06-24-2008, 08:20 PM
- Join Date
- May 2008
- In my own private Alamo on The Mountain in Georgia
I lived in Florida for 9 years and we never had to use the hurricane supplies. None even came close.
So, we move to the mountains of North Georgia and within a year, BOOM, a hurrican blows through. Trees down. Power out. 100 mph winds.
We don't have hurricane supplies up here. We have ice storm supplies.
I think the hurrican was Opal.Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
06-24-2008, 08:22 PM
Don't forget the hurricane force winds were in a band less than 10 miles wide. Not that that helped the people down in Punta Gorda...:(
06-24-2008, 08:37 PM"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature
06-24-2008, 08:42 PM
- Join Date
- May 2008
About 11 years ago there was a fairly significant flood in my area. My power was out for 4 days, but for many others it was 1-2 weeks. There was no real problem with my house...except that I had just moved there and an old neighbor called me to tell me that they were talking on the news about evacuating the area around the reservoir. Now, I knew the reservoir was near me (as every neighborhood surrounding me seemed to be named after it), but I wasn't exactly sure where it was. So I had no idea if I should be worried or not. Turns out I didn't really need to be.
Oh...and the dumb thing I did...my boss followed me home to make certain I got home okay. As I got ready to cross the "creek" I noticed that the water had come up over the road (fairly significantly) and the van in front of me was having a little trouble getting through. So I steeled myself to drive through it, figuring I just needed to keep up my speed to make certain I didn't get stuck in the middle of it. At the last minute I looked in my mirror and realized my boss was madly flashing his lights at me and turning his car around. Once we stopped he asked me "what the f*** were you thinking?". Oh. That's when I learned that you aren't ever supposed to try to cross a creek that has flooded over the road. Yeah. That makes sense. Sometimes my blond shows.
06-24-2008, 08:53 PM
It was supposed to hit around Tampa. They had lowered all the I-75 lights up around me and left them up around the Port Charlotte area. They got snapped like twigs being so top heavy.
Were you and Shannon on CU at that time? Remember the DUmmies jumped on a story that a couple of losers started that was of course false? Bodies all over Puta Gorda...they were stacked like cordwood...Jeb brought in the infamous "Ice Trucks" to hide all the dead!!! God did they end up looking like total morons on that one!!!:D
06-24-2008, 10:24 PM
TOTD: Had a tree fall on my previous house, did $40k damage, from those straight line winds. I think it was a tornado, but not an official one. There were a lot of huge branches down, but no one else with a tree on the house. Problem was, it was about a 50 foot tall tree, huge monster.
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