A major warning for Labor Day weekend

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rcwatkins, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    This is for those of you on the S.E. coast, espically FLA. Hurricane Frances is headed for you guys this labor day weekend, and if all forecast models are right, we could be in for another Charley, as it's a major Cat 4 storm. It should hit either Saturday or Sunday. So if you don't want to end up like Sir_Prize you should board up and get out while there is still time. Sir_Prize, it's looking like it'll make landfall on the East Coast of FL, but seeing what you went through, you might find it best to take precautions now, just in case it gets bad. ;)
    Be careful out there!
  2. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Sending Parents to Tennessee; there's a Hotel they stay that takes critters. I'll watch the house, even with my heart and back still the healthier of us.
    What worries me is the curbs filled to gills with yard junk, water logged interior junk, pool cages pieces... you get the idea.

    Thanks for the worry, though.
  3. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    As for me we are watching closely to see which direction it takes to see if the center goes over the Ft. Walton Area up in the panhandle. As of now we're in the possible trajectory but there has been no thought of packing anything up or flying anything out. As of now it is TBD.
  4. Arlaghan

    Arlaghan Member

    Yep. Started putting up the hurricane shutter today - Lot more work than I thought! :(
  5. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    They now have Hurricane WATCHES from FLA City in the South, to Flagler Beach in the North. They are also saying Frances is 3x the size of Charley, which according to the NHC, Frances is a normal major hurricane size. Evacuations have been confined only to certain residents. This sounds pretty scary, since then you have to go with the flow, which is about 2mph. This is supposed to affect all of FL, but could affect GA and the Carolinas.
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Good Luck to everyone
  7. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Good luck to you guys and be safe. Our prayers are with you.
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Yep, my Daughter who lives in Orlando had a hard time with "Charlie" leaving a tree on the house and loads of debris in the garden. Hope it misses her this time.
  9. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    As you should know by now, WARNINGS are in place where the watches were last night. Things should go drastically downhill tomorrow. But there is a tiny sliver of hope, as a dry slot is developing in front of Frances, which could weaken it a tiny bit. It'll be in your hair FL for most of the weekend. If you haven't evacuated yet you should do so now, as I saw on TWC about an hour ago, traffic has let up on I-95. But it took one woman 67 hours to travel 95 from Miami(I think) to Jacksonville. Gas is running out in many stations, and evacuations are rampant. Some weird things happened today too as there were still some folks out on the beach, even a wedding! :eek:
  10. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    Hurricane Frances is now a category 2 system with winds of 105 mph. However it is moving slowly, is still massive, and is expected to get up to 20" of rain, maybe more. There were reports back when this was a cat 4 with wind gusts of 152 mph and storm surge of 3.5' to 4'. This report was in San Salvador. It'll still be in your hair most of the weekend and at last check the first feeder band was over central Florida and moving west, producing 50 mph wind gusts on the E.coast. Now if people were smart, they would have traveled down to the keys, since they're not supposed to get much of Frances. ;)
  11. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Good Luck you guys. Fred
  12. Raildog

    Raildog Member

    Charlie indeed hit us hard here in Kissimmee. Lightning hit my computer two days before Charlie, so I had a double disaster. New Mobo, more Ram, new floppy drive and a reinstalled OS, 5,000 lbs of tree limbs and assorted debris and I'm good to go.

    Frances effects seem to change hour by hour, but we have boarded up all windows and will ride it out. Flooding is a concern as 20" or more of rain may be dumped our way. Luckily we are in a raised area that never sees standing water... We hope.

    Glad to be back on the boards. Our plight is tiny in comparison to you guys down in the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area. You don't need any more "weather".
  13. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: Our thoughts are with all you people in Fla. Be sure to try and stay safe and may God bless all of you. Take care, Jim
  14. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    My prayers extend out to all affected, hope everyone makes it through it safely.
  15. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

    Good luck and be safe guys!
  16. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Just saw they changed the track to put it in my driveway come Monday night. I wonder if they'll be showin' Monday Night Football at the shelter.

    Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
  17. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    I always think about you guys when this stuff hits. Be careful, stay ouit of it's way if it decides to visit you, and God bless...
  18. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Will be praying for all of you.

    Ron :thumb:
  19. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Neighbor ladies tarp starting blowing off. Other neighbor dude and I went up on her roof
    and nailed some 1x2 strips to give a better hold. Two bands came through while up there.
    Boy Howdy! I had to lay on the tarp while my neighbor nailed the strips. Now, that all are
    down and safe it was really funny.
    Shaygetz- If ya need anything bro ley me know.
    Oh, yeah! My net is back... till Frances knocks it off.
    Shamus- If your daughter needs a hand I can help, too.
    Actually... Any of you in Florida that might need a hand after let kmow. I'll load up Bobbie Joe
    (My Ford Ranger) and come help... after I see my own mess.
  20. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Shaygetz if it goes over you I'll be next! Maybe it'll be nothing more than a big ol' rain storm by then.

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