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Bev
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Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential
      Sat Aug 16 2008 09:48 PM

A category 1 storm is nothing to be overly concerned about. Most people stay in their homes just like you would during a bad thunderstorm. Personally, I head across the street and take photos of the bay. But don't follow my example.

My point is, there is no reason to panic whatsoever about a cat 1. Chances are you've endured winds that strong already in various thunderstorms over the years.

If you are afraid of losing power and enduring high temperatures, an easy way to cope is to take frequent cold showers, keep a wet towel over your head. A fan is also very helpful if you have a generator. Remember keep the generator OUTSIDE, not inside.

A cat 1 storm likely would not cause enough damage that FPL would be unable to get you back online in a reasonably short time. Also, the old cracker houses tended to be built much stronger than much of the construction from the 50's-90. Even in Cat 4 Charley, most of the old cracker houses withstood it with little damage while some of the newer structures didn't fare as well.

However, if you are ordered to evacuate, you should do so immediately. Even the old houses are no match for storm surge.

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Survived Charley at Cat 4 under a staircase. Won't do that again. I watch SW Florida and Abaco primarily.

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* Fay's Florida Impact Potential weathernet Sat Aug 16 2008 09:48 PM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential tjs   Mon Aug 18 2008 12:26 AM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential LoisCane   Mon Aug 18 2008 12:35 AM
. * * Conditions in your area ftlaudbob   Mon Aug 18 2008 08:36 AM
. * * How many landfalls can a Florida storm have? weathernet   Tue Aug 19 2008 07:07 PM
. * * Re: How many landfalls can a Florida storm have? Loxgal   Thu Aug 21 2008 10:15 AM
. * * Re: Conditions in your area srq   Tue Aug 19 2008 07:53 AM
. * * Admin Note Ed DunhamAdministrator   Sat Aug 16 2008 10:35 PM
. * * Re: Admin Note Lamar-Plant City   Sun Aug 17 2008 12:01 AM
. * * Re: Admin Note Bookworm   Sun Aug 17 2008 09:00 AM
. * * Possible Impact Cindi   Sun Aug 17 2008 09:35 AM
. * * Re: Possible Impact conschscooter   Sun Aug 17 2008 09:52 AM
. * * Re: Possible Impact parser   Sun Aug 17 2008 05:06 PM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential ltpat228   Sat Aug 16 2008 08:01 AM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential Lamar-Plant City   Sat Aug 16 2008 10:43 AM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential Hootowl   Sat Aug 16 2008 06:05 PM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential Askeerdid   Sat Aug 16 2008 04:45 PM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential cjzydeco   Sat Aug 16 2008 05:12 PM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential ASkeeerdid   Sat Aug 16 2008 07:58 PM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential Bev   Sat Aug 16 2008 09:48 PM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential Askeerdid   Sat Aug 16 2008 10:23 PM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential flanewscameraman   Sat Aug 16 2008 09:57 PM
. * * Re: Fay's Florida Impact Potential Lamar-Plant City   Sat Aug 16 2008 04:55 PM

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