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Old 08-17-2008, 10:35 AM
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Default Here comes Hurricane Charlie II (Faye)

August 13, 2004 (was a Friday no less) Hurricane Charlie came right up Charlotte Harbor & tore my community apart, trashed my home, & that of my parents , brother & most homes & bulidings in general took alot of damage if they were still standing at all. Faye is on the same path & looks to be heading up our *** again. This just sucks. I've lived through 1 major hurricane, I don't wanna see another up that close.

Charlie was reported as a cat. 5 & all initial reports reported wind gauges in several locations here in town breaking at speeds of 180+ mph. 3 days after the storm al that was hushed for some reason & it went in the books as a Cat. 4 (145 mph or less)? But either way it was insane. Charlie wasn't forcasted to be very strong either only a 1 or a 2 but once it passed Cuba & hit the warm gulf waters it intensified a ton in the couple hours just prior to landfall climbing from a catagory 1 to a 5 very quick.

I'm tempted to just books flights & get the hell outta the state with my family now. You tend to get pretty gun shy after see this **** 1st hand.
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Chuck I was just thinking of you and wondering if you were in the path.
dude its best to get the hell out of there if you don't feel safe. I know if we get another Katrina headed our way I'm leaving this time. theres no way I can put my family through somthing like that again.
If you do leave be sure to bring some equipment in case you can't get back in for a while, and you can make some money if needed.
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How have buildings and building codes improved to help buildings withstand these storms since previous storms have come through?

Has there been much change or is it basically, you really can't do much in a 150 mph storm?

I have never been through that so I don't know.
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I will get out if it looks bad.... I don't want that again either. LAst time my wife was pregnant with our 1st. Now I have to children to look out for too. I'm not playing around.

I think most newer buildings & homes will withstand the hurricanes winds without much trouble. My home would hav been fine but about 70-80% of my shingles & tar paper blew off. The rain just ran down the plywood & poored in the cracks destroyed almost everything.... drywall, flooing, cabinetry, furniture etc.
What the buildings don't withstand is the 200-300 mph winds of the tonados that are in the eyewalls of these storms. That's why one home can survive relatively untouched through a hurricane while the neighbor next door is left with nothing but a slab & a mortgage on that slab with no home to live in. they won't withstand flood waters. The storms can however blow trees down into your home, blow any loose object through a wall (if it's a frame home) or uncovered window. The new building codes help & manyhere have been rebuilt better. Some were not done by the book so who knows? Even if your roof holds up to the wind... it may not hold up to getting hit by your neighbors roof.

So here's a delema for ya....
Do I remove my 2 mowers from my trailer (enclosed) & put them in the garage to keep them safe? Or do I leave them in the trailer to try to keep the trailer from getting thrown? The combined weight of the 2 machines is about 1800 lbs + the fuel in them. So it's something I'm trying to decide.
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Do I remove my 2 mowers from my trailer (enclosed) & put them in the garage to keep them safe? Or do I leave them in the trailer to try to keep the trailer from getting thrown? The combined weight of the 2 machines is about 1800 lbs + the fuel in them. So it's something I'm trying to decide.
I wonder if you could get some (tent anchors) strong ones and actually tie strap your trailer to the ground.
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They'd have to be the super strong hurricane straps like the ones used to secure down mobile homes & it would have to be anchored into concrete.
I don't have that kinda time.
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its better to put the mowers in, becouse any damage on the trailer can be easily repaired, compared to what can happen to the mowers.
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Could you take your trailer with you? or would that just be too much. As Blaine mentioned, there would probably be a ton of work for you if there is damage, and if you have all your equipment in good working order, you could be ahead of the game. We had some major wind/snowstorms here (it rarely snows in Vancouver) two years ago that tore down half the trees in the city, and every tree/landscaping company made a killing cutting up/hauling away downed trees.
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Chuck, how you holding out, Im watching on the news, they say yall got like 26'' of rain. do I need to bring the flat boat and pull yall of the roof ? lol
just kidden, but whats going on ?
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Exclamation hey chuck keep your head up eh.

Wounderin if a bunker is available anywhere? You know under ground?
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