Wilma

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  1. DizneeTeachR

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    Where's Wilma going to land?!? The news up here said for Florida to be on the look out!!! I'm curious what the forecasters are saying in the gulf or southern regions?!?
     
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  3. ChristyF

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    If you go to noaa.org they have 3 and 5 day tracking charts. The 5 day shows her taking a hard Easterly turn towards Florida some time Friday.
    This message is really hard to type Lizzie is parking her furry butt on the keyboard and demanding that I pay attention to her.
     
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    I heard this morning that after this hurrican they will start using the Greek alphabet to name the hurricans b/c there aren't enough names that begin with X,Y, and Z! I found that interesting and never heard of that before.
     
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    They say in the history of named storms they have never had to do that. It's amazing that there have been that many!
     
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    I also heard that we haven't had this many hurricans since 1933!! What a year it has been.
     
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    It has been quite a year for hurricanes, hasn't it??
     
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    OK - I am over hurricane season! I am use to living where there is a threat of hurricanes, but this is getting ridiculous.
     
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    The latest map put it going over Florida from the gulf. We'll see if she changes her mind!!!
     
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    They're predicting she'll reach Cat. 4.
     
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    Wondering how all our Fl. teachers are doing????
     
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    Hope everyone's okay! Sending good thoughts your way.....
     
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    I think Ruth might have been on the rough side of Wilma. I hope everyone is ok.

    Lori
     
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    Yes, I think Ruth and Kinder4me as well...........anxiously waiting to hear from all of you!!
     
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    direct hit by us. West of I-75.... So scary, the door and windows were breathing, bowing, oh so scary. My safe room where we spent the night, was perfect but I also prepared the laundry room which is also where my under the staircase crawl space.
    First time since 1950's that our area got direct hit. No school tomorrow, roads are unusable so I dont know that even if there were school in session, that I would NOT attempt to drive out of my community. Tree damage is so severe, roof tile damage, I have yet to find a screen enclosure that is intact. We were able to clear the flooded street in an hour with about eight families helping out. There are shattered roof tiles still everywhere. We got power at nine oclock this evening. We are so lucky for that 'cold front'. Its absolutely beautiful outside. We spent the 15 hours without power, with such a gorgeous breeze. Much of that time we were in the midst of a hurricane, and the majority of it we were outside trying to salvage our landscaping. I am exhausted, and emotionally drained. Other then roof repair, and hopefully federal assistance to haul off the 'landscaping', we were spared. Our city, weston, has much to do to get the roads useable. We are under curfew, not like I would want to be going anywhere. It could have been worse. Traumatizing, but we will be fine.
     
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    Wow!! I can't believe you have power.......the news reports looked just awful!! Glad you are ok!! :) I can't imagine how frightening that must have been!!
     
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    our city power lines are UNDER ground! I know that Pembroke Pines which is west hollywood, and sunrise, where Adam's (waxler) grandma lives, got hit like we did.
    The area that looks like the most devastated/destruction looks like our down town fort lauderdale area. School board building of broward county is trashed.
     
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    I'm glad to hear you made it through!!!! Be careful cleaning up!

    Lori
     
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    I am so happy to hear that you and your family are okay Ruth. I just hope everyone else was as lucky as you in FL!
     
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    I'm sorry to change the subject, but Lori, what a great avatar! When did you change it? I didn't notice until just now...
     
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    Glad you're okay, Ruth!
     
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    Ruth,
    Glad you are ok. I hope the clean up doesn't take to long. When do you think you will be back in school?
     
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    Beth, I changed it about 7 or 8 weeks ago. :) I go this Friday for another one and we should find out what we are having. Let's hope the little one cooperates and shows its butt just once in its life time... LOL!

    Lori
     
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    Geesh, shows how much I pay attention, huh? haha
     
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    Lori when you find out, are you going to share with us?????????
     
  27. SpecialPreskoo

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    Well, NO!! LOL!!! OF COURSE I WILL!! You know I won't be able to keep THAT a secret!! :)

    Lori
     
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    The eye went right over us, too. It was a big one.
     
  29. JaimeMarie

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    Scary Daisy. Is your home ok?

    Lori,
    Is this your first?
     

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