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  • the_oracle_us the_oracle_us Sep 13, 2004 7:10 PM Flag

    Tampa

    I am still boarded up big time. The computer models for this storm have been way off for both time and speed. We are no longer in the cone, where at most times we were in the center.
    If that storm slows again , the whole cone could be revamped once more. A front could push it east with a puff of air.
    (guess) It will hit the Gulf stream soon and start it's turn toward the right (not north). It has started north already. If I am wrong, flame me tomorrow...but I got a bad feeling on this one. I just don't see the Panhandle proper being at a greater risk than New Orleans or Tampa.
    A hit in the PanHandle would mean Atlanta will get bombed. Charlie hammered Orlando and Daytona which are in the middle and other side of the State fm Port Charlotte. We're talking a 4 and 5 hr drive straight on the interstate. This bigger storm may still be a hurricane if it heads towards Atlanta.
    Quick...buy some ALL and tell your friends. This is gonna be really nasty for some people somewhere. ALL can shaft em now and price gouge em later....stock should fly.

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    • Atlanta anymore but unlike you when I did I had a basement. Capt. Zero that it is the chance of a hurricane hitting Atlanta.

    • Atlanta could easly get TS winds gusting to Huricane strenght If Ivan comes in as a cat 5+.

      Hope you got a bunker!

    • Hunker down clueless the sky is falling? No just your house, Here it comes.

    • Atlanta 300 miles from the coast. Massive tidal wave swamps S. Georgia!!!! But wait no coverage for flooding. Give it a rest Bozo and move to another board.
      Better yet go to Malios and have a few pops and a good steak. Laffin!!!!!!

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      • Look at the computer generated models of how far inland this will still be a hurricane and see who the bozo is. Storm surge is not the same as flooding Skippy. A surge certainly can cause flooding but so can 10 inches of rain in one day over saturated earth.
        The entire s/e is totally saturated i.e. the 8-15 inches that fell in the Carolinas. The 8-15 that just hit Fl that didn't dry from Charlie and that storm the day before charlie that went into Ga. Ivan is expected to cause flooding in the entire n/e also due to rain.
        PS...our new problem here is sink holes. They are popping up everywhere including highways and under homes. One swallowed a p/u truck today. I don't know where you live but your invited into my bunker which I believe can withstand a cat three. Why don't you fly over Fla and see what it looks like right now. Make sure you have fuel for the return trip cause there ain't much here.
        Folks here are real friendly too (the ones that still have their sanity). We have had our lives totally didrupted for about a month.
        Tip....When consumer spending numbers come out next month make sure your long. They will surprise even the experts. More money has been spent on gas,food,wood and hardware than I have ever seen. Those empty hotels from vacationers were made up by the inland hotels that had all the states residents. Buy generator stocks also....There were more sold last month than the last 10 years in my opinion at 800 a pop. Suicides are at an all time high and physical health has been mostly poor also because of the stress. IMHO these storms have actually helped the consumer spending contrary to what the experts say. PS The airline flights that were not cancelled were later filled with people leaving the state for needed vacations to other parts of the country.
        also...that surge stuff is overated in my opinion....I live on the beach and it usually only comes up a few feet...just enough to cover the roads with sand and knock out your first floor. it is nasty, but when the roofs blow off, that is scary.

 
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