Florida Hurricanes

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  1. db03

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    who lives in the east 'neath the willow tree? Sex
    hurricanes ain't so scary. unless you own a lot of real estate I guess :D
     
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    Yanno, I know a guy who sells hurricane insurance for real cheap. It just happens that you have to live in Nebraska to qualify.
     
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    Actually, having gone through two of them on our side of the coast last year, I can assure you, they are scary. Hollywood, where we live, was not even hit dead on like up near Port St. Lucie, but we still lost trees, power, fences. Luckily for us, the trees did not fall onto any of our buildings.

    I actually don't worry too much about the hurricanes. Being 7 miles inland pretty much protects us from the tidal surge. It is the tornadoes imbedded in the huricanes that I worry about.
     
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    NUUUU im going to florida this summer! They BETTER hold off till after I leave!

    If it happens during, can i stay with ya too db?
     
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    Well, a sub-80 mph hurricane isn't so bad, but when you get to the 100+ mph range... it's scary. :(

    I'm east of orlando, and we got hit pretty much dead-on by Charley, and oh man, THAT was scary, when I came out the next day, it basically looked like the third world war erupted, a few of the houses in my neighboorhood were nothing but scrap wood, it was bad. :(
     
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    Of course!!

    We'll get some chips and dip!!!
     
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    I lost my home and most of my personal possessions when Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili hit southern Louisiana in quick succession in the Fall of 2002. Hurricanes aren't scary ... unless you've been affected by one. Then, it can be positively devastating.
     
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    I lost my home and most of my personal possessions when Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili hit southern Louisiana in quick succession in the Fall of 2002. Hurricanes aren't scary ... unless you've been affected by one. Then, it can be positively devastating.
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    Yea, I grew up in Florida. Hurricanes can be very deadly.
    In the end posessions are just that.

    But, loved ones can't be replaced.

    I now live in Earthquake country but have not been through a bad one.
    People here say the same thing about earthquakes.
    "Until you've been through a big one, you'll never get it."
     
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    I agree. Growing up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina we are second to Florida in the number of hurricanes that hit the US. I grew up not being afraid of them. You just button down the hatches and pray for the best. When I moved inland to Raleigh I often times would laugh at all the people who were terrified of a hurricane hitting and all the bread and milk would be gone as soon as a hurricane was spotted on the map. Ya know, I always wondered what everyone did with all that bread and milk? I always figured that they just made French Toast or something. Anyway, when Hurricane Fran hit in 1996 and I was stranded at my parents house for near two weeks, my feelings on hurricanes did indeed change.
     
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    Dude, I would so take a hurricane over an earthquake any day! You at least get a warning with a hurricane and have more opportunity to evacuate or at least get to the liquor store! B)
     
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    This summwer is proving a hot one. Unusual temperatures are going to create some nasty tropical storms. Any members in the prone areas taking any precautions?

    I hope all you in those areas are getting ready to face the worse, hoping of course nothing will happen.
     
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    I had an opportunity to buy a nice house across the street from one of my favorite aunts in Orlando a few years ago. The only thing that stopped me was the hurricane threat.
     
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    FLA is a tempting state. I like the weather and the tropical atmosphere. The problem is that the constant yearly threat of destructive hurricanes, compounded by the warming trend of todays weather systems makes it a scary proposition. Pricewise FLA is great, but I would not want to go through the yearly event.
     
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    Here is the hurricane season verse that I learned as a child:

    June: too soon
    July: stand by
    August: come it must!
    September: remember
    October: all over
    November: no thunder
     
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