Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man
Been there, Done That a number of times. It's a weird feeling standing in the calm weather and knowing your in the middle of a Cat 3.
It certainly is kind of eerie. And you know there's more to come. But it does give you a chance to go outside and assess damage to date.
Went through a relatively weak, but large hurricane sometime in the early to mid 80s that seemed to me, at the time, to be a quite a bit stronger than had been reported (otherwise I think I would've evacuated the family). Power had been out and it went through over the night, but damn, this one seemed stronger than any I had been through. Stayed up the whole night, went out to look around in the morning and found that a bunch of houses were gone from the subdivision starting just 6 houses away from me. All I needed was a new roof. All they had left were their foundations (slabs). Turned out it was just one of the tornadoes that it spawned. More than half the neighborhood was gone or way beyond repair. I can estimate it was probably about 70 to 100 houses, but couldn't say how many actually died that night.
Last 30+ years I've lived in the relatively higher elevations in the area; it's not been the water levels that have concerned me as much as it used to when living in lower areas, it's the potential tornadic activity that I worry about.