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#1468579 Tue Sep 27 2022 10:43 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon and HiPo Forum
Time to hunker down if you haven’t already left. Y’all stay safe and check in after the storm passes.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



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Justhorsenround #1468586 Tue Sep 27 2022 11:00 PM
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I read this from another site by a guy (NOT ME) and it does not sound good if this storm hits mainland .. .......................I lived on the beach there for 25+ years the barrier islands used to be all connected to the mainland by draw bridges and as the storms came closer they would raise the all draw bridges to allow marine traffic access to safe harbor basically traqpping all the residents on the beaches during the storms , beach bars in the 1980's would remain open for the hurricane parties , The storms would basically go around the bay area and many people would just ride them out , I remember guys water sking up Gulf blvd towed behind a jeep , The waves would come up so far into the bars people would be sitting ontop of the bar itself to get out of the water , The cops would try to shut them down but that never worked . The area now is all multi million Mc mansions 10 feet apart and 3 stories high with new owners from up north that have never been thru a storm like this . I moved to the country in Tn years ago to get away from the crowds and traffic , it has to be 10 times worse now .


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Justhorsenround #1468605 Tue Sep 27 2022 11:48 PM
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back yard wrench turner
I'm in the middle of the state, just north of Orlando. We're expecting lots of rain with this storm. The last storm in 2004 was Charley that took the same course through the state. Charley was a fast moving storm and didn't drop a lot of water.
I've pulled out my generator and started it. I have 6 cans of gas to cover a few days without power. The small outdoor stuff has been put up and the vehicles are full of gas.
We have plans for a trip to North Carolina on Sunday to enjoy the mountains. The VRBO is already paid for, so I hope all is well by then.
I've been through a bunch of hurricanes and I'm not worried. Everything is insured. I expect a lot of tree debris, so I'll check the chainsaw tomorrow.
Thanks for the well wishes.


Wayne

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Justhorsenround #1468606 Tue Sep 27 2022 11:55 PM
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Wayne, so you're at an elevation of 12 feet then, eh? wink Just above the level of the worst storm surge. I was just corresponding with a friend who's selling a house in Naples. He's sweating it out a bit. The deal is supposed to close on Friday. I mentioned driving thru the Everglades back in '14 and climbing over Rock Reef Pass (Elevation 3 ft) which is about the same distance from the Atlantic and the Gulf.

Hope everyone does OK.


Kevin
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Justhorsenround #1468609 Wed Sep 28 2022 12:08 AM
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'Bolter
I wondered why my brother moved from southern Indiana. A month ago he moved back to within 20 miles of where he moved from. So I asked why his wife. She said that the weather and family members were the main reasons. Kevin, about 30 years ago the family and I took a boat ride on the Gulf and captians spiel was don't worry about drowning, just find someone over six feet and get on his or her shoulder and you won't drown.

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Justhorsenround #1468620 Wed Sep 28 2022 12:47 AM
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I have friends in Haynes City, they are going to ride it out.


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Justhorsenround #1468628 Wed Sep 28 2022 01:50 AM
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'Bolter
I'm in the Tampa Bay area and riding it out. 12' above sea level. Hurricane shutters are up, gas for the generator, etc.
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Justhorsenround #1468720 Wed Sep 28 2022 11:22 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon and HiPo Forum
Watching the news coverage it appears this one was/is a big mess. Should be better by morning.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!
USAF 1965-1969 Weather Observation Tech (I got paid to look at the clouds)

Justhorsenround #1468761 Thu Sep 29 2022 07:57 AM
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back yard wrench turner
Still have power at 4 AM. It flickered a few times but came right back on. So far we're lucky.


Wayne

When I die, I hope she doesn't sell everything for what I told her I paid for it!

1938 1-Ton Farm Truck
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Justhorsenround #1468836 Thu Sep 29 2022 07:11 PM
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My friend's house that's selling in Naples did OK. He said a banana tree in the yard blew down, but otherwise OK. His house is a bit inland.

Looking at pictures of Ft. Meyers on the web sure looks bad.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
If you're smart enough to take it apart, you darn well better be smart enough to put it back together.
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