Surf's Up!

Last Update: September 01, 2019

Playing the hurricane game. Dorian is BIG and unpredictable. Round 'n round it goes, where it's headed, nobody knows.

Everything here is tied down or put away, extra non-perishable food stocks on hand, extra batteries purchased, new generator on hand, reserve fuel in storage, all vehicles are fueled, water bricks are ready for filling, plenty of skeeter spray on hand, mud boots handy, window covers are ready to go up at a moment's notice, kayaks in storage, rechargeables recharged, propane tanks are full, grill in the garage, extra first-aid supplies stocked, the cats are chillin', and the proverbial hatches are battened down. Just another entertaining hurricane season in sometimes-sunny-Florida.

Currently storm is laying off shore a bit but that could change in a matter of hours. Still, have to maintain a high level of readiness/preparedness. Hoping to get new winch installed on truck beforehand to help remove trees and debris after the storm should it decide to pay us a visit. Have chainsaw and not afraid to use it. lol

Flooding is the biggest concern here. Twenty-four inches of rain predicted if Dorian makes landfall south of us. Times like these are when living on a small lake isn't so great. Mr. No-Shoulders heads for high ground when it starts flooding. That would be us. Nothing quite as thrilling as finding a member of the Slitherin' laying on your doorstep when you open the door. At least no gators in the immediate area...that I know of anyway.

If the eye stays offshore, we will be spared being on the worst side of the storm. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Now. If the Internet stays up, all will be good. :-)

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LauraFuller Premium
I hear you. We moved to southwest Florida 2 weeks ago. At first, it was headed straight for us but from the Atlantic side. Now it is coming your way.
You be safe. Take care and keep us updated as you can.

Laura
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KC1953 Premium
Love Southwest, FL. Fossil country, especially the Bone Valley! Planning on a trip around Christmas time to look for Megalodon teeth, probably in the Peace River area.

If you're new to Florida, start reading up on hurricane preparedness. It's good to stay prepared cuz ya never know when it's gonna blow! Have fun settling in.

Check out Sanibel Island. Best shell hunting in the world there, especially after a storm in the Gulf. Lots and lots of stuff to do around there. If that's where you moved to, I AM SO JEALOUS!!

KC
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LoreleiH Premium
Omigosh, that totally scares me, just thinking about it. You sound like you are well prepared though. Here's hoping it passes you by!
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KC1953 Premium
All part of living here. North Florida has it better than most of the state though. That inward curve in the coastline seems to prevent most of the storms hitting us directly...but ya never know.
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LoreleiH Premium
Just be safe.
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Palatia Premium Plus
Wishing you the best as Dorian rears its head. I hope it misses you. :) Paula
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keishalina Premium
hi KC --- sure appreciate hearing that you're so well-prepared and for sharing with us today!

here's to hoping that the storm keeps at bay ...

blessings to you and all for safety & better weather ...

keep well ... ⭐️🙏⭐️ ...
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Joes946 Premium
I lived through 15 years of Florida's hurricanes. Not totally out of the zone in GA, but doubt we'll get too much here. Stay safe and hope you dodge this bullet.
Joe
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KC1953 Premium
As long as you're not in coastal GA you should be good. This one is a potential threat to anyone on the east coast. It's so slow and unpredictable! We are definitely going to get moist.
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Joes946 Premium
I’m near Anderson, SC. should be okay.
joe
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KC1953 Premium
Oh yeah. That's plenty good.
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