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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Buzztail, Aug 29, 2019.
yeah tested out the cross breeze yesterday. Looks like we may have avoided a bad one, but its still just sitting there.
"Just need to vent: so I'm thinkin about taping up some more cardboard shutters 'cos the first shit got moist and fell off but i ain't really feelin it but i look outside and that creepy trucker dirtbike guy in the white gym socks is takin pix of my crib! Dafuqs that shit all about!?"
So... are we all safe here in Florida up and down the coast now?
Not out of the woods yet here but forecast looks kind of ok. Most of the beaches are evacuated and a lot of us CADS are west of 95 so maybe 50-70mph winds and lots of rain. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
Wow, so you all are getting some of it. Max recorded wind gust here, about 10 miles North of Fort Lauderdale, was 27 MPH. That's pretty pathetic for as much prep as we did.
It's not here yet (Jax) I'm just extrapolating, hope on the high side.
The hype may have been over the top in hindsight, but the videos coming from the Bahamas paint a very painful picture of what easily could have been us. There is actually very little prep for those who are ready at the beginning of hurricane season.
I'll take prep every time!
Nothing pathetic about 27mph gust, to draw some equivalence between amount of prep and storm strength would be foolish.
This monster was just a few hours off our coast, we were lucky.
Yep - I put up shutters (plywood with PlyLox) on the North and West windows. Took about an hour. Getting ready to take em down and store em away again! I'll take that sort of 'wasted' effort every time!!
Hope none of you saw any real damage!
I may have to take tomorrow off for cleanup.
Looks like a case of beer type of cleanup...
Need me to run my chainsaw over?
I attended the Buzztopia Tactical ShutteringTM clinic in 2017. The big labor was done (ply cutting) in one long day, and i can now cover 11 windows solo in about 50 minutes. The 12v Milwaukee impact is my best friend in shutter ops. I keep its batts topped off assuming power cut.
I live on a little barrier island, 3 days of boarding up (solo, takes a while)...very lucky!!, no complaints that prep work took so much effort, pruning tress, bracing the garage, building a wooden "cage" inside the garage to protect an antique car. Then sandbagging all entry points that flooded in the past; the list seemed endless...Now the weird/odd/understandable fact is we will see shutters up well into July..Happened during Mathew, everyone keep shutters up and slowly took down a few at a time, leaving a few up to block the sun, etc....I actually like being boarded up...quiet, dark, cool, sleep much better in complete darkness with no more A1A traffic noise.
Not to worry! Marianne Williamson is on the job!
“The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas ... may all be in our prayers now,” Williamson wrote Wednesday morning. “Millions of us seeing Dorian turn away from land is not a wacky idea; it is creative use of the power of the mind. Two minutes of prayer, visualization, meditation for those in the way of the storm.”
Crazy. I guess she didn’t realize the real reason those of us in Florida didn’t get hit.... we banded together and as a group, blew it away....
We got lucky yet again . I was worried it was going to do a really bad number on Alabama .
Never heard of it