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Re: Matthew
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2016, 05:53:55 PM »
27 pounds? OMG That is how much Tarzan and Jane weigh together. :o
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2016, 06:27:11 PM »
Glad you got to safety, Tom.

My daughter - in - Law had to drive from Tampa to Melbourne yesterday because her father had open heart surgery.  She saw him this morning and then started back across the state.  She called when she was almost home.  It had taken 7 hours!

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2016, 06:39:57 PM »
Thanks Ron. I drove as short a route as possible. The roads are horrible. Crowded and lots of water on the road. It is raining off and on so it is basically from puddle to puddle. Not fun or safe to drive in. Glad your DIL made it safely.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2016, 07:02:22 PM »
It is 8pm and the rain and wind has picked up a bit but still is not too bad.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2016, 07:03:53 PM »
We have had on and off rain all day. We are expecting the worse overnight but only at tropical storm winds. We are in our casita which is frame construction and only 7 years old. Put 2 patio chairs in our SUV and our bikes in the coach. If we lose electric, the bikes will go in the casita and we'll go in the coach. Tom, so glad you found a safe location. Everyone be safe.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #35 on: October 06, 2016, 07:21:56 PM »
Thank you Cheryl and Bobby. Keep safe and warm. :)
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2016, 08:43:32 PM »
Stay safe Tom and give us a heads up so we know you're OK. 
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2016, 08:51:55 PM »
Thanks Gary. It is almost 10pm and still not much rain or wind. Fireworks should be starting soon.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2016, 08:57:49 PM »
My 89 year old Mom is in Daytona Beach with her 3 cats...she refused to go to a shelter...she had a home that got destroyed in 92 from hurricane Andrew. She spent the night in the bathroom with her cats and when the hurricane past the roof had blown off...I went there and could not believe the devastation...looked like a war zone...hoping nothing like that happens tomorrow...I am very worried :(
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2016, 09:07:56 PM »
My 89 year old Mom is in Daytona Beach with her 3 cats...she refused to go to a shelter...she had a home that got destroyed in 92 from hurricane Andrew. She spent the night in the bathroom with her cats and when the hurricane past the roof had blown off...I went there and could not believe the devastation...looked like a war zone...hoping nothing like that happens tomorrow...I am very worried :(

I hope her home now was built with the latest codes as far as hurricane standards. If not we'll pray for her safety.  I hope she realized when she decided to ride it out that the Emergency people may not be able to get to her until the hurricane passes.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2016, 09:17:14 PM »
My 89 year old Mom is in Daytona Beach with her 3 cats...she refused to go to a shelter...she had a home that got destroyed in 92 from hurricane Andrew. She spent the night in the bathroom with her cats and when the hurricane past the roof had blown off...I went there and could not believe the devastation...looked like a war zone...hoping nothing like that happens tomorrow...I am very worried :(
That is not a very good idea. The entire east coast of Florida north of Miami will get hammered.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2016, 09:18:18 PM »
It is 10pm and the wind and rain are still very light.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2016, 09:46:59 PM »
That is not a very good idea. The entire east coast of Florida north of Miami will get hammered.

I know...not much I can do here from Tucson...
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2016, 09:51:54 PM »
I know...not much I can do here from Tucson...
You should call the Sheriff's department.  There is a mandatory evacuation order for the beach area. They would probably help get her to a shelter.

"A mandatory evacuation was ordered Wednesday evening for Volusia County residents living on the beach side, low-lying areas and RV and mobile-home parks."

 
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2016, 05:40:07 AM »
It is 6 am and it is not as bad as I expected. Matthew is directly east of us and it moved out into the ocean during the night. There is a drizzle outside and a bit of wind but overall not too bad. I think I will be able to return home in a few hours.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2016, 06:28:28 AM »
That's great news Tom. Glad to hear you and the cats had a safe place for the night. Keep an eye on the storm though, and don't jump the gun getting back home. I'm praying your coach made out as well as you did.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2016, 06:33:43 AM »
Thanks for keeping us updated, Tom.  Hope everything is OK back home.

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2016, 06:34:53 AM »
I am going to call my park around ten and make sure it is safe to return. It is looking good right now. I am watching the news and the reality was no where near as bad as it could have been. I just hope my RV is still there.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2016, 07:42:52 AM »
I am going to call my park around ten and make sure it is safe to return. It is looking good right now. I am watching the news and the reality was no where near as bad as it could have been. I just hope my RV is still there.

    Where we are it is almost a non-event. A few dead limbs down and some spanish moss scattered across the yard. It is a good thing it turned slightly away from the coast, this gave us just enough space so as not to be a big danger. Power still on and we didnt even lose our DirecTV. I'm prettty sure everything at your park is still intact Tom.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2016, 07:57:55 AM »
Thanks for the update Will. I am glad it didn't turn west instead of east. :)
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2016, 08:04:29 AM »
This will be my first Hurricane but I've been far too close to tornados in the past.. (Close enough to see them).

Matthew is here.. at least the leading edge.. So far just rain.. Daughter is worried but they expect winds within the history of this motor home as currently configured and water at least 3 feet below my tires.. So I'm hoping they were.... Overly expecting. but even if we get what the forecasters fear.... I should be safe.  Will likely be off line, but safe.. Have alternate communications but won't work for internet.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2016, 08:12:41 AM »
John, it is not the speed of the wind that is the real problem, it is the things the wind are throwing around.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2016, 09:18:58 AM »
We survived another one. The power stayed on. The ditches were running over the sides. Tree branches and debris all over the yard, Motorhome and truck still upright. Slept well. No damage anywhere. Winds are still high. Came out very good.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2016, 09:21:52 AM »
John, it is not the speed of the wind that is the real problem, it is the things the wind are throwing around.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2016, 10:14:09 AM »
John, it is not the speed of the wind that is the real problem, it is the things the wind are throwing around.

Very old joke about a physics professor who said that even the greatest hurricane force winds are not dangerous to the human body. To prove his point he went out in the storm and used his belt to hold himself to a sign post.

The film from the camera he set up showed him smiling and doing just fine, right up until the boat hit him.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2016, 10:45:20 AM »
Well I called several friends and determined it was safe to return home. The trip home was bizarre. The roads are virtually empty. Not a lot of debris like I expected. The toll booths were closed and tolls were suspended. My park looks to be ok. No damage to my RV and I have water and power and the Internet so life is good. I feel like I am finally an official Floridian now that I have survived  my first hurricane. Just in time for four baseball games.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2016, 10:46:52 AM »
Whew!  That's great news, Tom. 

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Re: Matthew
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2016, 10:48:04 AM »
I'm happy to hear everyone is making out well so far!
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2016, 10:54:37 AM »
Fortunately Matthew moved a bit east which really spared out area. You can't predict a hurricane.
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Re: Matthew
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2016, 11:01:38 AM »
My new rain gauge tells me that I got 1.77 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. Not nearly as much as they were predicting.
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