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horseyPatriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

Praying for those that are in the path. We should get a (hopefully) much diminished storm starting tonight.

Power just blinked here in Seminole County, FL. Not gonna be on much longer methinks. Gonna be a long 7 days or so with no power (based on past experience.) Hopefully the his and hers chainsaws can stay in the garage…

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horseyPatriot 5 points ago +5 / -0

In Seminole County. Just got our Hurricane Warning. We are looking at 2 days of sustained winds and we are in a heavily wooded neighborhood with lots of pine and oak trees that haven’t really been stressed since 2004. Could be bad here.

We are boarding up our new, exterior-exposed (house is an H-shape) windows with some of the lightweight plastic panels that we bought a few years ago when we realized that we needed something lighter as we get older and have no strong, athletic daughters to help us board up.

Hopefully it is totally overkill but having gotten the eyewall of Charley in 2004 (which devastated our neighborhood with all of the tornadoes in the eyewall), we are playing it safe.

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horseyPatriot 13 points ago +13 / -0

There is potential red-pill material in there with the MSM response. Show someone what she actually says and contrast to their response.

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horseyPatriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

I worked in the launch business when that happened. We couldn’t believe that he just sent satellites over there to get launched. An Air Force officer from our squadron was sent over to accompany the first satellite launched by a Chinese rocket, and he had to go to the launch site partway on a water buffalo. He got to the launch site the first time and people were still digging out the flame bucket, with shovels!

Then when we apparently “accidentally” divulged data that enabled them to figure out how to calculate the trajectory that could also be used for an ICBM?

Yep, we just gave it all to them, while pretending to keep our data safe.

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horseyPatriot 17 points ago +17 / -0

I think back to the post a few weeks where someone ran into the father of someone in the military, whose son was stationed at Gitmo. The son said that he can’t talk now but will tell him everything when he can.

I am convinced that we will be shown the military tribunals at some point in the future. But everything has to remain quiet until the operation is wrapped up. Ukraine and Taiwan are unfinished business. Then we have the Pope and Israel.

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horseyPatriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

It is the orchestra playing, before it starts.

Amazing musical, by the way!

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horseyPatriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

I thought it was interesting that the pics were played to the “Phantom of the Opera” song. I’m sure there is a message there…

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horseyPatriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

It had already hit them by the time I wrote this. But if any Canadian/Fiona pedes want to weigh in, we’re thinking of you too!

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horseyPatriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

Always evacuate if you could drown from the storm surge. Then if that is not an issue, evaluate how well you can live with your family in that house with no electricity (no AC) until it comes back on. If your area gets the brunt of the storm, storm recovery can take a long time in a major storm. On the flip side, how well can you afford to pay for a hotel for up to a week?

Once you evacuate and the storm hits near where your home is, it can take days to clear the minor roads of trees and power lines, depending on the amount of destruction. Rural areas, people have chainsaws and everyone chips to clear the roads. City areas rely more on the government folks.

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horseyPatriot 7 points ago +7 / -0

We drove through there last November. I was shocked and I’ve seen a lot of bad hurricane damage over the years. I watched it intensify that day and watched a storm tracker get stuck in Mexico Beach and almost die from the storm surge. He survived by breaking into a home that didn’t fall apart. He was lucky. I have no doubt that they messed with that storm. (As they talk about it on Weather Channel…)

Rapid intensification. Happened a lot the past 20 years…

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horseyPatriot 9 points ago +9 / -0

We have always suspected that Catturd and Dilbert were related. But the podcast throws me off as Catturd does not sound like Scott Adams on those. Voice alteration?

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horseyPatriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

I’m noticing the models do their normal shift to the west for these Gulf storms aimed at FL, with each model run. So watch the trends. If you are in the bulls eye early on, almost always, you are not in it close to landfall. For example, the Naples area is now out of the woods apparently.

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horseyPatriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Buy a camping shower on Amazon if you may be living without electricity for a while. Cold showers suck. I discovered that leaving a full clear storage tub with a gray lid out in the sun all day also provides some nice warm water. A hundred foot hose in the sun all day is another source.

Harbor Freight has some cheaper generators that work well with electronics and actually have good ratings from us and other folks.

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horseyPatriot 5 points ago +5 / -0

And go early in the day. Buy gas late at night or really early when it is crazy.

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horseyPatriot 9 points ago +9 / -0

Andrew taught livestock folks to use a grease pencil to write your phone # on the neck. Take pics of you with animal to prove ownership later.

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horseyPatriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

I did. No longer :( Their stalls were in a converted 2 car cement block garage, with the west side open. We blocked the opening a lot with the horse trailer.

They did well. They were used to fierce thunderstorms and the block wall and tile roof made it less scary I’m sure. I would hang lots of hay in hay nets in case I couldn’t get out for hours. I also hung extra buckets of water. We’ve lost water in some storms because our community well system backup generator failed so I learned to fill 2 large buckets with water (and cover them) so I could just dip their buckets in later.

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