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Hysteria and Chaos grips Florida

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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:58 AM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: EchoesInTime
My mother's church just tonight, gave her 4 gallons of lemonade, 2 gallons of tea, and 6 gallons of water, along with a ton of snacks and comfort foods, because they know she lives in the woods and they wanted to make sure she had something to drink and to eat if we get stuck back here. There is only one way in and one way out of these woods, and it is six miles of dirt road.

They also told us that the church belongs to the people, that it is sturdy and is available to anyone that needs a place to stay. The other campus is always used as a shelter. I know some will think that they made the offer because of the Joel Osteen fiasco, but my mother's church has been providing shelter and even homes for those church members that have fallen on hard times.

Country folk can be cantankerous, annoying, and a little put offish, but they know how to be good neighbors and how to look out for the folk in the community. They are really big on sharing.


Sounds like she's got a good church there! Doing what they are supposed to do, and caring for one another. Hope she stays safe!!




posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 02:16 AM
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a reply to: SR1TX

I get what you're saying but for people with babies and small children its much more complicated and worrying.If this had to happen here by us,my youngest child,an 11yo boy,would be stoked too,while my 25 yo daughter with twin baby boys would be worried sick.And then there's one's animal family members.We have 8 dogs and 4 cats and i would not leave a single one behind,so that would add to the logistical nightmare of evacuating.Apocalyptic scenarios can be fun im sure,but only if you don't have dependents to keep alive.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 06:42 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: SaturnFX

What city are you in SaturnFX, if you don't mind me asking?
Also what is happening around you, Are people freaking out or keeping their cool?
Have you stocked up on any staples?

Brevard Florida..so it seems the eye will be sitting on us. Cat 3, so gonna be a ride but not as bad as Miami.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 06:43 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: SaturnFX

Get books and candles and don't act surprised when you get to the bottom of the page and tap it. Lol.
Don't laugh....

Well, we got a generator...Gas however may prove to be a issue given the sudden cost hike.

Losing the internet makes you feel very disconnected and living like a caveman.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 08:19 AM
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originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: Rezlooper

Was kinda crappy how my company had a bunch of guys up here in Nashville from Orlando this week and instead of springing for the hotel time a bit longer, they're gonna fly them back to Florida Friday...just in time to not be able to get supplies.


That's infuriating.

Did anyone run that up the flagpole on their behalf?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: SaturnFX
Brevard Florida..


You guys still had damage several years after a couple of minor hurricanes rolled through there.

Take this one seriously. A Cat3 will not treat your area kindly.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: loam

Yes my boss did, not sure what came of that though as I wasn't privy to the convo. I'm actually a bit frustrated because my mom was supposed to have gotten my grandparents out already too, however they're not leaving until today. I don't think she is going to be able to easily get them to Orlando and get back. She didn't realize that gas stations were already running outta gas so now she will have to waste one of 3 cars gas tanks to get them there and get home. I also think she plans on staying at her home in Port Charlotte until the point it gets too bad then head into the hospital. Maybe I talked her out of it, but I'm not sure yet. What can ya do I guess.

Edit: Minor update...they're now going to keep the guys traveling here...not so much for their safety as they are moving a huge show from their shop to us before it hits so we can handle another massive gig. I think the thing I find the funniest is some of them are now complaining they're not gonna go back lol...people sometimes make me wanna not care I swear.
edit on 7-9-2017 by RickyD because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: Rezlooper

Watching this one myself - my eldest and grandkids are down there. Gulf side, too, and not too close to water, but still. Have a feeling this is going to be bad.


Yep, my friends are a couple miles inland and my sister lives near Clearwater and she's about a mile inland, but she is in a flood zone, so it depends mostly on how much rain they get. Unless of course, she takes a direct hit, then the winds will affect her as well, and it could be bad.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes

originally posted by: SaturnFX

originally posted by: Rezlooper
That's just it. There may have been some overreaction, more because of the devastation from Harvey two weeks ago. The news played this one as the biggest storm ever, and the path of uncertainty had the whole state of Florida covered, so the entire state panicked and now you have a very bad situation that will only be made worse when the storm hits.


I dont know man, we had a number of hurricanes in 05 and we lost power for over 2 weeks in my neighborhood. Its good to be prepped, but would be better if there was a prep system in place to begin with instead of freaking out everytime a hurricane is heading towards us

This is gonna do some damage. a cat 5 is gonna level some areas.


That's the key right there - prep ahead of time! Have some reserved canned goods, bottled water, etc, set aside, when living in such an area, so you don't have to scramble at the last minute. Even gas - keep the tank full, and some cans, just in case. They tell people this all season, and who listens?


I agree, prepping ahead of time would be the smart thing to do, but you have to consider people's financial situations. If you live check to check and have kids to take care of, it's pretty hard to buy a lot of stuff you don't need on that day and tie up money you simply don't have. Something to consider.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: LadyGreenEyes

Watching videos on Weather Channel of the aftermath of some Caribbean Islands. Devastation down there. Over a million people without power in Puerto Rico. Half of the Anguila people are homeless. St. Martin the beach is gone. They said on Weather Channel that Irma is bigger, faster and stronger than Andrew was. I feel for wherever this monster makes a direct hit.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 07:05 PM
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This looks to be a bad one, but the media has its part to play in the chaos.

They get off on riling everyone up.



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 01:58 AM
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originally posted by: Rezlooper

originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: Rezlooper

Watching this one myself - my eldest and grandkids are down there. Gulf side, too, and not too close to water, but still. Have a feeling this is going to be bad.


Yep, my friends are a couple miles inland and my sister lives near Clearwater and she's about a mile inland, but she is in a flood zone, so it depends mostly on how much rain they get. Unless of course, she takes a direct hit, then the winds will affect her as well, and it could be bad.


Any word on her since the storm hit? My family is mostly in Zephyrhills, and alright, damage-wise, no flooding, but also no power, and that could take days to get back. They are safe, though. No word on a cousin in Sarasota, though. Worried there! Hope all yours are alright! The pics of the Bayshore Drive area, with no water in the bay, were chilling!!



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 02:00 AM
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originally posted by: Rezlooper

originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes

originally posted by: SaturnFX

originally posted by: Rezlooper
That's just it. There may have been some overreaction, more because of the devastation from Harvey two weeks ago. The news played this one as the biggest storm ever, and the path of uncertainty had the whole state of Florida covered, so the entire state panicked and now you have a very bad situation that will only be made worse when the storm hits.


I dont know man, we had a number of hurricanes in 05 and we lost power for over 2 weeks in my neighborhood. Its good to be prepped, but would be better if there was a prep system in place to begin with instead of freaking out everytime a hurricane is heading towards us

This is gonna do some damage. a cat 5 is gonna level some areas.


That's the key right there - prep ahead of time! Have some reserved canned goods, bottled water, etc, set aside, when living in such an area, so you don't have to scramble at the last minute. Even gas - keep the tank full, and some cans, just in case. They tell people this all season, and who listens?


I agree, prepping ahead of time would be the smart thing to do, but you have to consider people's financial situations. If you live check to check and have kids to take care of, it's pretty hard to buy a lot of stuff you don't need on that day and tie up money you simply don't have. Something to consider.


Yes, it is, indeed! I had times we barely got by, when my oldest was young. would have been near impossible to store anything much, though we had a little. Plus, if an area is hit really hard, emergency stores can blow away, too!



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 02:02 AM
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originally posted by: Rezlooper
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes

Watching videos on Weather Channel of the aftermath of some Caribbean Islands. Devastation down there. Over a million people without power in Puerto Rico. Half of the Anguila people are homeless. St. Martin the beach is gone. They said on Weather Channel that Irma is bigger, faster and stronger than Andrew was. I feel for wherever this monster makes a direct hit.


Can't be good in some of those places! One set of pics they showed on the news, before and after, you could see the greenery was just GONE on many of those little islands. Amazing the loss of life is not far higher, all considered!!



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