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BillD
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Re: Earl next [Re: James88]
      #20154 - Sat Aug 14 2004 03:16 PM

The NRL site is now listing TD5 as Earl.

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Jamiewx
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TD5 update [Re: bsnyder]
      #20155 - Sat Aug 14 2004 03:18 PM

NRL has TD #5 upgraded to Tropical storm Earl BTW. Here is some images of Charley

Charley before landfall

Shot #2

Sorry BillD, you got in there before me

Another Shot

yet another shot

Edited by Jamiewx (Sat Aug 14 2004 03:48 PM)


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Aunt Debbie S
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Arcadia damage [Re: Londovir]
      #20171 - Sat Aug 14 2004 05:00 PM

Does anyone know the name of the mobile home park in Arcadia that was hit very hard?
We heard that one park was pretty much flattened,....
my mother-in-law lives in Arcadia Village
Any info is appreciated


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1234
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Viper radar Pics of Charley WOW [Re: Aunt Debbie S]
      #20174 - Sat Aug 14 2004 06:16 PM

Here are some great looking radar images of Charley





The rest can be seen here

http://hardcoreweather.com/showthread.php?t=416


I will post some more this evening


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StormLover
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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Charley Landfalls north of Ft. Myers Central Florida Bracing [Re: MikeC]
      #20210 - Sat Aug 14 2004 10:30 PM

Hurricane Charley's sustained winds upon landfall were 145 mph, any idea on the pressure upon landfall? Hugo was also Cat 4 when it arrived in 89, what are some differences in terms of size, compactness, and sustained windspeeds upon landfall? Based on damage, do you think later on Charley will be upgraded to Cat 5 as Andrew was, or was it just a mean Cat 4? Thanks for any input.

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Charley Landfalls north of Ft. Myers Central Florida Bracing [Re: MikeC]
      #20213 - Sat Aug 14 2004 10:37 PM

Was Hurricane Charley more powerful than Hugo was when it made landfall also as a Cat 4? I heard where Charley's sustained winds were around 145 mph, whereas Hugo's in 1989 were around 135mph. If so, then Charley must have been closer in intensity to Andrew. Can you shed light on this at all?

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Re: Earl next [Re: rickonboat]
      #20216 - Sat Aug 14 2004 10:43 PM

Its very unfortunate what happened to the residents of southwest Fla. Hopefully, loss of life will be small. Is Charley the most powerful hurricane to strike the mainland US since Andrew? I think every hurricane since Andrew until Charley have been no more than Cat 3 when they came ashore.

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Charley Landfalls north of Ft. Myers Central Florida Bracing [Re: StormLover]
      #20239 - Sun Aug 15 2004 12:33 AM

Amazing! Charley was an intense one month anniversary present after our recent move. Been lurking here since deciding to move from Michigan to Florida in mid February. Enjoyed watching the increase in chatter as the season began.

This site became an invaluable tool when things looked, and eventually became bad. Thank you to everyone who participates. The news from Punta Gorda is devastating. Those folks are in our prayers.

Drove around the Western edge of the damage in central Polk County. Most damage in this area was limited to old growth trees (which are enormous) and shallow rooted trees. Of course, many of these fell on power lines, houses and businesses. We have several photos that we will post off site tomorrow to save bandwidth here.

Oh yeah… we chose Central Florida because (among many reasons) we believed it provided a reasonable buffer against intense hurricane force winds!


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Karen
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Re: Preliminary Damage Photos [Re: joepub1]
      #20296 - Sun Aug 15 2004 12:37 PM

>>I ran into people yesterday who did not know, and a few who did not care that a hurricane was on the way. In their own state. Heading toward them. I'm still not sure how some people make it through life.<<

Boy, you said a mouthful! I work for a financial institution in Brevard county, and a woman told one of my co-workers on Friday "Since you all are closing early because of a rainstorm, I wanted to know if you would be open tomorrow. And are you going to close again if it rains on Monday?" When my co-worker told her, "Ma'am, were you aware that this is a category 4 hurricane?" she replied "Oh no it's not! It's only going to be a 2!" She was insistent on maintaining her opinion, even when presented with the facts! Now that I think about it, maybe she is married to OrlandoWaiting! Hmm... there have been no recent postings from OrlandoWaiting - perhaps he lost power from a storm that he was emphatic was "not a biggie" and would cause no "widespread damage"?

On a completely unrelated note, I wanted to say thank you for your wonderful site! I wish I had found it before Friday, but I'm glad I found it in time to help me keep track of Earl and future storms.

Edited by Karen (Sun Aug 15 2004 12:39 PM)


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Re: Evacuations [Re: bsnyder]
      #20387 - Mon Aug 16 2004 12:04 PM

Quote:

I am still stunned at the number of friends and neighbors I have here in South Tampa who were ordered to evacuate, and chose not to.

Hopefully, the heartbreaking pictures and videos from Charley's devestation will change some minds for next time, but I'm afraid all that will happen is additional complacency.


Luck isn't a substitute for *thought* and knowledge, but I'm afraid I'd have to agree, much of our society depends on luck and it is just a matter of time when that luck will turn sour and they will wish (those that survive) that they had taken the time to learn to never take a tropical system, of any size, for granted.

We in our trailer park were never told to evacuate...and of course, many of my neighbors didn't believe me when I told them to prepare for the worst as I didn't believe the current forecasts. I packed and left just as the first bad squall band came by....spent the night with friends in a 'real' house. While my trailer survived, it was damaged by pieces of a few trailers down the street that didn't surveive. Part of their roof was in my porch causing some dents and ripping the screened windows to shreds. Perhaps, they (and they were among those I talked to) will take better heed when warned to leave sometime in the future when a storm threatens....nah, I doubt it, like your post indicated, they'll somehow figure out how to 'remain lucky'...after all, they survived, didn't they?

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Tom U.
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Re: Viper radar Pics of Charley WOW [Re: 1234]
      #20392 - Mon Aug 16 2004 12:51 PM

The radar images you linked to were great! I'm new to this site but radar images are what led me to stumble upon this site. Do you know of any radar captures of the storm as it passed through central and north east central florida?

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Re: Arcadia damage [Re: Aunt Debbie S]
      #20459 - Tue Aug 17 2004 01:23 PM

Quote:

Does anyone know the name of the mobile home park in Arcadia that was hit very hard?
We heard that one park was pretty much flattened,....
my mother-in-law lives in Arcadia Village
Any info is appreciated




My Aunt also lives in Arcadia Village. She's 88 and refused to evacuate. We spoke with her about 1/2 hour before the storm really hit and she had already lost her carport. Does anyone know how badly Arcadia Village was damaged? They have a pretty well built club house, does anyone know if it survived? Like Debby, I would appreciate any information.


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Re: Arcadia damage [Re: Aunt Debbie S]
      #20460 - Tue Aug 17 2004 01:26 PM

Quote:

Does anyone know the name of the mobile home park in Arcadia that was hit very hard?
We heard that one park was pretty much flattened,....
my mother-in-law lives in Arcadia Village
Any info is appreciated




My Aunt also lives in Arcadia Village. She's 88 and refused to evacuate. We spoke with her about 1/2 hour before the storm really hit and she had already lost her carport. Does anyone know how badly Arcadia Village was damaged? They have a pretty well built club house, does anyone know if it survived? I would appreciate any information.


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Re: Arcadia damage [Re: Anonymous]
      #20461 - Tue Aug 17 2004 01:47 PM

This might help...

http://www.topix.net/city/arcadia-fl

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Re: Weather Conditions [Re: alan]
      #20579 - Fri Aug 20 2004 11:30 AM

I live near orlando international airport , and we recieved a peak gust of 105mph... I don't know about the rest of you, but there was enough damage and loss of life than I care to see or experience!!!!!

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Re: Arcadia damage [Re: Aunt Debbie S]
      #20804 - Wed Aug 25 2004 04:24 PM

We visited El Rodeo and it was a mobile home park that was in pretty bad shape. I don't know if this helps or not.

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Re: Category 4 Hurricane Charley Landfalls north of Ft. Myers Central Florida Bracing [Re: MikeC]
      #20825 - Wed Aug 25 2004 08:24 PM

I have designed Shirts to sell and help the families in my neighborhood hit hard by Charley in Orlando.
http://www.cafepress.com/florida_charley
Please Help if you can


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