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SeilerBird

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Matthew
« on: October 06, 2016, 08:23:02 AM »
Matthew is heading straight for me. The roads are all clogged solid and there are no empty hotel rooms for 500 miles. I am stuck here.
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Gord N.

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 08:27:59 AM »
Geez, that sucks Tom.  Hope you can anchor the Motorhome somehow and then "hunker" down 'til Mathew passes.

Good Luck and "hopefully", stay safe.

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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 08:30:47 AM »
Thanks Gord. I think the weeds have grown over the wheels so I could not move it if I wanted to.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 08:33:58 AM »
Tom,  stay safe, I don't expect much from Matthew down here but I don't know about your area. As long as it doesn't make a turn, you will be on the west side so I don't expect much for your area. The NE corner of the hurricane is the most dangerous where you get tornadoes and really destructive winds. Getting another feeder band right now with rain and am expecting a very wet afternoon.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 08:59:33 AM »
I am expecting it to be pretty bad. I realize we are on the right side of the hurricane but they are still predicting 100 mph winds in our area.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 09:24:28 AM »
We are in West Melbourne,near I95 almost right in the path. We will be staying in the house with the MH in the side yard between two houses. It survived in 2004. If the MH survives we will be OK on power with the 7.5 kW generator. The water tank and fuel tank are full and enough food for a few days. The house has a new roof and hurricane rafter tie downs.

The 2004 hurricane was really scary so this one may be worse. I definitely don't want to be in the MH during the peak of the storm. We were in a storm about 10 years ago in South Dakota and  that was enough for me.

It shouldn't be too bad in St. Cloud. Being in the MH might be a little scary but should be safe. Good Luck Tom.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 09:34:08 AM »
It shouldn't be too bad in St. Cloud. Being in the MH might be a little scary but should be safe. Good Luck Tom.
I lived in Utah for three years, I can handle scary.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 09:42:08 AM »
Cash.

Cold hard cash.

Get it NOW while you can. If it hits big, then cash is the only thing that will help you get anything. When the power goes down, no one takes any kind of credit, debit or check. And of course the black market requires cash only too. So get it while you can.

I am refugee from the coast, searching around for campsites in north central SC cause many evacuees were smart enough to book up all the camps first.

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 09:43:21 AM »
Good luck to all our members in or near Mathew's path. Stay safe!
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 11:50:08 AM »
Stay safe everyone in the path.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2016, 12:05:13 PM »
You and the cats are in our thoughts and prayers, Tom. S.  Keep us updated with forum messages as long as you have power.  Stay safe as possible!

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2016, 12:08:22 PM »
There's got to be a shelter near you. That's a pretty populated area. I know it would be rough for you to replace everything in your home, assuming the worst happens, ( it won't- gotta believe)but it would be rougher for us to replace you. Get to a shelter, we're praying for you and others being affected.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2016, 01:27:13 PM »
UPDATE, So far feeder bands with lots of rain for short periods of time with wind gusts to 40mph. I believe the center is a little north of us now. The TV news of course is trying to get people to panic but this is not my first rodeo. 100mph winds in your area I doubt but you never know. Remember your MH is designed to go down the road at 80mph. The office there should be able to sustain 100mph easily.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2016, 02:06:47 PM »
I am playing it safe. I moved me and the three cats to a very well built hotel in downtown Orlando. Pricey but better than being in the middle of a disaster.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2016, 02:12:22 PM »
I am playing it safe. I moved me and the three cats to a very well built hotel in downtown Orlando. Pricey but better than being in the middle of a disaster.

Good thinking Tom. I'm surprised you were able to find a room.
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Gord N.

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2016, 02:33:08 PM »
Good move Tom.

You should be safe there and the cats too.

You know, now that you can relax somewhat...we'll expect "pictures"!!!  ::)

Gord

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2016, 02:35:48 PM »
Rains have begun here in the Ocala area, but any substantial winds are still 8-10 hours away.
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judway

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2016, 03:52:52 PM »
Looks like the county says to leave.

"Osceola County declares mandatory evacuation for mobile homes due to storm
Osceola County declared a mandatory evacuation for residents in mobile and manufactured homes, RV parks, campers and campsites Thursday."
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2016, 04:01:57 PM »
Looks like the county says to leave.

"Osceola County declares mandatory evacuation for mobile homes due to storm
Osceola County declared a mandatory evacuation for residents in mobile and manufactured homes, RV parks, campers and campsites Thursday."
It was obvious to me this morning that that was going to happen. The storm kept moving closer and closer. They were predicting 120 mph winds in Osceola for tonight.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2016, 04:03:00 PM »
Cash.

Cold hard cash.
Thanks for the reminder. I stopped and filled up my wallet this afternoon.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2016, 04:06:20 PM »
Remember your MH is designed to go down the road at 80mph.
This is true but the problem is the wind will have everything that is loose turned into a missile. Broken windows are a real possibility. One reporter this morning was reminiscing about Andrew in 92. He said he was driving in Miami the day after Andrew and there was not one sign that was still up. They all turned into missiles. 
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2016, 04:07:25 PM »
Thanks for the reminder. I stopped and filled up my wallet this afternoon.

Keep us updated Tom as far as the power of the storm. What floor are you on and is your window facing east?
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2016, 04:14:49 PM »
Hey Tom, I was going to invite you here but I know you could not leave your cats there by themselves and our new dog does not like cats at all. Looks like you are going to get initiated to florida life. I haven't missed a hurricane in 67 years except when I was in the Army. The only ones I remember are Donna, Charlie, Jeanne, and Frances....Its good to be inland at a time like this.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2016, 04:18:17 PM »
Hey Tom, I was going to invite you here but I know you could not leave your cats there by themselves and our new dog does not like cats at all. Looks like you are going to get initiated to florida life. I haven't missed a hurricane in 67 years except when I was in the Army. The only ones I remember are Donna, Charlie, Jeanne, and Frances....Its good to be inland at a time like this.

Be safe Will
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2016, 04:55:12 PM »
Hey Tom, I was going to invite you here but I know you could not leave your cats there by themselves and our new dog does not like cats at all. Looks like you are going to get initiated to florida life. I haven't missed a hurricane in 67 years except when I was in the Army. The only ones I remember are Donna, Charlie, Jeanne, and Frances....Its good to be inland at a time like this.
I thought about calling you but I know you are allergic to cats so that would not work. I knew this was going to happen eventually so it is not a big deal. It is better than earthquakes which occur without warning and there is no way to run away. We gotta do breakfast next week.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2016, 04:57:09 PM »
So far here in Orlando there has not been much rain or wind. However I expect that to change pretty soon.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2016, 04:58:25 PM »
Keep us updated Tom as far as the power of the storm. What floor are you on and is your window facing east?
I am on the first floor and I don't know what direction I am facing but I do have a large building right next door so I feel very safe.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2016, 05:17:17 PM »
Matthew has moved north of us with just feeder bands with gusts to 40mph. Hopefully Tom, you will receive pretty much the same. Like Catblaster, I have not missed too many hurricanes. I would have invited you down here but we didn't know what we were going to get until this morning. I only closed the shutters on the north side of the house as I knew that was the direction the wind would be coming. They are forecasting by midnight all the worst weather should be through.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2016, 05:28:02 PM »
Matthew has moved north of us with just feeder bands with gusts to 40mph. Hopefully Tom, you will receive pretty much the same. Like Catblaster, I have not missed too many hurricanes. I would have invited you down here but we didn't know what we were going to get until this morning. I only closed the shutters on the north side of the house as I knew that was the direction the wind would be coming. They are forecasting by midnight all the worst weather should be through.
I thought about going down there but the poor cats would have to spend six hours each way crammed into a small cat carrier. No fun for them. But thanks for thinking of me.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2016, 05:50:12 PM »
Tom--If i had thought about it earlier, I would have brought Rusty down to stay with you.  With his weight, there would be no way your RV would have moved in the wind.
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