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Old 09-27-2022, 10:15am   #21
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Jacksonville area just got a storm surge warning.
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If it comes up the coast....there go the beaches
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Jacksonville area just got a storm surge warning.
And tropical storm warning. Looks like its slowed down and wont reach us until late Thursday or early Friday. Were staying as were well out of the reach of any possible storm surge.
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Jacksonville area just got a storm surge warning.
I have some 30' elevation off the creek that slow feeds into the St. Johns river.....by time THAT much water arrives, the rest of the state is GAWN......

and the folks on the flood plain near the creek have been flooded as high as 5' over the house slabs since I been here....canoes, rowboats, and even power boats running up/down the road parallel the creek.....
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And tropical storm warning. Looks like its slowed down and wont reach us until late Thursday or early Friday. Were staying as were well out of the reach of any possible storm surge.
We should still see some rain by tomorrow morning, though.
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If you lived in SW Florida (Naples), on the second floor of a hurricane proof structure, would you stay??
A former very good friend lives in Naples, near Alligator Alley, in a stilt home built in the 80s. Other than losing the palm leaved thatched lanai a while back, the house has survived intact each time. You'll be fine. If you are in a storm surge area, get your vehicles to high ground ,
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I have some 30' elevation off the creek that slow feeds into the St. Johns river.....by time THAT much water arrives, the rest of the state is GAWN......

and the folks on the flood plain near the creek have been flooded as high as 5' over the house slabs since I been here....canoes, rowboats, and even power boats running up/down the road parallel the creek.....
Aren't you on the west side of blanding here in Orange Park? What creek flows into the river? I'm not familiar with blanding crossing water until you get further north to McGirts Creek by Argyle Forrest.
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Staying put here
You're on the westside...better stop by Green Acres and loadup on ammo (liquor store across the street, too) incase the dindoos decide to come out in force.
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Florida Panhandle about 30 miles north of Destin/Santa Rosa Beach.
We dodged a bullet this time.

We had canceled/changed our camping plans and we were lucky enough to change them back.
Kinda happy about it because we have a very nice site reserved for 4 nights.
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I have some 30' elevation off the creek that slow feeds into the St. Johns river.....by time THAT much water arrives, the rest of the state is GAWN......

and the folks on the flood plain near the creek have been flooded as high as 5' over the house slabs since I been here....canoes, rowboats, and even power boats running up/down the road parallel the creek.....
What happens to their cars?
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What happens to their cars?
They wind up for sale on 'bring a trailer' as 'low mileage car that needs some maintenance.'

Sometimes on Copart, where they ALL should end up as total losses.


I looked at a Tacoma 22 years ago when I was looking for a gently used truck and when I found a water line on the cowl behind the glove compartment and noticed all the underdash was rusty and there was sand on top of the evaporator box, I walked away.
For some strange reason, the MIL light was glowing steadily.
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What happens to their cars?
Quite a few new orleans car dealerships have vast expertise and experience with flooded vehicles, they will have many car transport trailers on standby.
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We should still see some rain by tomorrow morning, though.
Some rain? OMG, NOOOOOOOO, not some rain!
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Rain, you want rain, click on link, then click on precipatation, and then click on today through Saturday, St. Pete will be the new home of State of FL Aquarium, no constuction required:

https://www.google.com/search?q=st+p...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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I may need to make a run, as have no clear alcohol:

Glad to see you're well prepared.

After dealing with 4 sizable storms there in six weeks back in 2004 and two more in 2005, no thanks.

Stay safe FL peeps.
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We should still see some rain by tomorrow morning, though.
Jacksonville should get rain from tomorrow noon until Saturday noon, with very little interruption.
I would recommend getting some floatables for your home and car.
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2:00 PM NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ADVISORY

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/gra...?cone#contents

Winds at 120 MPH
The biggest concern is that since yesterday the storm is angling more east, at one time it was going into FL's armpit, the 2:00 PM shows landfall that appears to be south of Tampa Bay, and if this were to continue, all points south of Sarasota are in play.
For those who thought they were in the clear, time to rethink, and begin your preparations, Total Wine is open until 10 PM this evening!!
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