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    I'm in Miami, so hoping everyone here (and anywhere in the hurricane's path) stays safe.


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    It's here. Still a category 4. I don't know where Mario, Barb, and Charles are, but I hope they're safe and on high ground. It's already showing flooding in south Florida and the storm has only just started its slow jog up the coast. They're predicting 10 - 15' storm surge along Tampa and Naples which will devastate that area. The Tampa metro area is only about 5' above sea level and they haven't had a storm hit them in almost a century.

    We're already getting lots of heavy rain and I'm 250 miles north of Miami.

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    Stay safe, Florida folks.

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    Mario evacuated and I'm not sure about Barb. I posted on FB about an hour ago asking how my Florida friends were doing so she should check in.

    Did you stay put, Ryan?
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    Hope you're all doing okay guys, fucking hell

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    Yeah, I'm a fifth generation Floridian. My family is in a central part of the state on higher ground. We always stay. Though I will admit that if I didn't have two cats and elderly grandparents, I'd be more inclined to load up the car and leave.

    Unfortunately my house is only about eight miles inland from the east coast, in a fairly low area, so flooding could be an issue with the projected 15" of rainfall. I'm staying at my parents' and the threat of flooding is very low here, but it's the wind that will be an issue. I'm hoping to find my house dry when this is all over and I head home, but after seeing what happened in Texas, and what's already happening in Miami, that's not looking good.

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    Stay safe and I'll be sending good vibes your way. I hope you have your cats with you!
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    The cats are here, along with my sister's three dogs. They're not thrilled. We just did this eleven months ago with Matthew.

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    Stay safe everyone!

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    I hope everyone in FL stays safe.

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    I'm glued to the news thinking about you Floridians, keep us posted please.

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    Uhhh, this is crazy. It's only a category 2 (which we've been through) before but it currently sounds like it's trying to rip our roof off. All the windows and doors in the house are creaking and popping under the pressure. It sounds like ice splitting. I don't see actual cracks or breaks in the windows but it must be the glass shifting in the frames as the pressure builds and drops. We're at 70 - 90 mph winds right now.

    Torrential rains... it's been pouring rain for about three hours with no break. We watched the power transformer near our house blow a couple hours ago so we're going to be without power for days now. The news is reporting that about half of the state has no power... 4 million accounts out of the 8 million.

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    That sounds horrifying. Do you have the windows boarded up or a windowless room in case the windows do break? I really hope this passes soon and that you all have plenty of non-perishable food to last until the power comes back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Uhhh, this is crazy. It's only a category 2 (which we've been through) before but it currently sounds like it's trying to rip our roof off. All the windows and doors in the house are creaking and popping under the pressure. It sounds like ice splitting. I don't see actual cracks or breaks in the windows but it must be the glass shifting in the frames as the pressure builds and drops. We're at 70 - 90 mph winds right now.

    Torrential rains... it's been pouring rain for about three hours with no break. We watched the power transformer near our house blow a couple hours ago so we're going to be without power for days now. The news is reporting that about half of the state has no power... 4 million accounts out of the 8 million.
    Jeebus!!!! When I last checked CNN it looked like what remained of the eye and the storm was headed right for the Orlando area. Hope you guys stay safe. Its crazy how the width of the storm is stretched across the entire width of the state.

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    Yay. We get to play the Hurricane Season game for the first time in 50 years or so. https://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp

    from: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWDAT.shtml
    Hurricane Ophelia was centered near 41.6N 16.0W at 15/1500 UTC about 550 nm ENE of the Azores, racing NE at 33 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb. Maximum sustained winds are 80 kt with gusts to 100 kt. Ophelia will be a powerful post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds as it approaches Ireland on Monday. See the latest Forecast/Advisory under AWIPS/WMO headers MIATCMAT2/WTNT22 KNHC for more details.



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