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#145297 - 08/22/08 11:53 AM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: falcon5000]
benjammin Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Hmm, we'll have to see what can be done. If Alexander is inaccessible, there's always gonna be something else around. Even Blue Springs wouldn't be a bad first dive.

Thanks for the links and the map Falcon. We've run out of time to visit many, but will try and get to some.

Of course, if this rain keeps up, her first open water dive may be on the street out front.
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#145302 - 08/22/08 12:23 PM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: benjammin]
MrDrysdale Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 49
Loc: League City, Texas
This storm is pretty nasty! Looked like it was going to be minor and is going to end up costing a bundle! The news this morning said Cocoa Beach has had 24" of rain? Wow!


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#145345 - 08/22/08 03:13 PM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: ]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3561
Loc: Spring, Texas
Good luck. It sounds like you are getting your own Tropical Storm Allison.

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#145352 - 08/22/08 03:45 PM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: ]
red Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 175
Be safe and God keep you safe! That feeling of the world coming down around your ears is a very unsettling one.
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#145355 - 08/22/08 04:03 PM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: red]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Yep, at least it's quit raining, for now. Tonight's gonna be interesting.
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#145363 - 08/22/08 05:00 PM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: ]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Some plastic sheeting will help the "sandbags" be more water tight.

Below are instructions on how to sandbag
Sandbag

Sandbagging II with plastic sheeting
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#145368 - 08/22/08 05:37 PM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: ]
falcon5000 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 662
Wow Izzy, you guys got some rain alright, here in Orlando we didn't get any wind and only some rain where we were at, no flooding where we were at. Well it's all down here from here, good luck there, the water should get sucked back in the aquifer pretty fast due to the drought season.
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#145369 - 08/22/08 05:41 PM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: benjammin]
falcon5000 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
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benjammin, the rain will probably turn several of the springs into sinks so be careful when swimming around sinks. When we use to get heavy rains when cave diving and the springs that flowed out started to pull back in gets dangerous due to reverse current. We would never go into a cave if the water was pulling and it only happens when you get the heavy rains usually. Good luck on the diving.
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#145378 - 08/22/08 07:10 PM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: ]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
They took my pictures down! Darn them moderators.

I still see them.
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#145387 - 08/22/08 08:12 PM Re: Well, here comes Fay... [Re: ]
Nicodemus Offline
Paranoid?
Veteran

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
I hope your various precautionary measures work.


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