Tropical Storm Emily - The rant from hell.

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    Aug 04, 2011 8:04 AM GMT
    Will that bitch hurry the fuck up? I know people drive slow, walk slow, and basically meander along like it's a chore to even fucking move; but damn...do hurricanes have to play monkey-see-monkey-do?

    That bitch is creeping along at 4 MPH. There can't be that much to see in the middle of the Caribbean. She needs to hurry the fuck up, make her rather uneventful debut in SoFla, and get back into the North Atlantic where she belongs. I need to fly home Monday, and she's gonna have the weather all fucked up that day if she don't hurry up, and I won't get to go home.

    Ok that's the end of my daily rant. I'm going to work now. Buhbye. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 04, 2011 10:16 AM GMT
    Lol icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 04, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    Amen to that brotha! I'm hoping we won't feel the effects all the way over here as expected. I love hurricane season...and the weather channel...especially when they instill histeria amongst Floridians that the world is ending with some wind and rain. hehe
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    Aug 04, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    the local weatherman had this to say...

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    Aug 04, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    I'm from indiana, and i was under the impression that there were like 10 hurricanes a year down here, (thats what the weater ppl there would have us believe) been here since sept 09 an nothin, it's not that i'm complainin, don't get me wrong, it's jus not what i thought, always heard ppl talk about hurricane parties and what not. sorta like in japan everyone is a ninja. (their not)
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    Aug 04, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    Hurricane parties are aaawwesome! Not worried about Emily but I'm sure it sucks for travelers. Native Floridians do not panic over hurricanes. We just prepare, wait, party, and pick up the pieces. Unless it's a cat 5. That sh!t is scary.
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    Aug 04, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    well all the rain from the storms coming off of emily are missing us. the drought here is worse than the Dust Bowl
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    Aug 04, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    I've got software to track hurricanes on my computer & iPhone, and looks like south Florida will see clouds and not more than a 50% chance of rain over the weekend.

    As for hurricane parties, our party would consist of dragging in all the patio plants and furniture inside, and taking the satellite dish apart. Then deciding whether to evacuate with the car, the hurricane routes quickly becoming a traffic jam, despite major highways like I-95 and the Florida Turnpike being converted to all North travel only for all lanes.

    We live in a condo without indoor parking, so if the car stayed here it would get bashed by flying debris, metal dented, windows smashed. And the last hurricane to hit here, Wilma in 2005, ripped the roofs off some the buildings in this complex, flooding half the units. A few had their windows and patio doors blown in, totally destroyed the interiors, the walls, ceilings & kitchens all had to be rebuilt. The grounds were devastated, almost all the trees & greenery we have now is new since 2005.

    Some party! icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 04, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI've got software to track hurricanes on my computer & iPhone, and looks like south Florida will see clouds and not more than a 50% chance of rain over the weekend.

    As for hurricane parties, our party would consist of dragging in all the patio plants and furniture inside, and taking the satellite dish apart. Then deciding whether to evacuate with the car, the hurricane routes quickly becoming a traffic jam, despite major highways like I-95 and the Florida Turnpike being converted to all North travel only. We live in a condo without indoor parking, so if the car stayed here it would get bashed by flying debris, metal dented, windows smashed.

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    ur hurricane party doesnt sound like any fun at all.
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    Aug 04, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    Johnnyhotsauce saidur hurricane party doesnt sound like any fun at all.

    Nor does this one. The infamous hurricane party held in 1969 at the 3-story Richeliu Apartments in Mississippi as Hurricane Camille approached:

    Before:

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    After. Nothing left but the foundation:

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    The storm surge swept it away, and only 1 person lived to tell the story (though later some other "survivors" said they'd been there, too, even claimed there'd never really been a party as such). Aren't hurricane parties fun?

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    Aug 04, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    I'm not really sure who in their right mind would have a hurricane party 100yds from the bay icon_razz.gif


    My family lives in the outer banks and they have never left. You see them on the news sometimes when the bridge and or island to where they live gets washed away.

    I think they are crazy, but they don't see a reason to leave.

    Hurricane parties might be fun but afterwards isn't. I remember power being out for two weeks once icon_sad.gif

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    Aug 04, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    Hurricane parties are grand.... right before a strong category 4 hurricane comes ashore and obliterates everything in its path. icon_rolleyes.gif I think some South Carolinians would love to slap everyone who contemplates such a party.
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    Aug 04, 2011 4:52 PM GMT
    adam228 saidHurricane parties might be fun but afterwards isn't. I remember power being out for two weeks once icon_sad.gif

    Absolutely true, sir. Try going without electricity for several weeks, all your refrigerated food thrown out, no AC in this climate, no fans, no lights, no TV, radio while you have batteries. Many private homes here have emergency generators, but not an option for condos.

    After Wilma my partner left here (we weren't together yet) and accepted an invitation to move in with friends up in Tampa. The units above, below, and to one side of his condo were destroyed. Although his own condo was miraculously untouched. The building itself appeared structurally sound (which it was), but at the time the prospect of it being condemned did exist.

    But he still had to replace an adjoining wall with the damaged condo. (The ruined units above and below were divided by solid concrete slabs, and didn't affect him) And of course he lost all his food, a stinking mess to be cleaned when he returned.

    Yeah, let's par-tee! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 04, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    adam228 saidI'm not really sure who in their right mind would have a hurricane party 100yds from the bay icon_razz.gif
    People in Florida aren't in their right mind anyway. I wanna have a hurricane party on the beach.
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    Aug 04, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
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    adam228 saidI'm not really sure who in their right mind would have a hurricane party 100yds from the bay icon_razz.gif
    People in Florida aren't in their right mind anyway. I wanna have a hurricane party on the beach.

    Why don't you just fly your plane right into the eye of the hurricane? That would be ballsy. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 04, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    It's eerily quiet here on the island when a tropical storm or hurricane are forecasted to come our way. By then, all non-residents are asked to leave which just leaves us locals. Since most people work multiple jobs here, a situation like this allows locals to reconnect with people they haven't seen in awhile which more than likely means meeting up at one of the many bars that remain open.
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    Aug 04, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    Paul..Why do I get the feeling that (God Forbid) that one these days, a hurricane is going to bitch slap you!! icon_lol.gif

    Be safe! *hugs*
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    Aug 04, 2011 5:06 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    adam228 saidI'm not really sure who in their right mind would have a hurricane party 100yds from the bay icon_razz.gif
    People in Florida aren't in their right mind anyway. I wanna have a hurricane party on the beach.

    Why don't you just fly your plane right into the eye of the hurricane? That would be ballsy. icon_wink.gif
    I've actually considered doing training to fly the KC-135 Hurricane Hunter. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 04, 2011 5:06 PM GMT
    We had our own in February this year , Cyclone Yasi was a cat.5 and we were very lucky . And you all are worried sick for a Tropical Storm ., you blokes are a such a bunch of drongos ...Hahaha...., JUST KIDDING guys , i totally understand your worries , stay safe ....Hopefully she won't be any harm for anybody ....
    BTW , when i bought my unit in Palm - Harbor on the central west-coast of Florida , the estate agent who was a native Indian , told me that Pinellas county was protected from bad storms ,(which it has been true for some 40 years ) because the Indian gods are watching over the Indian burial plot in Safety-Harbor .
    Do anyone living in this area have heard of this ?
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    Aug 04, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidWill that bitch hurry the fuck up? I know people drive slow, walk slow, and basically meander along like it's a chore to even fucking move; but damn...do hurricanes have to play monkey-see-monkey-do?

    That bitch is creeping along at 4 MPH. There can't be that much to see in the middle of the Caribbean. She needs to hurry the fuck up, make her rather uneventful debut in SoFla, and get back into the North Atlantic where she belongs. I need to fly home Monday, and she's gonna have the weather all fucked up that day if she don't hurry up, and I won't get to go home.

    Ok that's the end of my daily rant. I'm going to work now. Buhbye. icon_biggrin.gif



    Well what do you expect? Her name is Emily and that sounds like the name of someone who would be driving slowly in the left lane with her blinker on in a big Buick or Oldsmobile with a compass on the dash and box of Kleenex in the back window and she is going to need to make a lot of bathroom stops. It's going to take her a long time to arrive.
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    Aug 04, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
    rugbyguyfl saidIt's eerily quiet here on the island when a tropical storm or hurricane are forecasted to come our way. By then, all non-residents are asked to leave which just leaves us locals. Since most people work multiple jobs here, a situation like this allows locals to reconnect with people they haven't seen in awhile which more than likely means meeting up at one of the many bars that remain open.

    Hey, I wanna meet you during our next trip to KW. It will be in November for the SMART Ride, we've had our reservations at New Orleans House for months. We were thinking about being there in September again, too, but I had some medical issues come up that may keep me grounded.

    We met the greatest RJ islander during our trip there last month, had dinner with him twice. Perhaps we can do the same. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 04, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    adam228 saidI'm not really sure who in their right mind would have a hurricane party 100yds from the bay icon_razz.gif
    People in Florida aren't in their right mind anyway. I wanna have a hurricane party on the beach.

    Why don't you just fly your plane right into the eye of the hurricane? That would be ballsy. icon_wink.gif
    I've actually considered doing training to fly the KC-135 Hurricane Hunter. icon_wink.gif

    Really? That's a mid-air tanker based on the old 4-jet-engine Boeing 707. You certain you got that designation correct? I'm not sure NOAA uses that craft as a hurricane hunter. Rather the Lockheed WP-3D Orion (P- 3s) and Gulfstream IV SP (G-IV) Jet. (Not only have I flown in KC-135s, but I used to sleep with a former senior NOAA male administrator. icon_eek.gif )
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    Aug 04, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidReally? That's a mid-air tanker based on the old 4-jet-engine Boeing 707. You certain you got that designation correct? I'm not sure NOAA uses that craft as a hurricane hunter. Rather the Lockheed WP-3D Orion (P- 3s) and Gulfstream IV SP (G-IV) Jet.
    Yep. The KC-135 is just one of the hurricane planes, and my favorite aesthetically. I saw it parked at Opa Locka airport a few times when I used to fly in there daily, but never took a tour of it (yet). I want my first tour of it to be me in the right seat, starting the engines for take-off. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 04, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco saidReally? That's a mid-air tanker based on the old 4-jet-engine Boeing 707. You certain you got that designation correct? I'm not sure NOAA uses that craft as a hurricane hunter. Rather the Lockheed WP-3D Orion (P- 3s) and Gulfstream IV SP (G-IV) Jet.
    Yep. The KC-135 is just one of the hurricane planes, and my favorite aesthetically. I saw it parked at Opa Locka airport a few times when I used to fly in there daily, but never took a tour of it (yet). I want my first tour of it to be me in the right seat, starting the engines for take-off. icon_cool.gif

    Be curious how they modified it. Much of the interior of the KC-135 is taken up by fuel cells for its refueling mission, as I've seen myself. And the fueling boom in the tail would have to be removed, and specialized radar installed. Surely that would require a different numerical designation? (And I'm not calling you Shirley)

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    Descriptions of NOAA aircraft:

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    Aug 04, 2011 5:59 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidBe curious how they modified it. Much of the interior of the KC-135 is taken up by fuel cells for its refueling mission, as I've seen myself. And the fueling boom in the tail would have to be removed, and specialized radar installed. Surely that would require a different numerical designation? (And I'm not calling you Shirley)

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    If all the after-market parts are STD'd (Supplemental Type Certificate), it goes by the same designation. If they're field approved, it still keeps it's designation but becomes restricted category (cannot be used for passengers except those required for the mission).

    The plane I fly has a lot of STD'd after-market parts because it's original function was crop dusting. Now you'd never be able to tell (rebuilt from the frame up).