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Hurricane Charley update

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by GoofyBuckeye, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    Excuse me for being so 'hard', but who the hell stays in a mobile home when a hurricane is about to hit ? It's not like a tornado when you have virtually no warning, you have 3 or 4 days advanced warning.

    Regardless of category, if you're in a mobile home, you've got to have some type of gray matter which tells you to leave.

    You dopes !
     
  2. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    no kidding... half the fun was sitting around and making fun of all the newscasters and weathermen. They had no clue what they were talking about.

    I agree with you Brutus but I think the problem with this storm is that 1) it shifted course at the last minute giving only a few hours warning to that area because it was a fast moving storm when it hit. This thing went from a cat 2 to a cat 4 (almost 5) within a matter of 6 hours. It shifted to Ft. Meyers at about 1pm and made landfall around 4:30pm 2) That area thought they would get wind and rain but miss the main part of the storm. I think a lot of the smaller towns in central Florida have never been directly hit with a hurricane llike they were. Some people stayed because they waited too long to make the decision to leave... by that time there was no where to go.

    Most of the people got out OK. The trailer park that was mentioned earlier didn't have 60 dead. At the time the reports came out all those people were "missing" because they left at the last minute and no one really knew where they went and if they were OK. I could be wrong but the death toll on the west coast is 11... I'm not sure if there were any deaths in central Florida. The search and rescue crews were expecting the worst but once they got into the damged homes they were'nt finding bodies.
     
  3. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    I'm baaaack

    I spent last week on Ocean Isle, NC (roughly 5-10 miles of the second landfall). We left about 8am Saturday morning, so other than missing some sleep Friday night watching the weather channel no harm done.
     

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