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    The Twelve Days of Hurricane Season

    On a serious note for our Florida Cyburbians,
    is your community promoting this program from the American Red Cross ?
    http://www.floridapreparesnow.org/

    Interesting theme.
    Entitled the Twelve Days of Hurricane Season, the campaign recommends the purchase of a different disaster preparedness or mitigation item each day over the first twelve days of hurricane season, June 1 through June 12. During this same time period, Florida’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Exemption will allow individuals and families to purchase many of these supplies without paying sales tax.

    On the First Day of Hurricane Season.....
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Its Only Money....

    It would be about $7,000 to get all of those items.....about $5k of it for the shutters.... Lucky for me, my house has shutters and I've stocked up on most of the items.....except the generator($800)...but the gas to run it would be about $200 for five days use. Plus you then have to store 80 gallons of gas in your garage......YIKES

    I hope they all circle around in the Atlantic this year.... ......
    Skilled Adoxographer

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    I haven't seen that program being promoted in my area at all.

    All I'm buying this year is bottled water, a few gas cans, and batteries. No shutters, no generator.

    Heard on the news today that the prediction is a 59% chance of a big one striking the east coast of the US this year.

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    AIB ZG and for the other Weather Geeks

    I found this from The Tropical Meteorology Project (Dr Gray)
    http://hurricane.atmos.colostate.edu...2005/june2005/
    Probabilities for at least one MAJOR (CATEGORY 3-4-5) Hurricane Landfall on each of the following Coastal Areas:
    1) Entire U.S. coastline - 77% (average for last century is 52%)
    2) U.S. East Coast Including the Florida Peninsula - 59% (average for last century is 31%)
    3) Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville - 44% (average for last century is 30%)
    more detailed info at
    United States Landfalling Hurricane Probability Project: Interactive Landfall Probability Display
    http://www.e-transit.org/hurricane/m...%7C0&panshift=

    The user selects a county, and landfall probabilities based on William Gray's 2005 tropical cyclone forecast are presented. The numbers in parentheses are the climatological averages based on landfalling tropical cyclones during 100 years (1900-1999).
    Great mapping effort worth the look.

    Gedunker check out Ocean County.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Yeah....

    The nerds are playing it safe this year....calling for hell on Earth (Florida) to make up for the massive season last year.....
    Skilled Adoxographer

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    My "Midwest Survivors" Hurricane Survival Kit is already packed.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Gedunker check out Ocean County.
    Yikes! Almost double the chance of a 3-4-5 landfall. Dr. Gray has been very accurate over the years -- I'm glad I'm just in Tornado Alley
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
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    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    I haven't heard anything about this program. After last year's evacuation disaster for Hurricane Ivan, state and local officials have been focusing on better evacuation routes for those who choose to leave. The New Orleans area has had 2 near misses in recent years and many people are predicting that the third time is the charm. Because this city is built like a bowl and is below sea level, if we were to sustain a direct hit, flood water would literally sit for weeks before it can fully be pumped out. I have no desire to sit through that, so my family is getting out of dodge if there's another threat.
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Bah... disaster preparedness programs never work, because it doesn't matter how much you prepare, it's never enough.... Sure, preparing a bit is better than nothing, but Fighting against nature is a lost battle.

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