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Old 09-13-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Sick of Hurricances

Okay, I'm going to be a touch insensitive toward our brethren from the South (I wish them well, safety and godspeed), but these hurricanes are really starting piss me off.

Cal @ Southern Miss, one of the stern tests of the Cal season, has been postponed with no makeup date yet set due to Ivan the Terrible bearing down on the Gulf Coast region and torrential rain and wind expected Thursday night.

I was having trouble enough figuring ten games for the Pick'em this week anyway. Now I'm down Cal @ USM.

Woe is me.

Seriously, though, better to put off the stupid stuff and hunker down and be safe, o fellow Gulf Coasters. Hope this thing eases up a lot before making landfall.

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Old 09-13-2004, 08:43 PM   #2
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Geez Dave, ya think you're sick of em?

The remnants of Francis did a number on us last week. People had no power for three days, and a ton of trees came down doing some damage.

Ivan will be worse. I have to get outside tomorrow and take down some limbs that hang over the house.
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:49 PM   #3
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Looks like you'll miss the brunt of Ivan's landfall, fortunately, though. May get some rain, but...

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Thankfully. Hopefully, rednecks don'y know what a life raft is. lol
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I hope it comes up my way afterwards and makes tons-o-rain to cool things off. It's been unseasonably hot in northeast Ohio the last few days and is expected to be in the coming days.

It's mid-September in northeast Ohio already, umm, where's the snow?
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nobody is sicker of hurricanes than me
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Old 09-14-2004, 05:26 PM   #7
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Every weekend, I wash my car, then the hurricane remnants come up here and rain for two days. :redhot: Anyway, if Ivan hits New Orleans, there could be major problems as it is below sea level. This really puts things into perspective:

http://blog.myweatherguide.com/image...nces-ivan.html (look at the graph)

And a new one, Jeanne is forming now...
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Old 09-16-2004, 03:04 PM   #8
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"And a new one, Jeanne is forming now..."- Marc

Speaking of Jeanne, Marc, it is now a Hurricane.
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Old 09-16-2004, 06:26 PM   #9
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Hurricanes suck. The ones in Miama do too. I'm getting tired of them because Charley, Frances, and Ivan has each had a little something for us in Georgia
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I just endured Ivan here in Mobile last week. It was rough. My sister was without power for four and a half days. Mine was gone just for 24 hours. But most people in Mobile were without power and ice for a while.

Luckily Ivan took a turn to the east at the last moment and spared Mobile a direct hit. It went over Gulf Shores Alabama.

Pensacola Florida was hit hard too.

Gasoline was hard to find after the storm. Ice too. Most people lost their food in their freezers and refrigs.

Hurricanes are nothing nice.
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Jeanne is still around and Lisa is about a week away from being close to the U.S. Be aware.
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Old 09-23-2004, 11:05 AM   #12
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You believe Ivan is back in the gulf. That thing did a full swing.
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Ivan is back in the Gulf but it is it looks like it is going to make landfall on the Louisana/Texas border (just about). Ivan did do a full swing and so did Jeanne.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics...F/231458W5.gif (look at this website).
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Old 09-24-2004, 05:57 PM   #14
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Two weeks ago we got socked with Hurricane Jeanne's leavings and people in these parts (western Pennsylvania, if you can believe that) said it was the worst flooding in 50 years.
Then, a week later, Ivan came a knocking and it was not just worse, but a lot worse.
The thing about hurricane remnants hitting up here is that we've got all kinds of little streams and creeks just waiting to jump the banks and get in your house (I live on high ground, so I was one of the lucky ones, but a lot of people had to be evacuated and lost everything).
In my hometown, it's the Connoquenessing Creek, which was declared the second-most polluted body of surface water in the country by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (the Mississippi River was first).
We had all kinds of stories and photos in the small newspaper where I work. At one house, there were two cars overturned and a storage trailer was carried the length of a Tiger Woods drive.
It's just amazing the devastation this can cause, and we didn't even get the worst of it.
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Old 09-24-2004, 06:51 PM   #15
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Hurricane Jeanne didn't develop until Sep. 13th.

If you mean the remains of Ivan, I can believe that. It was a Saturday Morning (I bowl [the sport of bowling] on Saturdays). Anyway, driving in that storm was a big pain.
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