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Old 09-27-2022, 5:29pm   #81
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Tell me you don't know how EVs OR evacuations work without telling me.

In an evacuation traffic moves at about 10mph so that 400 miles is irrelevant. When Houston evacuated, my in-laws sat in ONE SPOT for about 4 hours. No way off the highway. Trapped. Cars were all over the sides of the road that had run out of GAS. God forbid it rains and they have the wipers on eating battery power.
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Range gets fkd when you are not MOVING. Lights on, wipers on, AC on, radio on...
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You don't even need to go into that level of detail, Canucks just don't understand how long "America's wang" really is. My ICE Corvette has a highway range of about 250 miles even if nobody gets in my way, and has no ability to drive across water. If I am in Miami, and wish to leave the state of Florida without refueling, I am just plain shit out of luck, by about a hundred miles.

My comments and your comments together add up to a very real reality of mass evacuations from Florida. If the gas stations run empty along the major highways, those leaving late from South Florida are going to be rightfully ****ed.
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Generally gas stations are closed during a mass evacuation due to running out of gas and or a power failure.

So in an evacuation scenario, gas or EV…..it doesn’t matter, you’re hooped either way…..no?
The ICE advantage is, people can carry a few extra Jerry cans with extra fuel. When we went to check on a relatives house after Katrina, there was no gas past Baton Rouge, so we stopped, filled up the truck, and filled up 4 cans.....instant extra 24 gallons of range. We ended up not needing it and left it with a friend of the family who needed it for the generator and to get around. Cant really do that with electric vehicles.
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Old 09-27-2022, 5:29pm   #82
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Prayers sent to you all living on the dangling dick. You have a major wet blow job coming.
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It looks like Florida will clean up other states' tax dollars received.
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Here in Orlando, supplies in, got the Vert stored in a friends garage, all of the stuff that can blow around is secured. Done all we can do. Just keep our fingers crossed. My biggest worry is my late MIL house in Leesburg, it is on the market and under contract, really, really don't need any issues there.
My friend lives there and I can't get in touch with him,I'll try again tomorrow.
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It looks like Florida will clean up other states' tax dollars received.
Its about time poser
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Old 09-27-2022, 9:06pm   #88
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We don't have mosquitoes, snakes, homeless, hurricanes or Tornadoes


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Old 09-28-2022, 3:21am   #89
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Halfwit ^^^^^^^
You must be a little petty man with nothing to do.
Please dont ruin this thread with your obnoxious posts like you do every other thread.

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Winds picked up to 155 around the eye... 12 to 16 ft storm surge Ft Myers area.
Things are getting sporty now...
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A lot of rain here on the Treasure coast. Pool is over flowing and the bands of rain have gotten very heavy.
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Old 09-28-2022, 6:09am   #93
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Sorry, I thought we were talking about the ability to buy fuel, not grocery shopping.

On that subject, you’re correct.

Curios though, how do they ring up your milk and bread purchase without power?
I don't know about Florida, because I don't live there. But here in NJ, all gas stations are required to have back-up generators for exactly this purpose. They pump gas and ring up your milk and bread purchase just fine when the power is out.

The bigger problem is that in the middle of a hurricane, fuel deliveries are negatively impacted. Those evacuating late may, and often do, encounter gas stations that have all the electricity they need to pump gas, but no gas to pump.
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It appears to be following a similar track to Hurricane Charley, but with a much wider path. The eyewall is 30 miles wide vs. 5 miles for Charley.

A Mother of a storm.


Watch: Hurricane Hunters fly into eye of Hurricane Ian over Caribbean
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Old 09-28-2022, 6:26am   #95
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I called a Charlotte Harbor landfall 2-3 days ago.

This one is like Opal and Michael.

Not good.
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I am on pins and needles.


My mother lives at the inner most portion of Tampa bay at 11 feet above sea level. Refused to leave because her neighbor said they always tell people to evacuate and its a waste of time. So my Mom and her 3 elderly friends (all widows) are just going to ride it out.

They are in Zone A, mandatory evacuation. I called and basically begged that they go inland a but, my plea fell on deaf ears.




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Nothing life-threatening, you will get a rain for four days and winds under 40 mph, okay to plan the non-Hurricane Party.
Fugger is heading towards us now dammit.

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Are they 400 + miles long ?
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Its getting real sporty here around Marco

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My Mother went to Florida yesterday with some of her friends.

They are in Destin so I was not worried about the weather for them.
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Been thru 7 maybe 8 Florida hurricanes in 26 years. Dino fuel or electrons doesn’t matter. Try to evacuate too late and you’ll be sitting in a metal box unmoving for hours
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