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Aug 13, 2004, 11:03 AM
 
Originally posted by andi*pandi:
checked in with my parents this am in Dunnellen, they say it hasn't started yet but their jobs closed down.
Where is Dunnellen located?

I haven't received a THE don't come to work phone call yet.
Still hoping.
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 11:05 AM
 
NE of tampa. They're probably too far inland to really have troubles, just a lot of rain. Course the horses will freak.
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 12:30 PM
 
Yay. It's windy out.
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 02:23 PM
 


UPDATE:

Well, it's windy out. No big deal. It has since turned into a powerful category 4 storm—not good. Looks like we're not going to get much more than a few gusts, now. Tampa, Orlando (Disney World), and Jacksonville? Well, you guys are f*cked. Good luck.

I never got my Doritos, by the way. FedEx choppers must've been caught in a storm. Got any tracking numbers?
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 02:32 PM
 
Originally posted by MindFad:


UPDATE:

Tampa, Orlando (Disney World), and Jacksonville? Well, you guys are f*cked. Good luck.

i hope winter park is okay
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 02:34 PM
 
it's OFFICAL PEOPLE HAVE BEGUN TO LOOSE THEIR MINDS over this.
It's a CAT IV now. Making landfall around my old home place Charlotte Harbor area and coming to my new home place, central east coast.
hmmmmmmm.......
DUCK AND COVER..
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 02:36 PM
 
You Floridians take care now. This storm is now officially as powerful as Hurricane Andrew was.
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 02:40 PM
 
Originally posted by voyageur:
You Floridians take care now. This storm is now officially as powerful as Hurricane Andrew was.
Yeah, it hit a category 4 overnight, apparently. Good luck Disney World.
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 02:54 PM
 
Either a double post, or I don't know how to use the Intarweb today.
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Aug 13, 2004, 02:56 PM
 
Originally posted by MindFad:


UPDATE:

Well, it's windy out. No big deal. It has since turned into a powerful category 4 storm—not good. Looks like we're not going to get much more than a few gusts, now. Tampa, Orlando (Disney World), and Jacksonville? Well, you guys are f*cked. Good luck.

I never got my Doritos, by the way. FedEx choppers must've been caught in a storm. Got any tracking numbers?
Hehe... Mickey Mouse is going to be own3d.

Yeah, bad news on the Doritos buddy. I spoke with FedEx, and they had one "special" plane they use for such adverse conditions. Unfortunately, they haven't seen or heard from him since this morning.

I fear the fishies may be eating your Doritos and drinking your beer.



[edit: removed incoherent gibberish]
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Aug 13, 2004, 03:03 PM
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by xi_hyperon:
[B]Hehe... Mickey Mouse is going to be own3d.

I hate that damn rat
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 03:22 PM
 
It's cool about the Doritos. I got Rice Crispies, yo.

Edit: NM, you fixed your DP. Blame the hurricane.
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 03:28 PM
 
Originally posted by MindFad:
It's cool about the Doritos. I got Rice Crispies, yo.

Edit: NM, you fixed your DP. Blame the hurricane.
Yeah, I'm really on top of things today. I've been in training all week, and I think it has damaged me mentally somehow.

Good to see you guys still have electricity - keep the reports coming. I've never been in a hurricane, but as I love storms, it would be interesting to experience one. Minus the destruction of course.
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 03:48 PM
 
What about pics?
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 03:58 PM
 
Damn, and I got all psyched up about this thing too. All we've gotten is a little bit of rain here and there, no winds at all. First it was coming for us, now Port Charlotte. I was ready for this bitch too, seeing as how I planted some $300 plants earlier this week. At least I can do some looting at some Siesta Key mansions.

Reporting on location from Sarasota,
Back to you MindFad
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Aug 13, 2004, 04:02 PM
 
Originally posted by Psychonaut:
At least I can do some looting at some Siesta Key mansions.
Sh*t, didn't think of that. MindFad, Doritos problem solved.
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 04:03 PM
 
^

That was our man in the field. Thank you, Psychonaut. We here at the fort were also looking forward to some action. Alas, one bad storm and some wind is all we've gotten thus far. Looks like Miami scared Charley off. At least we didn't have to bust a cap, knamean?
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 05:58 PM
 
Originally posted by John F. Smith:
wow. I love this planet.

edit: Link?

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Aug 13, 2004, 06:23 PM
 
WOW just spoke to with my brother in Port Charlotte. The eye of the hurricane went right over his house. He said it was busting loose then all calm, then 5 minutes later it started busting loose again from the other direction. The house has no shingles now, also the garage door is gone. And lets not forget the vegetation, it's all gone, big trees included.
supposed to have been around 140 mph winds. My parents only lost 2 trees. But the most important thing is that they're all ok. I hope that all others in the area are the same OK.

now Charley go get that damn rat (mickey mouse)
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 06:26 PM
 
Originally posted by Gator Lager:
WOW just spoke to with my brother in Port Charlotte. The eye of the hurricane went right over his house. He said it was busting loose then all calm, then 5 minutes later it started busting loose again from the other direction. The house has no shingles now, also the garage door is gone. And lets not forget the vegetation, it's all gone, big trees included.
supposed to have been around 140 mph winds. My parents only lost 2 trees. But the most important thing is that they're all ok. I hope that all others in the area are the same OK.

now Charley go get that damn rat (mickey mouse)
Sounds scary. Glad to hear your family is ok. I was really surprised that it grew to a category 4 after hearing all the predictions that it might make it to a 3. Pretty amazing.

As long as were putting Mickey outside, can someone put Eisner out there too?
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 09:07 PM
 
Originally posted by xi_hyperon:
As long as were putting Mickey outside, can someone put Eisner out there too? [/B]


Just got spoke with my family, it sounds like Port Charlotte is gone.
A evacuation shelter roof collapsed. Supposed to have been several hundred people inside. And the outer bands are now hitting here in cocoa beach. I'll be glad when this sh*t is over.
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Aug 13, 2004, 10:18 PM
 
I really hope Charlie gives us a miss here in central NC. Bonnie spawned several tornadoes in our area killing 3 and injuring 29. We have enough problems when hurricanes hit us coast on. We don't need Florida sending us their leftovers. Don't blow away peeps!
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Aug 13, 2004, 10:21 PM
 
another LIVE NUDE charley pic

     
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Aug 13, 2004, 11:03 PM
 
OMG HAWT

I am drunk. I am drunk in Florida. I am drunk in Florida, and I am not experiencing hurricane weather.
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 11:06 PM
 
beer came through?
     
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Aug 13, 2004, 11:18 PM
 
Beer made touchdown, fo' serious. Is beer on draught supposed to be so strong? Got some good buzzin' off only five beers. WTF. Usually takes me a 12-pack to get good 'n' raunchy drunk. I decided today that Amberbock is Florida approved.
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Aug 14, 2004, 02:45 AM
 
Originally posted by IceEnclosure:
Fort Lauderdale area here. I'm ready, we've got beer, mary jane, and girls. oh, and fresh water.

BRING IT, CHARLEY (correct sp)
Damn, if I had known all that, I would have visited you a few months ago. I'm on the Enterprise, and it was down there for Fleet Week not too long ago.
     
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Aug 14, 2004, 02:58 AM
 
Originally posted by MindFad:
Beer made touchdown, fo' serious. Is beer on draught supposed to be so strong? Got some good buzzin' off only five beers. WTF. Usually takes me a 12-pack to get good 'n' raunchy drunk. I decided today that Amberbock is Florida approved.
I have an image in my head of you running around outside piss drunk and completely oblivious to the 100 mph winds and flying debris.
     
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Aug 14, 2004, 03:07 AM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
I have an image in my head of you running around outside piss drunk and completely oblivious to the 100 mph winds and flying debris.
Maybe if we had actually had some hurricane action here in Miami and I had about 5 more beers. Storm just grazed us. I think we're pretty much the only city not screwed by this one. What a c*ck tease.
     
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Aug 14, 2004, 07:55 AM
 
Hurricane Charley update:

Expected to make landfall just about now a little south of Myrtle Beach, SC. We've seen so many here in the Cape Fear area (Wilmington, NC) in recent years, we set everything to auto-pilot and move on. Got my generator and chainsaw fueled up just in case.

Time to get my son up for his Saturday morning cartoon marathon while I surf the 'net and listen to iTunes (now playing - "Motorcade of Generosity" from Cake)...

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Aug 14, 2004, 10:37 AM
 
Us South Floridians (east coast) got lucky this time (I'm in Palm Beach County). There was more wind and rain two nights ago than last night here.

Amazing that while I'm blissfully watching the Olympics Opening Ceremonies (and being annoyed by Costas and Couric) a major disaster is carving it's way through the state only a couple hours away, and there's very little evidence of it outside my window.

My work takes me to the west coast of Florida for about 8 weeks a year. I have friends in Naples, Fort Myers/Cape Coral, and Daytona who I'm hoping to hear from today...
     
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Aug 14, 2004, 10:45 AM
 
Originally posted by MindFad:
Maybe if we had actually had some hurricane action here in Miami and I had about 5 more beers. Storm just grazed us. I think we're pretty much the only city not screwed by this one. What a c*ck tease.
omg noeee.. how ****ing unfair...
     
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Aug 14, 2004, 01:49 PM
 
Good luck to all you folks in the Carolinas.
     
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Aug 14, 2004, 02:05 PM
 
Originally posted by His Dudeness:
Damn, if I had known all that, I would have visited you a few months ago. I'm on the Enterprise, and it was down there for Fleet Week not too long ago.
Did you go to Las Olas Riverfront with all the soldier dudes? getting Hooters autographs, etc? I was down there. working.
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Aug 14, 2004, 02:42 PM
 
Wow, reading this brings back memories. I was in Myrtle Beach when Bertha and Fran hit back in 1996. Had to work (newspaper designer) and played Scrabble both times the hurricanes made ground.

But, especially with Bertha, a few hours before it started to rev up were some of the best weather I've seen, anywhere.

Anyway, stay dry guys.

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Aug 14, 2004, 04:01 PM
 
Originally posted by IceEnclosure:
Did you go to Las Olas Riverfront with all the soldier dudes? getting Hooters autographs, etc? I was down there. working.
I was for just a bit. It rained most of the time we were there, and I had duty two of the days, so I had to stay aboard the ship. It was nice out the first day.
     
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Aug 14, 2004, 10:34 PM
 
10:30pm...

Been without power since 12:30pm. Broke out the generator early this evening, got the freezer, fridge, tv, and the cable modem/netgear wireless hub running as I type this from my 12" powerbook. Thank God it's not too hot...

Some electricity would be really good by morning, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Aug 14, 2004, 10:53 PM
 
Originally posted by vickster:
10:30pm...

Been without power since 12:30pm. Broke out the generator early this evening, got the freezer, fridge, tv, and the cable modem/netgear wireless hub running as I type this from my 12" powerbook. Thank God it's not too hot...

Some electricity would be really good by morning, but I'm not holding my breath.

- vickster
Hopefully they'll have power back up soon up there.
I'm going home tomorrow to what is left of Punta Gorda. Not looking forward to it.
But at least my family made it through. My brothers house didn't make it.

That damn storm cutt Captiva in half.
     
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Aug 14, 2004, 11:35 PM
 
Originally posted by MindFad:
I think we're pretty much the only city not screwed by this one. What a c*ck tease.
Didn't even hit Tampa/St. Pete.

all of that hype for nothing. what a waste of money getting all those windows boarded up and crap... not that we did or anything.
     
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Aug 15, 2004, 12:20 AM
 
Power back up at 11:30pm!

Of course, we were helping get our neighbor's generator out of storage and hooked up. They had never used it before, so it figured we'd get power just as we filled it up with oil, gas, and ran all the extension cords.

Gater Lager -

Sorry about your brother's house. Punta Gorda took it hard. Our prayers are with your family...

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Aug 16, 2004, 11:59 PM
 
Anyone know of any sweet video from the storm that I can see online?
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Aug 17, 2004, 12:49 AM
 
Originally posted by tkmd:
Anyone know of any sweet video from the storm that I can see online?
what are you frickin' napoleon dynamite?
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Originally posted by IceEnclosure:
what are you frickin' napoleon dynamite?
Um OK. But theres a small video that was shown on the news taken by an amateur "storm chaser". Just amazing the wind. I was wondering if there are any sites that anyone would know of with home video of the storm.
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