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LI Phil
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Re: The Little Kelley..... [Re: Storm Cooper]
      #32892 - Sun Sep 26 2004 10:50 PM

Already PMed him but can't resist a shout:

JK you the man.

We were beginning to think you were slacking off and stuff...I mean, after Ivan, you didn't really have any pressing business or anything...

WOO HOO, CFHC GROWS BY ONE MEMBER BY DEFAULT!

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Londovir
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Re: Jeanne the last Landfalling hurricane? [Re: lilyv]
      #32893 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:00 PM

Well, everyone here in our neck of Lakeland is safe and sound, thankfully. A very, very, very rocky run through the early morning pre-dawn hours, then a ridiculously painful romp through the late morning hours. Lost electricity around 8:30am, but (praise God!) power is back up at 7:45pm or so.

Winds were hideously powerful, far worse a hit than Charley or Frances licked on us. Large oak tree in backyard came crashing down onto apartment building immediately to the side of us, and not on us. About 10 huge oaks are down in our complex altogether. Massive oaks wiped out numerous powerlines, and blocked Shepherd Rd. completely towards County Line Road.

Took long drive to check in on grandfather. Every single block sees an ancient oak down, huge trunks ripped out of grounds. Powerlines dangling dangerously nearly everywhere, with some power poles leaning 45 degrees to the side (Shepherd Road, Memorial). Tree down ontop of 2 story house on S. Florida. Lost an entire plaza with Outback, Quiznos, and Beef O'Bradys to possible sinkhole on S. Florida. Roofs damaged at a few schools in area, including new roof put on school that lost entire roof to Charley.

Not surprised that schools are not in session tomorrow, and would doubt they'll be in for Tuesday, given the school damage and massive debris clutter around town that we saw. Almost entire city of Lakeland is without power, and they claim 90% of Polk is offline. I'm personally annoyed that USF in Tampa will be in session tomorrow, and do not believe I am going to class tomorrow evening. (To heck with them, the roads are going to be too dangerous even tomorrow night...)

All in all, we are truly blessed. Once again, the finger of destruction poked everywhere around us, and we dodged it. It got very scary for awhile. I did not get a chance to go out 540 and look in on Colleen's area, but I would say that there's a good chance she's out of power, and the roads are probably dodgy with tons of trees down. Ironically I'm only about 15 miles away from her, and about at the same latitude, just farther over by the county line.

Based on damage swaths in town, I would swear the eye passed right through mid Lakeland. Down on the south side, total tree devastation, about 1 large one down every block with many street signals down or dangling, power out. Get to about mid area (Beacon Rd.) area, and the damage is sparser with power still on. Get about 5 more miles north (around maybe US 92), and train crossing arms are all trashed, trees down on tracks, and damage to businesses everywhere. (Including the beloved Southside Cleaners story with its witty sayings sign - you'd know it if you know Lakeland)

Truly something else. Get time tomorrow and I'll zip up my 4megapixel and do some damage pictures and get them online. If you want to get an idea, hit up on Lakeland Ledger and check the pictures off the main page. It's surreal.

Thanks for being there everyone! It's been a fun ride - let's NOT do this again...

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LI Phil
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Re: Jeanne the last Landfalling hurricane? [Re: Londovir]
      #32894 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:07 PM

>>> Thanks for being there everyone! It's been a fun ride - let's NOT do this again...

Earlier I posted that I vote we end the hurricane season on October 1, 2004...anyone agree with me?

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RedingtonBeachGuy
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Re: Jeanne and Redington Beach, FL [Re: Londovir]
      #32895 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:08 PM

Jeanne passed through our area without much of a fanfare. Lots and lots of downed trees, some roofs had concrete barrel tile blown off, one in 10 docks is damaged but, besides all that, everything seems fine. Power went out on the beach at about 2:30 and was just restored about 11 pm. Our 8,000 watt generator ran from 3:30 to 11 on 4 gallons of gas - wow.

Winds here were about 65 mph sustained at the height of the storm (after the eye passed north of us) and we saw some gusts about 80 or 90. The dreaded high tide in Madeira Beach at 11:53 am (2.53 above sea level) and northerly winds about 45 mph did not envoke any flooding here - didn't even come over the seawall. We'll see tomorrow how we hold up with flooding with the storm north of us now.


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ShanaTX
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Re: Television Feeds [Re: danielw]
      #32896 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:11 PM

OK ... updated and added more cities... will keep snorting around. And I'll be prettying it up and putting it on one of my websites...soon I hope!

Florida Info:

Power Info:

http://www.fpl.com/
http://www.progress-energy.com/
http://www.tampaelectric.com/
http://www.ouc.com/

FL TV Stations

West Palm Beach:

http://www.thewpbfchannel.com/index.html
http://www.wflxfox29.com/
http://wpecnews12.com/
http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/wptv/

Fort Myers

http://www.abc-7.com/ -live feed
http://www2.winktv.com/ - info, no live feed
http://www.nbc-2.com/ -live feed

Naples

http://www.wzvntv.com/ - -live feed
Miami


http://www.wfor.com/ -live feed
http://www.nbc6.net/index.html live feed
http://www.cbs4.com/ -live feed
Tampa


http://www.wfla.com/ live feed
http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2004/9/26/56414.html list of radio stations simulcasting Bay News 9
http://www.wfla.com/ list of radio stations simulcasting
http://www.tampabays10.com/ - live feed
Jacksonville


http://www.wawsfox30.com/ -live feed
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/ info, no live feed, webcams
http://www.news4jax.com/index.html no live feed, has County By County Storm Status

Orlando

http://www.wesh.com/index.html
http://www.wftv.com/index.html -live feed
http://www.local6.com/index.html live feed

Panama City

http://weather.mgnetwork.com/cgi-bin/weatherIMD3/weather.cgi?user=MBB&alt=hurricane - WMBB info, no live feed

Pensacola / Mobile/ Ft Walton Beach

http://www.wpmi.com/ live feed
http://www.wjtc.com/ info, no live feed
Sarasota

http://www.wwsb.com/ info, no live feed


'shana


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ShanaTX
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Re: Jeanne the last Landfalling hurricane? [Re: Storm Cooper]
      #32897 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:13 PM

Pretty sure I read 7 lb girl

yippee!

'shana


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BillD
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Re: Jeanne the last Landfalling hurricane? [Re: LI Phil]
      #32898 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:20 PM

I vote for September 1st if we can make it retroactive

As much as I'd like this hell to end, I don't think what we want or wish for is going to make any difference. I am just thankful that I, my family, friends, and everyone here, are still safe. And we now have a new member of the CFHC familiy, congrats Jason!

Bill


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dzinermw
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: Storm Cooper]
      #32899 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:21 PM

Quote:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ahps.cgi?mlb

Try this link.





Thank you! It's sorta what I was looking for. Seems like we maybe got 4 - 8 inches of rain?!! I hope that's not enough to get it to the 13 sliding glass doors!!! It WAS halfway there!!

Thanks again!

One more question... if anyone knows... I'm on the path for research for info about pumping septic tanks whose drain fields that are now flooded over. Would pumping them do any good?!! If ya can't flush the toilets, do ya not go home?!! Or get thee to a camping store to get a port a potty?!!!

I hate this!!!

But thanks for any advise at all!!


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ShanaTX
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: dzinermw]
      #32900 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:26 PM

http://www.cdc.gov/nasd/docs/d001501-d001600/d001564/d001564.html

http://www.stluciecountyhealth.com/environment/emergency/flooded_septic_systems.htm

http://www.ces.uga.edu/pubcd/c819-3w.html

http://www.santarosa-emergency.com/sewage.html

need more?
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=flooded+septic+tanks+&btnG=Search

'shana


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mbfly
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Re: West motion thru Pasco County [Re: CentralFlorida]
      #32901 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:28 PM

Noticed your location .You wouldn't happen to know, or know of, a Dr. Maria Soto Aquilar who was a local rheumatologist/allergist in that area (last time I had contact with her) would you ??? I know her house was right on the water, and she has been on my mind this hurricane season.

Also, has anyone heard from Redbird ?? I haven't had time to sit down and read every post............. just wondered if she made it through sane and in one piece ?


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danielwAdministrator
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: ShanaTX]
      #32902 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:32 PM

Well, I was going to say that you can pump it out. But if the field lines are full of rainwater, they may reverse flow and fill your tank back up.
But seeing how Quickdraw ShanaTX has beat me to the draw use her links for real help. Good luck.
There will always be Someone that forgets and flushes the toilet. Turn the water to the toilets off, carefully. Some of the valves are bad about breaking.
Thanks Again Shana!

Edited by danielw (Sun Sep 26 2004 11:34 PM)


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ShanaTX
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Re: West motion thru Pasco County [Re: mbfly]
      #32903 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:34 PM

Redbird posted 6:04 pm today:

Quote:

Phil and others on here just want to say that last night was a rude awakening for me.............I thought that 90mph gusts would not sound like they did or that I would be as scared as I was. I had power up until 7a.m. so could have read posts on here.........I think I was too panicky to even think about it.. Power is back and my pad was untouched............but it was a sleepless night.





'shana


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ShanaTX
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: danielw]
      #32904 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:36 PM



I might not know much about anything but I sure can usually find out who does and where they're hiding that info!

Stay safe y'all...

'shana

edited cause I type and leave out words! lol

Edited by ShanaTX (Sun Sep 26 2004 11:37 PM)


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kelcot
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: dzinermw]
      #32905 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:38 PM


(quote) I'm on the path for research for info about pumping septic tanks whose drain fields that are now flooded over. Would pumping them do any good?!! I hate this!!! (quote)

If your tank does overflow, try pouring/spreading enzymes on the sewage. It will help to digest it, and also help with the odor.


Ooops- I deleted the quote marks

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Kelly


Edited by kelcot (Sun Sep 26 2004 11:39 PM)


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RedingtonBeachGuy
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: dzinermw]
      #32906 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:38 PM

NO!! -- don't pump a tank in a flooded field.. it will just fill up again making the pumping useless and a waste of $$.. Plus, if the tank is emptied in a flooded field, it might float to the surface. Best thing to do is limit use, wait for power to come back on tso the pump will start throwing off waste to the field, and watch for the field to dry up.

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mbfly
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: ShanaTX]
      #32907 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:38 PM

Thx Shana !

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ShanaTX
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: mbfly]
      #32908 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:41 PM

No worries.

Just be careful and stay safe!

'shana


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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: kelcot]
      #32909 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:42 PM

The enzyme that comes to mind is Rid-X. At least I think that's the name. Kelly, Shana you got any suggestions.

Don't let Shana fool ya. She makes Walker Texas Ranger, tremble! She's Fast with those keys.

Edited by danielw (Sun Sep 26 2004 11:55 PM)


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ShanaTX
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: danielw]
      #32910 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:45 PM

eek. I'm on city water and sewage.

But try looking at septic tank enzymes

And e-opinions Rid-X

'shana

Edited by ShanaTX (Sun Sep 26 2004 11:47 PM)


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kelcot
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Re: Any flooded septic tank pros here? [Re: danielw]
      #32911 - Sun Sep 26 2004 11:56 PM

Any septic enzyme will do. Just make sure you try to find something that is both aerobic and anaerobic. (works with or without air)
Also, it wouldn't hurt to treat your tank as soon as you get a chance. And then, follow mfgr. instructions for maintaining your tank after that. Enzymes help you to not have to get your tank pumped out as often.

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Kelly


Edited by kelcot (Sun Sep 26 2004 11:57 PM)


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