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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by sperz1, Oct 10, 2018.
Mexico Beach, before.
Y’all keep posting updates as you can and please let us know if you need anything. I’m a half days drive away. Hope all is well.
Well, Michael took out an old PCB landmark
Big Gus at Angelo's Steak Pit
Help is on the way...My wife took this short video as there were a multitude of electric power trucks heading east on interstate 10 to help out.
Apalachicola is my second home. None of my friends there have answered texts. I know that my friend who ran his 38 foot trawler up the Apalachicola river is OK but he hasn't answered any texts since last night.
There is footage of Apalach during the storm and it looks like the river is over its banks and flooding the oyster processing plants, putting all of those people out of work for a while.
Broward County and Miami Dade rescue units and FPL should be there too by now as they staged as far north as Ocala and Gainesville before the shit hit the fan..
Cell towers have been destroyed for sure, but the cell companies will deploy mobile towers asap like they did in the Keys after Irma. It'll be 24 hours at most for the networks to be up and running.
Priority is to EMS and other rescue units even though they have their own network.
Saw a convoy of bucket trucks heading west out of Jax yesterday too.
Steady stream of utility trucks rolling east as far as I could see about 6:30 this morning when I crossed I-10.
I also saw a big convoy "eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin," on I-10 at 7:15 this AM. It's a big mess over there, but a whole army of adeptizoids is converging on the area. There won't be any shortage of work for carpenters/plumbers/electricians/roofers for the foreseeable future, and that's the quintessential truth, Ruth!
Looks like the El Gov is still standing in Mex Beach...a bit of good news. I love that place
Hearing a lot of areas inaccessible near the coast. Search and rescue efforts been at it since late last night. Sadly, we may see an uptick in deaths. Hopefully some people in those communities made it out.
Rode down to help a buddy get the water out of his place this morning before heading to my other house in Tally.
Panacea has a bunch of water, and most every dock I saw was destroyed but most houses seemed to fair pretty well. Tom had a couple inches of water in his place- enough that his flip flops by the front door were in the back bedroom, but not enough to get into the electrical.
Tyndall AFB damage...
All Tom needs to do is cut out a foot or two of drywall and let the drying out begin. At least your friend didn't loose his house.
People in the Keys weren't allowed back for almost a month and thats why most homes have mold and mildew issues because of the stupid re entry policy. If you act fast you can prevent a lot of problems you don't want to deal with.
I feel for those who lost their homes and as many folks aren't really well off up there either ( like in the Keys) it's going to a long road of recovery for them....
What a f'n mess..
Thanks for that, Art. Ive loved passing through TY on 98 since i was a tot. Fond memories of a CAP encampment there as a teen too.
You get a brief glimpse of the drone F4's stashed in that hangar w the roof blown off-- lots of cool stuff done at TY
Can imagine what Ogre's going to find when he's able to get back. Hoping for the best....
Cooks Bayou is mere 12-13 miles inland due north of the Tyndall landfall point
Was thinking about Orge today when cleaning up at three houses today.
This shit is where small camera drones are fkn gold. In the basement somebody linked to YT vid of helo passes over MxBeach-- even flying slow the footage is too fast to ID fuckall. The drone is so slow you can eyeball specific landmark fixes.
The helo footage of MxBeach was just so much carnage porn