Hurricane Michael

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by sperz1, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Chain saws I’ve got! Straps, and a 3/4 ton to drag shit can be en route in short order just tell us whatcha need Sir
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  2. YJake

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  3. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Thanks, amazing neighbors have been cutting everyone out and there is access now.
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    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    :thumb here if you need
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  5. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin! Supporter

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    What do you need?

    I gotta leave saturday for out of town for a week but can bring stuff to you thursday/friday.

    Lemmeknow!!

    PM’n my cell number.
  6. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Thanks guys. Right now my main needs is a roof (got it tarped) and non genny power. No Verizon cell service at the house.

    Insurance wont be out to inspect for a while though.
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  7. YJake

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    Verizon has been slow to do anything service wise. AT&T brought in mobile cell tower trucks the day of the storm and has largely maintained decent service to the area. They were giving out phones in town earlier in the week.

    I have Verizon and have just been dealing with the suckage. :bluduh

    Electricity in South Bay county isn’t going to be a reality tomorrow, or the next day.

    -Jake
  8. woodsatyr

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    I have a truck and can pick up roofing supplies. I can swing a hammer too. I'm retired and have time.
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  9. woodsatyr

    woodsatyr Kitty Boy

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    Yikes.
  10. Mugwest

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    A step at the time, Ogre. Strength and patience to you and yours.
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  11. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    ^ :nod
    In dealing with such a mess it would be easy to feel overwhelmed but if you take small steps it is a lot easier to deal with this mess.
    Prioritize your needs in repairing and cleaning and go only one room at a time.
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  12. Madhouse

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    Wouldn’t mind doin a Beast ride over to lend a hand for a few hours.

    A bit over a hundred miles there and back would 5hrs I’m guessing.
    Guessing about 4 hours work with a few of us could get a lot done if you knew when we were coming.
    Have stuff already sawed up where its easily handled out to the curb.
    Gasoline situation to re-gas up bikes over that area ought to be better in a week or two.
    Stop back by Ye Old place on 87 for eats and Brewskies......

    I won’t be back till the 27th or 28th.


    You gotta ask!
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  13. Mugwest

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    ^^ This. We gotta ask, since we want to help.

    The reality is access & Helpers getting in the way of the heavies (power and debris crews, all needing space for rigs). Ogres area is hampered by single road access from west or east-- that one stretch of tar has to handle it all.

    Can you get sms/texts Ogre?
  14. Madhouse

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    Dang! Those linemen are gettin with it!!
    Ogre ought to have power(if his mast and power pak are intact) by next Wednesday!
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    Yes!
    Many hands make light work.

    Not to belabor the subject or get in Ogre’s way at this aggrivating time.
    Just wanting to offer a bit of help with the heavy’s for a few hours.
    I think he’s got one or two teenage boys and will have this situation in control in time.

    Hits at my home from Fredrick in 79,,Erin & Opel in 95,,and most recent Ivan and Dennis gave me extra thankfulness for receiving and satisfaction for giving help to neighbors and friends.

    Try not to ever miss out on a blessing.
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  15. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Just touching base.
    Thanks all for the offers but right now i am ok.
    Maybe once the access, power, ect are better i could use some help.

    We are east of the gulf power red zone, currently estimates are end of October from gulf coast co-op
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  16. Mugwest

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    I'll put in some Chucklehead labor over there once access is clear & we're not in the way, Ogre. I sense a bunch of ADV FFs feel the same way.
  17. Philip Kuntz

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    We drove across I-10 today, Mobile, over to I 75. I am a native, and have seen a lot of hurricanes come and go. It looks like a giant tornado cut a path 70 miles wide up there, never have i seen anything like this. Chipley over to Quincy, heavy damage.

    Heavy damage on the coast, yes i get it. But so far inland? We were in NC last week too, lots of damage way up there. Still didn't hit home with me until today.
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  18. Coma

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    We live 2 and half blocks off the beach and 7.5 miles south of the Mexico Beach marina. We are at about 20 ft elevation. We had no surge. We have 2 YO construction and have a damaged screened porch. The new code is very robust. Our friends 1 block off the beach had 5’ of water damage. They are living with us.

    No electricity, water is on but undrinkable. Natural Gas is off. Telephone/internet back up today. Gas stations leveled, gasoline in town is rationed. Gas at WeWa is available with long lines. Groceries are just beginning to return. Verizon service is poor. Church has food and ice, the fire station is a source for drinking water and grocery items.

    That all said we are well off compared to neighbors. Trees that were down are cut away, most roads are passable now.

    We are told an armed looter shot in Mexico Beach. Armed looters reported in St Joe Beach.

    Aid is pouring in. People’s generosity is amazing.
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  19. woodsatyr

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    Armed looters? What the hell is wrong with people? I hope the lootees are armed and shoot back.
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  20. rider1150gsadv

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    After Irma my friends in the Keys were armed to the teeth and patrolled their neighborhood as the cops were overwhelmed as you can imagine. Needless to say nothing was pilfered in their area... The sheriff deputies told my friends to keep it going as they had enough to do and didn’t mind under the circumstances. After the curfew was lifted all went back to normal. At least in the Keys there is only one way in or out by road..
    Most of the pond scum came down from the Miami area btw...