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Old 10-11-2018, 11:00am   #81
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I can bring some supplies up through 75. I'm leaving for Georgia on Saturday, would be happy to stop near I10 and 75 to bring you stuff to bring to your friends and family impacted.

Let me know, I can try and source if you have a list??? I can fill my bed of my f150.
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Also Google maps has real time road closures for the region. Not many main road seem to be open
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All is well here now. Power back on etc. Rode around some to see damage, and while it is there, I didn't see anything crazy. But, it was a short trip, and I'm sure other areas of the county are worse. Lots of downed trees/limbs, and everyone's yard looks like a disaster area. Very thankful, and I know that many lost everything, so hopefully they can get back to normal in a hurry.
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All is well here now. Power back on etc. Rode around some to see damage, and while it is there, I didn't see anything crazy. But, it was a short trip, and I'm sure other areas of the county are worse. Lots of downed trees/limbs, and everyone's yard looks like a disaster area. Very thankful, and I know that many lost everything, so hopefully they can get back to normal in a hurry.
Passing thru on 75 tomorrow heading for Blue Ridge, how is the interstate moving thru your area? Should I expect delays?
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Passing thru on 75 tomorrow heading for Blue Ridge, how is the interstate moving thru your area? Should I expect delays?
I'd take 95.
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Passing thru on 75 tomorrow heading for Blue Ridge, how is the interstate moving thru your area? Should I expect delays?
Everything in my area is ok. Anything north of here is probably good too,. If there is no problem on your side near Florida, I would think an easy trip, especially by Sat.
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I can bring some supplies up through 75. I'm leaving for Georgia on Saturday, would be happy to stop near I10 and 75 to bring you stuff to bring to your friends and family impacted.

Let me know, I can try and source if you have a list??? I can fill my bed of my f150.
Thanks GE- I still haven't been able to hear from them. So I don't know what they need.

Thank you for your offer- but I'll let you know if I need your help but a this point the stores in my area are open with no road problems.

The real problem for me is not materials but getting to them from the west. Lots of traffic problems and closed bridges/road segments.
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I'd take 95.
What fun would that be? 95 would really be the long way around.

edit: just checked google maps I75 520 miles, 7 Hours 31 minutes, I95 607 miles, 9 hours 17 minutes.

Thinking I will take my chances on 75.
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For anyone who cares, Iíve texted with Lars a bit and he says all is well aside from some downed trees.
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Bay Line RR took it in the teeth: Storm topples trains
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How much do they weigh again? 30 tons? Mother nature is a bad mofo when she wants to be.
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US 90 is open all the way.

So is FL 20.

I 10 is closed from mm 85 to well over mm 100.

All per FHP.

I got two Poulan 18" chainsaws, two extra blades, blade sharpener, 40 gal of ethanol free gas for their generators, bar oil, two cycle oil.

That's all they need. I'll leave early in the morning before sunrise. Hopefully traffic won't be too bad.
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How much do they weigh again? 30 tons? Mother nature is a bad mofo when she wants to be.
Loaded, 286,000 lbs. Empty 70,000 lbs.
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This is right up the road from my house.
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I'm glad everyone is ok. Do you have power yet, James?
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I'm glad everyone is ok. Do you have power yet, James?
Got power back around noon, so I was only without for about 12 hours. One of my coworkers just got power back an hour or so ago, and there are still places in the county that they say will take a day or two. Apparently trees took out several sections. It is crazy when I think that the winds we got which were in the 50 some range busted up what it did, and Florida was taking 150 mph winds. That is insane!
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Got power back around noon, so I was only without for about 12 hours. One of my coworkers just got power back an hour or so ago, and there are still places in the county that they say will take a day or two. Apparently trees took out several sections. It is crazy when I think that the winds we got which were in the 50 some range busted up what it did, and Florida was taking 150 mph winds. That is insane!
The trees were my main concern.
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My cousins in Greensboro FL ( where the first reported fatality is) got thrashed pretty well.

I am going to,see if I can get my 18' flatbed and 8' truck box filled up with supplies and take it to them.

If I could just get them to reply back. Communications is by text only and is very spotty.
Pro-tip: Bring a couple of logging chains, in case you need to pull tree limbs or other debris out of the way.

Be aware of your gasoline situation. When we went to check on a relative's house after Hurricane Katrina, coming in from Houston, we were told there would be no gas available after Baton Rouge, in the center of the state.

As luck would have it, the house we needed to check on was relatively unscathed, had a few shingles gone, fence down and a neighbor's tree down in the yard. We spent a day and a half cleaning up the yard, then helped one of the relative's friends clean up some tree debris. Left them the extra gas and a tow chain so they could continue their cleanup, since they lived on several acres.
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The trees were my main concern.
Yeah, mine too. Other than small branches that would have blown out anyway at some point, I was good. I probably lost some rotten pines on my lower lot, but it is a grown up buffer lot, and I couldn't tell anyway. You could hear limbs snapping last night, they just weren't in my yard.
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I'm off headed for the combat zone.

Sawed off 12 gauge, two glocks on me.


Wish me luck.
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