South Florida "snow" day

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  1. mmswm

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    They've delayed the start of school by two days because of T.S. Fay. JOY!!! Not really. We really shouldn't start school until September because of exactly this.
     
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    I just found out that my county has also delayed the start of school. I am still waiting to hear if I need to go to work tomorrow!
     
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    I think I'd be more worried if I was in Tampa, but, I have a good friend in the NHC, and she's not too concerned. She told me to expect nasty weather, but nothing too severe. Tampa might be a little different. You're much farther west and the longer this thing stays over water the stronger it will get, though my friend still doesn't think it will get over a cat 1.
     
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    I hope both of you stay safe! Enjoy your extra days...:)
     
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    I am watching Fay on the Weather Channel and I am praying for everyone who might be in dangers way.
     
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    I'm in Orlando.. we have school tomorrow.. :(:down::(
     
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    I don't think PB County has called off school. I'm in private and the kids don't come until Wed. anyway. Back to school night is tomorrow night and could be very wet and gusty.
     
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    It's looking better and better for the southeastern part of the state, but the midwestern part is getting worse with every forcast update. People need to shift their prayers to the midwest gulf coast. The longer it stays over the very warm gulf waters, the stronger it will get. Better yet, pray that the cuban mountains rip the thing to shreds and prevent it from reforming in the florida straits.
     
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    I'm scared! I've never been through a hurricane yet.
     
  11. mmswm

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    Don't be that scared, but do be prepared. This one, failing something incredibly unexpected, should be a good "warm up" for you. In all honesty, we get thunderstorms with 80mph gusts on a fairly regular basis. The difference between a TS and a cat 1 storm and those thunderstorms is the area the storm covers and the duration of the storms.

    For this storm:
    -make sure any loose objects in your yard are picked up
    -fill the gas tank in your car
    -don't park under a tree if you can avoid it

    If you don't already have hurricane supplies (I restock my closet every june) take the opportunity to get those now. The most important things are:
    -at least 3 days worth of drinkable water for each member of your family (including pets)
    -flashlights, battery powered radio/tv, and batteries to power them
    -canned goods/non-perishable foods to get through about 3 days without power.

    You shouldn't need the stuff in your hurricane kit for this storm. This one should be more of an annoyance than a problem. With any strong storm, we can be without power for a couple of hours, but the power companies in florida have LOTS of practice bringing the grid back up quickly.
     

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