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Hurricane Frances
zulufox




msg:384876
 12:30 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well, it looks like we are gonna get it again...

As always,
Good luck,
Be Safe,
Backup Your Data.

Chris from Miami FL

 

chrisnrae




msg:384877
 12:41 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

We're expecting higher winds and some storms where I live, but nothing to severe - but I'm on the west coast. Good luck to all those on the east coast and I second the stay safe.

vkaryl




msg:384878
 5:59 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Crossing fingers toes et al for all of you in the path, and outside it but expecting nasty winds etc.

Take care of yourselves as much as is humanly possible, and then I guess pray if that's in your lexicon....

AND CHECK IN AFTER IT'S OVER!

lgn1




msg:384879
 7:41 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Twice in a month, that really sucks.

Being from Nova Scotia, we got hit by Juan last fall. It was a category 2, but did cat 3 damage, due to wind dynamics of these storms in the northern lattitudes. Was without power for 8 days. Once a century is enougth for us, for hurricanes.

netscan




msg:384880
 10:03 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yup, been a busy year for us Floridians. This is a big storm, so if they tell you to leave, LEAVE. Just because an evacuation isn't mandatory doesn't mean you shouldn't. Just remember to take your puter with you :)

Good luck and God speed!

Mike
St. Petersburg

Go2




msg:384881
 10:31 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm glad I'm not in Florida during the hurricane season. Regarding backup, we always back up on 4 different servers on 2 different continents. Daily. Be it a hurricane, an earth quake, or a nuke, we're not going to lose any data!

Best of luck to all Floridiens, and don't you lose any data.

mfishy




msg:384882
 10:39 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

<<all those on the east coast>>

And central, here in Orlando, we are expected to get crushed.

zeus




msg:384883
 10:54 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I wish you all the best, I have been to florida a few times and it is great. Be sure to backup up your files and do remember sql, get it all on DVD and Hardirve.

Once again wish you the best.

zeus

PhraSEOlogy




msg:384884
 11:03 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Its just another day here in paradise?

Good luck to you all! Personally, I am going to mix a few margaritas, put "boats, beaches bars and ballads"
on the CD player and watch the lawn furniture whizz by.

Chris Venice, FL.

netscan




msg:384885
 11:50 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

LOL! That sounds like a plan

rmjvol




msg:384886
 11:51 pm on Sep 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

Good luck, guys & gals. You've had more than your share already this year. Stay safe & make it to Vegas in 1 piece.

zulufox




msg:384887
 12:16 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Once the power goes out I hope to sit in my bathroom-bunker and write enough articles to be able to afford vegas this year!

:)

digitalv




msg:384888
 12:23 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Two? Try 3 ... there is already a tropical depression that has formed in the same area where Frances formed. This depression is expected to develop into a hurricane also.

I'm in Lutz (just north of Tampa) ... gonna be a fun weekend :)

gopi




msg:384889
 1:07 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Good Luck and be safe Guys ...


Considering many many internet marketers are based in florida I am wondering what percentage of email spam will be gone if power/internet is out for 2-3 days there :)

chrisnrae




msg:384890
 1:52 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

"just north of Tampa"

Same here.

"percentage of email spam"

LMAO Gopi - too funny. Well a lot of the pill companies were based here...

Yea, my biggest fear is actually going without Internet ;). Hopefully, we don't lose power (I'll be chanting that all night).

mfishy, much thoughts to you. The same area shouldn't have to be hit so hard twice in a row. Geez, least it could have done was moved a little to the right ;).

lgn1




msg:384891
 2:29 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just looked at the latest satelite images, cloud tops are now at -80C in the core. This may go Cat-5 after the next eyewall cycle.

amznVibe




msg:384892
 3:02 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ugh, charging all the laptop batteries again...
(lol, and *then* checking food and water supplies - gotta have your priorities ;) )

digitalv




msg:384893
 3:35 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

The thing I don't get is why everyone runs out like a bunch of idiots and buys bottled water. Go buy Pepsi or something, you have water at home. If you don't have any jugs or bottles, go get some of those and FILL THEM UP. It's cheaper than buying water and in some areas it's your only option since everyone goes to the store and buys 10 gallons, heh.

Home Depot and Lowes are going to report record earnings this quarter. Personally I wouldn't mind a power outage, no internet, etc. Would give me some more time to relax. I'm self sufficient, I don't need electricity.

marcs




msg:384894
 3:41 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

digitalv

We got hit by Charley and didn't buy much water beforehand. We should have.

It took several days for water to come back up and you had to boil (not easy when you don't have electricity) it until a few days ago to drink it.

As to soft drinks, sure those may work, but not too sure how tasty they are warm when electricity goes down for weeks.

Marc
Punta Gorda, FL

jk3210




msg:384895
 3:57 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

They better not close all the bars again --for heaven sakes, I'm an alcoholic.

chrisnrae




msg:384896
 5:36 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yea, if the water goes down and the power goes out, water definitely becomes a valuable commodity. I am an avid soda drinker, LOL, so I always have that too, but - this is FL and it is like 90 degrees out during the day with severe humidity. If the power goes out, the air conditioners do too ;). So, water is the best thing to keep yourself hydrated and healthy.

Captaffy




msg:384897
 5:42 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

As to soft drinks, sure those may work, but not too sure how tasty they are warm when electricity goes down for weeks.

I believe he was suggesting that people buy the soft drinks, poor the liquid sugar down the drain and then fill the bottles with water.
(Note- It is very important the the filling of the bottles be done before the arrival of the hurricane.)

marcs




msg:384898
 5:48 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Captaffy

Soft drinks cost quite a bit more than water (especially if you're basically buying containers), stocking up on bottled (gallon containers) water is more cost-effective.

Also, I would never drink the tab water around here, Ph levels are too high, not to mention other impurities (even before a hurricane).

dirty_marra




msg:384899
 9:48 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

hopefully the worst experience any of you will have with "Florida" was the google update.

Keep safe guys

Shannon Moore




msg:384900
 10:07 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't know if it's practical, but back around y2k (geesh, sounds like eons ago, doesn't it? -- Just 4 years!) some suggested in an emergency that filling your bathtub(s) with water was a viable option for having extra water available. Not sure I'd want to drink water that sat in *my* bathtub for 1-2 weeks, but it could be boiled on a portable stove I s'pose.

Just a thought... I hope no one gets hit hard enough for this email to cross their mind as something worth needing to do, however.

Stay safe.

amznVibe




msg:384901
 10:12 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ever try to wash your hands/face/hair with softdrinks? LoL ;)

Yes, many of us use the "fill your bathtub" routine but the water is for washing and such, not drinking. The bathtub water is also critical for those on well water since your well won't work without power.

Fortuntely I had some 2 liters of soda that were just about empty so my fridge has got 12 liters of tap water cooling down now. That water is for my pets and such.

I am also on a month old diet so I jokingly consider this a good time to lose even more weight since I can't get a pizza delivery.

I feel sorry for the local vendors and labor day weekend though.

Sanenet




msg:384902
 10:21 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hmmmm.... remind me again why you guys like living in Florida? Everytime I visit it's hurricanes, humidity and just too durned hot!

Still - stay safe! :)

amznVibe




msg:384903
 10:31 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Better than California earthquakes, fires and mudslides :(
At least with hurricanes its rarely a "surprise".

Voltec




msg:384904
 10:47 am on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

A very basic reason that you want to keep soft drinks to a minimum if water is in short supply is that most of them contain caffine - some more than coffee. Caffine will dehydrate you and that would only make matters worse in the long run.

You can buy empty containers but they often get sold just as fast as the water when a hurricane approaches.

Good Luck everyone in good ol' FLA... I am in Virginia this year but will finally be back there in 4 months. I am moving to Tampa in mid December!

Stay Safe!

Matt
PS. Filling the bathtub also helps to flush that toilet if the water is out... ;)

billygg




msg:384905
 12:25 pm on Sep 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

hey all, yea, everyone needs to be safe. i live in ft. myers. and charley was enough for one friggin year. we lost power for 9 days during char, i hope to GOD that does not happen again. got so mildewie in the house, the walls started peeling. all im saying is, my laptop will be right next to me, with all my websites on it :)

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