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Re: longer look
      Sun Jun 25 2006 03:21 PM

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Thanks HF and Clark. Good observations for me to pass on to those that believe we are protected by the gulf stream. I live on the Liberty coastline looking out at St. Catherine's Island. A beautiful place but beauty comes with a price - when , not if, will the next hurricane hit. I remember a storm in March 1993. Those same marshes that HF mentioned were below water with whitecaps at high tide. Even have a couple of pictures of marsh hens sitting on air conditioner units in the Yellow Bluff area. The wind kept the tide in the tidal creeks for quite a while. I know that we will certainly leave if necessary.




There were a lot of people in LA and MS who thought they were "safe" from storm surge too because they'd gone through Camille with no problems.

The bottom line is, if you're within 10 miles of the coast and you're within 15 feet of sea level, it's not a bad idea to have an evacuation plan because it's far better to leave and not need to, than to not leave and have to hunt down an axe to chop through your attic. We're at 11' of elevation on our lot, but maybe 2 miles from the GOM as the crow flies, if that. I always said I wouldn't leave unless it was a "serious" storm. After Katrina pushed all that water ahead of it, and with the close-call we had with Charley, I work on the assumption I'm leaving unless the track is clearly away from us. I'd rather go through all the aggravation and then not leave than to wish I'd left.

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Lesli in SWFL.
Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.

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* Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? rrickynsc Sun Jun 25 2006 03:21 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? Coast Watcher   Mon Jun 12 2006 10:04 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? rrickynsc   Thu Jun 22 2006 11:07 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? ClarkModerator   Fri Jun 23 2006 08:39 PM
. * * longer look HanKFranK   Fri Jun 23 2006 09:26 PM
. * * Re: longer look suziqt   Sun Jun 25 2006 01:47 PM
. * * Re: longer look madmumbler   Sun Jun 25 2006 03:21 PM
. * * Re: longer look cjzydeco   Wed Jul 19 2006 05:39 AM
. * * Re: longer look BillyG60   Mon Jul 31 2006 02:54 PM
. * * Re: longer look TUXIE   Sun Jun 25 2006 09:29 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? Perry   Sun Jun 04 2006 08:09 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? rrickynsc   Sun Jun 11 2006 12:21 AM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? Brunswick   Fri Jun 02 2006 04:00 AM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? AgnesOfHell   Thu Jun 01 2006 11:36 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? ClarkModerator   Fri Jun 02 2006 01:03 AM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? ClarkModerator   Thu Jun 01 2006 04:35 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? rrickynsc   Thu Jun 01 2006 04:52 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? latemodel52   Thu Jun 01 2006 04:00 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? pastord   Mon Jun 12 2006 12:03 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? ClarkModerator   Thu Jun 01 2006 05:20 PM
. * * Re: Is the Georgia coast a dead zone for direct hurricane hits? madmumbler   Fri Jun 02 2006 10:13 PM

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