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- Jan 4, 2016
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I remember Andrew. I grew up in Florida, and had just graduated high school. That was absolutely horrific.
With the weather being unpredictable more now then ever these days it just showed how listening to those that know better advising on the side of caution is always the right move . Don’t think there are too many people down there chilling .Hoping that Hurricane Ian will not live up the hype. CNN and the Weather Channel seem to expect it's going to rain fire and rip the Earth asunder.
With our goldfish brains, many of us seem to forget most weather events are disappointing in comparison to what the weather men are currently screaming about.
Take precautions, of course, but maybe chill out a little bit.
Hope the rain stays away from Talladega on Sunday.
It’s never the Eye but always the Tail Winds . Up here in NJ we usually have a 3 pronged attack . The Hurricane , the Nor Easter and the pressure coming off the Great Lakes . Up here with the power grid still ancient the electric can be off for weeks . I have a whole house generator powered by natural gas so it kicks right on when we loose power . Most people aren’t that lucky nor are they laughing . Most people also have electronic ignition with furnaces in areas up here , if you don’t have the set up I do your screwed unless you have a gas fireplace that you can override .Although the storm had dropped to tropical storm status by the time it got to Daytona Beach it still had enough power to do this:
My total damage (I am 20 miles west of Daytona Beach) was leaves and palm fronds littering my sidewalk and front yard. I am truly fortunate.
Part of it is just historical building practices, land was cleared and plenty of wood available. And of course its way cheaper.Well, cinderblock is perfectly fine! That should take a hit without much stress!
When I was in New Orleans a couple of years ago, right after Katrina, I was gobsmacked to see so many houses in a hurricane area built entirely of timber. The same thing for San Francisco, a known seismic area with active faulting all over the place and the houses looked like wooden shacks!