmother of all Things has her Doctor Seuss shirt, Thing 1, Thing 2, and Thing 3 have their Doctor Seuss shirts. When I find the proper outlet, Thing 2's thing 1, Thing 2's thing 2, and Thing 3's thing 1 will have theirs. They all seem to think that it's cute, that is as long as I pick up the tab at Universal.

    Amen.

    It's going to be a bit harder for the North Florida Folks at the I-10 295/95 interchange, everyone evacuating South & Central Florida is going to be parked or run out of gas at the interchange.
     
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  20. M118LR

    M118LR Caution: Does not play well with others.

    Just got the latest updates via phonecom. Thing 3 & her clan are heading to Mississippi. (aka Old Guy gets to watch 2 French Bulldogs) Thing 2 and her clan heading to Kentucky. (aka Old Guy gets to watch 2 Labradors) Thing 1 and her clan are heading to Atlanta. (aka Old Guy gets to watch 2 Chiweenies & a Pit Bull) COMNAVKITCHENSINK has been directed to launch to Virginia on Bad Monday. My Sister & her clan (West Palm Beach Rich Folks) are pulling an RON1 at my place in route to rendezvous with Thing 2. (aka Old Guy gets to watch English Bulldog, Pugh, and Mongrel Cur) I can strap a pair of the unable to swim Bulldogs to the Labs backs, the Chiweenies will fit in my pockets, guess I get the English Bulldog as my swim buddy, the Pugh is 16 years Old so she better be smart enough to bite on to someone in the pack. I never liked the mongrel cur, so that unik better be able to swim..... Perhaps being the Survival Guy isn't what it's cracked up to be???????????????
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
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