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    Gonna' have to hunker down...

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Wreybies, Oct 14, 2008.

    Tropical Storm Omar
    Tropical depression L16
    Tropical Storm Nana

    All in the same week.

    I'm gonna' have to tie myself to something heavy. :eek::(
     
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    ...and here you were complaining about a silly little 5 second earthquake. Stay safe Wrey.
     
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    Preferably heavy AND buoyant!
     
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    Or move to a land locked state where the only threat is that of tornados...
     
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    or south korea, they don't really do natural disasters.
     
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    I bought one of those hand crank dynamo radios yesterday at Home Depot just in case. It has a big daddy flashlight and everything! :D
     
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    I think I am glad to live in an area of California outside the Earthquake Zone where we don't get tropical storms, hurricanes, or tornados. I like nature and all, but Momma Nature is hard core sometimes. Given what other people are going through, I won't complain about a little wind up my skirt.
     
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    I hadn't heard anything about this. I need to start paying more attention to the weather.
     
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    If you live in SoCal, that's a hot wind up your skirt! Those Santa Ana winds are terrible. Hope you're not in the fire zone.
     
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    Im near Sacramento. We have have grass fires in the area and some risk of flooding, but where I live is pretty safe. I couldn't imagine living soemwhere with hurricane or tornado seasons. I'd be terrified to go outside.
     
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    It might sound really insensitive but English weather and stuff is so boring.

    We had our first earthquake in years that people could actually feel and I was not in the country.
     
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    Construction methods here in Puerto Rico are quite different than in The States. Houses here are solid concrete, inside and out. Interior walls are just as solid as exterior wall. We just put up the shutters over the windows and ride it out. ;)
     
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    I know what you mean. I live in Fair Oaks (right above Sacramento) but I used to live by the American River in Carmichael. In 1986, we had the floods in this area and the river crested less than a foot from the top of the levee behind my house. Normally, the river's edge was a half mile away from my back yard. That was scary! My wife and I bought a house on a hill in Fair Oaks less than three months after those floods in March.

    Now, our only weather "problem" is the occasional string of 100+ degree days each summer.
     
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    Hurricane Hugo is now a cat-2 as of 2:00 pm-ish this afternoon. Just finished the emergency shopping and have closed up the house.

    Wish me luck! :redface::D:redface:
     
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    A hurricane party! Are we invited?
     
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    Spared!

    Hurricane Omar spared us last night as it continued to the north-east at a steady 20 mile an hour clip. Culebra and Vieques (the easternmost and largest of the offshore islands included in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) were dealt only the most glancing of blows.

    Not so lucky the Virgin Islands.... :(
     

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