My first official hurricane!

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  1. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Well we're all set up here (Pensacola) for hurricane Dennis, probably only going to be a category 2 or maybe weak 3, bit wimpy really.
    Having lived in California for the last 25 years I was getting quite bored with earthquakes so I thought I'd sample something from the East coast.
    With this under my belt I'll probably move to the mid-West for a tornado or two and then on to volcanoes in Hawaii possibly!
    All joking aside, it really is diabolical following so closely to hurricane Ivan last September, there's still plenty of houses here that haven't been completely repaired from that one.
    Wish us luck and I'll see what pics I can get.
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Good luck! And check in with us regularly, dammit! (that goes for all y'all in the path of Dennis)
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    Good luck!! Hopefully this one won't be a bad one at all.
     
  4. MDowdey

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    bring it on. bring em all on. ill be on the porch waitin for it.
     
  5. mygrain

    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    with yer boots and shotgun no less!! ;)

    personally i can't wait for the rain to hit. we need it so bad.
     
  6. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was wondering about you, hope all goes well, those forward feeder bands are about 300 miles head of the eye, so they should reaching you, hope you done have a problem with cable fever
     
  7. Aoide

    Aoide TPF Noob!

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    I'll take hurricanes and tropical storms any day over earthquakes, blizzards and tornados. At least you have some advance warning of a hurricane.

    Although it can also be like a slow torture. After the winds pass and the floods come, but I still take hurricanes.

    Stay safe all of you who are in Dennis' path! :hugs:
     
  8. Andrea K

    Andrea K TPF Noob!

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    i just heard that it is a "powerful category 4 with winds of 175 mph and sustained winds of 145

    please everyone stay safe and take care :hug::
     
  9. LizM

    LizM TPF Noob!

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    Yup! Dennis has surpassed menace to full fledged Orgre! They expect it to still be a Cat 1 (74 MPH winds) by the time it reaches Birmingham (central AL).

    We're all in the process of battening down the hatches so to speak. Actually, I probably shouldn't say all. A LOT of folks are still talking about how much of a big nothing Ivan was and are not taking Dennis seriously.

    Oh, well. I'll post pics as soon as I can. Keep us all in your prayers.

    ~Liz
     
  10. ThatCameraThingy

    ThatCameraThingy TPF Noob!

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    Hang on there. get the pics and post when all is over.

    Prayin for ya


    Hanno
     
  11. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    We're getting pounded with rain and high winds here, off and on. My computer flickered enough to kick me out of TPF a few minutes ago, and there was hardly anything going on outside at the moment - it's just all around. :shock: In this old Southern town, it's the huge trees toppling over that start the chaos!

    Hopefully we'll make it through the night without losing power, there's just no way to know. Dennis is not going quietly, that's for sure!

    Hope you Pensacola/Florida folks have made it through the worst all right!
     
  12. LizM

    LizM TPF Noob!

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    9PM Central time and all is relatively quiet in central AL. Looks like Dennis is tracking far enough West to miss a direct hit on my neck of the woods. Only expecting 50 MPH gusts here in the next few hours...that and the possibility of spin off tornados (they are usually little F0s & F1s that often stay in the clouds and are short lived - stood on the porch and listened to a couple go over the house during Ivan).

    May not get any "disaster" shots out of this one after all...cool! I'll take keeping my electricity (hope, hope, hope) over more downed tree photos any day. At this point its just a waiting game to see what happens and if any stray falling trees happen to hit the right point to cause major inconvienence here.

    Thanks for the prayers guys!
     

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