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Latest...Hurricane Charley has been upgraded to a category 4 hurricane. Max sustained winds could be somewhere near 145 mph. The latest track is taking it onshore a bit south of where it was earlier forecast...near Charlotte Harbor...between Sarasota and Ft. Myers.

 

Oh...Charley is now forecast to exit the state somewhere in the vicinity of Daytona Beach.

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A Cat 4 is one big storm... and can do a LOT of damage. I spent some time in Tampa years ago, and it's really a lowland area. It could still suffer a considerable amount of damage if the storm hits a bit further north, and even if it hits further south as is currently anticipated, it's going to cause some damage.

 

MacDill AFB and Centcom must be having kittens about now. :(

 

Let's hope it does ome ashore at a fairly unpopulated area.

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Originally posted by Philip O'Keefe:

Man, it's hitting Port Charlotte

Forum member and all-around good guy Scott Gould (S_Gould) resides in Port Charlotte.... :(

 

Scott, I doubt you're checking the forums today, but I hope you're safe...

 

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Originally posted by Philip O'Keefe:

Man, it's hitting Port Charlotte - I used to go fishing down there in Boca Grande. :(

That's ironic... Phil in Boca Grande? (Big Mouth. :D )

 

Hope Scott's ok. I hope my parents home isn't damaged in Boca. More to the point, Ted, will I be stuck with my parents (arriving this evening) longer than Monday morning?!? :eek: (They're driving in from Chicago on the way home...)

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Lots of hugs

YaCaBaby

 

I'm sure the folks in FL appreciate your good will and wishes.

 

Just out of curiosity, what sorts of natural disasters do you have in the United Kingdom (well, specifcally the British Isles ;) )

 

Oh, can anyone else get to weather.com or wunderground.com? Must be slashdotted from everyone oogling....

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Thanks DB, Phil & Neil - I'm still alive, but the place is a disaster area, they're saying at least a week before we get power back. ( I have a small generator for internet & bar fridge.)

 

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Craig Anderton, have you felt any effects of the hurricane where you're located? You OK?

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Originally posted by phaeton:

Just out of curiosity, what sorts of natural disasters do you have in the United Kingdom (well, specifcally the British Isles ;) )

Nothing really. We do have the odd flood after too much rain but nothing extreme. No tornadoes, no hurricanes, no earthquakes, no poisonous snakes or spiders.

 

However we do suffer from having piss poor weather almost all of the time, overly high taxes and too many miserable people as a result.

 

All our disasters are man made.

 

I do see a change coming though. Last summer was the warmest on record and this summer is the wettest on record with more humidity than I've ever known here. As I said in the other hurricane thread, that can't be right.

 

Good luck Florida people

 

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Wow! I just saw the first my first news report about the storm. Sounds very bad.

 

Glad you're ok, Scott. Though I don't think you'll be going anywhere soon.

 

The worst thing I battled yesterday was the urge to scream because the huge bar I'm moonlighting in hasn't been able to attract a regular crowd a month after opening. (Lots of reasons why, but the bottom line is my well paid butt will be out of a job if they don't find a crowd soon.)

 

That doesn't even register a blip on the radar with what's happening to so many near you, Scott. I hope they discover less bodies and more people "missing", simply because they chose to evacuate without properly informing friends, neighbors and family. :(

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