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#293117 - 08/28/19 04:03 AM Tropical Storm Dorian
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5170
Loc: SOCAL
Tropical Storm Dorian Not a hurricane yet but the probability cone indicates possible landfall in central Florida late Sunday as a hurricane. Maybe...

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#293120 - 08/28/19 01:30 PM Re: Tropical Storm Dorian [Re: Russ]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6942
Loc: southern Cal
Whew! It's just a tropical storm. Of course, it remains a TS at wind velocity of 74 mph, but if it bumps up to 75, it's a HURRICANE. I doubt my roof shingles would know the difference.

Anyway, i'll just pour a cup of coffee, have a seat, relax, and watch the show while awaiting the next earth shaking event in SoCal.
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#293126 - 08/28/19 04:12 PM Re: Tropical Storm Dorian [Re: hikermor]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5170
Loc: SOCAL
Yep, same here. As for all hurricane (and SOCAL EQ & wildfire) events, my truck’s gas tank is full and the kit in back is ready. For a wildfire (enough time to see it coming, as with TS Dorian), I’d also pack the truck with all the extra stuff that’s difficult to replace: important papers, laptop PC, et al — then I’d wait to see if I need to bug out. In which case I’d beat the rush and leave early.

The bail-out bag ordered this morning will arrive early next week so it would be too late for Dorian — but I’m not concerned with Dorian except to wish those living within that probability cone all the best. Get ready...

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#293127 - 08/28/19 05:52 PM Re: Tropical Storm Dorian [Re: Russ]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5170
Loc: SOCAL
According to Accuweather, Dorian will only be a Cat.3 hurricane when it hits Florida — assuming the current probability cone model. This is the category that all the old-timers will laugh at (no big deal) and not evacuate. Then the hurricane doesn’t read the memo — they never do.

So if you choose to not evacuate, use Dorian as a storm to practice hurricane preps. Develop evacuation plans, build skills and then test them. When something unexpected happens, at least you’ll have your gear ready.

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#293130 - 08/29/19 02:45 AM Re: Tropical Storm Dorian [Re: Russ]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6942
Loc: southern Cal
All of you in Florida take care and stay safe. The precip can be just as much of a problem as the wind velocity.
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#293153 - 08/29/19 08:29 PM Re: Tropical Storm Dorian [Re: Russ]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1557
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
we've had a tremendous amount of rain already this season... ground is saturated, and fresh water flooding is a big concern...

topped off the fuel cans yesterday, car today
couple extra cans of Chunky Soup, packs of hot dogs, iced tea (my typical storm menu)
3 propane bulk containers
will charge up the cordless drill battery and AA Eneloops this weekend
probably re-fill the stored water in the Specter 10L containers

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#293156 - 08/29/19 08:52 PM Re: Tropical Storm Dorian [Re: LesSnyder]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2114
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: LesSnyder
we've had a tremendous amount of rain already this season... ground is saturated, and fresh water flooding is a big concern...

It has been an unusually wet August.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#293167 - 08/30/19 11:09 AM Re: Tropical Storm Dorian [Re: Russ]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2818
Loc: La-USA
My family lives in south Louisiana. Our preps are place we’ll maintain HurCon 5 until we see which way Dorian jumps after it hits Florida. Yes, of course I just got on the boat.
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#293179 - 08/30/19 11:01 PM Re: Tropical Storm Dorian [Re: Russ]
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 780
...Just learned what a 'king tide' is.

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#293181 - 08/31/19 06:23 AM Re: Tropical Storm Dorian [Re: Russ]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2333
Loc: Big Sky Country
Stay safe all you FL folks! Looks like this will be a big one!
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