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Offline Shutter

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #2535 on: October 07, 2016, 04:21:09 AM »
well, it appears I dodged the bullet  O0

The storms in the past couple months were worse than this storm, but I'm ok with it, better safe than sorry. my body shut down and I passed out watching TV, woke up around 3 am. I worked about 28 hours in two days, and a couple hours prior to the storms arrival on Thursday. it took it's toll on me.

I don't know how much rain fell, but it's nowhere near an inch an hour as they claimed prior to the storm approaching. the winds never exceeded 30 mph. very dry hurricane that was noticeable on the radar. the bands were spaced out, and very little yellow and red in the bands.

everything should be back to normal today.
 

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« Reply #2536 on: October 07, 2016, 09:47:38 AM »
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well, it appears I dodged the bullet  O0

The storms in the past couple months were worse than this storm, but I'm ok with it, better safe than sorry. my body shut down and I passed out watching TV, woke up around 3 am. I worked about 28 hours in two days, and a couple hours prior to the storms arrival on Thursday. it took it's toll on me.

I don't know how much rain fell, but it's nowhere near an inch an hour as they claimed prior to the storm approaching. the winds never exceeded 30 mph. very dry hurricane that was noticeable on the radar. the bands were spaced out, and very little yellow and red in the bands.

everything should be back to normal today.

What you describe here doesn't agree at all with what I was seeing the TV forecasters predict.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #2537 on: October 07, 2016, 10:55:17 AM »
parts of the coastline might be a different story, but I can assure you that it was nothing in regards to a hurricane where I live.

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No damage was reported in Broward County by Thursday evening. The county hopes to reopen Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the cruise ship hub of Port Everglades on Friday, and to resume Broward County Transit bus operations. Drawbridges, which were locked down during the storm, will resume to normal operations Friday at 6 a.m. Hurricane shelters will close.

The eye was too far off the coast to give any forceful winds in my inland location. the hurricane force winds were 60 miles out from the center. very minimal damage was done. As of 7 AM, 7,620 customers from FPL were without power in Miami-Dade County while 8,980 people were without power in Broward County. population in Broward county 1,896,425

when I first put the radar up on this forum, you could clearly see very little yellow, and red in the bands. it rained hard several times, but nothing major. it continued to rain lightly throughout the day yesterday. this report I gave was hours after the storm had passed. typically, after a hurricane the canal behind me reaches heights close to the back of my shed some 10 feet away from the bank. the water level has not risen much since the start of the week.

They closed the roads at 3pm. I went to the gas station for soda and was joking with the people there that I knew. "where is the storm" some places started to reopen there business since the danger had passed. Exxon, Cumberland Farms, Big Dogs bar, A to z store all reopened while the storm was just north of us.

what predictions are you referring too?
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #2538 on: October 07, 2016, 11:09:27 AM »
FPL vowed on Friday to restore electricity to all customers in Miami-Dade and Broward and most Palm Beach County customers by the end of the day Friday.
Remaining Palm Beach County customers will be restored by the end of the day Saturday, according to FPL.
Early Friday, more than 60,000 Florida Power & Light customers in South Florida remained without power, even as Hurricane Matthew passed the region heading north.

According to FPL's 9 a.m. report, the area outages were:

Palm Beach County: 44,850 customers out; 732,300 total customers in the county.

Broward County: 8,880 customers out; 926,200 total customers in the county.

This was said about west palm beach. the eye was closer, but also failed to be major..

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Earlier that day, Palm Beach County’s emergency management director feared a powerful hurricane would inflict a catastrophic blow, but instead, the threat had mostly passed.

Johnson joked that everyone would soon be asking why he asked them to put up their shutters. But officials remained vigilant Thursday night, remaining at Level 1 status, the highest level of alertness.
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« Reply #2539 on: October 07, 2016, 11:50:48 AM »
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FPL vowed on Friday to restore electricity to all customers in Miami-Dade and Broward and most Palm Beach County customers by the end of the day Friday.
Remaining Palm Beach County customers will be restored by the end of the day Saturday, according to FPL.
Early Friday, more than 60,000 Florida Power & Light customers in South Florida remained without power, even as Hurricane Matthew passed the region heading north.

According to FPL's 9 a.m. report, the area outages were:

Palm Beach County: 44,850 customers out; 732,300 total customers in the county.

Broward County: 8,880 customers out; 926,200 total customers in the county.

This was said about west palm beach. the eye was closer, but also failed to be major..

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Earlier that day, Palm Beach County’s emergency management director feared a powerful hurricane would inflict a catastrophic blow, but instead, the threat had mostly passed.

Johnson joked that everyone would soon be asking why he asked them to put up their shutters. But officials remained vigilant Thursday night, remaining at Level 1 status, the highest level of alertness.
 

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« Reply #2540 on: October 07, 2016, 11:51:57 AM »
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FPL vowed on Friday to restore electricity to all customers in Miami-Dade and Broward and most Palm Beach County customers by the end of the day Friday.
Remaining Palm Beach County customers will be restored by the end of the day Saturday, according to FPL.
Early Friday, more than 60,000 Florida Power & Light customers in South Florida remained without power, even as Hurricane Matthew passed the region heading north.

According to FPL's 9 a.m. report, the area outages were:

Palm Beach County: 44,850 customers out; 732,300 total customers in the county.

Broward County: 8,880 customers out; 926,200 total customers in the county.

This was said about west palm beach. the eye was closer, but also failed to be major..

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Earlier that day, Palm Beach County’s emergency management director feared a powerful hurricane would inflict a catastrophic blow, but instead, the threat had mostly passed.

Johnson joked that everyone would soon be asking why he asked them to put up their shutters. But officials remained vigilant Thursday night, remaining at Level 1 status, the highest level of alertness.

It seems to have moved quickly up the coast and not too far inland?
 

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« Reply #2541 on: October 07, 2016, 11:53:14 AM »
The eye is much closer to the shoreline making it more dangerous.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #2542 on: October 07, 2016, 11:57:45 AM »
you see the yellow area around the eye wall (northeast) that will pack the punch. the outer bands will also pack a punch depending on how far out the winds extend. the eye is close to the shoreline and you see the outer yellow area's, they are packing heavy rains, and wind.

the center of the storm was close to Newport in the Bahama's, that's over 80 miles away from the coastline, so this is why I didn't get any hurricane force winds. plus, I'm about 15 miles inland putting me at around 100 miles away from the center.

at that time hurricane force winds extended 60 miles out, and as far as 120 miles for tropical force winds. as the storm moved north it got closer to the coast creating more winds and rain. then you have good, and bad sides of a storm, each one differs, none are the same. they are unstable and can change within minutes. Wilma was a good example.

If you have a category 3 coming at you (directly) meaning the eye will pass over your location, you better make damn sure you are well protected. I was on the road when the eye of Wilma passed over me. I'm very lucky the truck didn't flip. if I pulled that stunt with a cat 3, it would of happened. anything above a cat 2 should not be on the road at all IMHO.
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« Reply #2543 on: October 07, 2016, 12:39:08 PM »
the radar shows the strength of the storm. the eye has the danger zone at the northeast corner just off the coastline. they are still getting a lot of the storm, but are clear from the extreme winds, and rain. you see the outer feeder bands reduced when they hit land as well.
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #2544 on: October 07, 2016, 12:44:44 PM »
Got a reply from Sluggo today. Glad to know he's OK.

Still wondering about Farflung. He just flat out vanished. Hope he's OK. His brilliant Vortex wit is missed.

Snow's doing fine, climbing full time.

When I retire, I won't be skydiving full time. I just don't have the needle in that deep.

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« Reply #2545 on: October 07, 2016, 12:45:35 PM »
What is Sluggo up to these days?
 

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« Reply #2546 on: October 07, 2016, 01:08:24 PM »
Don't know. He was too busy to chat. Just a simple reply.
He's a nuke health safety specialist. Sometimes his workload is pretty heavy.

He will chat when he can. Might take months.

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« Reply #2547 on: October 07, 2016, 02:33:29 PM »
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Still wondering about Farflung. He just flat out vanished. Hope he's OK. His brilliant Vortex wit is missed.

Still wonder if the mysterious "YellowOxide" who appeared on DZ for awhile was Farflung.  He denied it, but some of his stuff read just like Farflung.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #2548 on: October 08, 2016, 01:15:05 PM »
R99, I uploaded some files into the vault, two of them are the transcript files. could you come up with some short term label's I could name each file. something fitting for each one with limited space (wording)

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« Reply #2549 on: October 08, 2016, 03:23:58 PM »
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R99, I uploaded some files into the vault, two of them are the transcript files. could you come up with some short term label's I could name each file. something fitting for each one with limited space (wording)

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1.  "FBI Notes" - The 17 page document is the one that was faxed to Sluggo and includes some "notes" by an FBI agent plus several pages of radio transcripts.  The numbers at the bottom of the pages are the respective page numbers in FBI File SE-164-81.  It should be noted that the transcripts in the notes are missing a page and that FBI File SE-164-81 should be consulted for the missing page as well as all of the remaining transcripts.

2.  "Seattle Post-Intelligencer Files" - This 99 page document contains copies of ARINC teletypewriter messages and radio transcripts that were reportedly first obtained by the Seattle P-I Newspaper.  And again, the numbers at the bottom of the pages are the respective page numbers in FBI File SE-164-81.