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Old 09-09-2017, 09:56 PM   #1
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It seems we are on an adventure. Not sure how it will play out but I suspect we will need the trailer after the evacuation. The present path puts the eye over our house with a high storm surge. And we seem to have evacuated to a spot where the storm may still be category one. So we may be moving again as soon as we are sure. If you can believe the weather man.
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:04 PM   #2
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Good luck Ken and Karen, take the Escape up to South Carolina, you maybe better there.
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:04 PM   #3
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It's nice to have a ready evac shelter when needed. Stay safe, prayers out to all as Irma makes its way ashore.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:06 PM   #4
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So sorry to hear this.
Years ago we lost nearly everything we owned in an apartment fire. Thankfully we weren't home and no one else was hurt. Don't get me wrong it still sucked.
You'll be dealing with much more than we had to, but please be safe and remember that people mater, the rest is just stuff.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:43 PM   #5
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Unless the track continues bending more to the West, it looks like Irma will be on our front doorstep in Notasulga, Alabama around 8:00 p.m. Monday evening. Currently projected to still be Cat 1 as it rolls over us. I wish some of the expected rain would fall instead on those fires out West. Thankfully we have a storm shelter large enough for the two of us, our pets and emergency supplies. There have been many prior debates regarding how well a fiberglass trailer might float. Perhaps we'll see how well they fly! Be safe, all....
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:42 AM   #6
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They did a poor job on this storm as far as predicting the potential path. They were so convinced it would travel up the east coast instead of the west. We have friends who brought their sailboat over to the west coast as did a number of other boat owners. They can't go back over now. Some are moving out into the gulf while others went to shelters.
So far we hold the record for the smallest rv where we are at. It is amazing how many huge class A's came up from Naples and Key West
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:39 AM   #7
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We prepared for the storm and decided to leave as NOAA had four possible paths Irma could take. But the local weather idiots and the weather channel were focused exclusively on the east coast path. So a lot of people were surprised. That prediction depended on it hooking north which of course it never did do.
But if I had been positive it was coming our way there was a lot more we could have done at the house. I'm glad we took all important papers with us and I took all my medications and insulin.
Karen is worried about her house, my Mom is worried the power at her place will be off and her freezer will stink but otherwise we are safe and watching what to do next.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:42 AM   #8
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Wishing you good luck. Storm paths change so often. We were due to camp on the coast of SC. Reservation was cancelled due to hurricane forecast so we hit the Smoky Mountains on Friday. They evacuated the park yesterday so we're back home.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:48 AM   #9
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I'm hoping jennykatz and anyone else in a low area are safe. There is a predicted possible 15 foot storm surge for their area.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:00 AM   #10
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Here in Miami we are getting pounded; wind gusts to 85 mph. Best of luck to west coast Florida Escape owners!
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