Good luck Florida

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by spitfire, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Here's wishing all our friends in Florida a safe passage through Hurricane Charlie. (No relation to any other Charlie's we may know).

  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I'll second that!! Hold on tight you all!!! :D And Best Of Luck!!!!
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Sir Prize is right in the path I hope he is in something solid or has gotten out as they are starting to feel the effects down there now and it has just been upgraded to a cat 4 storm.
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Good Luck to everyone down there
  5. animal71bj

    animal71bj New Member

    looks like i am going to be in it to, so thanks for the comments guys.

    geuss we are not racing this weekend.

    best of luck and saftey to any other modelers in fl.
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Wow, Charlie looks serious and will inconvenience a lot of folks. Hope the winds aren't as strong as predicted. Only time I had to leave home was because a train derailment when I lived in Mississauga. That wasn't at all pleasant so my thoughts are with all the poor folks that have to find somewhere to live till it's safe to return
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Well Sir Prize (Ken) took a direct hit, hope he and everyone else is O.K. !
  8. rksstl

    rksstl Member

    I hope everyone make it through unharmed. My prayers are with you.
  9. trainwhiz20

    trainwhiz20 Member


    Thanks for the comment guys. They evacuated the whole neighborhood around me (except our part), but it was deemed unnecessary due to Hurricane CharLEY making a turn inland at Ft. Myers. Luckily, us in Tampa got spared, but I feel incredibly bad for our southern counterparts. I'm hope you guys are okay riding out the storm...

    It's sort of a sad irony because they evacuated the counties around Tampa Bay, and those people escaped to Orlando. But the storm missed Tampa and headed to Orlando!

    Good luck to my fellow Floridians! Stay safe!

  10. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    Man, the pics from Ft. Charlotte don't look very promising. Stay safe in FLA. I hear that it's not over yet. It's supposed to hit Northern SC and Southern NC tomorrow. They're covering it on the Weather Channel. They showed a reporter trying to hang on in Ft. Charlotte. And if you folks in the Northeast think you're safe, you're supposed to have a miserable weekend dealing with up to 6" of rain. Now the eyeof Charley is located over Orlando, and it's racing up to Daytona. More than a million people have no power. I bet it sounds really bad down there. There are more tropical systems developing out in the Antillies. There were reports of 17" of rain in Naples.

    Here in TN the weather is a COMPLETELY different story. It got all the way down to 47 this morning and the nice (but COLD for August) weather should continue through the weekend.
  11. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Good Luck in Florida! May God bless and keep you folks safe.
  12. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    My thoughts are with all who got hit by Charlie in Florida - best of luck for them all! In our news (here in Switzerland!) they reported wind speeds up to 160 mph - and that's really not fun in anyone's language! :(

    Judging from the satellite maps on the web Charlie is now heading to the states north of Florida. Therefore I also cross my fingers for all the people in Georgia, the Carolinas and so on. I wish to all of you that Charlie loses power and fizzles out as soon as possible!

  13. At Peurto Gorda, where they eye came on shore, the Anemometer broke in a gust of 173 mph!

    I'm a good 200 miles inland, but we have some heavy rain on the way here.
  14. animal71bj

    animal71bj New Member

    we made out ok, it didn't hit us like they were planning, it exited south of us in daytona, so lost power for about 11hours, some yard work to do, not major, thankfully.

    some areas took a pretty hard hit from this storm. hope every one is alright.
  15. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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