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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:54 PM

Hello Florida! How are we doing tonight? Check in and let us know...

I am okay here in Broward County, trying to keep up with Dorian on WPLG local 10 news....

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Reply Hello Florida! How are we doing tonight? Check in and let us know... (Original post)
FM123 Aug 30 OP
NightWatcher Aug 30 #1
MaryMagdaline Aug 30 #2
Sienna86 Aug 30 #3
MaryMagdaline Aug 30 #6
FloridaBlues Aug 30 #4
Skittles Aug 30 #5
steve2470 Aug 30 #7
shenmue Aug 30 #8
hay rick Aug 30 #9
MaryMagdaline Aug 31 #10
hay rick Aug 31 #11
Callmecrazy Sep 1 #12

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:06 PM

1. Stocked up here in Jax.

I'm near the river on a bluff northeast of the geographic center of town. We've lived here through the last 18 years and however many storms and not seen flooding here. Our biggest threat, big old pine and oak trees. There's a dozen that could screw me up.

As of now, we're staying. I've got a kid and I'd rather send her to visit friends in Denver right now, but I can handle an adventure.

You hang on and stay safe up there. I've a crazy uncle near Lauderdale. He used to live on a sailboat and would run from these things.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:09 PM

2. Ok in Broward - Cooper City

I have a full tank of gas, storm windows and doors, small generator. My sister will have to stay with me. She’s from Vero and too close to the center. My other sister in Lakeland is not too worried and she has all of her supplies.

I just cleaned out my big closet so we have room to hide out there if we need.

Hope you are doing well.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:18 PM

3. Stay safe

Thinking of you from the Chicago suburbs.

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Response to Sienna86 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:30 PM

6. Thanks Sienna86

I remember texting my friends when it snowed on Palm Sunday in Chicago. That seemed much weirder to me than this! Thanks for the good thoughts

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:25 PM

4. Waiting for gas and essentials to arrive frustrating!!

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:28 PM

5. Floridians, please do not take any chances

be safe, and check in with us!

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:57 PM

7. ok here in Orange County

The projected track of the storm seems to be shifting eastward, so maybe it will eventually mostly be over the ocean. One can hope.

eta: Full tank of gas, condo building is very sturdy, got flashlight, enough food and water and medications.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:09 PM

8. Port Richey, north of Tampa.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:03 PM

9. Treasure Coast. Ready as I'll ever be.

Got my storm shutters up and basic supplies including generator and gas. The center line of the cone of uncertainty hasn't got more than 50 miles from my house over the past two days.

I might pick up an extra bottle of rum tomorrow.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:21 AM

10. Good plan (rum)

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Response to hay rick (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:56 AM

11. Woke up to Jim Cantore broadcasting 5 miles from my house.

Fortunately for me, the expected track shifted overnight and the center of Dorian is expected to head north without making landfall here. We're still on the edge of expected hurricane force winds and well within the cone. Fingers crossed.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:50 AM

12. Broward County - Tamarac

Gassed up and ready to bug out if Dorian doesn't turn North. It's right at my latitude now. Please turn, please turn, please turn...

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