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    Heads up on the central Gulf. Right now looks like “Ida “ will come ashore some where between Louisiana and Pensacola Fl. Sunday or Monday. I think we saw this movie last year Arthur and Claude. I did not like then.
    Just read that Sunday is the 16th anniversary of Katrina. Thats a scary thought.
    Last edited by Randy; 08-26-2021, 05:13 PM.
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    Yeah, Randy, and the sequel is always worse! Of course, this is more like the old serials at the movies when we were kids...always another episode coming.

    I went and got 17 gallons of additional gasoline for my generator today just in case we lose power...don't want to lose all the food in the freezer, and will still be able to make coffee. If I don't end up needing it, it goes into my car's tank.

    I saved sandbags from the last one, so I can keep some water out of my shops...house is on piers, so no worries there...unless the roof goes, God forbid!
    Arthur

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Arthur C. View Post
      Yeah, Randy, and the sequel is always worse! Of course, this is more like the old serials at the movies when we were kids...always another episode coming.

      I went and got 17 gallons of additional gasoline for my generator today just in case we lose power...don't want to lose all the food in the freezer, and will still be able to make coffee. If I don't end up needing it, it goes into my car's tank.

      I saved sandbags from the last one, so I can keep some water out of my shops...house is on piers, so no worries there...unless the roof goes, God forbid!
      Hope you will not need it. They are saying it could slide east. We will be on the right unless it slides to Florida. Do not think there is much of a chance for that. Getting generator hooking up our unit in the morning. I am grateful for that. My wife’s office is a block from the port of Mobile. Only takes a 8ft storm surge to get to the sand bags they use office. In Katrina they had over 6 ft In the office. Oh well it is life on the gulf. We live at about 200ft elevation. So if water comes our way Noah will not be far behind.
      Last edited by Randy; 08-26-2021, 06:56 PM.
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      • #4
        As top hurricane hunter reported a hour ago...Unlucky situation for #Louisiana, which was hit by 3 #hurricanes last year: LAURA, DELTA, & ZETA. But it's not unheard of. Hurricanes often attack same spots across multiple seasons. From 1945 to 1950, Florida had 11 'canes (!!), including 5 Cat 4s! Cold comfort for Louisianans.

        Dare thing looks just like last years track all three of you could be in the bulls eye right now....not looking good for any of you in the gulf coast at this point. Possible major hurricane again. Time to clean out the stores again, get your bread and last minutes. And prep level to the standing that she may hit as a major hurricane. Not a fun time at all ....getting ready for these hurricanes.
        Last edited by Dileon; 08-27-2021, 10:05 AM.

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        • #5
          Windstorm conference this year....information 2021 just in case you do not know. One about urban hurricane and white out which I did not think about ... good update information on hurricane survival.
          1. Cover the windows – shutters are best and boards are okay. Tape on windows is a waste of time.
          2. Ride out a hurricane in the core of a building. Exterior areas are damaged more severely. Treat a hurricane like it is a tornado.
          3. Know the difference between a direct hit and a near miss. A few miles can mean a big difference regarding the wind speed and how dangerous the storm is to you.
          4. Do not stand/park next to a building. There is no safe place outside in a hurricane. Keep away from entryways and canopies.
          5. Do not ride-out a hurricane in a car. Cars can be buried, flipped, and penetrated.
          6. Urban areas have swirling winds. Debris flies in every direction. There is no “downwind” safe zone in urban areas.
          7. Whiteouts still have flying debris, including flying cars! Do not get mesmerized by the bizarre sight of a whiteout because it is extremely dangerous.
          8. Great engineering, the quality of construction methods, and building materials are extremely important to how much wind damage will occur. An ounce of prevention through quality construction is worth a pound, if not your life, of safety.

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          • #6
            Be safe Claude and Arthur. Ida she could be record maker.
            We live in the land of the free because of the brave!
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            • #7
              Latest prediction still has center headed directly of Baron rouge. Coming ashore as Cat 4, dwindling to a Cat 1 just before BR, then becoming TS as it passes Natchez. We are far enough from Lake P. that we don't expect storm surge, and the 12-14 inches rain is about what we had from H. Isaac back in 2012. I have an appointment next week to look at putting in a standby generator.

              Randy: Which one did you decide on, and what size, what fuel?

              Claude
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Claude View Post
                Latest prediction still has center headed directly of Baron rouge. Coming ashore as Cat 4, dwindling to a Cat 1 just before BR, then becoming TS as it passes Natchez. We are far enough from Lake P. that we don't expect storm surge, and the 12-14 inches rain is about what we had from H. Isaac back in 2012. I have an appointment next week to look at putting in a standby generator.

                Randy: Which one did you decide on, and what size, what fuel?

                Claude
                I went with the Briggs and Stratton Claude. I know a few people that have them and all the feedback was good. I also like their warrenty. If Ida stays in the forcast track I should not be a issue for us. Other than we are in a older neighborhood with Hundereds of old tall oaks always seem to loose power in 40 or 50 + winds. But When Ivan came in It looked like a direct hit on Mobile then got just south of us and did a 90 degree turn to the right and slamed the Florida panhandle. You all stay safe Claude!
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                • #9
                  Hey! You guys stay safe. I don't like the looks of that storm. No problem for us but that doesn't do you a heck of a lot of good.

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                  • #10
                    As of seven a.m. today. it looks like Cat 3 winds for Baton Rouge Sunday night, then Cat 2 when the eye passes over about one a.m. Monday. We're all prepared (hurricanes aren't a novelty here; we take them seriously and know what to do). I hope we won't lose power for too long, but most likely will be days at least.
                    Last edited by Arthur C.; 08-28-2021, 08:04 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Arthur C. View Post
                      Looks like Cat 2 winds for Baton Rouge Sunday night, then Cat 1 when the eye passes over about one a.m. Monday. We're all prepared (hurricanes aren't a novelty here; we take them seriously and know what to do...my first was when I was six, in 1947). I hope we won't lose power for too long, but most likely will be days at least.
                      Be well Arthur. The longest we have gone with out power was 3 weeks. We did get hooked up this week. It well be nice to have the power backup when we need it.
                      We live in the land of the free because of the brave!
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                      • #12
                        Speaking of power... I went out yesterday and tried to start my generator - no luck. Neighbor across the street works on his race cars as a hobby. He came over and took apart the generator carburetor. Still wouldn't start after putting it back together. He thinks it may be a small particle of something in the needle valve, but we couldn't get to it. He then went back across the street and brought me one of his two generators for me to use! He takes them to the track when he races and they power his tools and a buddy's motor home with them... Makes me a lot less tense knowing I'll be able to keep my wife's Oxygen machine operating.

                        Claude
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                        • #13
                          I do not like the news of this one, ....hurricane hunters are talking about this one changing into cat 5 being possible. Which is not a norm with them. They were talking about how New Orleans seems to have this hex against it. another one showed his chase truck major wreaked mess from chasing tornados all summer was worry it would not hold in this hurricane. These days I follow them instead the news channels....because they seem to know more about the meteorology and more so the risk and often are right on about what is happening. They are going into swamp Louisiana and move with the track changes to film the eye of the cyclone. All of you in the gulf coast you need to squirrel down for the worst and pray for the best. Yea I know what darn way to spend your weekend...hunker down. Hope you got some good snacks for the show. I am sure you have before the storm weather the calm and outrageous humidity right now. that always gives me this eerie feeling inside.
                          Last edited by Dileon; 08-28-2021, 03:26 PM.

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                          • #14
                            We wil sure be praying for all in the path of this Hurricane, and yes they are to be taken seriously when you live on a gulf state.
                            Mark N. Akers
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                            • #15
                              Looks like she is moving more east from what I can see the eye should hit the Grand Isle but we have a whole day ahead of this ....everyone needs to watch this.

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