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Windows 7: Hurricane Season USA

02 Jul 2010   #21
Buttoni

Windows 7x64 Home Prem Svce Pack 1, Build 7601.win7sp1Ver 3.0install)
 
 

A friend said 'bout the same, nothing major. The houses on that street are all sandwiched between two other houses, just a driveway apart, and both sides of the house are thus protected from a lot of the wind impact. Of course, when the tornadoes hit, nothing's gonna protect 'em. My old place had 1" holes drilled in all the downstairs closets, including the water heater closet. An island old timer told us they did that to all new houses right after the 1900 storm to keep houses from floating off their piers in high water. My place was built around 1910-15, my architect brother-in-law told me. Still had its original slate shingle roof, though, which was frowned upon after the 1900 storm, as those caused severe bodily injuries and even decapitations in the 1900 storm. Needless to say, I had hubby plug all those holes in my closets to keep mice and roaches out of the house. But we sure unplugged them for Allen. That was the only storm we had to deal with before we moved from Galveston to Texas City across the causeway.
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02 Jul 2010   #22
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I'm glad the old place survived.

We have another potential tropical storm developing in the Gulf along the Florida panhandle - just when I am am planning a trip to Destin for the week!
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02 Jul 2010   #23
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I'm glad the old place survived.

We have another potential tropical storm developing in the Gulf along the Florida panhandle - just when I am am planning a trip to Destin for the week!
I hope the storm does not cause any problems. I remember just a few months ago that a Volcano closed the Rome Airport, just 2 days before I was set to fly there for a trip to Europe.
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02 Jul 2010   #24
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, Rich; it definitely will not be good beach weather for the kids. My youngest daughter and her family and my son and his family are/were all planning to meet in Destin. We will be watching the weather. It is rare that we can get together.
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02 Jul 2010   #25
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Just Mother Nature's payback for the oil spill. Here is a link to the computer models for that disturbance. Looks like it will be gone by the end of the weekend, but computers can be wrong. Predicting max winds of 28mph.

Tropical Storm: Computer Model Hurricane Forecasts : Weather Underground

I heard Jimmy Buffet will have a big free concert on the beach at Gulf Shores this weekend.

A bad day at the beach is better than a good day at work.

Enjoy,
Jim
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02 Jul 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With a good storm, the gulf area will get a good "oiling". Here is how I track them: Stormpulse / Hurricanes, severe weather, tracking, mapping
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02 Jul 2010   #27
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Just Mother Nature's payback for the oil spill. Here is a link to the computer models for that disturbance. Looks like it will be gone by the end of the weekend, but computers can be wrong. Predicting max winds of 28mph.

Tropical Storm: Computer Model Hurricane Forecasts : Weather Underground

I heard Jimmy Buffet will have a big free concert on the beach at Gulf Shores this weekend.

A bad day at the beach is better than a good day at work.

Enjoy,
Jim
Jim, you are so right!!!
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02 Jul 2010   #28
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the link, Wolfgang.
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03 Jul 2010   #29
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Thanks for the link, Wolfgang.
Carl, you are welcome. It is useful for me when I am sitting here in Germany during the summer and those storms blow over my house in Florida. Fortunately up to now we had only 1 minor storm in 12 years. The area north of Tampa seems to be relatively safe.
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03 Jul 2010   #30
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes, it appears to be safe until you get to the Big Bend. From there west, it is a little hazardous.
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