Hurricane Ian

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Navypoppop's Comment
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Well as most of you know, hurricane Ian is coming here to Central Florida. Damn it! My wife and I live in Winter Haven and we have done the best we can to prepare for a good wind and rain event. Every morning for the past few days you wake up to a different track for the storm. After the first tracks were looked at it went a little to the west and that was great. Then for the past 2 days it has moved a further east each morning. It appears to be making landfall just to the north of Tampa now which means tropical storm warnings for us here in Polk County. Probaly wind gusts of 60+ mph and rain near 10" seems to be the forecast now.

The track then takes it towards the north through Ocala and into SE Georgia-Jacksonville area. Only the Lord above or Mother Nature control what happens with these storms. We have done what we can to secure the home, have a strong building to go to in our village and then pray for the best. I'll keep you informed as it happens. Bye for now.

BK's Comment
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Here’s hoping that you come through the storm unharmed and undamaged.

What type of home do you live in? Under what conditions do you have to evacuate?

Navypoppop's Comment
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BK, We live in a park model mobile home. I do not plan to stay here because of 70 mph wind gusts are now predicted Wed. night. We have a concrete club house in our park that serves as a storm shelter and my brother in law lives in a big house in Kissimmee but hasn't offered us to come over. The projected path now has it real close to landfall right at Tampa Bay with wind gusts near 125 mph, storm surge 10', and near 20" rain. Not good. I'll try and keep you all posted.

PJ's Comment
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Our prayers are with you and your family. Stay safe!!!

Navypoppop's Comment
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With all the updates and projections on this storm I'm sure no one knows for sure what will happen. It is being compared to Hurricane Charlie back in 2004 and that path took it over most I-4 locations in Central Florida. Back then we were living in a stick built home in St. Cloud, Fl. and survived with just minimal damage. My brother in law just called and invited us to his stick built home in Kissimmee and we will be going over either tonight or early tomorrow morning. May everyone stay safe and focused and leave if you are told and go to a safe area. Don't be a hero and stay in a zone that has an evacuation order in place.

PackRat's Comment
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I would be northbound and down yesterday. Prayers for you if you stick it out .

G-Town's Comment
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Thoughts and prayers. I have family in FA… concerned, an understatement.

Turtle's Comment
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I have an uncle & cousins in Tampa & Sanford. My mother, sisters, and a large percentage of close family in Jacksonville and the Jax beach area. I'm definitely keeping an eye on this one too.

BK's Comment
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When a storm like this is predicted, do trucking companies get their trucks and drivers out of the area? Never considered this before, but trailers and 100+ MPH winds are not a good combination.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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When a storm like this is predicted, do trucking companies get their trucks and drivers out of the area? Never considered this before, but trailers and 100+ MPH winds are not a good combination.

BK, I dunno. Tom drove home in HAIL last night, storms. It's thunder/lightning on & off HERE today!!

Thoughts and prayers. I have family in FA… concerned, an understatement.

Ditto.

Mine are in Manatee County; Bradenton and also some in Sarasota.

Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, .... I'm already wound tighter than a top.

My stubborn Italianos won't leave. I've spoken to them, and ... "they're fine...."

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I've wished them well, said what I meant & meant what I said.

Prayers to THOSE OF YOU in Florida, as well..... you're Mi Gli Amici ya know...

I have an uncle & cousins in Tampa & Sanford. My mother, sisters, and a large percentage of close family in Jacksonville and the Jax beach area. I'm definitely keeping an eye on this one too.

Thoughts and prayers. I have family in FA… concerned, an understatement.

With all the updates and projections on this storm I'm sure no one knows for sure what will happen. It is being compared to Hurricane Charlie back in 2004 and that path took it over most I-4 locations in Central Florida. Back then we were living in a stick built home in St. Cloud, Fl. and survived with just minimal damage. My brother in law just called and invited us to his stick built home in Kissimmee and we will be going over either tonight or early tomorrow morning. May everyone stay safe and focused and leave if you are told and go to a safe area. Don't be a hero and stay in a zone that has an evacuation order in place.

I would be northbound and down yesterday. Prayers for you if you stick it out .

Tom called his Uncle Joe in Ft. Myers this morning; told him the same. Exact words, and he's FROM Ohio.

Nope, as well.

May all driving in and through, around or about, be as safe as you KNOW you are able to be. 309.6, y'all. Hole up.

Nothing is worth your life, and/or those of others.

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: No worries on the 'name' security. A) you know me. B) we all have a stage name, with meaning.

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