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    Senior Member Banacek's Avatar
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    The are a number of videos on line showing St. Martin during the storm.

    This url has post storm pictures. https://www.facebook.com/pg/stmartin...39449566108784

    Good luck and Godspeed for those members in Florida and those with family in Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Please tell me you're kidding!! X-ing windows does
    nothing.
    Not kidding.

    Haven't interacted, nor known people who've interacted with too many hurricanes, but taping windows gives a tiny bit of extra assurance that the glass won't blow all over when the wind pushes it beyond the flex-limit.

    The window wants to do this-----> )
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    I'm glad we got my dad out of Florida before hurricane season. He always rode them out in his condo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac shark View Post
    Not kidding.

    Haven't interacted, nor known people who've interacted with too many hurricanes, but taping windows gives a tiny bit of extra assurance that the glass won't blow all over when the wind pushes it beyond the flex-limit.

    The window wants to do this-----> )

    Having lived/live in FL and been through hurricanes before I can
    tell you that is NOT correct. All taping windows does is give
    the illusion of doing something. It also just makes a bloody
    mess when you remove the tape.

    Only hurricane shields, panels, or plywood is going to
    work. Tape is usless.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Increase the peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post
    Funny!

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    One sure fire way to live in Florida and the Gulf Coast on the water front would be to live in a nice motor home, just fire it up and get to hell out of dodge when the storms come. I don't think I would want to own a nice home if it could be completely blown away. Even these new dome style storm proof homes would be useless if you're 10 to 20 feet under water. Just imagine one day in the far off future all of the west will be inhabited and living in the places that no one wants to inhabit now. I foresee that some national parks and other areas not allowed to populate will return to the people , it's not a far fetched idea ! Over the past 50 years all our freeways and major highways have become totally overcrowded due to population growth and the massive influx of illegals allowed to come in and squat.
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    The only problem with that idea is you'd have to get a good head start to get out of Florida before the roads became so crowded that you'd be sitting on the interstate when the hurricane roared through. A lot of people chose to stay because they knew they'd be stuck.

    The media seems to be only covering certain cities where they stationed their reporters. With Fox it was Tampa, Naples, Miami and the keys. SR's parents live in Sarasota and not much coverage there.

    SR and I for years have had a "discussion" on the merits of living by the water in Florida. Being the practical one I've always nixed it. For one thing, the property is too expensive, ditto the insurance and taxes. And the real reason is that I also dislike the idea of having flood water come up into the house or to be blown away by the winds in a hurricane.

    There probably is no perfect place. Here in St Louis we have the Ferguson style rioters, the threat of an earthquake from the New Madras fault, the occasional tornado and the cold weather in the winter. But I love the spring and fall here, love family and friends, and the area in the suburbs where life is quiet.
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    why is the sea pulling back from the beach's?? never seen a caine do this
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    Quote Originally Posted by namvet View Post


    why is the sea pulling back from the beach's?? never seen a caine do this

    Wasn't that crazy??? It happened all along Irma's path. The
    storm was so powerful it just drew the water out of
    the bays and shallow coastline. Looked like a tsunami was on
    the way.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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