Hurricane Michael - October 2018

Discussion in 'Weather' started by JerseyGirl, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    I know she hasn't been active, I asked here in case someone was in touch with her off of the site. I know that I have checked in for people in the past and I was hoping perhaps another local was in a position to do that for her as well.
     


  2. Jax49

    Jax49 Florida Native

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    Understood. I was "bumping" more than offering info, hoping as you are that someone knows how to contact her.
     
  3. Jax49

    Jax49 Florida Native

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    Lawmakers vow to rebuild damaged Tyndall Air Force Base

     
  4. Jax49

    Jax49 Florida Native

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    St. Augustine man reunited with father who rode out Michael

     
  5. rosemadderlake

    rosemadderlake Well-Known Member

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    And @Skittles who I think is in VA or the Carolinas. Hope all is well. Please check in when you can.

    The story about how the mountains are affected by storms like this is really scary.
     
  6. scdiv

    scdiv Well-Known Member

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    rosemadderlake Well-Known Member

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    JerseyGirl, the owners of the lone surviving house on Mexico beach arrived to assess the damage, and were interviewed on CNN. Hope they rebroadcast, and am sure they will update in articles about the hurricane construction of the house.

    They used 40 foot Piles that continued up to the third floor for structural support. Small hurricane windows on beach side, small soffits, no overhanging roof, cement board, no vinyl, no third floor porch, etc. are some of the features. Realistically, construction cost is probably 30% higher.

    Of course, the sadness is now they no longer have any neighbors. But it is a blueprint for how to build right on the beach, in such a vulnerable place.
     
  8. MaryG12

    MaryG12 Well-Known Member

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    MaryG12 Well-Known Member

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    Meh, I wouldn't, I am terrified of watercraft as it is: boat, kayak, gargantuan cruise ship, you name it.

    Florida has been overrated for quite some time now, and one of my friends tells me that houseboats and Lake Champlain is where it's at right now. Oh and that the Adirondacks are still boss over Siesta Key and red tide. Living in Florida has not only aggravated my arthritis it's also done a number on my right hand.

    Did I forget to mention our ongoing Burmese python problem?

    Whoever decided to label Florida as paradise ought to be run out of Dodge.

    MOO
     
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  10. MelmothTheLost

    MelmothTheLost Well-Known Member

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    I think it could be if it was planned properly instead of the ad hoc development that has taken place over recent decades. That might mean the end of the affordable wooden bungalow which seems to have attracted many people, especially retirees, on limited incomes and the growth of larger much more expensive hurricane-proof properties like the one which famously did survive. It would probably require the redesign of utilities and services to be more robust as well, eg [better] weather shielding of transformers and communications networks.
     
  11. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Skittles was liking posts on Friday and logged in again on Monday.

    I've still seen no sign of floridamomma.

    Is there anyone else unaccounted for or is she the only one?
     
  12. Lilibet

    Lilibet Well-Known Member

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    My 90 year old uncle isn’t a Websleuther, but I’m still waiting to hear from him. I discovered that his house on the water south of Panacea is still standing, amazingly. I expect he is in Georgia with family and has no internet yet. At least that’s my hope. I certainly hope floridamama is OK and is just unable to post.
     
  13. rosemadderlake

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    Lol!!!

    Mary, epic post... Five stars!!
     
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  14. Jax49

    Jax49 Florida Native

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    Everyone I knew who lived on boats in the Jax area has sold and moved into real homes - usually in some other state, lol.
     
  15. KALI

    KALI Well-Known Member

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    It Is certainly not for everyone. However I have already been living on our sailboat for 2 weeks a month for two years.
    It is my happy place. Course, I am in San Diego.
    Where boating is pretty darn awesome.
     
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    Firefighter dies clearing hurricane debris in Panhandle

     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    ‘There are no shelters in Mexico Beach’: Last words from Hurricane Michael victim
    OCT 22, 2018
    In the final hours before Hurricane Michael crumbled her Mexico Beach home around her, Agnes Vicari called her niece with a promise.

    "I made a mistake. I won't make a mistake again," she told Joanne Garone Behnke the morning the storm hit. Vicari, 79, who lived in a small one-story home just yards from the Gulf of Mexico, promised she'd evacuate the next time a storm came, that she'd see them soon to celebrate Behnke's husband retiring.

    "Aunt Aggie, you can still go to a shelter," Behnke begged.

    "There are no shelters in Mexico Beach," Vicari said, before the call ended.

    Vicari became one of the first names of the dead to emerge from Bay County last week, five days after her body was pulled from the rubble of her coastal home.
     
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    scdiv Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for posting that article @SeesSeas. I had not seen that. I had been following the family's search all week on social media. It was very confusing and conflicting and everyone had been hoping for a different outcome. It makes me so sad for anyone to be scared and alone.
     

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