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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2017, 07:54:48 PM »
Is that a guy on roller skates??

He's saving on gas...  ;D
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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2017, 08:49:29 PM »
For those of you waiting to evacuate, the stampede has already started.; GRIDLOCK: This is what the traffic looked like on the Florida Turnpike near Kissimmee late Wednesday afternoon ahead of Hurricane Irma. Safe travels to everyone on the roads!
TRACK: fox13news.com/news/hurricane-irma/279098601-story

Will, are you and Jane pulling out? What's Tom S doing?
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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2017, 09:37:24 PM »
If you haven't already gotten on the road, you might as well wait until Friday, now.
And take US 27, 98, 19 and 441, rather than the Turnpike, I-75, and 95.


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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2017, 07:35:56 AM »
I do not want to get into politics of Oil prices but I recall when the national average for a gallon of gas was 4.17 (Aug 2008) and in Ca it was over 5.00/gallon.

I fear we are headed in that direction.. Seems every time (back then) the price dropped a bit there was a refinery fire or breakdown or a storm closed a port and the oil companies citing "Oh we can't get Saudi Oil" (Which by the way we no longer need to meet demand) so up went the price.

At the peak we got like 2% of our oil from the Saudi's. we have reduced oil consumption nearly 25% since then which is why I say we no longer need it..

Can you say PRICE GOUGING.

But it could be worse... Waffle House I used to visit every week used to have signs proudly proclaming you could buy a 16.9 OZ bottle of water for $1.69.. Folks that is 12.80/gallon.
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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2017, 07:55:22 AM »
Can you say PRICE GOUGING.

But it could be worse... Waffle House I used to visit every week used to have signs proudly proclaming you could buy a 16.9 OZ bottle of water for $1.69.. Folks that is 12.80/gallon.

Poor example, John... Like most bottled/canned beverages, the cost of the contents is negligible. What you're paying for mostly is the container, the marketing, the bottler/distributor/dealer markups, and the warehousing and transportation costs. On the other hand, motor vehicle fuel is bulk delivered to a reusable bulk container where it's vended from a fixed dispenser into a customer provided container. There are still marketing, markups, and transportation costs of course, but at much lower per unit percentages. And that's all without even considering the effects of supply and demand and local/regional/national economic conditions on prices.
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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2017, 09:24:46 AM »
Is that a guy on roller skates??

is your question, Is that a guy? or Is that roller skates?
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« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2017, 09:29:46 AM »
Will, are you and Jane pulling out? What's Tom S doing?

   Rene, we are staying put. RV full of water, beer, charcoal, fuel and food. When Irma was plotted to be turning to a course that takes the center out to sea farther we decided to stay put.
   There will be a sale on Generators and gas cans by the end of next week.
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« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2017, 10:42:50 AM »
Tom S is hunkering down. Where did that word come from? Hunkering. I have never heard it used anywhere else except for hiding from hurricanes. The weather men are always wrong here in Florida and they are now showing the path of the eye passing right through my yard. I hope they are wrong. I was just out running errands the traffic is a real problem. The line to get on the freeway was miles long. I went to Walmart and there was a few hundred people in line to buy water. All the toilet paper, paper towels and paper plates were sold out. (what the heck)? "Honey a hurricane is coming, better stock up on toilet paper."
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« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2017, 10:46:35 AM »
...What we wouldn't give, here in California, to have gas at only $2.70 a gallon!

Kev

what we would't give,  for real gasoline here in California.....instead of this methanol crap.   >:(

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« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2017, 10:50:51 AM »
Tom S is hunkering down. Where did that word come from? Hunkering. I have never heard it used anywhere else except for hiding from hurr ;)icanes. The weather men are always wrong here in Florida and they are now showing the path of the eye passing right through my yard. I hope they are wrong. I was just out running errands the traffic is a real problem. The line to get on the freeway was miles long. I went to Walmart and there was a few hundred people in line to buy water. All the toilet paper, paper towels and paper plates were sold out. (what the heck)? "Honey a hurricane is coming, better stock up on toilet paper."

Hope you guys stay safe. There's a reason at one time hurricanes were named after woman. They are unpredictable.  :o ::) ;D  Boy am I in trouble now.
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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2017, 10:52:35 AM »
Well, it's beginning to look like the eye will stay out to sea, until it brushes Eastern Florida. The Palm Beach area looks like ground zero.
The Gulf Coast may be ok.
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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2017, 12:57:27 PM »
what we would't give,  for real gasoline here in California.....instead of this methanol crap.   >:(

Just filled up corvette before the storm, all they had left was diesel (she doesnt do diesel) and ethanol free @ 2.99/gal.  My girl loves it. I feel for you Tony!!
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« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2017, 01:04:12 PM »
Hope you all stay safe and dry and in one piece!

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« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2017, 02:25:20 PM »
Speaking from a safe distance (Las Vegas, NV) I am hoping for a good outcome for everyone in the wake of Irma. Don't take unnecessary chances.
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« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2017, 02:26:39 PM »
Stay safe folks.
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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2017, 02:59:10 PM »
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Where did that word come from? Hunkering.

I've heard it many times (even used it a time or three), and I've never been near a Hurricane (Himmicane??). From the Cambridge dictionary: "hunker down definition, meaning, what is hunker down: to sit down on your heels" -- I also saw definitions on the web indicating it was to hide out or take shelter. The Cambridge one is what I'm used to hearing/using, though (I can't quite do that). The other one isn't a use I normally hear.
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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2017, 03:02:28 PM »
We are in southern Ohio so don't expect any problem here ;D. However our house is right in one of the paths of the hurricane. May not have a house when we get back there :(. Nothing I can do will change the situation.
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« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2017, 03:42:44 PM »
I can testify that I75 Northbound was a parking lot from about 70 miles N of Ft Myers to mile marker 345 Wednesday pm. It does loosen up some N of there, but still busy into GA today.

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« Reply #48 on: September 07, 2017, 05:25:13 PM »
     Will and Tom S, plus any other Framily who might be in Irma's path,keep safe.  But do me a favour, turn your fans east to send that thing out to the Atlantic, we don't need it hitting our place in St Pete.  We don't have to be concerned here about Irma, but both Jose and Katie have a good chance of coming up to NS with strong sustained winds.

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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2017, 08:04:24 PM »
     Will and Tom S, plus any other Framily who might be in Irma's path,keep safe.  But do me a favour, turn your fans east to send that thing out to the Atlantic, we don't need it hitting our place in St Pete.  We don't have to be concerned here about Irma, but both Jose and Katie have a good chance of coming up to NS with strong sustained winds.

Ed

If I thought it would do any good I would have both airboats going..trying to blow it away, far away to the east. The latest track I just looked at from the national hurricane center put the eye over my house.  Sure hope Tom finds a safe place or is outta here.
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« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2017, 08:05:48 PM »
If you haven't already gotten on the road, you might as well wait until Friday, now.
And take US 27, 98, 19 and 441, rather than the Turnpike, I-75, and 95.

We just saw on the news that everyone is jumping off the Turnpike and are now on those roads, particularly 27. The reporter was in Sebring and the person being interviewed was from Ft Lauderdale. 27 was jammed. Sebring is now out of gas (at least at 6pm they were).

We decided yesterday to stay put. The coach is full of diesel and fresh water and parked out front. We will hunker down in our little casita. Once the storm passes, if the electric is out, we will go into the coach and use the generator.

Stay safe everyone.
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« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2017, 08:49:44 PM »
And don't forget Gary and his wife either. It seems like Ocala is going to get hit no matter the track. Gary, are you guys still in NC?
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« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2017, 10:54:28 PM »
Is that a guy on roller skates??

Skate board.
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« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2017, 11:02:55 PM »
Local station WSB is reporting that traffic from the south is already heavy and slow all the way up to the Atlanta area. They expect it to get worse this weekend.

If you are headed this way with an RV or even just a tent, Both the Atlanta Speedway and Talladega Speedway are opening their campgrounds to Florida evacuees for free. It's parking lot type camping, but have electric, water, and toilet/shower facilities.
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« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2017, 07:13:42 AM »
My family is in orlando.  Praying irma veers away from land! 
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« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2017, 07:18:14 AM »
I rode out Hurricane Jean and Hurricane Wilma. For you folks in Florida, please remember then look at the storm. This is not Andrew, Charley, or anything we have ever seen.

Please leave. If it comes up the middle, there is no "hunkering" when 2x4 lumber and barrel tile is flying at you at 120 MPH>

I saw a guy on tv lives 21st floor in Miami. He is gonna stay up there. If anything happens I will nominate him for a Darwin award.

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« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2017, 07:33:03 AM »
To those who are in an RV, I hope you will go to a shelter.  If you stay in your rv,  I hope you live to regret it. Irma is bigger than the entire state of Florida. Hurricane winds go out 70 miles from the center. That's a 140 wide hurricane. The state is only about 100 miles wide. Tropical storm force winds extend 185 miles from the center, making the storm 370 miles wide.
Since it's too late to evacuate, please go to a strong shelter.
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« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2017, 08:14:55 AM »
We will have earned the T-Shirt after this one.   Did you know that a rainbow is half of a bullseye?
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« Reply #58 on: September 08, 2017, 06:35:35 PM »
When Irma is finished, please do check in to let us know how you're doing and where you are.  We'll be thinking of you all and hoping you stay safe.

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Re: Irma's coming, I'm not sticking around to see how it comes out!
« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2017, 08:30:48 PM »
It's not too late to head north, yet.
You can bug out first thing in the morning, and take some of the US highways up towards Alabama/Georgia. Turnpike and I-75 is still pretty tied up, but most of the other highways are running pretty good.
It will be windy, tomorrow, but you can still make better time than Irma will
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