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Stay safe Carl.....looks like I will be the "lucky" one and I will likely just get some thunderstorms.....
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I second Dani's good wishes.
Al
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Updated forecast suggests Tampa area as the most likely landfall. But the whole gulf coast of FLA is in the crosshairs.

Stay safe.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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Thanks!
We are in the bullseye this time.
I've boarded up, cleaned up and secured as much as I can.
Camp stoves are inside, flashlights all over the house and supplies layed up.
My wife and daughter went to Huntsville to stay with our son.
i will hold the fort.


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

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Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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How far from the water are you?
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Best wishes that this eases up quickly and everyone stays safe.
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best of luck Carl, I was just logging into the national hurricane center to see how Dani was looking, but looks like you are the one. Best of luck, it is such a crazy feeling waiting for one to show up! Keep safe and let us know that all is clear when you get a chance.

T
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Hang tough. If there is anything I can do in Huntsville just let me know.

Eric
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Carl,
Good luck! Sounds like you are prepared as much as you can. Stay safe!





Oxford, CT
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Good luck Carl and other Floridians. Looks like it'll hit south of you. My son in Key West says its ripping but the storm is blowing water away from his side of the island and winds are only gusting to 60 mph so far.
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So far so good, but we are just starting to get the heavy rain bands and tropical storm force gusts here in Tampa.

This storm has turned into a monster, 155mph winds in the eyewall.
Naples, Cape Coral, Venice, ort Charlotte and Sarasota will take a catastrophic hit.
The storm has also slowed down, we will be in this for a full 36 hours.

I'm about a 1/2 mile from the water, with a front yard elevation of 11'. But storm surge is not a major concern, its takes a perfect storm with a perfect alignment to push storm surge into Tampa Bay due to its alignment and narrow mouth.
And now, this us being on the west side, its actually pushing water out of the bay.


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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Prayers for safety for all y'all in FL. 36 hours is going to seem like an eternity for many.
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Carl,
Could you please keep us updated as much as you can. My daughter and her husband live in Tampa. They are a mile and a half from Old Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Bay. I feel like I should pack my 4 Runner with my construction tools and head down from Indiana for the clean up. Be safe.

Rod V.
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Hunker down! Checked the update after I sbot my second wood duck of the morning (and missed what would have been the third).

It looks like a lot of the Gulf coast now has a 12-18' surge possible, though I think that's all south of Tampa.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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Rod,
Its hard to say if we will have a lot of damage here.
The worst will be south and east of us.
Trees are the wild card.


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
Disclaimer: This post and/or report is not a substantiation of or reflection on the true accuracy of the present surveying methods. It is only a report on or comment concerning local observation and/or results. Your results and observation may vary based on your location, local water conditions, food supply, weather conditions and migratory patterns "
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I have been watching webcams and Fox4 out of Fort Meyers since we have family in the area. Looks bad.

Rick
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Tide gage in Naples looks bad. Storm surge about 9'. Also looks like it stopped collecting data around 1 this afternoon.


https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/...ndex.html?id=8725110

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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My wife's aunt lives in Naples. Less than a mile from the water. No word on whether she evacuated, keeping our fingers crossed. Best of luck to everyone in FL.
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Good luck to your family. I've got a bunch of fishing buddies who retired to Naples/Fort Myers area. They are inland a bit, but still worried.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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I just got off the phone with my buddy from Sarasota. He had to leave his place on the water and his boat is still in the marina. He received his new boat in April, so we will see what happens. He just sent me a picture of the bay and it was almost dry looking. The storm sucked all the water out. My guess it is getting ready to unleash on this location and we have plane tickets to go and visit him in February. He might be rebuilding have another boat that will need to be ordered up.
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Good luck Carl.

Got some crazy buddies going diving out of Pensacola this weekend with this? they say fishing is always better. They?re after the big fish
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I am some 400 miles north of where Ian made landfall I think. Ian has even affected our tides up here. Normally low tide brings water levels maybe 15 ft or so from the grass line. Really low tides perhaps 25. Tonight it was more like 150 yards


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Dani: Sep 28, 2022, 7:15 PM
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Dani,
One thing is for certain, it will come back. Thanks for sharing.

RVZ
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Great pics as always. Pretty strange seeing a lighthouse overlooking a mudflat 150 yards from the water.