Tropical Storm Bonnie!

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  1. Starista

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    So I wake up to my alarm this morning and the VERY first thing I hear on this wet Friday morning is "Don't go out unless you have to."

    Naturally that perks my interest so I fire up the laptop and read about a tropical storm headed my way in South Florida.

    Luckily for me, it's supposed to be at it's worst mid-afternon/early evening... Not so lucky for those with afternoon commutes home. :(

    Wishing everyone in the area a safe day -- especially if you're driving!
     
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    I just read about it in the paper.

    It's threatening the efforts in the Gulf-- they've put most of the work on hold for the next few days.
     
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    They are predicting it to make landfall on the Louisiana coast just west of where I live by Sunday evening. That will put us on the eastern side which is the bad side of the hurricane.
     
  5. Starista

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    I got 1/4 way to tutoring... saw 2 accidents and about a dozen cars pulled over on the road waiting for the rain to pass.

    Traffic lights out at a big intersection -- ugh. :(

    Then you see the drivers who somehow are not worried about driving in a blinding downpour and go 70 mph. :(

    Thank Goodness I am so close with the family I am working for. I called the child's mom and we rescheduled! :)
     
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    Where are you, star? I'm in West Palm and they kept saying we'd feel the effects last night, but we didn't. This morning I took the dog out early in case conditions worsened. Of course, it started raining as soon as we went out (the dog hates this and digs her little feet in), but then stopped as soon as we got back in the house. Now, late morning, the skies are dark and the wind has picked up. I'll watch the news at noon.

    We need the rain, though, so it's not all bad if we avoid tornadoes.
     
  7. Starista

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    Howdy Neighbor!

    I'm a bit south of you in Broward...!!! If you go out today, stay safe! :)
     
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    Chem, Star and ups - stay safe!!
     
  9. Upsadaisy

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    Thanks, guys. I went to the bank and now plan to stay inside in the air conditioning. You stay safe, too, star.
     
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    Thanks In--it is supposed to hit us around Sunday night.
     
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    Im sorry, but being in south east texas, we have already dealt with Alex, and another one that wasn't named (rain wise)... so I am glad Bonnie is going to stay a bit west of us! ~ hunker down and stay dry
     
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    I am in St. Petersburg and it has been raining here hard all day. My son left yesterday to go to a wedding in Lousiana-what a weekend for a wedding!
     
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    I just woke from an amazing nap by a HUGE clap of thunder...

    Now, how to convince my husband that it's still a good idea to go out to dinner regardless of tropical storm warnings!?!? :lol:
     
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    I'm in Tampa, it's been raining since about 2:00p.m. here. I think it may have stopped for a few minutes (just enough time for me to get to my car from the office), then it started pouring again. My BF and I, are planning on getting some italian ices from Ritas…. just hoping we can dodge the rain.
     

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