Tropical Storm (maybe hurricane) Fay

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  1. mmswm

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    So, we've been lucky the last couple of years...pray that our luck continues. We should, at the very least, get some rather nasty weather, but you never know with hurricanes. So far, everything projects the storm skimming the west coast of Florida, but, each advisory moved the cone farther east. I love South Florida....Really. :D
     
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    Hoping for the best for you guys!
     
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    Francis, Jeanne and Wilma are why we left S. FL. Keeping you in my thoughts!!!
     
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    Wishing you continued luck! I heard that it might come in to the Texas coast.
     
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    yup, stg...if it misses me, then it's heading for you. I talked to a friend who's a sr. meterologist at the NHC and she says the public forcasts are very conservative. They think theres a very significant chance it will fall apart over cuba and hit the mainland as a series of very nasty thunderstorms, BUT...they can't make that part of their public forcasts just in case it doesn't. They can't take the chance of lulling people into complacancy. If it DOES retain the organization of the eye over cuba, then conditions are VERY conducive to strenghtening over the florida straits.
     
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    Also, the local weathermen salivate when a storm is anywhere within reach. It is their moment of glory when they can stay on air around the cloud, unshaven, cuffs rolled up.

    My sister got a generator and gas stove after the last go-round. I got sterno. Haha.
     
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    Worst case scenario: I use Daddy's contacts and stay in an ATT central switching office. That's an Andrew like storm. Moderate storms: I would go to my Dad's house where he has a hard-wired deisel generator :D. My friend in the NHC says more than likely this will be more like a really long severish thunderstorm. I'm not so worried.
     
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    As a resident of the west coast of Florida, I have concerns about Fay, BUT my biggest concern is the projection for our area is for Tuesday, which our first day of school. Not a great start for the year!
     
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    They're talking about delaying the start of school all the way over on the east coast.....
     
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    When Katrina moved through and we were out of power almost a month we ended up getting a generator and hubby just cranked it up today to see how it was running. I just hope we never need it again. And best to luck for everyone that is in the way of one.
     
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    Here's hoping Fay fizzles out fast!
     
  13. Upsadaisy

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    We have back to school night on Mon. night. I could actually do without it, personally.
     
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    I'm worried about it too.. only because the 1st day is Monday (Orlando area) & my husband has to fly out early Wed. morning to Michigan. Missing the 2nd day of school.. or anytime the 1st week would be something I'd like to avoid. Although delaying my husband leaving might not be a bad thing. (He'll be gone until Christmas, although I hope to see him during the time he's gone..)
     
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    Any hurricane report?
     
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    we still start school today, in sw florida... they are opening shelters at noon (while the kids are still in school). They have it forcasted to hit near me tuesday afternoon. They are saying schools will most likely close tomorrow. im prepared, but not to worried about it.
     
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    well, it didn't fall apart as much as they expected while it was over cuba, and it's taking the track that the most eastern models predicted. This could be worse for the east coast than predicted, but still shouldn't be more than a cat 1, which is still okay. I'll be on and off here all day, and I have the NHC site up, and my friend in the NHC is keeping updated on what's going on "on the inside". If I dissapear, it's cause we lost power, but, don't freak out...there's some palm trees too close to the power lines near my house.
     
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    I sure don't want to lose power. On the east coast, we are due for the heaviest rains of the storm, but, supposedly, only tropical storm force winds. Schools are closed tomorrow.
     
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    It's been a big bust...the thunderstorms we had at the begining of the summer were worse.
     

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